Emergency Assistance Programs

The City of Rosemead has received funding from the Federal CARES Act and HUD Community Development Block Grant-Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) program to help local businesses and residents affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Several new programs including commercial and residential rental assistance and utility assistance have been developed to reduce the effects of financial hardship suffered by Rosemead residents and small business owners that have had a reduction in income as a result of COVID-19. The programs were designed to provide short-term assistance during the pandemic.

COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Program, Round 2-NOW OPEN!

March 2021: The City of Rosemead is once again accepting online applications for the Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP). The online application can be accessed on the link in the left column. Due to limited funding, applications for the SBAP are being accepted on a first come, first served basis. Only complete applications will be accepted. Before submitting your application, please verify all requested documents have been uploaded. If you have previously received funding from the City of Rosemead's SBAP, you may not qualify to apply again. To request a hard copy or PDF of the SBAP application, please call (626) 569-2153. 

Qualifying micro enterprises with five (FTE) employees or less are encouraged to apply for assistance. The City will provide a maximum of $10,000 for commercial rent. To be eligible, the recipient business must have been in operation prior to March 1, 2020; have a valid Rosemead Business License; have a verifiable loss of revenue due to COVID 19; and have not received other assistance for the same commercial rent. Businesses must meet one of the following to be eligible for assistance:

  1. The business is located in a HUD-defined low- and moderate-income area (click here to view map) and provides a service to the immediate surrounding residential neighborhood; OR
  2. 51% of the business’ employees on payroll are from a low- moderate-income household (80% or below), see table below; OR
  3. The business owner’s current income is low- and moderate income (80% or below), see table below.

For general questions or technical assistance, please email:  RosemeadSBAP@housingprograms.com

Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance Programs (CLOSED)

Applications for the Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance Programs now available. The application period closes Monday, August 24 at 5:00 p.m. The programs are designed to provide emergency grants to assist low-to moderate income persons that have a documented loss in household income related to COVID-19. The Emergency Rental Assistance Program will provide up to $6,000 per household for rent or deferred rent balance. The Utility Assistance Program offers up to $1,000 for utility expenses up for up to three months. Payments will be made directly to the landlord and/or utility companies.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program Frequently Asked Questions

Emergency Utility Assistance Program Frequently Asked Questions

For general questions or technical assistance, please email: RosemeadERAP@housingprograms.com

The applicant’s gross household income must be at or below the following Area Median Income (AMI) limits:


Household Size









Rental Assistance Program (60% AMI)*









Small Business and Utility (80% AMI)**









Source U.S. Dept. of HUD, these income figures are subject to change annually.
* Last updated 7/1/20
**Last updated 4/2/20