Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program offers support for farmers and ranchers – application period begins today

Governor Newsom recently announced the creation of a $500 million California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. The application period for round one begins today and lasts until January 8, 2021.

The program is administered by the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. It is designed for small businesses that have been impacted by COVID, including farmers and ranchers. Grants will be up to $25,000.

Eligible small businesses and nonprofits may apply directly at, or with assistance from a partner.

One of the state’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), Lendistry, is supporting the state to distribute these grants and partnering with other CDFIs and small business centers to assist you with your application. To connect to a partner or find more information on the program and requirements, visit or join one of our small business webinars available daily. Those interested in a webinar briefing on the grant program may register here.

Information on the website and the webinars are available in multiple languages.

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