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Anaheim Small Business Relief Grant

The City of Anaheim is launching a Small Business Relief Grant which is funded through CARES Act funding made available by Orange County Supervisor Donald Wagner and offers up to $10,000 to Anaheim small businesses that have been adversely affected by coronavirus. These grants are available to businesses within the Anaheim boundaries of Orange County supervisorial Third District, which includes portions of Anaheim Canyon and all of east Anaheim. Grants may be used for payroll, capital, equipment and operating expenses. 

Applications are now open and close on Monday, August 17 at 5 p.m. Click here to apply. Prior to accessing the application, you will be need to register through the Neighborly Software system. View a helpful registration guide hereVerify if your business is within the Anaheim boundaries of Orange County's Third District here. Watch a recording of the informational webinar here. Grant details include: 

  • Up to $10,000 grant
  • Total funding available for an estimated 130 small businesses (based on $10,000 per grant)
  • Grant available to businesses within the Anaheim boundaries of Orange County supervisorial Third District
  • If the total number of eligible applications exceeds 130 businesses, grants will be awarded through a randomized lottery of all eligible applicants, conducted after the application window closes
  • Grant can be used for retention of employees, creation of jobs, or for working capital for operational costs (such as rent, utility payments and other operating expenses)
  • Businesses that are currently approved for the City of Anaheim’s Small-Business Microgrant program are ineligible 

Find more information on the program website.




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  • SafeDineOC: The County of Orange is supporting local restaurants that are safely reopening through the SafeDineOC Restaurant Program. Restaurants are eligible for up to $1,000 grant reimbursement for CARES Act-qualified purchases, such as personal protective equipment, site reconfiguration, employee training, cleaning supplies and other purchases. Applications are now open and close on September 6 or whenever funding is fully allocated, whichever occurs first.

    If there are multiple, separate site restaurants under one owner, each restaurant location is entitled to a $1,000 grant. Restaurants must submit a separate application for each location. Receipts for CARES Act-qualified purchases are required for final reimbursement grant payment. Receipts for purchases made March 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020 are acceptable. For assistance with the online application or questions on this program, please email SafeDineOC@ocbc.org. For more information on this program, visit its website.

  • Orange County Fourth District Small Business Grant Relief Program: The Orange County Fourth District Small Business Grant Relief Program will help its small businesses and community organizations experiencing financial losses resulting from the pandemic. Eligible businesses within the Anaheim, La Habra and Fullerton boundaries of Orange County supervisorial Fourth District can apply for grants of up to $10,000. Applications are now open and close on August 22 at 5 p.m. Grants may be used for rent, payroll, utilities, insurance, accounts payable, personal protective equipment, inventory, office supplies and professional services. Small businesses with 25 or fewer employees are eligible. Grants will be allocated depending on proof of need, including loss of sales, layoffs or forced shutdown due to coronavirus. A random selection of grantees will be chosen based on each city’s population. To stimulate community economic impact, applicants are encouraged to spend the grants locally. Click here to verify if your business is within the Anaheim boundaries of Orange County's Fourth District. For more information, visit the program website.
  • California Grants Portal: The California State Library recently introduced the California Grants Portal website with state-administered grant and loan opportunities offered on a competitive or first-come basis. Individuals, businesses and nonprofits can browse and tailor their grant and loan searches by applicant type, category and timeframe. The website hosts numerous grants and loans in various categories including health and human services, education and more. Explore potential funding opportunities at the California Grants Portal website.
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance
    • Update: The EIDL Advance program is now closed. The EIDL application is still available for businesses and nonprofits continuing to experience economic impacts due to the coronavirus. For more information, visit SBA’s website here.
    • SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue.
  • Express Bridge Loan: SBA introduced a new loan for small businesses that currently have a business relationship with a SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly. These loans can provide vital economic support to small businesses and assist with temporary loss of revenue, and can be used as term loans or to bridge the gap while applying for a direct SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan.
  • SBA Debt Relief
    • The SBA Debt Relief program will provide a reprieve to small businesses as they overcome the challenges created by this health crisis.
    • Under this program:
      • SBA will pay the principal and interest of current 7(a) loans for a period of six months.
      • SBA will pay the principal and interest of new 7(a) loans issued prior to September 27, 2020.
  • Disaster Loan Program: SBA is providing low-interest disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of coronavirus. These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. Apply online and check application status.  
  • Capital Loans: SBA works with lenders to provide loans to small businesses. The agency doesn’t lend money directly to small business owners but sets guidelines for loans made by its partnering lenders, community development organizations that makes it easier for small businesses to get loans. Loans guaranteed by the SBA range from small to large and can be used for most business purposes, including long-term fixed assets and operating capital. 
  • Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program: California’s Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBank) is issuing loan guarantees of up to 95 percent of the loan through its partner Financial Development Corporations. This program will help lenders and small businesses by providing loan guarantees of up to $1 million for small business borrowers in declared disaster areas.
  • Jump Start Loan Program: California IBank is offering loans from $500 to $10,000 to low-wealth entrepreneurs in the declared disaster and emergency areas.
  • California Capital Access Program: Office of the California State Treasurer is offering a small business loan program with special disaster assistance.
  • C-19 Recovery Loan: CDC Small Business Finance is offering recovery loans from $20,000 to $250,000 for for-profit California businesses whose operations, revenue and staffing have been disrupted due to coronavirus, need funding for working capital or inventory, or are fully or partially operational who are in compliance with state and local coronavirus regulatory requirements. These loans are offered at a variable interest rate and 10-year loan term. Find more information here.
  • C-19 Emergency Relief Working Capital Loan: CDC Small Business Finance is offering working capital emergency loans from $20,000 to $150,000 for California businesses. These loans can be used to cover payroll, rent or mortgage, utilities, insurance and more.
  • C-19 Emergency Relief Microloan: CDC Small Business Finance is offering emergency relief microloans up to $50,000 available only to California businesses. There is no payment requirement for the first 90 days of this loan.
  • Main Street Matters Grant Program: Better Business Bureau recently launched Main Street Matters offering emergency grants in the form of $500 or $1,000 awards for businesses that have been financially impacted during the coronavirus crisis. Better Business Bureau is accepting applications from all small businesses. However, small businesses with 5-20 employees are being prioritized at this time. For more information, please visit its website here.

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    201 S Anaheim Boulevard
    Suite 1003
    Anaheim, CA 92805

    Phone: 714-765-4592
    economicdevelopment@anaheim,net
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