California Relief Grant Program
The California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program (the “Program”) provides micro grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 to eligible small businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19 and the related health and safety restrictions.
On November 30, 2020, Governor Newsom and the State Legislature announced the allocation of $500 million to the Program to be administered by the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Lendistry has been designated by the state to act as the intermediary for the Program to disburse the grant funds.
• Application Opens: December 30, 2020 at 8:00 AM
• Application Closes: January 13, 2021 at 11:59 PM (Extended)
• Start of Approval Notification: January 13, 2021
• Application Opens: TBD
• Application Closes: TBD
• Start of Approval Notification: TBD
Lendistry will review applications for eligibility and will start approving grant awards after the close of each application round. Applicants who submitted their application and submitted all documentation in the first round do not need to reapply; qualified applications for eligible businesses will be rolled over into the next funding round for consideration.
Comcast RISE Program
RESOURCES & TOOLS TO ELEVATE YOUR BUSINESS
Selected businesses could receive one or more of the following business services through Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast, and Comcast Business, a leading provider of technology for businesses of all sizes: Consulting, Media, Creative Production, Technology Makeover, and Monetary Grants (Coming in 2021. Check back for more information). Click here for Eligibility and Application.
Many small business owners in Sacramento are Spanish speaking and have not been able to find the resources they need to adapt to a COVID-19 business environment. To fill this gap, we are hosting webinars in Spanish through the Sac IEDC Portal: https://www.sac-iedc.org/shc
We are offering technical assistance for small businesses located in Sacramento. Some of the areas where we can assist include digital marketing, budgeting, operational planning, financial planning, and access to capital among others. We are offering 1:1 consulting in both Spanish and English. To book your session, please email email@example.com.
Luna, the Chatbox
We are thinking about innovative ways to be accessible to small business owners. On Oct. 19, we are launching Luna, the Chatbox, on the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s website. Luna is a Chatbox, which is a messaging platform that allows individuals to engage with a business consultant live from our website to better assist you in a safe environment. Activate Luna by click on the purple chat button on the bottom right of our webiste.
Republic FC Kickstart Grant Program
Republic FC and Suncrest Bank – with the support of the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce – are opening the next phase of Republic FC Kickstart to support local, LatinX-owned small businesses throughout the region. To help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Republic FC is calling on fans, the community, and the business community to nominate small businesses that reflect the Indomitable Spirit of the Capitol Region. The Republic FC Kickstart program will again award a $5,000 grand prize grant, as well as a $2,500 and three $1,000 grants to small businesses in the greater Sacramento Region. Nominations are now closed. Congratulations to Custom Fitness, grant prize winner! SacRepublicFC.com/suncrestbank.