The Orange County Fourth District Small Business Grant Relief Program will help its small businesses and non-profits experiencing financial losses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants can apply for up to $10,000 depending on need based on the new program.
Eligible businesses can apply beginning Monday, June 22nd at 10:00 a.m. until Friday, June 26th at 11:59 p.m. via an online portal or in person.
A random selection of grantees will be chosen based on each city’s population. Fourth District cities include Brea, Fullerton, La Habra, Placentia, most of Anaheim, part of Buena Park, and unincorporated communities.
Funds will be allocated depending on proof of need, including loss of sales, layoffs or forced shutdown due to COVID-19. Business with no more than 25 employees are eligible. To stimulate community economic impact, applicants are encouraged to spend the funds locally. Visit https://ociesmallbusiness.org/ocdistrict4/ for all requirements and guidelines.
For more information about the grant program, businesses are encouraged to attend the informational webinars to be held on Wednesday, June 23rd at 2:00 p.m. in English and 4:00 p.m. in Spanish.
To provide businesses direct access to business consulting and training services in addition to the grant relief, Supervisor Chaffee partnered with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosted by California State University, Fullerton. Small business owners are urged to contact the SBDC, a trusted community resource for small businesses for help in applying. The SBDC can also help the grant awardees — at no cost — to prepare application and required documents.