The governor recently announced the following:
“New Small Business Relief: Governor Newsom announced a package of assistance for small businesses impacted by COVID-19, including sales tax relief (click here), $500 million in grants, and an additional $12.5 million added to the California Rebuilding Fund. If you are a small business or nonprofit interested in the $500 million grant program, the California's Office of the Small Business Advocate is working quickly to establish the program; for updates please sign up here.”
NEW** SBA and Treasury Release PPP Loan Forgiveness Application
Payroll Protection Program Overview
Local Lenders Participating in the Payroll Protection Program
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application
SBA Disaster Loans: A Three Step Guide
SBA Administrative Disaster Declaration Info Sheet
SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus
COVID-19: Small Business Guidance & Resource Guide
FAQ for Lenders and Borrowers
COVID19 Technical Assistance Program (CTAP) for Businesses
This newly established program by the Department of Energy (DOE) allows national laboratories such as Berkeley Lab to offer short-term, limited assistance to U.S.-based entities dealing with particularly challenging technical hurdles in fighting COVID-19. The funds will support limited-duration and -scope (up to 40 hours) of technical services, analysis, testing, and consulting; they are not intended to be R&D intensive. Berkeley Lab is accepting and considering proposals on a rolling basis, however, funding is finite, so the sooner proposals are submitted, the better.
To learn more, interested parties can visit the COVID-19 Innovation Portal to explore experts, user facilities, and technologies.
Entities who want to work with Berkeley Lab should submit their proposals here.
Questions about CTAP can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Berkeley City Council allocated up to $3 million in emergency relief grants for small businesses, nonprofit arts organizations, and worker rent support. Community members supplemented this fund by donating online through berkeleyrelieffund.org. Currently, all funds have been distributed and the program is no longer accepting applications.