Program Description

To support equity businesses impacted by the string of burglaries in the year 2021, the Special Activity Permits Division and Elevate Impact have launched an Emergency Grant Program that minimizes barriers and provides an additional source of funds to help impacted businesses rebuild and re-open.  Specifically, the Emergency Grant Program provides $15,000 in grant funds to any Verified Equity Applicants that can demonstrate that their business was burglarized in Oakland during the calendar year 2021.  This Emergency Grant Program is in addition to the Cannabis Equity Grant and Loan Programs that are available to all Verified Equity Applicants.

Download Emergency Grant Program Overview Here.


  1. The maximum 2021 Emergency Grant Amount is $15k.  
  2. An applicant may only apply for 1 Emergency Grant in 2021.
  3. Applicant must be an Oakland Verified Equity Applicant.
  4. Provide the date, during the calendar year 2021, on which the burglary occurred.
  5. Provide a police report regarding the 2021 burglary that was filed within 48 hours of the burglary, or provide the police report number
  6. List the address where the burglary occurred and provide a current and signed lease for the burglarized address.
  7. List the name of the burglarized business.
  8. Please explain how you were harmed during the burglary:
    • What was taken?
    • What damage occurred?
    • Please quantify value of items stolen or damage incurred:
      • Type and value of inventory stolen
      • Amount of cash taken
      • Type and value of equipment taken
      • Type of damage incurred and estimated cost of repair
      • Other, please explain and provide estimated cost or value
      • Provide a current business tax certificate
      1. Provide a current business tax certificate
      2. Provide written explanation of how the emergency grant funding will be used (250 words or less)
      3. Provide a Budget/Use of Proceeds statement of how the emergency grant funding will be used
      4. Provide government issued ID of grant recipient
      5. Grant Recipient must enroll in GRASS
      6. Grant Recipient must sign a City of Oakland Equity Grant Agreement