Stay at Home Order Extension & CA Small Business Relief Grant

Dec 28, 2020
Stay at Home Order Extension & CA Small Business Relief Grant

Stay at Home Order Extension & CA Small Business Relief Grant

We're writing to let you know that it looks like the Stay-at-Home order is going to be extended to at least January 21, 2021. Santa Barbara County currently has less than 14% of their ICU beds available and our Southern California Region is at 0%. We know this is an especially trying time for you all and wanted to share the following relief opportunity.

The California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) has created a $500 million California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program to help through these difficult times. This program will provide $25,000 grants to support your business or non-profit. You may qualify for this grant if you meet the following criteria:
 
-Must meet the definition of an “eligible small business”. An “eligible small business” means (i) a “small business” (sole proprietor, independent contractor, 1099 work, and or registered “for-profit” business entity (e.g., C-corporation, S-corporation, limited liability company, partnership) that has yearly gross revenue of $2.5 million or less (but at least $1,000 in yearly gross revenue) based on most recently filed tax return) or (ii) a “small nonprofit” (registered 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) nonprofit entity having yearly gross revenue of $2.5 million or less (but at least $1,000 in yearly gross revenue) based on most recently filed Form 990)
 
-Active businesses or nonprofits operating since at least June 1, 2019
 
-Businesses must currently be operating or have a clear plan to re-open once the State of California permits re-opening of the business
 
-Business must be impacted by COVID-19 and the health and safety restrictions such as business interruptions or business closures incurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic
 
-Business must be able to provide organizing documents including 2018 or 2019 tax returns or Form 990s, copy of official filing with the California Secretary of State, if applicable, or local municipality for the business such as one of the following: Articles of Incorporation, Certificate of Organization, Fictitious Name of Registration or Government-Issued Business License
 
-Business must be able to provide acceptable form of government-issued photo ID
 
-Applicants with multiple business entities, franchises, locations, etc. are not eligible for multiple grants and are only allowed to apply once using their eligible small business with the highest revenue
 
The first round of applications will open on Wednesday, December 30th at 8:00am and close on Friday, January 8th at 11:59pm. Here are the documents you must get together for the application:

1.  Application Certification: Signed certification used to certify your business
2.  Business Financial Information:
a. Most recent tax return filed (2019 or 2018) – provided in an electronic form for online upload, such as PDF/JPEG or other approved upload format.
b. Copy of official filing with the California Secretary of State, if applicable, or local municipality for the business such as one of the following: Articles of Incorporation, Certificate of Organization, Fictitious Name of Registration or Government-Issued Business License.
3. Government Issued Photo ID: Such as a Driver’s License or Passport

Please visit CAReliefGrant.com now to see more information.

Text or call Phil (805.696.6970) or me with any questions. 
 
Alison Laslett
CEO, SBV
310.463.0262

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