Alameda County Small Business Grants – Flyer highlighting the availability of Alameda County Small Business Recovery Grants. (Image courtesy of East Bay Economic Development Alliance/Facebook)
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Alameda County Small Business Grants
Small businesses in Alameda County are eligible for cash to help them survive the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the county and the East Bay Economic Development Alliance.
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The money for the grants was approved by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and will come from American Rescue Plan funds.
The application period opens on October 10 and closes at the end of the month. Businesses are eligible if they have not received American Rescue Plan Act funds from the county and have from one to 25 employees.
A one-time grant of $5,000 is available for home-based businesses and $10,000 is available for brick-and-mortar businesses. Priority will be given to businesses in “community health” priority ZIP codes and eligible census tracts.
Eleven million dollars have been allocated to the grant program with $1 million earmarked for businesses in the unincorporated part of the county, county officials said.
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Businesses must have licensed for-profit companies in the county and have suffered losses or increased costs due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Funds are limited. Not all businesses available are guaranteed help. A lottery will be used to select recipients if the amount of money requested exceeds available funds.
Beneficiaries will receive their grant by check no later than December 30th. Business owners or managers who need help applying can get it through their local chamber of commerce. Assistance includes translation services.
Local News Matters brings community coverage to the SF Bay Area so the people, places and topics that deserve the most attention get it. Our nonprofit newsroom is supported by the generosity of readers like you through tax-deductible donations to the Bay City News Foundation. On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, Alameda County opened its application period for the California Microbusiness COVID -19 Relief Grant Program (MBCRG) ) ) to assists eligible micro-businesses that have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in California.
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To qualify for one of the $2,500 grants, a business must have been in business in 2019, have been negatively affected by COVID-19, have less than $50,000 in total revenue in 2019, and have less than five employees. Applicant businesses must be operating or planning to reopen in 2022.
The grant is administered by the Chabot – Las Positas Community College District. Visit this website to learn more about how to apply. The application period opens on May 17 and closes on August 12, 2022 at 5 pm. For technical assistance, or help filling out an application, you can contact Anew America at 510-532-5240 or SCORE East Bay at 510-273-6611 or [email protected]
The MBCRG Program provides approximately fifty million dollars ($50,000,000) in one-time grant funding to administer a Request for Proposal (RFP) to qualified grant-making entities as defined as a county government or consortium of non-profit organizations for-profit and community-based. The purpose of the fund is to provide relief to the hardest-to-reach microbusinesses and entrepreneurs Health Order Updates → Reopening Resources → Available Financing → SBA Updates → Resources Business → Business Survey →
The Jack London Improvement District is working with other business groups in Oakland and the City to identify and share resources for small businesses during this extremely difficult time. We will send updates on support for small businesses in Oakland as they become available. We’ve put together current resources and information below.
Investing In Adaptation
Jack London Merchants are invited to apply for a small grant from $1K to $5K. The BID has allocated funds to support the necessary physical adaptations of retailers, new initiatives such as digital marketing, and other pivots due to the ongoing economic challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Small grants are intended to support projects that are flexible, fast, innovative and fun. Read the application for details and eligibility requirements. Funding is limited, apply soon. The business must be within the boundaries of the District. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 26.
The ambassadors are back on the streets of Jack London with new strict safety and hygiene protocols informed by public health guidelines. Together with the neighboring Districts, our team focuses strongly on the aspects of the service that are defined as important; support to ensure effective removal, storage and disposal of residential and commercial solid waste and hazardous waste. We are all following social distancing guidelines to keep our frontline staff and the Jack London community safe. Please help us all stay safe by keeping a 6′ distance– however giving a friendly wave or saying thank you is gratefully accepted. We communicate with other Districts in the region and beyond to share best practices and do our part for community safety. We aim to return to normal operations as soon as possible. We will share all new information as it becomes available. If you have any questions or feedback please email [email protected] Broadway Shuttle Suspended: ACTransitis is moving to Sunday service levels as an emergency measure starting tomorrow due to staffing shortages. Free B, which is one of the programs we contribute to, will not work because of this. No fares are required on AC Transit buses and tailgate boarding is permitted effective this week.
While the tier-based restrictions outlined in the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy remain in place until June 14, the state recently issued guidance effective June 15. On June 15, the State plans to implement CDC guidelines around face coverings to allow Californians to be fully vaccinated. to go maskless in most outdoor environments. Most business activities will have no capacity limits or physical travel restrictions from June 15.
All workplaces must continue to comply with current Cal/OSHA standards, including current masking requirements, if applicable to your business. Californians must wear face coverings in common and public indoor and outdoor spaces when social distancing is not possible.
Covid 19 Updates For Businesses
Alameda County is now in Phase 1B/Level 1 of the State immunization framework. The County currently vaccinates:
Alameda County encourages residents to register to be notified when they are scheduled to receive the vaccine. Use their new vaccine registration link to schedule an appointment.
Alameda County entered the Orange Level of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy on Wednesday, March 31. The County must remain in the Orange Level for at least three weeks before moving to the next, less restrictive Yellow Level. For a list of permitted activities, visit covid19.ca.gov/safer-economy/ and enter Alameda in the search field. Businesses and activities permitted to open under State Level Orange should continue to follow State Industry Guidance: covid19.ca.gov/industry-guidance/.
As long as hospitalization rates remain low and vaccine rollouts continue apace, the State will fully lift most of its COVID-19 restrictions on the 15th of June. Masks are still required. Learn more about the planned steps beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
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The City of Oakland developed the Flex Streets Initiative to allow businesses to use portions of sidewalk and street space adjacent to their business to comply with physical distancing guidelines and support economic recovery . The City is waiving fees and streamlining the permit process. Application requirements are here, and a one-page application is posted here. Learn more at: www.oaklandca.gov/resources/business-use-of-streets-and-sidewalks-initiative
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On Tuesday, February 23, Governor Newsom signed a $7.6 billion relief package that includes $2 billion in additional small business grants and $600 in stimulus payments to low-income residents. Businesses with annual revenues between $1,000 and $2.5 million will be eligible for grants, with priority given to women- and minority-owned businesses and businesses in high-income areas. The grants vary from $ 5 000 to $ 25 000. About $ 50 million will be allocated to non-profit cultural institutions. The package signed by the Governor would also cancel fees related to licenses such as cosmetology, barbering, and alcoholic beverages, for the next two years. Businesses are encouraged to monitor https://careliefgrant.com/ for more details.
Allocating $36 million in CARES Act funding to address the public health and public safety impacts of COVID-19. Here is the Staff Report. The appointees were allocated money to provide technical assistance in lease negotiations, safe reopening, PPE, and more to support Oakland’s small businesses. This is a large and complex piece of legislation, and we will go over the opportunities available as we work quickly to determine what the sources are.
Alameda County Small Business Recovery Grant Application
The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. This program will provide restaurants with funding to match their pandemic-related revenue loss of up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Recipients are not required to repay the funds as long as the funds are available for qualified uses no later than March 11, 2023.
You can apply through SBA-recognized Point of Sale (POS) vendors or directly through SBA at the following online application portal: https://restaurants.sba.gov. Participating POS providers include Square, Toast, Clover, NCR Corporation (Aloha). RRF registration