California Covid Relief

As developments continue to unfold in response to the spread of COVID-19, we know many small businesses have questions about implications in the workplace and funding options to help bolster their businesses during this difficult time. We are compiling relevant resources and information on new funding opportunities and policy developments that we are sharing on our website and through online presentations. We will be posting updates to this page with useful information about the ways California small businesses can prepare for the impact of COVID-19 on their business and community.

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State loan/grant programs
California

California’s Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBank)

California Rebuilding Fund

  • Loan program to support California’s small businesses
  • Businesses eligible if they employed 50 or fewer employees (FTEs) and had gross revenues of less than $2.5 million or below in 2019 
  • Loans will need to be paid back over a 3- or 5-year term with a fixed annual interest rate that is currently 4.25%.

Area served: California
Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Open, no end date posted
Local government loan/grant programs
California

San Diego County

County of San Diego Small Business Stimulus Grant

The Small Business Stimulus Grant Program is funded by Board of Supervisors allocated federal CARES Act funding and County General Fund. The grant funding provides economic assistance to help businesses and nonprofit entities impacted by COVID-19. Financial assistance will be allocated to eligible, qualified small businesses and nonprofit entities with final award recommendations made by individual district offices based on the availability of funds, program guidelines, and the submission of all required information and supporting documentation.

Area served: California
Audience:

Application deadline: Open, no end date posted
Local government loan/grant programs
California

Community Vision

California Fisheries Fund

The California Fisheries Fund offers affordable loans to small-scale fishermen, fishing enterprises, ports, and nonprofits.

Area served: California
Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Open, no end date posted
Local government loan/grant programs
California

California Rebuilding Fund

San Francisco Small Business Recovery Fund

The San Francisco Small Business Recovery Fund is offering 0% loans to businesses in San Francisco.

Area served: California
Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Open, no end date posted
Nonprofit loan/grant programs
California

Immigrants Rising

Spark

Learn how to leverage your skills, knowledge and experience to make money through freelancing or starting your own business. You must complete Spark's entrepreneurship training to apply to receive funding.

Area served: California
Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed, Non-profits

Application deadline: Open, no end date posted
Nonprofit loan/grant programs
California

CDC Small Business Finance

Childcare and Preschool Loan

The Childcare and Preschool Loan can be used to acquire an existing Child Care business, Preschool, or to expand your current operations. In all cases, CDC Small Business Finance will help you assess the situation to identify the right financing to support your growth.


Area served: California
Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed

Application deadline: Open, no end date posted
Local government loan/grant programs
California

California Paid Family Leave Alliance

Paid Family Leave Small Business Grant

The Paid Family Leave Small Business (PFLSB) Grant will provide to California Small Businesses of less than 10 employees $500 for each employee who is utilizing the PFL Program, up to a total of $4,500 per small business, to help offset the costs involved with training other employees to cover the duties of this individual on leave. 

Area served: California
Audience: Small Business Owners, Employees, Self-employed

Application deadline: Open, no end date posted
Government loan/grant programs
Arizona, California, Nevada

CDC Small Business Finance

Commercial Real Estate Loan

You can use an SBA 504 loan to buy, construct or improve commercial real estate or to purchase heavy equipment. 

Area served: Arizona, California, Nevada
Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Open, no end date posted
Nonprofit loan/grant programs
California

Working Solutions

Small Business Revolving Loan Fund

Working Solutions is pleased to announce the launch of a new Small Business Revolving Loan Fund to serve San Francisco’s District 10. In partnership with Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, the Fund will provide affordable capital and free business consulting to businesses located in Bayview Hunters Point and other D10 neighborhoods (94124, 94134, 94107, 94103, 94110). Funding for this program is made possible by the D10 Implementation Committee. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Area served: California
Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Open, no end date posted
California

Pacific Community Ventures

The Oakland Restorative Loan Fund

$2.5 million in zero-interest loans are now available to BIPOC or AAPI-owned business through PCV’s new Oakland Restorative Loan Fund. This fund can help combat gentrification and displacement, and support business owners as state and federal grant programs begin to end. There are no application fees and no minimum credit score to apply. 

Area served: California
Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Open, no end date posted

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