***Note: The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is currently tracking an unknown malicious cyber actor who is spoofing the Small Business Administration (SBA) COVID-19 relief webpage via phishing emails. These emails include a malicious link to a fake page used for malicious re-directs and credential stealing.
Restaurant Revitalization Fund
The Restaurant Revitalization Fund will provide restaurants, bars and other eligible businesses with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023.
Applications open May 3, 2021, and the SBA has announced that there will be a 21 day priority period for applications from small businesses owned by women, veterans, and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. Following the 21-day period, all eligible applicants can submit applications – but applications will be “first come, first served” so it is important that you prepare to apply now.
You can prepare to apply by reviewing the sample application, program guide and cross-program eligibility chart on SBA COVID-19 relief options. You will be able to apply through SBA-recognized Point of Sale Restaurant Partners or directly via SBA in a forthcoming online application portal. Registration with SAM.gov is not required. DUNS or CAGE identifiers are also not required.
Please click here for more information.
California COVID-19 Relief Grant
The State of California has announced four new rounds of funding through the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant program to support small businesses and non-profits that have struggled due to the pandemic.
- Round 6: Wednesday, April 28th at 9:00 AM through Tuesday, May 4th at 5:00 PM; Notifications will begin Friday, May 7th
- Eligible applicants: current waitlisted small businesses and/or nonprofits not selected in Rounds 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 and new applicants that meet eligibility criteria.
- Eligible grant award: $5,000 to $25,000
- Details: Applicants not selected to receive a grant in Rounds 1, 2, 3 & 5 do not need to re-apply and will be automatically moved into Round 6. New applicants will need to apply on this website.
Paycheck Protection Program - NOW OPEN
The Small Business Administration's (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provides loans to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. SBA is currently offering:
You can apply for a PPP loan from any SBA-approved lender. If you don't have an existing relationship, Lender Match can help you find a participating lender.
California Rebuilding Loan Program
The California Rebuilding Fund is a loan program to support California’s small businesses—especially those located in economically disadvantaged and historically under-banked areas of the state.
Businesses who employed 50 or less full-time equivalent employees and had gross revenues of less than $2.5 million or below in 2019 are eligible to apply for loans up to $100,000.
Please click here for more information, or to apply.
Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Emergency Loan Advances
Alameda businesses are eligible for disaster assistance loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
Please click here for more information about EIDL loans, and here for more information about emergency loan advances. You may also contact the SBA disaster customer service center via phone at 1-800-659-2955 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
California Small Business Loan Guarantee Program
The State of California has allocated $50 million for loan guarantees to small businesses to help eliminate barriers to capital for individuals who do not qualify for federal funds, including low wealth and undocumented immigrant communities. Please click here for more information.
California Capital Access Program for Small Businesses (CalCAP)
The CalCAP program encourages banks to make loans to small businesses that may otherwise have difficulty obtaining financing. If you own a small business and need a loan for working capital, start-up costs, or expansion, you maybe eligible for this program. Loans are available up to $5 million. Please click here for more information.
Private/Non-profit Grant Opportunities
- Kiva Zero-Interest Loans: Kiva offers zero-interest loans of up to $15,000 to small businesses. Please click here for more information.