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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Apply Now for Your $5,000 Business Assistance Grant!

Apply Now

With supplemental funding from the Cities of Moorpark and Camarillo, the long-awaited application for Ventura County’s Business Assistance Grant Program has arrived! Apply now at www.vcreopens.com. The $5,000 grants are available to businesses and non-profit organizations located anywhere in Ventura County and may be used for payroll support, rent and lease payments, operating expenses, the costs of personal protective equipment (PPE), and any extraordinary expenses needed to comply with COVID-19 safety protocols for reopening.

To be eligible, a business must:

  1. Have a business license in Ventura County*
  2. Have been in business on or before March 17, 2020
  3. Had 2019 total annual gross revenue between $25,000 and $2 million**
  4. Register with www.vcreopens.com, if permitted and required to register***
  5. If a non-profit organization, must be 501(c)(3) exempt

     * A Moorpark Business Registration satisfies item #1
     ** If you opened in 2020, revenue between $25,000 and $2 million is required between January 1 and July 8

     *** If you are not permitted and required to register, you do not have to register (i.e. home-based businesses do not need to register)

The on-line application will be available from June 24 through 11:59 p.m. on July 8. There is no priority given for submitting an application early. However, we recommend preparing your application as soon as practicable in case you need time to gather the needed application materials.

Questions about the program?

How to Get a Copy of Your Moorpark Business Registration

If you need a copy of your Moorpark Business Registration to prove eligibility, you have options!

  • E-mail us with your business name and address
  • Call us at (805) 517-6243
  • Visit City Hall (recommend you call or E-mail us ahead of time so it will be ready when you arrive)

Regardless of how you contact us, we can E-mail you your Business Registration, send it to you via U.S. mail, or hold it for you at City Hall for pickup in person. City Hall (799 Moorpark Avenue) business hours are currently Monday through Friday:

  • 8AM - 2PM: Walk-in Service
  • 2PM - 4PM: Appointments Only (805-517-6243 for appointments)

City Hall will be closed on Monday, July 6, in observance of Independence Day.

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