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Business Grants & Loan Programs
CRA/LA provides financial assistance to businesses and others by offering grant and loan programs in many of its project areas.  These programs are established on a project area by project area basis depending upon available funding and specific needs within each respective community. The links below list the currently available grant and loan programs. This list does not include programs that are available for homeowners.  To review homeownership and other residential loan and grant programs, please use the "Housing Programs" link at the top of the page.  Click on a program link below to find out more a particular program including the name and phone number of a staff contact person.

Council District 9 Commercial Facade Program
This program is available to property owners and long-term tenants for improvements to the exterior of commercial properties. Improvements include restoration, rehabilitation or replacement of storefronts, signs and general repair.

Downtown Region Commercial Facade Program
These programs are designed to attract, retain and expand the commercial businesses within project areas by providing grants and matching conditional loans on a dollar-for-dollar basis. Eligible Projects in designated commercial areas within CD9, Chinatown and Little Tokyo project areas.

East Valley Region Business Assistance Program
East Valley Region Business Assistance Program  - The BAP is a forgivable loan program designed to provide economic revitalization assistance and create or retain Living Wage jobs for commercial property owners and commercial tenants.  Eligible Projects in designated commercial areas with Laurel Canyon, North Hollywood and Pacoima/Panorama City.

Mid-City Corridors
Business Incentive Program

Pacific Corridor - Business Incentive Program
The Program was created by the CRA/LA on August 17, 2006 to eliminate the blighted appearance of physically deteriorated and underutilized buildings containing numerous empty storefronts; located within the Pacific Corridor Redevelopment Project Area.

Pico Boulevard Streetscape Program
Design and construction of streetscape improvements along Pico Boulevard Commercial Corridor. Covering Pico Boulevard from the Harbor Freeway to Union Avenue.

Reseda/Canoga Park - Business Attraction_Retention
This business-friendly program offers conditional grants to local business tenants and property owners to improve the appearance of their storefronts and buildings.

Wilshire Center/Koreatown - Commercial Facade Signage Program
The Program seeks to enhance the commercial environment by improving the physical appearance of storefronts as a way of ensuring thriving commercial areas within the Redevelopment Project.