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Mark the Calendar CA-Dec 30: CA Small Business Relief Grant --Get Ready to Apply Now!

2 Weeks ago I mentioned on a Livestream about the grant in California, so I thought I'd reshare what was sent this morning. The application window is very short- and runs from Dec 30-Jan 8.

Start prepping now!

Good morning!

Thank you for signing up to receive updates from the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) about the $500 million California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. Announced by Governor Newsom and the Legislature, the program supports small businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19 and the health and safety restrictions.

The State of California and CalOSBA are committed to ensuring small businesses have access to the support, resources and capital they need – and this support is fundamental to California’s COVID-19 response.

Today we launched the new website so that you can review information on eligibility, prepare your business documents and get ready to apply!

Applications for Round 1 will open on Wednesday, December 30th, 2020,and close end of day on Friday, January 8th, 2021. Round 2 will be announced in the near future. Eligible small businesses and nonprofits may apply during these times, directly, at, 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 you with your application. To connect to a partner or find more information on the program and requirements, visit or join one of our small business webinars available daily in multiple languages. If interested in a webinar briefing on the grant program register here.

Thank you for your patience as we established this small business relief grant program as quickly as possible. And, follow us @CaliforniaOSBA on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for future updates!

Sincere regards,

California Office of the Small Business Advocate Contact: FB, TW, IG, Nextdoor: @CaliforniaOSBA

Office of the Small Business Advocate

1325 J Street, Sacramento CA 95814 United States

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