New applications now being accepted until Sept. 30

California’s Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) announced 3 new funding rounds for the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. Eligible small businesses can receive grants from $5000 to $25,000.

Round 8:  Nonprofit Arts & Cultural 501(c)(3) Organizations ONLY

Deadline:  Sept. 30th @5pm

Application:  Arts & Culture Application

Eligible nonprofit arts & cultural 501(c)(3) organizations should apply in Round 8 (special round just for arts & culture organizations). To increase their chances, they should also apply in one of the general rounds (like Round 9) using a different email address (if they have not already applied in one of the previous general Rounds 1-3 or 5-7).

Round 9:  NEW Applicants (and Waitlist)

Deadline:  Sept. 30th @5pm

Application:  General Application


Eligible NEW applicants should apply in Round 9.

Waitlisted applications from Rounds 1-3 and 5-7 will automatically be considered in Round 9 and should NOT reapply.


To get an overview of the grant program requirements and step by step instructions, watch these 90-minute webinars that cover the application process.

If you would like to participate in a live webinar, here's a calendar of upcoming events.

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New applications for round 9 are open now and close on Sept. 30.


Lendistry is still in the process of selecting applicants from the waitlist from the previous rounds to move forward in the review process. Please continue to check your email for updates.


If you applied in previous rounds, you can check your application status by logging back into your application portal, or by calling Lendistry’s Call Center at 888-612-4370 (M-F 7am-7pm).

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