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New State Relief Programs for Businesses
The state announced several new relief programs that will impact businesses.
California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant
In early December, Governor Newsom announced the formation of the California Small Business Relief Grant. This program supports small businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19.
Today, Dec. 23, the state launched the new website CAReliefGrant.comso that businesses can review information on eligibility, prepare business documents and get ready to apply.
Applications for Round 1 will open on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, and close end of day on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. Round 2 will be announced in the near future. Eligible small businesses and nonprofits may apply during these times, directly, at CAReliefGrant.com, or with assistance from a partner.
One of the state’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), Lendistry, is supporting the state to distribute these grants and partnering with other CDFIs and small business centers to assist businesses with applications. To connect to a partner or find more information on the program and requirements, visit CAReliefGrant.com or join a small business webinar available daily in multiple languages. If interested in a webinar briefing on the grant program, register here.
The credit provides $1,000 per qualified employee, up to $100,000
San Diego County Small Business Stimulus Grant Program – Additional Funds
The County of San Diego announced an additional $20 million in small business grant funds to support small businesses. Each county district has its own pool of funds for businesses. For this round, restaurants, gyms, fitness centers, yoga studios, movie theaters, museums, zoos and aquariums that have been impacted by moving from the Red to Purple Tier, OR businesses that are part of the “event industry” are eligible. To apply, determine eligibility, or read more about the program, click here.