Please use the links below for the latest information as the terms may change as the situation continues to unfold. This list is meant to serve as a helpful reference and may not be comprehensive of all programs currently available..
On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act, which provides additional relief for the nation’s small businesses and hard-hit industries.
Small Business Administration (SBA) | 800-659-2955 | The SBA is administering the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act programs to offer new programs and supplement the relief already provided by the 2020 CARES Act, which offers business assistance to impacted businesses and provides guidance for employers to plan and respond to COVID-19. For questions on any of the programs offered by SBA, you can contact the SBA San Diego District Office at 619-557-7250.
“The American Rescue Plan Act enables the SBA to continue to lift up the cornerstones of our communities; the mom-and-pop businesses and nonprofits that provide essential services for our everyday lives, hire from within neighborhoods, and more. Our nation’s more than 30 million small businesses are the economic engine of this country and, in alignment with the Biden-Harris Administration’s focus on equitable treatment, the SBA will work tirelessly to ensure eligible borrowers will get access to this critical economic relief.”
The U.S. Congress created the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program in the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, which was signed into law on December 27, 2020. The SBA was provided $15 billion for grants under the program. Grants may be awarded to operators of various types of live venues, museums, and movie theaters who have experienced at least a 25 percent reduction in revenues because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Signed into law on December 27, 2020, as part of the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Non-Profits, and Venues Act. The Targeted EIDL Advance provides businesses located in low-income communities with additional funds to ensure small business continuity, adaptation, and resiliency. Advance funds of up to $10,000 will be available to applicants located in low-income communities who previously received an EIDL Advance for less than $10,000, or those who applied but received no funds due to lack of available program funding.
Features a loan guarantee program designed to assist small businesses that experience capital access barriers. The Small Business Loan Guarantee program encourages lenders to provide funds to small businesses to help them grow and prosper.
Round 6: Date to be announced soon. Eligible applicants: current waitlisted small businesses and/or nonprofits not selected in Rounds 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 and new applicants that meet eligibility criteria. Eligible grant award: $5,000 to $25,000 Details: Applicants not selected to receive a grant in Rounds 1, 2, 3 & 5 do not need to re-apply and will be automatically moved into Round 6. New applicants will need to apply on the website.
Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)
The California Rebuilding Fund is a loan program to support California’s small businesses, especially those located in economically disadvantaged and historically under-banked areas of the state. Businesses with 50 full time employees (FTEs) or fewer and gross revenues of less than $2.5 million in 2019 are eligible to apply. A description of the loan terms are in the Loan Terms tab. Full eligibility requirements are included in the Business Requirements tab.
A forgivable loan program, provides $25 million in forgivable loans of up to $75,000 each to local small businesses like restaurants, gyms, and salons to directly mitigate the economic impacts of COVID-19.
Round 6: Wednesday, April 28th at 9:00 AM through Tuesday, May 4th at 5:00 PM Notifications will begin Friday, May 7th Eligible applicants: current waitlisted small businesses and/or nonprofits not selected in Rounds 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 and new applicants that meet eligibility criteria. Eligible grant award: $5,000 to $25,000 Details: Applicants not selected to receive a grant in Rounds 1, 2, 3 & 5 do not need to re-apply and will be automatically moved into Round 6. New applicants will need to apply on this website.
As the region adjusts to tackle coronavirus (COVID-19), the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to providing the resources and information necessary to address the needs of our business community during this unprecedented time.
Small businesses are the heartbeat of our communities, and many of you who run these businesses are heavily affected by the crisis. That is why Facebook announced a $40 million grant program for the United States to help the communities where our employees live and work. This includes Los Angeles where we are investing $1.5 million to help local small businesses.
COVID-19 Rebate Program The Sanitation Districts have created a rebate program to aid businesses facing financial challenges due to the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. This program provides a simplified way for commercial users/properties with reduced wastewater discharges to potentially receive a reduction in their wastewater service charge for the period of March 20 to June 30, 2020.
Unincorporated Grants will allow eligible businesses to receive up to $10,000 in grant funds. This funding is intended to help local small businesses mitigate economic losses resulting from COVID-19, sustain workforce levels, and promote economic recovery from pandemic-related matters.
The Microenterprise Business Grant Program is a United Way Inland Valleys project in partnership with the City of Riverside Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, that offers a ONE-TIME GRANT UP TO $7,500to help assist Riverside small businesses with their needs during the local emergency.
