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Anaheim Small Business Relief Grant:

The City of Anaheim is accepting applications for the Anaheim Small Business Relief Grant, which is funded through the Orange County Board of Supervisors. Applications are now open and offer $5,000 grants for Anaheim small businesses and nonprofits that have been adversely affected by coronavirus. This program is available to businesses citywide. Find more information on the program website.


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  • California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program:
    • Governor Newsom recently signed into law additional relief efforts for small businesses including allocating $2 billion to the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. Additional applications rounds open on March 5 for grants of up to $25,000 for small businesses impacted by the pandemic. There is also specific application round for non-profit cultural institutions from March 16 through March 23. Find information on each round below or visit the program website here.
      • Round 3 (waitlisted applications only): Friday, March 5 through Thursday, March 11
        • This round is only available to applicants who have previously applied in Round 1 or 2 and are currently waitlisted. 
      • Round 4 (non-profit cultural institutions only): Tuesday, March 16 through Tuesday, March 23
        • This round is only available to non-profit cultural institutions with any revenue size that meet eligibility criteria. Non-profit cultural institutions that previously applied but have not been awarded a grant must reapply during this application round. Grants will be prioritized based on documented percentage revenue declines from Q2 and Q3 of 2020 in comparison to Q2 and Q3 of 2019. 
      • Round 5: Applications open Thursday, March 25 through Wednesday, March 31
        • This round is available to new and waitlisted applicants with grants from $5,000 to $25,000. Waitlisted applicants will automatically be moved into Round 5 and do not need to reapply during Round 5.  Businesses and nonprofits must be operating since at least June 1, 2019, to qualify. Find more information on the program here.
      • Round 6: Date to be announced soon
        • This round is available to new and waitlisted applicants with grants from $5,000 to $25,000. Waitlisted applicants will automatically be moved into Round 6 and do not need to reapply during Round 6.  Businesses and nonprofits must be operating since at least June 1, 2019, to qualify. Find more information on the program here.
  • Paycheck Protection Program (PPP):
    • Update: SBA recently announced a new Paycheck Protection Program loan application period for businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 20 employees. The application period is now open through Wednesday March 10. Find a lender here and more information on this program here.
    • This SBA loan program is designed to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the coronavirus crisis. First and second draw applications are now open and close on March 31, 2021, for new and current borrowers. Applicants must be in operation from February 15, 2020. First draw borrowers with 500 or less employees are eligible for this program. Second draw borrowers must show 25% reduction in gross receipts and have 300 or less employees to qualify for this program. Borrowers may be eligible for loan forgiveness. Find a lender here and more information on this program here.
    • The Orange County/Inland Empire SBA District Office is hosting informational webinars through March 3 to assist in applying for this program, register here.
  • Anaheim Small Business Relief Grant:
    • The City of Anaheim is accepting applications for the Anaheim Small Business Relief Grant, which is funded through the Orange County Board of Supervisors. Applications are now open and offer $5,000 grants for Anaheim small businesses and nonprofits that have been adversely affected by coronavirus. This program is available to businesses citywide. Find more information on the program website.
  • Take It Outdoors: Restaurant Relief Grant Program:
    • Anaheim Restaurants can get up to $2,000 through our Restaurant Relief Grant Program for current or previous expansion of their outdoor dining space. This could include purchase of shade structures or umbrellas, décor, barricades or even renting tables and chairs. Applications are now open and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, funds are limited. Click here to download the application. For questions, call (714) 765-4925 or email outdoor@anaheim.net.
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL):
    • Update: On December 31, 2020, SBA announced the extension of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan application deadline to December 31, 2021. The Orange County/Inland Empire SBA District Office is hosting informational webinars through March 3 to assist in applying for this program, register here.
    • SBA'S Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue. For more information, visit SBA'S website here.
  • California Rebuilding Fund:
    • The California Rebuilding Fund is a loan program supporting California’s small businesses and promoting equity and resiliency in business recovery. Businesses with 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees and gross revenues of $2.5 million or less in 2019 are eligible to apply. Loans are flexible and designed to help businesses access the capital and advisory services needed to get through these challenging economic times. Businesses can fill out a pre-application here and be matched with a participating community lender. This program is meant to be a resource in the market for the next year as businesses pivot and recover. This fund will help impacted small businesses rebuild from the economic crisis and keep local economies strong. Find more information on this program here.
  • California Grants Portal:
    • The California State Library launched 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.
  • Express Bridge Loan:
    • SBA 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 fap while applying for a direct SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan. Find more information here.
  • Capital Loans:
    • SBA works with lenders to provide loans to small businesses. 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 owners in declared disaster areas. California Capital Access Program Office of the California State Treasurer is offering a small business loan program with special disaster assistance. Read more on this program here.
  • 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 owners in declared disaster areas. Find more information on this program here.
  • California Capital Access Program:
    • The Office of the California State Treasurer is offering a small business loan program with special disaster assistance. Read more on this program here.
  • C-19 Recovery Loan:
    • CDC Small Business Finance is offering recovery loans up 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.