Local Grant and Loan Programs

Some local Orange County and Inland Empire cities are offering loan and grant programs to help their small businesses experiencing financial losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in partnership with the SBDC. Check out which cities are participating and the latest information for each program.


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Riverside CARES Act Non-Profit Grant

The City of Riverside has announced a grant program to assist nonprofit organizations with COVID-19 related expenditures. It will provide a grant of up to $24,000 to qualifying non-profits located in Riverside with less than 50 employees.
  • Must be headquartered or have an office in the City of Riverside
  • Received less than $100,000 in assistance from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) or the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)
  • Budgets of less than $750,000
  • Non-profit, public benefit organizations with evidence of tax-exempt status under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and not classified as a private foundation. Fiscal sponsors are welcome.
  • 501(c)(6) organizations such as Business leagues, Chambers of Commerce, Real Estate Boards, and/ or Boards of Trade are also eligible to apply

The application will be open until Monday, September 28, 2020

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Riverside CARES Act Non-Profit Grant

Riverside CARES Act Business Grant

The City of Riverside, in partnership with the United Way of the Inland Valley, is offering a one-time grant of up to $10,000 to support qualifying Riverside small businesses with 1-50 employees that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.
  • Must be a for-profit business within city limits, though owner residency is not required
  • Must have proof of a valid City of Riverside business license and be in good standing with the City (no liens or judgements unless demonstrated to be a direct COVID-19 impact)
  • Must have between 1 and 50 employees as of March 1st, 2020
  • Have no more than 10 million in annual revenue
  • Must have experienced mandatory shut down or substantial (and demonstratable) change in business operations. Voluntary shutdowns are ineligible.

The application will be open until Thursday, October 1, 2020

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Riverside CARES Act Business Grant

San Bernardino County

To support our local small businesses and help ensure ongoing compliance with State and County Health orders and direction, San Bernardino County is implementing the COVID Compliant Business Partnership Program.

  • $30 million total
  • Up to $2500 per business.
  • Must demonstrate compliance with State/County public health orders & incorporate safety/social distancing practices.
  • Operating 1+ years
  • 1-100 employees

The application will be open from Thursday, May 14, 2020 to Saturday, October 31, 2020

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San Bernardino County

Santa Ana CARES Small Business Grant

The Santa Ana CARES Small Business Grant is aimed at assisting businesses and non-profits within the City of Santa Ana that have been affected by COVID-19. The funding, which is part of the CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds bill, will aid those businesses and non-profits that need assistance in surviving and recovering through this pandemic.

  • Up to $10,000
  • For-profit independently operated or Non-profit business located in Santa Ana
  • Maximum of 25 full time equivalent employees or less (including the owner)
  • Must have been in operation as of March 1, 2020
  • Valid City Business License
  • Valid Certificate of Occupancy

The application will be open until funds are exhausted.

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Santa Ana CARES Small Business Grant

Santa Ana Restaurant & Bar Relief Grant

The Santa Ana Restaurant and Bar Relief Grant is aimed at assisting restaurants and bars within the City of Santa Ana that have been affected by COVID-19.  The funding, which is part of the CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds bill, will aid those restaurants and bars that need assistance in surviving and recovering through this pandemic.

  • Up to $10,000
  • For-profit independently operated restaurants or bars located in Santa Ana
  • Maximum of 10 full time equivalent employees or less (including the owner)
  • Must have been in operation as of March 1, 2020
  • Valid City Business License
  • Valid Certificate of Occupancy

The application will be open until funds are exhausted.

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Santa Ana Restaurant & Bar Relief Grant

Riverside: Microenterprise Business Grant

The City of Riverside invites all interested and eligible microenterprises, small businesses with five or fewer employees, based in the City of Riverside to apply for CARES Act CDBG-CV funding to assist in the preparation, prevention and response to coronavirus.

  • Up to $7,500
  • 5 or fewer employees
  • Tied to low to moderate-income levels

The application period will be open from Wednesday, July 8, 2020 until funds are exhausted. 

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Riverside: Microenterprise Business Grant

San Juan Capistrano

The City of San Juan Capistrano has announced a grant program to help their small businesses experiencing financial losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Watch San Juan Capistrano’s Grant Informational Webinar past recording here in English and Spanish.

