Businesses in the cities of Los Angeles, Oakland and San Francisco are eligible to join a grant program for up to $10,000. Grant recipients will be chosen by lottery. To be eligible, businesses must have revenue under $1M, have been in business since March 2019, and have a physical location that was open to the public as of March 1. Sole proprietors are eligible. Applications are accepted through Aug. 14, with the first lottery drawing on July 17.
COVID-19 Loans & Grants
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 tips and 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 daily updates to this page with useful information about the ways small businesses can prepare for the impact of COVID-19 on their business and community.
TMC Community Capital
Big Heart Grant Program
Area served: Oakland, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, California Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed
TMC Community Capital
Small Business, Big Heart Grant Program
To help businesses on their path to recovery, TMC Community Capital is offering grant support made possible by Signature Bank and TMC Financing. Complete applications will be entered into the lottery for selection. Ten businesses will be drawn every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until all funds are dispersed. View website for further eligibility requirements.
Area served: San Francisco, Oakland and Los Angeles, California Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed
County Of Riverside
COVID-19 Business Assistance Program
The COVID-19 Business Assistance Program is administered by the County of Riverside and consists of two federally funded loan programs, including the US Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the U.S. Economic Development Administration (USEDA) to support small businesses in the County of Riverside.
Area served: County of Riverside, California Audience: Small Business Owners
Redding Chamber of Commerce
COVID-19 Micro-Enterprise Relief Grants
The Cities of Redding, Shasta Lake, and Anderson, and the County of Shasta, in partnership with the Redding Chamber of Commerce, are excited to announce a special COVID-19 Relief Grant Program for Micro-Enterprise Businesses. The program is designed to provide $5,000 in grant funding to about 140 of the smallest businesses in the greater community – those that were likely hit the hardest during the pandemic.
Area served: Redding, Shasta Lake, Anderson, and the outlying areas of Shasta County, California Audience: Small Business Owners
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
The County of San Bernardino
San Bernardino County COVID-Compliant Business Partnership Program
This program will support our local small businesses by reimbursing and/or offsetting costs and impacts directly related to complying with COVID-19 related business protocols and providing support to all eligible County businesses who apply for the program. Prior to receiving funding, San Bernardino County small businesses must demonstrate compliance with State/County public health orders, and incorporate safety and social distancing practices and measures in their business operations.
Area served: San Bernardino, California Audience: Small Business Owners
South County Economic Development Council
South County EDC is offering a no-interest loan to eating establishments in South San Diego County. This small infusion of funds is intended to assist South County small restaurants to remain open and continue to provide meals during this national emergency.
Area served: San Diego, California Audience: Small Business Owners
City of Redding
Micro-Enterprise COVID-19 Relief Grant
The COVID-19 Relief Grant is a special program designed to help eligible for-profit micro-enterprise businesses with a grant up to $5,000 per brick and mortar business. Businesses that have received a PPP loan or other SBA funding, including an EIDL, during this COVID-19 crisis are not eligible to apply. View website for further eligibility criteria.
Area served: Redding, Shasta Lake, Trinity, California Audience: Small Business Owners
Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department
Small Business Emergency Microloan Program
The Small Business Emergency Microloan Program provides 0-interest financing needed to strengthen small business enterprises that have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Area served: Los Angeles, California Audience: Small Business Owners
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