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Posted on: December 23, 2020

CA Small Business Relief Grant -- Get Ready to Apply Now!

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.

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