January 4, 2021: Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant


 The California Small Business COVID-19 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. The application period opened on December 30, 2020 and was originally scheduled to close on January 8, 2021 but has now been extended to January 13, 2021. Businesses are encouraged to submit as early as practical.

 For more information on this opportunity and how to apply visit https://CAReliefGrant.com/ 

  City of Rialto Small Business Storefront Assistance Grant Program Still Available

To mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on Rialto small businesses and their employees, the City of Rialto has committed up to $200,000 in one-time funds to create the Rialto Small Business Storefront Assistance Grant Program. The objective of this program is to offer immediate financial assistance to small businesses located in the City of Rialto to aid in maintaining their business place of work. The program provides grants of $4,000 for qualified small businesses with at least one and no more than 25 full-time employees that have been deemed non-essential under the County of San Bernardino’s Public Health Department order dated March 16, 2020.

For more information please visit the City of Rialto website or download the application HERE.

 Rialto By The Numbers: Cases, Deaths, & Testing

Reporting by city can be found in the “Locations” tab on the COVID-19 Dashboard.


For additional information:

 Visit San Bernardino County COVID-19 resources

Visit State of California COVID-19 resources

Visit CDC COVID-19 resources