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  • Anaheim Restaurant Safe
    • With a gradual return to indoor dining, Anaheim is helping eligible restaurants by providing free face masks and other protective gear as part of a program known as Restaurant Safe. The Restaurant Safe package is designed to keep customers and employees safe as we all support the economic recovery of Anaheim restaurants. The package includes: 400 disposable masks, 200 disposable gloves, 32 hands sanitizer bottles and one contactless thermometer. Eligible restaurants must be based in Anaheim, licensed by the city and adhere to California's reopening guidelines for restaurants. Find more information here.
  • Shuttered Venues Operators Grant:
    • Update: The Shuttered Venues Operators Grant application portal is temporarily suspended as SBA resolves technical issues. When a reopening date is determined, SBA will provide updates in advance so that applicants have time to prepare. Applicants may continue to register for a new account here.
    • SBA's Shuttered Venues Operators Grant provides emergency assistance to live venue operators or promoters, theatrical producers, live performing arts organization operators, museum operators, zoos, aquariums and others that meet specific criteria. Applicants must have been in operation as of February 29, 2020. The grant amount for an eligible entity that was in operation on January 1, 2019, will be equal to 45% of their 2019 gross earned revenue or $10 million, whichever is less. Eligible entities that were in operation after January 1, 2019 will be eligible for the average monthly gross revenue for each full month of operation during 2019 multiplied by six or $10 million, whichever is less. For venues or promoters who received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan on or after December 27, 2020, the grant award will be reduced by the PPP loan amount received. Visit SBA’s website for more information.
  • Emergency Small Business Assistance Program:
    • Anaheim small businesses and non-profits play an important role in our community and Anaheim Public Utilities wants to help. Apply now through  April 30, 2021 for the Emergency Small Business Assistance program. Eligible applicants may receive a $1,000 electric bill credit. Find more information here.
    • Businesses must be:
      • An Anaheim Public Utilities electric account holder for at least 12 months
      • On a small business rate plan
      • On a payment plan or current on their electric bill
      • Able to demonstrate financial hardship from COVID-19
      • Continuing to provide services benefitting the Anaheim community
  • 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 for new and waitlist applicants open on April 28 for grants of up to $25,000 for small businesses and nonprofits impacted by the pandemic. Find information on each round below or visit the program website here
      • Round 6: Wednesday, April 28 through Tuesday, May 4
        • 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):
    • SBA loan program designed to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the coronavirus crisis. First and second draw applications are now open and close on May 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.
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL):
    • 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. Applications are now open and close on December 31, 2021. 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.