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

Los Angeles County Development Authority

Small Business Stabilization Loan Program

The Los Angeles County Development Authority has launched an affordable and flexible business loan program to support and help stabilize businesses in the region. Small Business Stabilization Loans range from $50,000 to $3 million, and can be used for working capital, equipment purchases, inventory, or refinancing of existing loans at higher interest rates.

Area served: California
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
Local government loan/grant programs
California

East LA Entrepreneur Center

East LA Entrepreneur Center Small Business Emergency Loan

The loan is available to businesses affected by COVID19. Businesses must be located within 10 miles of the Maravilla Service Center or serving the unincorporated areas of LA County Supervisorial District 1.

Area served: California
Audience: Small Business Owners

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

City of Stockton

Stocked Full of Produce Grant Program

The City’s Stocked Full of Produce Grant Program addresses food insecurity through grant funding to help with infrastructure upgrades to retail stores, to promote the sale and storage of healthier food options. Grants can be used for improvements, such as installing new refrigeration or shelving. Grant funds are available up to $10,000.

Area served: California
Audience: Small Business Owners

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

City of Stockton

Storefront Beautification Micro Grant Program

The Storefront Beautification Micro Grant Program offers reimbursable grants of up to $2,000 for businesses located along targeted commercial corridors within city limits. The program assists small business owners to improve their storefronts with the replacement and/or improvements of windows, lighting, paint, awnings, signage and planters and trellises.

Area served: California
Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Open, no end date posted
Corporate loan/grant programs
California, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia

1863

Recover. Rebuild. Resilience.

The program is for Black businesses based in Washington, D.C. The e-learning and curriculum is open to the Greater Washington, D.C. Region to help them navigate the short term challenges rising from COVID-19 and reach their #Beyond5 years in business milestone.

- $5,000 in grant funding*

- 20 hours of curated learning

- 3 months of business coaching

- Access to the 1863 member network

Area served: California, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia
Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Nonprofit loan/grant programs
California

Jewish Free Loan Association

Coronavirus Small Business Loans

**Update** Interest-free loans can help residents of LA and Ventura get through the financial part of the Covid-19 crisis by offering loans without collateral, any interest, or fees. Interest free loans up to $18,000 are available for small businesses. No-fee, zero interest loans for business owners in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

Area served: Los Angeles, Ventura counties, California
Audience: Small Business Owners

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

Sierra Business Council

Resilience Fund – Sierra

Eligible small business owners with fewer than 25 employees within the Tahoe-Truckee Airport District who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible businesses must have a “brick-and-mortar” physical presence and fixed expenses. This includes retailers, restaurants, providers of specialty goods and services, and other storefront operations.

Area served: Truckee and North Lake Tahoe, California
Audience: Small Business Owners

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

Oakland Black Business Fund

Oakland Black Business Fund

Funds are available for Black-owned businesses that have been impacted by the pandemic and recent protests. Phase 1 will provide immediate response funds for repairing damages, providing storefront protection, and replacing equipment losses as a result of protests and looting.

Area served: Oakland, California
Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Open, no end date posted

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