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$500M California Relief Grant Program Update --

UPDATE: 1/4/2021: The deadline for the first round of applications was extended to January 13th at 11:59pm.

On November 30th, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced $500M relief grant for California small businesses.  This morning, we are happy to announce the launch of the official website to get additional information and apply for the grants:  Go to this website for information on eligibility, how to apply, etc.

Some important notes about the process:

  • Eligible businesses must have commenced operations on June 1, 2019 or earlier
  • Applications will be accepted in two rounds.  The first round will open December 30th and close on January 13th at 11:59pm; a second round will follow (dates TBD)
  • Grants amounts will be $5,000, $15,000 or $25,000 depending on the eligible business’ annual revenue
  • Grants will NOT be distributed on a first come first served basis; there are eligibility criteria that can be found on the website
  • The SBDC will be hosting webinars daily at 11AM, beginning today (December 23rd).  The full schedule of trainings is as follows:
    • Dec 23, 24, 27, Jan 1 - English
    • Dec 26 - English/Spanish
    • Dec 28 - English/Armenian
    • Dec 29 - English/Mandarin
    • Dec 30 - English/Tagalog
    • Dec 31 - English/Farsi
    • Jan 2 - English/Vietnamese
    • Jan 3 - English/Korean
    • Jan 4 - English/Arabic

SBDC Registration link is


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