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CALOBSA UPCOMING GRANTS

The California Small Business and Nonprofit COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Relief Grant Program is administered by the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), and Round 2 applications will open soon! To find out more about this program and how to qualify, visit www.caspsl.com

SBA’S ASCENT

If you’re a woman entrepreneur looking for resources, the SBA’s Ascent is a free learning platform where you’ll have access to success stories, discussion guides, videos, exercises, tools, and much more. To access this resource, check www.ascent.sba.gov.

IBANK’S SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT

IBank works directly with nonprofits (called Financial Development Corporations) and Lenders to offer small business loan guarantees. As a small business, you can access the list of Lenders that participate in IBank’s loan guarantee programs, as well as contact information for their seven Financial Development Corporations, visit their Participating Lenders webpage to learn more.

AMAZON SMALL BUSINESS ACADEMY: FREE BUSINESS COURSES

Amazon Small Business Academy has on-demand resources to sharpen your knowledge on topics like finance, funding, fulfillment, and more. Access recordings of full-length webinars or view short, bite-sized videos that summarize key webinar takeaways. 

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.

ZEV INCENTIVES FOR BUSINESS

A program 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.

        VERIZON COVID-19 BUSINESS RECOVERY FUND

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

        VERIZON SMALL BUSINESS DIGITAL READY

        Verizon's 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, grant opportunities throughout the year, and more available.

        GOLDMAN SACHS 10,000 SMALL BUSINESSES PROGRAM

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

        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.

        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 (CalOSBA) 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.

        CSUN SMALL BUSINESS CONSULTING SERVICES

        California State University, Northridge’s Nazarian College of Business and Economics provides consulting services for small businesses. Every semester, undergraduate and graduate students form teams to serve businesses looking towards addressing a specific challenge. The students typically take on businesses with annual revenue of at least $100,000.

        RELIEF FOR PROPERTY OWNERS AFFECTED BY STORMS

        The Office of Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang issued a reminder to property owners affected by the recent rain storms that they may be eligible for tax relief. Fill out a claim for Misfortune & Calamity relief within a year of the incident. Properties that have been impacted and sustained a minimum of $10,000 in damage or more could be eligible for this relief. To know if you qualify and access the relief form you can call the Disaster Relief Hotline at 213-974-8658.

        NASDAQ ENTREPRENEURIAL CENTER MILESTONES CIRCLES

        Milestone Circles help entrepreneurs revitalize their vision for their business, set a critical business milestone and build a network of support to help them today and in the future. Join the community of women entrepreneurs who have gained access, resources, knowledge, and support through Milestone achievements.

        LA REGIONAL SMALL BUSINESS LEGAL AID PROGRAM

        The program provides education and direct representation on a number of legal issues such as: drafting and reviewing contracts, business structure, and entity formation; drafting and reviewing commercial leases; employment law advice covering issues such as hiring and termination, wage and hour rules, employee safety, paid leave, and benefits; application of COVID regulations to business operations; accessing COVID relief including loans and aid; other transactional matters like intellectual property assistance. For more information and to see all services offered, please visit lalegalhelp.org.

        LOCAL RESOURCES

        ALHAMBRA RECYCLES TOOLKIT AVAILABLE ONLINE

        As part of the Alhambra Recycles campaign, the City has created a free, easy-to-use social media toolkit. The posts are available in English, Spanish, and Chinese. Use them to help spread the word on the benefits of composting and a circular economy.

        ALHAMBRA SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE GRANT (SBAG)

        The City of Alhambra’s SBAG Program supports local small businesses impacted by COVID-19 with grants to retain the continuity of business operations for services to the community and/or assist income-qualified microenterprises. Financial assistance in the form of one-time $5,000 grants is available to eligible applicants. Grants are based on availability.

        MORTGAGE RELIEF FOR MOM-AND-POP LANDLORDS

        Do you own a 1-4 unit rental property in LA County and have been financially impacted by COVID-19? If so, you could qualify for up to $30K to eliminate outstanding mortgage and utility payments! 

        LA COUNTY APEX

        The LA County APEX connects small businesses with government opportunities through technical assistance. They provide one-on-one technical support 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. LA County APEX services are free, in order to become an APEX client and receive one-on-one TA services please sign up on their website.

        PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

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

        THE LA COUNTY PTAC

        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 LA County to help them compete more effectively on federal, state, and local government contracts at no cost.

        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.

        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

        Provides COVID-19 resources like grant and loan opportunities for small businesses, microenterprises, nonprofit organizations, and others.

        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

        Eligible California restaurants 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.

        UCLA CONSULTING TEAMS

        UCLA’s consulting teams are comprised of students who can offer your company a professional group of MBA students who can research a key business issue and develop a strategic consulting or business plan for your leadership team. The plan can involve the following: risk assessment, financial modeling, operations analysis, launching products, improving managerial effectiveness, and much more.


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