Supervisor Doug Chaffee, Fourth District

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December 29, 2020

Applications open tomorrow, December 30th at 6:00 am for a package of assistance from the state of California for small businesses and non-profits impacted by COVID-19, including $500 million in grants. Visit, now, to apply. Register for a webinar hosted daily by the Small Business Administration from now until January 4, 2021 to learn more about the grant application process and find resources for assistance. Grant amounts range from $5,000 to $25,000. Applications will be accepted until January 8, 2021. 


  • Application Opens December 30, 2020 at 6:00 AM PST
  • Application Closes January 8, 2021 at 11:59 PM PST
  • Start of Approval Notifications January 13, 2021 

Depending on funding availability, there may be a second round of funding. Applicants who submitted their application and submitted all documentation in the first round do not need to reapply; qualified applications will be automatically rolled over into the next funding round for consideration.

Additionally, California will provide temporary tax relief for eligible businesses impacted by COVID-19 restrictions through the Main Street Small Business Tax Credit and recovery loans. Apply for a tentative credit reservation here. Apply for a loan through the California Rebuilding Fund here.

For any questions, please call the state of Californiaís COVID-19 hotline at 1-833-422-4255 or the Governorís Office of Business and Economic Development at (877) 345-4633.

Doug Chaffee
Supervisor, Orange County Board of Supervisors