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2nd Application Round Open for State's Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program through Feb. 8

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Round 2 of the State’s Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program is open, the California’s Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) announced Wednesday. 

The $500 million program is intended for small businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. Grants range in size from $5,000 to $25,000. Approximately half of the available funds were awarded in Round 1, with disbursement beginning January 22, and the remainder will be awarded to eligible businesses in this second round. The application portal is open and remains open through 6 pm February 8. Eligible applicants who submitted all necessary documents in Round 1 but did not receive a grant will be rolled over for consideration in this second round – there is no need to reapply. 

The California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant is administered by CalOSBA through a competitive bid award to its intermediary, Lendistry, and its statewide network of community-based lenders and partners. Many of the State-supported small business centers, which prioritize the expansion of technical assistance to underserved business groups, are also available to help small businesses with the application process in multiple languages and formats.

For more information on grant requirements and eligibility along with links to application tips and webinars, visit CAReliefGrant.com.

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