The Small Business Development Center will host webinars daily at 11:00 AM to educate businesses about CA Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program details (see more below) and go over the application process, tips for applying, FAQs, and updates. If you’re interested in applying for this grant, please plan to attend one of these sessions.
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CA SMALL BIZ C-19 RELIEF GRANT PROGRAM
December 30th at 8:00 AM PST
January 8th, 2021 at 11:59 PM PST
Details are now available on the State’s pandemic relief grant program for small businesses. Announced November 30th as part of the State’s small business relief package, $475 million in grants will be administered by the CA Office of Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) and distributed through Lendistry, a tech-enabled Community Development Financial Institution intermediary.
Grants of up to $25,000 will be issued in two rounds of funding to eligible businesses and nonprofits with annual gross revenue of between $1,000 to $2.5M. Businesses with annual revenue between $1,000 - $100,000 will receive $5,000; businesses with annual revenue of $100,000 to $1M will receive $15,000; and businesses with annual revenue of $1M to $2.5M will receive $25,000.
Applications for Round 1 will open on Wednesday, December 30th, 2020 at 8:00 AM and close on Friday, January 8th, 2021 at 11:59 PM. Round 2 will be announced in the near future.
Important points to note:
Grants will not be issued on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please take your time during the application period to ensure that your application is accurate and includes all the required documents.
Eligible business applicants will be scored based on COVID-19 impact factors incorporated into the Program’s priority criteria; grants will be distributed based on scoring.
One complete application will qualify you for both rounds so please only apply once; qualified applications that are not awarded a grant in the first round will be rolled over into the next funding round for consideration.
This is California state funding, not federal funding.
Approval notifications will begin on January 13, 2021.
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