On Wednesday, December 30, 2020 The State of California will open the application period for its announced allocation of $500 million for COVID-19 Relief Grant for Small Businesses, with grants of up to $25,000 to be distributed to underserved micro and small businesses. 

This round 1 application period will run from December 30, 2020, to January 8, 2021, with the first grants rolling out starting January 13, 2021. Please note, these grants will NOT be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Interested businesses are encouraged to prepare all necessary documentation and carefully review the application prior to submitting. 

For updates, further information and guidance on where to apply, please visit California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program (careliefgrant.com)