California Relief Grant Application Deadline Extended to Jan. 13, New Webinars Available

Round 1 Application for the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program Open Now

In December, Governor Newsom announced the creation of a $500 million COVID Relief Grant administered by the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development for small businesses that have been impacted by COVID and the health and safety restrictions.

The amount of grant funding ranges from $5,000 to $25,000. Businesses are eligible based on their annual revenue as documented in their most recent tax return. Non-profits are also eligible for these grants. Round 1 for grant applications is open now and the deadline is January 13 at 11:59 PM PST.

To learn more and apply for a grant, visit  Also, this grant program is NOT first-come, first-served. You can take until the January 13 deadline to apply.

Webinars Available from San Diego & Imperial SBDC Network

The San Diego & Imperial SBDC Network is here to help make sure you can complete your application for the California Relief Grant. There are recorded webinars and live webinars, available in English, Spanish, and other languages too. Visit to learn more and to sign up for a live or recorded webinar!

Upcoming Live Webinars:

English, Live – Jan 4 at 1 pm
Arabic, Live – Jan 5 at 10 am
Spanish, Live – Jan 5 at 11 am
Spanish, Live – Jan 5 at 1 pm
Swahili, Live – Jan 5 at 3 pm
English, Live – Jan 6 at 1 pm
Spanish, Live – Jan 7 at 1 pm

Also, as a specialty, SBDC and the San Diego Foundation will have a California Relief Grant for Nonprofits webinar on January 5 at 11 am: 

Recorded Webinars (on-demand):
English, on-demand
Spanish, on-demand
Arabic, on-demand