The application period is now closed.

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San Juan Capistrano

Riverside County

Businesses located within Riverside County that have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic are encouraged to apply for a $10,000 COVID-19 Small Business Grant from the County of Riverside.

  • $10k
  •  For-profit business located in Riverside County continuously since March 1, 2019
  • Current business license and bank account
  •  Must have at least 1 but no more than 49 employees
  • SOLE PROPS WITH NO EMPLOYEES CAN NOW APPLY.
  • Not eligible if received PPP, but EIDL and/or Advance is now OK.

The application period is now closed.

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Riverside County

Newport Beach: Phase II

The City of Newport has announced a grant program to help their small businesses experiencing financial losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Watch Newport Beach’s Grant Informational Webinar past recording here.

The application period is now closed.

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Newport Beach: Phase II

Los Alamitos: Phase II

The City of Los Alamitos has established the second phase of Small Business Emergency Grant Program, which will provide funding to small businesses needing financial assistance in overcoming the temporary loss of revenue due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The application period is now closed.

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Los Alamitos: Phase II

District 4 County of Orange: Phase II

Supervisor Doug Chaffee is excited to announce the Small Business Grant Relief Program re-launch for businesses located in portions of Anaheim, La Habra, and Fullerton, designed to help small businesses and nonprofits experiencing financial losses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants up to $10,000 are available to eligible small businesses and non-profits.

The application period is now closed.

District 4 County of Orange: Phase II

Neighborhood Business Grant Program

The Neighborhood Business Grant Program, offered by the LISC and their partner Lowe’s, will award $20,000 grants to 75 businesses in LA and the OC. This program is designed to help small business owners meet their most immediate needs during this time, grant funds may be used to pay rent and utilities, meet payroll, and take care of other operational costs.

The Neighborhood Business Grants program will prioritize:

  • Businesses owned by people of color
  • Businesses owned by women
  • Businesses located in low-income areas
  • Businesses in these sectors: Construction, Manufacturing, Retail, Transportation, Warehousing, Real Estate Renting or Leasing

While those industry categories are the priority, businesses outside of those categories are also eligible.

The application period is now closed.

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Neighborhood Business Grant Program

OneHB

OneHB is partnering with the City of Huntington Beach, The Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce, CIELO (Community for Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Opportunities, and the SBDC (Small Business Development Center) for a Small Business Grant.

Grants will be disbursed in the amount of $5,000 each to eligible businesses. Businesses will be awarded a maximum of one grant, regardless of the number of locations they may have in Huntington Beach.

Watch OneHB’s Grant Informational Webinar past recording here.

The application period is now closed.

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OneHB

Fullerton: Phase II

The City of Fullerton is launching a Small Business Emergency Grant, which offers grants to small businesses located within the city’s limits that have been affected by COVID-19.

Watch Fullerton’s Grant Informational Webinar past recording here.

The application period is now closed.

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Fullerton: Phase II

Anaheim

The City of Anaheim is launching a Small Business Relief Grant, which is funded through CARES Act monies by Orange County Supervisor Don Wagner and offers up to $10,000 to Anaheim small businesses that have been adversely affected by the coronavirus.

Watch Anaheim’s Grant Informational Webinar past recording here.

The application period is now closed.

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Anaheim

Tustin: Phase II

This second phase of funding expands the eligibility criteria to allow for-profit businesses which have previously received alternative sources of funding such as the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) or Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan to participate as well as allow businesses not located within a commercial or industrial space (e.g. home-based businesses.) to participate.

Watch Tustin Phase II’s Grant Informational Webinar past recording here.

The application period is now closed.

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Tustin: Phase II

Riverside County Nonprofit Assistance

The Riverside County Nonprofit Assistance Fund is a collaborative effort to provide financial support to nonprofit organizations significantly impacted by COVID.

  • Grants range from $2,500 – $10,000
  • Nonprofit, public benefit organizations with evidence of tax-exempt status under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and not classified as a private foundation. Fiscal sponsors are welcome.
  • 501(c) (6) organizations such as Business leagues, Chambers of Commerce, Real estate boards, or Boards of trade are also eligible to apply
  • Nonprofits must be headquartered or have an office in Riverside County.
  • Nonprofits that have less than 50 employees
  • Nonprofits that have received less than $100,000 in assistance from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) or the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)
  • Nonprofits with budgets of less than $750,000

The application period is now closed.

