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Restaurant Recovery Loan Program
The City of Palm Desert is seeking applicants for its Unite Palm Desert Restaurant Recovery loan program. The City has earmarked $800,000 for the program, which is designed to aid restaurants facing shut down as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and related State of California public health orders.
Loans are available in $5,000 increments plus $1,000 per full time equivalent employee up to a total of $10,000 per establishment.
Loans will not require repayment if applicant complies with State public health orders. Participating restaurants must offer take-out and, if available, delivery services while retaining the number of employees listed in the application through May 31, 2021 in order for loans to be considered for forgiveness. Applications will be accepted online beginning at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, January 20, until 11:59 p.m. on January 31. A completed, signed application and the accompanying documentation is required:
- Current business license
- Employment count pre-COVID (FTEs)
- Most recent tax record
Recipients can expect funds in about 30 days following an executed loan agreement.
For more information about the program and eligibility, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the City’s business support hotline at 760-776-6362.
The City of Palm Desert is closely monitoring the evolving Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation and working to provide our local businesses with resources and up-to-date information.
Financial assistance programs, State and local resources, Employer/Employment information.
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Average Household Income
Fast casual, healthy-fresh restaurants
4 & 5 Star Flags
Tourism/Recreational Retail and Services
Sports/Active Lifestyle Retail and Services
High Avg. HH income Products ($100K+)
The City of Palm Desert has been a great partner to The Gardens on El Paseo as it relates to getting tenants and businesses open on time and on budget. With 95% of the year being nothing but sunshine, it’s a place we are happy to call home.
General Manager, The Gardens on El Paseo
Get In Touch
For more information, call MARTIN ALVAREZ, Director of Economic Development at: