• Home
  • Business Resources

Business Resources

STATE RESOURCES

State Small Business Credit Initiative

This State Small Business Credit Initiative provides loan funding and grants to small businesses. Socially and economically disadvantaged individuals (SEDI) are a priority.

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS COMEBACK

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) has created a guide listing all grants, tax credits, and incentives available to businesses funded from the State's budget. There are dozens of funding opportunities available, including but not limited to:
    • California microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program (MCRGP) aimed at street vendors who were not eligible for other covid relief programs. This program awards up to $2500 per applicant.
    • California Grant Venues Program (CVGP). 
    • The California Competes Grant is available to businesses that want to locate or stay and grow in California. A total of $120,000,000 in California Competes Grant funds are available for allocation in the 2021-2022 fiscal year. The maximum grant award is $36 million.

california competes tax credits

Tax Credit is available for allocation in the 2021-2022 fiscal year. Applications for the California Competes Tax Credit will be accepted online at www.calcompetes.ca.gov during the following periods:
  • January 3, 2023 – January 23, 2023
  • March 6, 2023 – March 20, 2023 ($104.7 million plus any remaining unallocated amounts from the previous application periods.

ZEV INCENTIVES FOR BUSINESS

This program is designed to help business owners acquire zero-emission vehicles.

THE EMPLOYMENT TRAINING PANEL (ETP)

The employment training panel provides funding to employers to assist in upgrading the skills of their workers through training that leads to good-paying, long-term jobs. 

CALIFORNIA OFFICE OF THE SMALL BUSINESS ADVOCATE (CalOSBA)

These resources are available through CalOSBA, including: 

        Additionally, CalOSBA offers small business technical assistance for: 


        You can also sign up for their newsletters and receive first-hand announcements of new opportunities.

        COVID-19  RELIEF AND ASSISTANCE FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES

        The Controller’s Office has compiled the following resources from various agencies to help you navigate available COVID-related aid. For additional program information, please visit the agency’s website or contact your local government. The Controller’s Office will update these resources as more program information becomes available.

        NOTICE OF FUNDING AVAILABILITY (NOFA)

        Funding available to affordable housing developers

        COVID-19 BUSINESS RECOVERY FUND

        Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund provides up to $10,000 per eligible applicant that has been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

        GOLDMAN SACHS 10,000 SMALL BUSINESSES PROGRAM

        This program provides business education, support services, and access to capital for growth-oriented entrepreneurs.

        OMNIWORKS NEXT SMALL BUSINESS ACCELERATOR

        The NEXT program is for highly motivated small business owners and provides personalized coaching, knowledge, tools, and network to overcome obstacles and get to the next level. Applications for the 2022 program is now open.

        VERIZON SMALL BUSINESS DIGITAL READY

        Digital Ready is an online curriculum designed to give small businesses personalized tools to succeed in today's digital world. Learning modules, expert coaching, peer networking, access grant opportunities throughout the year and more.

        SEMINAR ON ACCESSING GOVERNMENT FUNDING FOR NON-PROFITS

        The Center for Nonprofit Management will be hosting in partnership with BDO FMA a seminar for non-profits on how to apply and access current and upcoming American Rescue Plan (APR) funding opportunities. The seminar will cover a variety of topics such as an introduction to different types of government funding to facilitate the management of this funding.

        CALIFORNIA PAID FAMILY LEAVE GRANTS

        Eligible small businesses in the State of California can now apply for California Paid Family Leave Grants. These grants consist of up to $2,000 per employee using California’s Paid Family Leave program. For businesses with 1-50 employees, they can receive up to $2,000 per employee while businesses with 51-100 employees can receive up to $1,000 per employee utilizing the Paid Family Leave.

        SMALL BUSINESS DOWN PAYMENT GRANT PROGRAM TO DRIVE WOMEN AND MINORITY BUSINESS GROWTH

        Bank of America announced  a new program to help and create opportunities for generational wealth amongst minority and women business owners. This program will be made available to eligible minority and women business owners applying for Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 and 7(a) commercial real estate loans.

        COALITION TO BACK BLACK BUSINESSES GRANT

        From August 22nd up to September 6th, The Coalition to Back Black Businesses is taking streamlined applications for their third cohort of $5,000 grants. Once applications are reviewed and eligibility is determined, randomly selected finalists will then be invited to complete a full grant application around late September 2022.

        JOB CREATORS QUEST GRANT

        Founders First CDC will be awarding 30 businesses in Southern California with a grant that can be used towards growth capital to hire or rehire premium wage jobs.

        CALIFORNIA DREAM FUND 

        The California Office of the Small Business Advocate is administering The California Dream Fund which provides microgrants of up to $10,000 to seed entrepreneurship and small business creation in the State of California.

        THE SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH FUND

        The Small Business Growth Fund by Hello Alice will grant winners with $5,000 for their small business. Each grant winner will receive $5,000, provided by Mastercard in order to accelerate their growth and continue to help make 2022 the year of their small business. Applications close on October 14, 2022, at 6 p.m. ET.

        LOCAL RESOURCES

        THE RESILIENCE FUND

        The Resilience Fund provides cash grants of $3,000 and one year of small business support services to independent restaurants. Apply now through April 30!

        PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

        Get free Personal Protective Equipment for your business through PPE Unite.

        THE LA COUNTY PTAC

        Is an economic development program of DCBA’s Office of Small Business. They provide one-on-one technical assistance, information, and training to small businesses in Los Angeles County to help them compete more effectively on federal, state, and local government contracts at no cost.

        THE LA COUNTY EAST LA ENTREPRENEUR CENTER

        This is a service offered by the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs that assists prospective business owners to successfully open and grow their small businesses in the unincorporated areas of the County. 

        They have an Inclusive Innovation hub (iHubs2) located in East LA designed to stimulate partnerships, economic development, and job creation for underserved areas.

        LA COUNTY, AMERICA RESCUE PLAM ACT (ARPA) FUNDS

        Los Angeles County is providing grants to a wide range of community-based organizations, non-profits, and small businesses to deliver much needed services to communities hit hardest by the pandemic. American Recovery Plan Act grants will be available through December 2024 and cover a wide range of needs from arts relief to community food resource grants to capacity building.

        THE RESILIENT BUSINESS ADVISING PROGRAM (RBAP)

        This program provides one-on-one mentorship and training to BIPOC businesses on the following areas of assistance:

          • Accessing local, state, and federal resources for growth

          • Digital marketing and marketing plans

          • Understanding and implementing health and safety protocols

          • Disaster preparedness/resiliency

          • Accessing local, state, and federal contracts

        Click here to register.

        THE LOS ANGELES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

        This provides COVID-19 Resources, Grant and Loan Opportunities for Small Business, Micro-Enterprise, Non-profit Organizations, and Workforce.

        SCORE LOS ANGELES 

        SCORE offers a variety of workshops to help businesses navigate important topics, such as website planning, insurance, marketing, and financial planning.

        COVID-19  LA COUNTY RESPONSE FUND

        California Community Foundation (CCF) launched the COVID-19 LA County Response Fund to address the immediate and emerging needs of our region’s most vulnerable residents—from hardship relief to long-term recovery. This fund will support community needs identified by our partners in health, housing, education and immigration, and will aid impacted individuals through our Pass it Along Fund.

        COVID-19 LA REGIONAL LOAN AND GRANTS PROGRAMS

        Find out more about the L.A. Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund, the First Supervisorial District COVID-19 Business Relief Grant, and more loan and grant programs.

        PROPERTY TAX PENALTY CANCELLATION REQUESTS

        Landlords that missed property tax payments during the pandemic can request a waiver for late penalties.

        LA COUNTY FORECLOSURE PREVENTION FOR PROPERTY OWNERS

        LA County and the State are helping property owners who missed mortgage payments or are at risk of foreclosure.

        CALIFORNIA FOODSERVICE INSTANT REBATES

        RESTAURANTS: Save up to $4,000 per item - instantly. Eligible California businesses can save upfront on qualifying foodservice equipment – fryers, freezers, combination ovens, and much more.

        RESTAURANT CASH INFUSION

        You may be eligible for $26,000 per employee in COVID relief through the Restaurant Cash Infusion – a California Restaurant Association program.

        SGVMWD REBATE PROGRAM

        You can get money back from SGVMWD just for buying and installing water-efficient appliances and fixtures! This rebate program covers a variety of products and is available to residents of Alhambra, Monterey Park, and Sierra Madre.

        COMMUNITY STRENGTHENING GRANTS FOR IMMIGRANT FOCUSED COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS

        The Los Angeles County Office of Immigrant Affairs within the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs has launched a new grant program in order to support organizations that serve LA County immigrant residents who have been affected by the pandemic.

        LOW INCOME HOUSEHOLD WATER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

        After two years of not charging late fees or shutting off water for non-payment, shut-offs and late fees will resume in September 2022. If you have a past due balance and are a low-income household, you can apply to receive financial assistance for past due residential water bills. The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program offers a one-time payment of up to $2,000 to help pay residential water or wastewater utility bills and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.


        To learn more about the Alhambra Chamber of Commerce please give us a call or visit us at:

        tel. (626) 282-8481  

        104 South First Street, Alhambra Ca. 91801


        Copyright © 2022, Alhambra Chamber of Commerce. All Rights Reserved.

        Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software