COVID-19 Aid Package for Fremont Renters and Small Businesses

The Fremont City Council unanimously approved a COVID-19 aid package targeting Fremont renters and small businesses whose incomes have been adversely impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic response. The aid package, approved at the regularly scheduled City Council meeting on May 12, 2020, consists of two programs:

1) Fremont Cares Rent Relief Program will provide $400,000 in rental assistance. Households that qualify may receive up to three months of rental assistance beginning March 17, 2020, the date of the first Shelter-in-Place Order issued by the Alameda County Health Officer.

2) Fremont Small Business Relief Grant Program will provide up to $400,000 to small businesses in $5,000 or $10,000 grants.

Funding for this relief package comes from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law on March 27, 2020, as part of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.