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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San Clemente

The City of San Clemente is offering a six-week Main Street Digital Grant Program, which will provide training on Google, Facebook, and Instagram basics. Additionally, the program will highlight how to use paid and non-paid advertising to generate leads that turn into sales. Eligible businesses will receive a digital marketing grant of $1,000 for a paid advertising campaign.

Informational Webinar

The City of San Clemente and the Small Business Development Center are hosted an informational webinar to present information on the Main Street Digital Grant Program. Watch the webinar recording here.

The application will be open from Friday, September 30, 2022 at 9 AM until Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 10 PM. 

Santa Ana

The City of Santa Ana is partnering with the SBDC Digital Marketing Lab to offer a 5-week Reel Video Grant Program. Here, businesses can maximize leads, awareness, and revenue through short-form videos. Upon completion, eligible business owners will receive a $1,000 grant for advertising.

The application will be open from Monday, October 10, 2022 at 9 AM until Monday, October 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM. 

Riverside County Microbusiness

The County of Riverside has announced its Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. Eligible microbusinesses negatively affected by the pandemic may apply for a $2,500 grant. The goal of this grant is to provide relief to the hardest to reach microbusinesses and entrepreneurs located throughout Riverside County. 

Informational Webinar Recording

County staff and the Small Business Development Center hosted an informational webinar to present information on the microbusiness grant program and answer questions. Watch the recordings to learn more before applying!

Grabación de seminario en Español

Webinar recording in English

The application will be open from Monday, February 14, 2022 at 8 AM until Monday, October 31, 2022 at 5 PM or until funds are exhausted. 

Riverside County Main Street Digital

The County of Riverside is offering a six-week Main Street Digital Grant Program, which will provide training and funding to small brick-and-mortar retail businesses. Businesses that complete training may be eligible to receive a digital marketing grant of $1,000 to be used for a paid advertising campaign, developed during the training program and in conjunction with an SBDC consultant.

The application will be open from Monday, October 24, 2022 at 9 AM until Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 10 PM. 

Verizon

As part of Verizon’s goal to support 1 million small businesses by 2030, they’re partnering with LISC to launch a new round of grants open to small businesses who are active users on Verizon Small Business Digital Ready through November 14, 2022. Their Digital Ready program includes learning modules, expert coaching, peer networking, $10,000 grant opportunities throughout the year, and more.

The application will be open from Thursday, August 25, 2022 until Monday, November 14, 2022. 

San Bernardino

As part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) initiative, the City of San Bernardino has partnered with the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to offer the Small Business & Non-Profit Training & Grant Program. The Training & Grant Program will provide training and funding to small businesses and non-profits needing financial assistance in overcoming the loss of revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The application will open Monday, October 10, 2022 at 9 AM

  • Non-Profit Deadline: Monday, November 21, 2022
  • For-Profit Small Business: Monday, December 12, 2022 at 5 PM

La Habra

The City of La Habra has established the Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP) to assist small businesses in their economic recovery as a result of the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program provides grants of up to $10,000 to eligible businesses to be used for a variety of business expenses including payroll, rent, utilities, and other expenses.

The application will be open from Monday, August 1, 2022 until funds are exhausted. 

San Bernardino County

The San Bernardino County Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant is designed to assist businesses that have experienced economic barriers due to the effects of the global pandemic. The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors approved $2,500 to be disbursed to eligible businesses.

The application will be open from Monday, February 28, 2022 until funds are exhausted. 

SBA EIDL

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses in Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Los Angeles counties economically impacted by the pipeline oil spill that began Oct. 2, 2021.

The application will be open from Wednesday, October 27, 2021 until funds are exhausted. 

Highland

The City of Highland has created the Coronavirus Recovery Fund Grant Program is to provide financial assistance to City-based small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Successful grant recipients will receive a one-time $7500 disbursement for approved business-related needs.

The application will be open from Friday, August 24, 2021 until funds are exhausted. 

Mission Viejo

The City of Mission Viejo has announced its CDBG Business Relief Grant which will provide financial assistance to their small businesses. Grants of up to $10,000 may be awarded to eligible businesses, and grants of up to $2,500 may be awarded to home-based eligible businesses.

The application will be open from Tuesday, January 26, 2021 until funds are exhausted.

Perris

The City of Perris has announced round 3 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. 

California Rebuilding Fund

The California Rebuilding Fund is a loan program to support California’s small businesses—especially those located in economically disadvantaged and historically under-banked areas of the state. Businesses that employed 50 or less full-time equivalent employees and had gross revenues of less than $5 million in 2019 are eligible to apply.

The application will be open from Friday, November 20, 2020 until funds are exhausted. 

Rialto

The City of Rialto has created the Rialto Storefront Grant which will offer $4,000 for qualified small businesses with at least one and no more than 25 full-time employees that have been deemed non-essential.

The application will be open from Sunday, November 1, 2020 until funds are exhausted.

IBank

IBank’s Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program is currently available to small businesses needing assistance to overcome economic injury caused by COVID-19. Financial Development Corporation (FDC) partners throughout the State are assisting businesses in securing a 95% guarantee on bank loans of up to $1 million. Current rates are prime + 1% for up to 7 years. 

The application will be open from Tuesday, October 20, 2020 until funds are exhausted.

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