Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Office of Small business and Economic Enhancement introduced Monday that the deadline for the initial spherical of purposes for the Modest Business COVID-19 Relief Grant System has been extended.

The 1st round has been extended to Jan. 13 at 11:59 p.m. from Jan. 8. Aspects for the 2nd round will be announced shortly.

On Nov. 30, Newsom and the point out Legislature announced that $500 million was available to modest enterprises and nonprofits that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is administered by California’s Workplace of the Smaller Business enterprise Advocate, portion of the Governor’s Office of Organization and Economic Development.

“Inclusive, equitable relief is fundamental to the compact small business assist created by this administration,” CalOSBA Director Isabel Guzman said. “This grant method delivers that assist by means of a network of local community progress fiscal institutions and group dependent corporations, making sure attain to those hugely impacted modest firms in disadvantaged communities, underserved compact business enterprise groups, and industries disproportionately impacted by this pandemic.”

The California Modest Enterprise COVID-19 Relief Grant System provides grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000. Grants are not being reviewed on a initial-occur, to start with-served foundation but all will be reviewed, point out officials reported Monday.

So numerous corporations were seeking to full the application on the internet that web-site website traffic was large, and some companies could have experienced hassle accessing the software, in accordance to the Governor’s Business of Organization and Financial Development.

Changes have been produced to the internet site and the deadline prolonged so that all people intrigued can apply, state officials claimed.

Enable with the software approach is out there in many languages and formats. For extra info on grant prerequisites and eligibility, be sure to go to

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