Local Grants and Loans

Some local Orange County and Inland Empire municipalities and OCIE SBDC Network partners offer grant programs and loans to help area small businesses. Check out which cities and partners are participating and the latest information for each program.

Riverside County THRIVE

In an effort to assist entrepreneurs in launching a business and support businesses that are continuing to struggle with the negative economic impacts of the pandemic, the Riverside County Office of Economic Development and the OCIE SBDC are partnering to provide financial assistance and trainings to county constituents and businesses.

The Riverside County Small Business Thrive Program provides grants of $1,500, $2,500, and $5,000  to qualifying individuals and businesses that meet all eligibility criteria and complete a small business training program and receive one-on-one consulting provided by the OCIE SBDC.

The application is now open and will close until funds are exhausted. 

Tustin Cares Program

As part of the Tustin Cares Program, the city of Tustin has partnered with the Orange County Inland Empire Small Business Development Center Network to present the Tustin CEO Moms Training and Grant Program — a growth program for women by women. The program will provide growth opportunities through training and funding to woman-owned small businesses located in Tustin. All eligible woman-owned businesses are invited to apply. Woman-owned small businesses may be eligible to receive a grant of up to $2,500 after attending four (4) mandatory two hour each virtual training sessions and one (1) mandatory one-on-one business consulting session. The grant must be used to cover the day-to-day business operating expenses.

The application is now closed.

Temecula COVID-19 Community Reinvestment Program

As part of the Temecula COVID-19 Community Reinvestment Program, the city of Temecula has partnered with the Orange County Inland Empire Small Business Development Center to present the Level Up Training and Funding Program — a four-week program that will provide training and funding to brick-and-mortar businesses located in Temecula. 

The application is now closed.

Perris

The city of Perris has announced that effective 12/13/21 businesses who have received the 1st or 2nd round of their Small Business Assistance Program, can now apply for round 3. The program offers up to $10,000 loans to qualifying businesses.

Application will remain open until funds are exhausted.

Rialto

The city of Rialto has created the Small Business Storefront Grant which will offer $10,000 for qualified small businesses with at least one and no more than 25 full-time employees that have been deemed non-essential. Previously approved businesses that were grated up to $4,000 may reapply for an additional $6,000 (not to exceed $10,000) upon demonstration of additional need for funds.

Application will remain open 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 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.

Application will remain open until funds are exhausted.

IBank

IBank’s Small Business Finance Center features a loan guarantee program designed to assist small businesses that experience capital access barriers. The Small Business Loan Guarantee program encourages lenders to provide funds to small businesses to help them grow and prosper. The Small Business Loan Guarantee program helps businesses create and retain jobs, and encourages investment in low- to moderate-income communities. The Small Business Loan Guarantee program is available to small businesses throughout the state of California and serves hundreds of small businesses each year.