California recently announced a $500 million Small Business Covid-19 Relief Grant program for eligible small business owners and nonprofits who have been impacted by COVID-19 and the health and safety restrictions. Grants up to $25,000 will be given to eligible small businesses and nonprofits to help cover expenses during the pandemic. 

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About the Grant Program

Applications for Round 1 are now open and will close end of day on Wednesday, January 13th. Round 2 will be announced in the near future. The California Relief Grant website,, is now live!  Visit to review your eligibility, prepare your business documents and get ready to apply. $475 million of funding administered by the California Office of the Small Business Advocate will be distributed. The program is not on a “first come, first served” basis.

Small businesses may apply directly through or with one of the partners. Applicants will need a few documents to apply, including a government-issued ID, most recent tax return/Form 990 filed, and business certification documentation.


Applicants will be evaluated to determine grant approvals based on eligibility and pre-determined COVID-19 impact factors will be incorporated into the program’s priority criteria.

Applications received will be processed in two (2) stages:

Stage 1: Applicants upload selected financial documents, identification documents and a business certification regarding accuracy and truthfulness of information submitted.

Stage 2: Eligible applicants will be requested to provide additional documentation for grant disbursement.


We’re here to help you gather the necessary materials and submit your application, so please reach out so we can get the process started right away.


The application window is now closed. The next opportunity to apply will be February 2.


If you submitted an application in Round 1 you do not need to apply again for Round 2.


If you created and application before the Round 1 end date, you can still upload your documents.


Grant approval notices will be sent out January 15 through January 22.


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