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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Participating Cities

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 will open on Wednesday, July 8 at 8:00 am and stay open until Monday, July 13 at 5:00 pm.

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La Palma

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.

City officials and SBDC representatives will be conducting informational webinars to discuss the grant program and eligibility as well as answer questions live. They will also cover the use of fundings, how to apply, and the next steps. Register here for the webinar.

  • Tuesday, July 14 @ 2 PM

Can’t make the webinar? Watch Seal Beach’s Loan Informational Webinar past recording here.

The application period will be open from Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. to Friday, July 17, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

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Seal Beach

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 until funds are exhausted. 

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San Bernardino County

Riverside: Microenterprise Business Grant Program

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 $7500
  • 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 Program

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 will be open from Monday, June 29, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.until Monday, August 31, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. 

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Riverside County

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