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Business Recovery Assistance

The City of Santa Monica has compiled this list of local initiatives, marketing, networking, and financial resources to help businesses and individuals likely to be impacted by COVID-19 and the May 31 events.

Local Marketing, Networking, and Business Development Support

Temporary Use of Sidewalks, Parking Spaces, and Private Outdoor Spaces for Extra Outdoor Area

  • Apply now online! Public sidewalksthe Main Street parking lane, portions of the Pier and Third Street Promenade, convert on-street parking spaces into parklets, and private outdoor space for outdoor business activity.


Buy Local Santa Monica

  • Free and open to businesses that are physically based in Santa Monica with a valid City of Santa Monica business license. Upon joining, your businesses will receive free marketing and promotional assistance, training and networking opportunities, technical assistance, and  more.    
  • Tag @BuyLocalSM for some extra help in sharing/retweeting posts about your business on social media. 


Connect with Local Business Improvement Districts (BIDs)

Your local BIDs and community business partners are an integral source of hyperlocal promotional support. 

Santa Monica Travel Tourism Partner Portal

COVID-19 Financial Assistance





Stay informed about Santa Monica's Economic Recovery

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