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Riverside County Nonprofit Assistance

Seal Beach

The City of Seal Beach has announced a grant program to help their small businesses experiencing financial losses as a result of the COVID-19.

Watch Seal Beach’s Loan Informational Webinar past recording here.

The application period is now closed.

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Seal Beach

La Palma

The City of La Palma has announced a grant program to assist their small businesses who’ve had financial loss due to COVID-19.

Watch La Palma’s Grant Informational Webinar past recording here.

The application period is now closed.

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La Palma

Buena Park - District 2

The City of Buena Park Supervisorial District 2 has announced a grant program to help its commercial storefronts experiencing financial losses as a result of the COVID-19.

Watch Buena Park Supervisorial District 2’s Grant Informational Webinar past recording here.

The application period is now closed.

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Buena Park - District 2

Westminster

The City of Westminster Small Business Relief Loan Program provides one-time funding to small businesses located within the city that need financial assistance to aid in their recovery from the temporary loss of revenue due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Watch Westminster’s Loan Informational Webinar past recordings here available in English, Vietnamese, and Spanish.

The application period is now closed.

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Westminster

District 4 County of Orange

District 4 County of Orange has announced a grant program to assist their small businesses who’ve had financial loss due to COVID-19. District 4 includes the cities of Brea, Fullerton, La Habra, Placentia, and parts of Anaheim and Buena Park.

Watch District 4’s Grant Informational Webinar past recording here.

The application period is now closed.

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District 4 County of Orange

District 5 County of Orange

District 5 County of Orange has announced a grant program to assist their small businesses who’ve had financial loss due to COVID-19. The Fifth District encompasses the cities of Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, portions of Irvine, as well as the unincorporated areas of Coto de Caza, Emerald Bay, Ladera Ranch, Las Flores, Rancho Mission Viejo, Stonecliffe and Wagon Wheel.

Watch District 5’s Grant Informational Webinar past recording here.

The application period is now closed.

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District 5 County of Orange

Costa Mesa

The City of Costa Mesa has announced a grant program to assist their small businesses who’ve had financial loss due to COVID-19.

Watch Costa Mesa’s Grant Informational Webinar past recording in English and Spanish here.

The application period is now closed.

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Costa Mesa

Fullerton

The City of Fullerton has announced a grant program to help their small businesses experiencing financial losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Watch Fullerton’s Grant Informational Webinar past recording here.

The application period is now closed.

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Fullerton

Huntington Beach

The City of Huntington Beach has announced a grant program to assist their small businesses who’ve had financial loss due to COVID-19.

Watch Huntington Beach’s previous Grant Informational Webinar past recording here.

The application period is now closed.

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Huntington Beach

Los Alamitos

The City of Los Alamitos has created a Small Business Emergency Grant Program, which will provide funding to small businesses needing financial assistance in overcoming the temporary loss of revenue due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Watch Los Alamitos’s Grant Informational Webinar past recording here.

The application period is now closed. 

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Los Alamitos

Fountain Valley

The City of Fountain Valley has announced a grant program to help their small businesses experiencing financial losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in partnership with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosted by Cal State Fullerton.

Watch Fountain Valley’s Grant Informational Webinar past recording here.

The application period is now closed. 

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Fountain Valley

Tustin

The City of Tustin Business Relief Grant Program provides one-time funding to small businesses located within the city that need financial assistance to aid in their recovery from the temporary loss of revenue due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Watch Tustin’s Grant Informational Webinar past recording here.

The application period is now closed. 

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Tustin

Newport Beach

The City of Newport Beach Small Business Relief Grant Program provides one-time funding to small businesses located within the city that need financial assistance to aid in their recovery from the temporary loss of revenue due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Qualified Newport Beach businesses may receive grants of up to $10,000, depending on the number of employees. Precedence will be given to businesses that provide on-site services, including retail businesses, restaurants, and personal service establishments, specifically, hair salons and barber shops, nail salons, and small gyms and health clubs.

Watch Newport Beach’s Grant Informational Webinar past recording here.

The application period is now closed. 

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Newport Beach