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More Details, Webinars for California's COVID-19 Relief Grants

The California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) has launched its $500,000,000 COVID-19 Relief Grant program, with full details at CAReliefGrant.com. The program provides grants of up to $25,000 to small businesses, cultural institutions, and non-profit organizations across California that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

This grant program is NOT first-come, first-served, so you can take the time to prepare all necessary documentation and carefully review your application during the first application window (December 30 at 8:00 AM through January 8 at 11:59 PM).


You must meet the following criteria to be eligible:
  • Be a sole proprietor, independent contractor, 1099 worker, 501(c)(3), 501(c)(6), C-corporation, S-corporation, LLC, or partnership
  • Have yearly gross revenues between $1,000 and $2,500,000
  • Have been open since at least June 1, 2019
  • Be currently operating or have a clear plan to re-open once the State of California permits re-opening of the business
  • Be impacted by COVID-19 and the health and safety restrictions such as business interruptions or business closures
  • Be able to provide organizing documents, including 2018 or 2019 tax returns or Form 990s, copy of official filing with the CA Secretary of State (if applicable) or city (can be Articles of Incorporation, Certificate of Organization, Fictitious Name of Registration, or Government-Issued Business License/Registration)
  • Be able to provide government-issued photo ID

Applicants with multiple business entities, franchises, locations, etc. are only allowed to apply once using their eligible small business with the highest revenue; they are not eligible for multiple grants.

Funds May Be Used For

California's COVID-19 Relief Grants may be used for:
  • Employee expenses, including payroll, health care benefits, paid sick/medical/family leave, and insurance premiums
  • Working capital, overhead (including rent, utilities, mortgage principal, and interest payments), and debt payments incurred before March 1, 2020
  • Costs associated with re-opening business operations after being fully or partially closed due to state-mandated COVID-19 health and safety restrictions and business closures
  • Costs associated with complying with COVID-19 federal, state, or local guidelines for re-opening with required safety protocols, including equipment, plexiglas barriers, outdoor dining, PPE supplies, testing, and employee training expenses
  • Any other COVID-19 related expenses not already covered through grants, forgivable loans, or other relief through federal, state, county, or city programs

Information Webinars Every Day

In addition to the CAReliefGrant.com website, CalOSBA is hosting webinars at 11:00 AM every day between now and January 4 (except New Year's Day).

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Featured Webinar: All New Federal COVID-19 Business Relief Programs

With a new round of federal COVID-19 relief signed into law yesterday, numerous new business relief programs, PPP, EIDL, and unemployment programs are coming. Our partners at the Economic Development Collaborative are hosting a free webinar on Friday, January 8, at 12:00 PM to discuss all of these programs and how they can benefit YOUR business and employees. Space is limited, so register early!

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Upcoming Webinar Schedule

State of CA COVID-19 Small Business Grant Webinar
Daily through January 4, 11:00 AM | Register Here
Learn about California's new Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program, including a program overview, eligibility requirements, what the grants can be used for, the application, required documents, and who to contact for assistance.

How to Start and Grow a Profitable Consulting Business
Tuesday, January 5, 10:25 AM | Register Here
If you are a consultant, or are considering becoming one, this webinar is for you! It doesn't matter what your specialty is, we cover it all! Learn powerful tips and strategies you can use right away to attract, win, and retain the most valuable clients.

California Competes Tax Credits
Wednesday, January 6, 9:30 AM | Register Here
The California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to locate in California or stay and grow in California. Businesses of any industry, size, or location compete for over $180 million available in tax credits by applying in one of the three application periods each year. This 45-minute webinar will present an overview of the program, discuss the evaluation criteria, and provide step-by-step instructions on how to apply.

Boosting Productivity and Employee Morale During Challenging Times
Wednesday, January 6, 10:30 AM | Register Here
How can manufacturers keep their employees motivated, foster teamwork in the face of social distancing and a partially remote workforce, and improve productivity, while mitigating legal risk? Presented by CMTC, California's Manufacturing Network.
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