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. The total funding available for this program is $30,000,000 for eligible businesses.
Provides economic assistance to City of San Diego or City of Chula Vista businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The loans, which range from $25,000-$95,000, are intended to help entrepreneurs adapt their business models to operating under pandemic restrictions, to promote economic resiliency, and to support the retention or creation of jobs. Learn more.
The Santa Barbara Foundation, United Way of Santa Barbara County, and Hutton Parker Foundation are leading a countywide collaborative with members of the Foundation Roundtable to provide assistance to individuals and families as well as organizations actively engaged in assistance efforts for members of the community affected by the COVID-19 pandemic..
Tulare County provides support to small businesses in the form of grants up to $5,000 for reimbursement of eligible COVID-19 operating expenses and to cover future expenses related to implementing COVID-19 health and safety measures within the business.
$5000 Grants Available for Eligible Business and Nonprofits The County of Ventura is launching a second COVID-19 Business Assistance Grant Program to assist business and nonprofit organizations that did not receive a grant during the County’s first program in 2020. Qualified business and nonprofit organizations may receive a $5,000 grant.
Governor Jared Polis signed into law SB20B-001 on Monday, December 7, 2020. The bill provides $57 million in direct aid, grants, and annual fee waivers to struggling small businesses and also creates grant programs and allocates funds specifically for art and cultural organizations as well as minority-owned businesses.
The Energize Colorado Gap Fund is comprised of money from a variety of public and private sources, including money the state received under the CARES Act. The program distributes grants and loans to small businesses across the state.
City Brings Total COVID-19 Business Recovery Grant Funding to $4.3 Million. The City of Arvada announced the continued support for the local business community and continued recovery from the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic through a second round of business recovery funding. An additional $1.5 million in funding became available.
Enhance Broomfield is offering grant support of up to $7,500 to eligible Broomfield businesses to support your efforts to help your business sustain by meeting customer needs and market conditions during our collective responses to the COVID-19 virus. Businesses must be located within the City and County of Broomfield and must have no less than 2 full-time equivalent employees, of which one must be a non-related person and no more than 25 employees. In addition, businesses may have up to three locations – of which one must be operating in Broomfield. (Please note, home-based businesses may be considered with an understanding of the employment impact and business operational costs.)
ADME – Advancing the Development of Minority Entrepreneurship is an investment program developed to strengthen Illinois’ start-up and small business community by tapping into the potential of minority entrepreneurs. Advantage Illinois – provides Illinois businesses and entrepreneurs with access to the capital to start new companies and expand existing business. Comprised of programs to spur institutional lending, includes Capital Access Program and Participation Loan Program.
Under the leadership of Governor JB Pritzker, DCEO and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) established the Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund to offer small businesses low interest loans of up to $50,000 for working capital, with at least 50% of loans proceeds to be applied toward payroll or other eligible compensation including salaries, wages, tips, paid leave, and group healthcare benefits.
Under the leadership of Governor JB Pritzker, DCEO launched the Hospitality Emergency Grant Program to help hospitality businesses make ends meet in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. In partnership with Accion Serving Illinois and Indiana, the Department awarded $14 million in small grants to over 700 small bars, restaurants, caterers, and hotels. The grants are used to support working capital, like payroll and rent, job training, and technology to support shifts in operations including increased use of carry out and delivery.
Provides expedited access to valuable grants for the improvement of industrial, commercial, retail, or residential mixed-use properties in Tax Increment Financing (TIF) districts citywide. The program incorporates an easy-to-use application form and efficient approval process to pay up to 25 percent of renovation, expansion, or redevelopment costs. Assistance ranges from $25,000 to $1,000,000.
The SBIF program helps owners of commercial, industrial, and mixed use properties within specific TIF districts repair or remodel their facilities for their own business or on behalf of tenants. Program participants can receive grants of 25-50-75%, depending on the size of the business, to cover the cost of remodeling work, with a maximum grant amount up to $150,000. The grant does not have to be repaid. Grants are provided to property owners after work is completed and bills are paid.
This program will distribute $5,000 grants to up to 1,000 businesses with four or fewer employees in low- and moderate-income areas of the city that have been severely impacted by COVID-19 and could most benefit from a grant.