California Small Business COVID-19 Relief

January 2021 --

California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program: Applications for $500 Million in Grant Funding Now Available

The first round of applications for the Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program is now open. On November 30, 2020, Governor Newsom and the State Legislature announced the allocation of $500 million available to small businesses and nonprofits that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is administered by California's Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), part of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz).

Grants will not be issued on a first-come, first-served basis and will be awarded after the close of each application round. This first round of applications ends January 13, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Details for the second round will be announced shortly.

For more information on grant requirements and eligibility, please visit