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COVID-19 relief grant program available for microbusinesses in California

Microbusinesses in select counties in California may now apply for small grants from the California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. The program, which is funded by the State of California and administered by the office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), provides competitive micro grants of $2,500 to eligible microbusinesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the related health and safety restrictions put in place. The grant program will be implemented by County organizations or nonprofits working on their behalf, and details about program eligibility and specific updates will be provided by the organizations listed below. 

NOTE: We will continue to update this page as more counties release information.

COUNTY LAUNCH / END DATES FACILITATOR(s) WEBSITE
Fresno 3/1/2022 - 3/29/2022 Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation Applications closed
Kern 2/7/2022 - TBD America's Job Center of California, 
Community Action Partnership of Kern, 
Central California SBDC, 
Kern Economic Development Foundation, 
Kern County Women's Business Center
PDF application info »
(no online application portal)
Kings 3/1/2022 - 3/22/2022 Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation Applications closed
Madera 3/14/2022 - 4/14/2022 County of Madera Learn more and apply »
Mariposa 1/28/2022 - 4/22/2022 County of Mariposa Applications closed
Monterey 3/28/2022 - TBD Monterey County
Workforce Development Board
Learn more and apply »
Nevada 2/23/2022 - 3/24/2022 Sierra Business Council Applications closed
Orange 2/14/2022 - 3/15/2022 County of Orange Applications closed
Placer 2/15/2022 - 3/31/2022 Sierra Small Business Development Center Applications closed
Riverside 2/14/2022 - 6/30/2022 County of Riverside Learn more and apply »
Sacramento 4/1/2022 - 4/29/2022

County of Sacramento

Learn more and apply »
San Benito 4/1/2022 - 5/6/2022

County of San Benito

Learn more and apply »
San Bernardino 2/28/2022 - 3/28/2022 Ampac Learn more and apply »
San Diego 2/15/2022 - 3/31/2022 San Diego & Imperial Small Business Development Center Network Applications closed

San Joaquin

4/1/2022 - 4/30/2022   Learn more and apply »
San Mateo 3/11/2022 - 4/11/2022 San Mateo County Learn more and apply »
Santa Barbara 3/7/2022 - TBD   Learn more and apply »
Santa Clara 3/17/2022 - TBD ACCESS SBDC Learn more and apply »
Solano 4/1/2022 - 5/14/2022   Learn more and apply »
Sonoma 4/1/2022 - 5/1/2022   Learn more and apply »
Tulare 4/2/2022 - 4/30/2022   Learn more and apply »
Ventura 3/22/2022 - 4/12/2022   Applications closed
Yolo 3/2/2022 - 10/15/2022 County of Yolo Learn more and apply »

 

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