COVID RELIEF GRANT PROGRAM FOR SMALL BUSINESSES IN ALAMEDA COUNTY
Application Deadline: Monday, November 30, 2020, 11:30 PM
Click HERE for Details & Online Application
The Alameda County CARES grant program was authorized by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors on November 10, 2020 when it redirected $5 million in CARES Act funds for a small business grant program in response to the economic, health and safety impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The program prioritizes grants for small, local and emerging businesses within Alameda County and is intended to promote and foster inclusiveness in the County’s diverse communities. Grants are intended to assist small businesses facing revenue losses and ongoing expenses for business impacts occurring between March 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020.
Eligible businesses can receive a one-time grant of $5,000. The funds will not require repayment. Funds are limited and not everyone who applies is guaranteed to receive funding.
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.”
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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 email@example.com.
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.