CA SMALL BUSINESS COVID-19 RELIEF GRANT PROGRAM
Governor Newsom announced the creation of a $500 million grant fund for small businesses impacted by the pandemic. Eligible small businesses and non-profits can apply for grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 to cover costs incurred due to COVID-19, including payroll, rent and mortgage payments, and expenses related to reopening business operations. Grants do not need to be repaid, and businesses who have received PPP and EIDL funds may apply. The deadline for the first round of funding was January 13 at 11:59pm; applications for Round 2 of funding will open again on Tuesday, February 2 at 8:00am and will close on 6:00pm on Monday, February 8. Grants will not be distributed on a first come, first served basis; instead, once meeting the eligibility requirements, the grant will be reviewed on key factors including geographic distribution, industry sectors most impacted, and underserved small business groups. Click here for further details. Businesses can apply through one of several Santa Clara County partners which can be found here.