Local Grants & Loans

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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Restaurant Revitalization

The SBA has established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location.

To learn more about the program, eligibility, qualified expenses, grant calculation, and the next steps register here for any of the upcoming informational webinars.

The opening of the application is TBD.

California

The state of California has announced new rounds to its Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. Each round will give chosen applicants a grant ranging from $5,000 – $25,000. View the dates and eligible applicants for each round below.

  • Round 6 (waitlisted from Rounds 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & new applicants): Wednesday, April 28th at 9:00 AM through Tuesday, May 4th at 5:00 PM

Anaheim

The City of Anaheim has announced its new grant program to assist restaurants in moving their business back indoors. With a gradual return to indoor dining, Anaheim is helping eligible restaurants by providing free face masks and other protective gear as part of a program known as Restaurant Safe. The Restaurant Safe package is designed to keep customers and employees safe as we all support the economic recovery of Anaheim restaurants.

The application will be open from Thursday, April 1 until funds are exhausted.

Fountain Valley

The City of Fountain Valley has created the Small Business Emergency Relief (SBER) Loan Program, which will provide eligible businesses a working capital loan of up to $20,000 in order to assist small businesses in overcoming the temporary loss of revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Before applying, watch the webinar recording here to learn more about the program, eligibility, what the funds can be used for, how to apply, and necessary documents.

The application will be open from Wednesday, January 20 at 8:00 a.m. until funds are exauhsted. 

Perris

The City of Perris has announced round 2 of their Small Business Assistance Program, which offers up to $10,000 loans to qualifying businesses. Businesses who have received SBA CARES Act or City of Perris Small Business Assistance Program funds can now apply or re-apply.

The application will be open from Monday, December 21, 2020 until funds are exhausted. 

Stanton

The City of Stanton is providing business assistance to address the adverse repercussion of the novel coronavirus to the economy and to jobs. The City’s Small Business Assistance Program will provide grants of $7,500 for the payment of commercial rent and/or commercial utilities to qualified Stanton small businesses experiencing financial hardship as a direct result of COVID-19.

The application will be open from Tuesday, December 8, 2020 until funds are exhausted. 

Riverside

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.

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

Garden Grove

The City of Garden Grove has established the Jobs 1st Program to stimulate economic growth through job creation/retention activities aimed at improving living conditions for residents throughout the community. The Program provides zero percent interest loans to businesses located in the City of Garden Grove for the creation of new jobs and grants to businesses for the retention of jobs at risk of being lost.

The application will be open from Monday, May 11, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. until funds are exhausted.

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