Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program

The California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), part of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) in partnership with various local county governments is now accepting applications to distribute micro loan funds available from the California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program (MBCRG).

The MBCRG Program provides approximately fifty million dollars ($50,000,000) in one-time grant funding to California’s microbusinesses to be administered at the county level.

The Program will award funds to eligible grant-making entities to distribute grants of $2,500 to eligible micro businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 and the associated health and safety restrictions.


  • Have 5 or fewer full-time equivalent employees
  • Be negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Business should be in operation prior to December 31, 2019
  • Revenue for 2019 should be less than $50,000


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County Organization Implementing Grant Contact Office information Application Website Start Date End Date
Fresno Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation

1444 Fulton St.,

Fresno, CA 93721

Phone: (559) 222-8705

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March 1st, 2022 March 31st, 2022

Madera County Economic Development Commission (EDC)

2425 West Cleveland Avenue, Suite 101,

Madera, CA 93637

Phone: 559-675-7768

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March 14th, 2022

April 14th, 2022


Merced County Department of Workforce Investment

Merced County 2222 M St.,

Merced, CA 95340

Phone: (209) 385-7434

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May 8, 2022

August 8 or until funds exhaust


Monterey County Workforce Development Board

344 Salinas St.,

Salinas, CA 93901

Phone: (831) 796-6434

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March 28th, 2022

Until funds exhaust

San Benito

San Benito County Economic Development Committee (EDC)

440 San Benito St.,

Hollister, CA 95023

Phone: 415-518-7138

Learn More April 1st, 2022 May 6th, 2022

STEP- Stanislaus Equity Partners

820 H Street,

Modesto, CA 95358

Phone: (209) 718-5032

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May 11, 2022

November 1, 2022 or until funds exhaust