California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program Now Available


The State of California has a new grant opportunity available for small businesses! 

If you have questions about this grant, the SBDC Network is hosting free webinars in multiple languages to provide you with answers and help you prepare to apply next week.

RSVP for these webinars here

A small business or small nonprofit must satisfy the required  criteria to be eligible to receive a grant award. The amount of grant funding ranges from $5,000 to $25,000. Businesses are eligible based on their annual revenue as documented in their most recent tax return. 


  • Application Opens December 30, 2020 at 6:00 AM PST
  • Application Closes January 8, 2021 at 11:59 PM PST  EXTENDED through January 13, 2021.
  • Start of Approval Notifications January 13, 2021 

Applicants who submitted their application and submitted all documentation in the first round do not need to reapply; qualified applications will be automatically rolled over into the next funding round for consideration.


  • Application Opens TBD
  • Application Closes TBD
  • Start of Approval Notifications TBD

Round 2 is the final application window for the Program. Grant awards for businesses in the second application window will be made in two decision rounds for funding.