New COVID Relief for CA Small Businesses

On February 23rd, Governor Newsom signed into law a comprehensive package providing urgent relief for the small businesses of CA.

The package provides an additional $2 billion for grants up to $25,000 for small businesses impacted by the pandemic and allocates $50 million of this total for non-profit cultural institutions.

Please read below for additional information about each round.

-Round 3 (waitlisted applicants from Rounds 1 and 2):

Friday, March 5th through Thursday, March 11th, 2021:

Eligible applicants:

This is a closed round and only available to eligible applicants who were waitlisted in Rounds 1 and 2 – only existing applicants will be selected. If you were waitlisted, you do not need to reapply. New applications will not be accepted in this round.

Eligible grant award:

$5,000 to $25,000

Details: This is closed funding round; no new applications will be accepted

 

-Round 4 (non-profit cultural institutions only): Tuesday, March 16th through Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021:

Eligible applicants:

Only non-profit cultural institutions with any revenue size that meet eligibility criteria found at CAReliefGrant.com

Eligible grant award:

$5,000 – $25,000

Details: Eligible non-profit cultural institutions must complete a new application even if they already applied in Rounds 1 and 2; grants will only be available to non-profits cultural institutions that did not receive funding in Rounds 1, 2, or 3; grants will be prioritized based on the documented percentage revenue declines based on a reporting period comparing Q2 and Q3 of 2020 versus Q2 and Q3 of 2019

 

-Round 5: Thursday, March 25th through Wednesday, March 31st:

Eligible applicants:

Current waitlisted small businesses and non-profits not selected in Rounds 1, 2, or 3 and new applicants that meet eligibility criteria found at CAReliefGrant.com

Eligible grant award:

$5,000 – $25,000

Details: Applicants not selected to receive a grant in Rounds 1, 2, & 3 do not need to reapply as they will be automatically moved into Round 5. New applicants will need to apply at CAReliefGrant.com

 

-Round 6: Date to be announced soon:

Eligible applicants:

Current waitlisted small businesses and/or non-profits not selected in Rounds 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 and new applicants that meet eligibility criteria found at CAReliefGrant.com

Eligible grant award:

$5,000 – $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 at CAReliefGrant.com

 

Visit www.CAReliefGrant.com for more eligibility, criteria, and updates.