Applications Now Open for Microbusiness Grants in Alameda County
On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, Alameda County is opening its application period for the California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program (MBCRG) to assist qualified microbusinesses that have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in California.
To qualify for one of the $2,500 grants, a business must have been in business in 2019, have been negatively impacted by COVID-19, made less than $50,000 in total revenue in 2019, and have less than five employees. Applicants’ businesses must still be operating or plan to reopen in 2022.
The grant is being 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 5pm. For technical assistance, or help with completing an application, you may reach out to Anew America at 510-532-5240 or to SCORE East Bay at 510-273-6611 or email@example.com.
The MBCRG Program provides approximately fifty million dollars ($50,000,000) in one-time grant funding to administer a Request for Proposal (RFP) for eligible grantmaking entities defined as a county government or consortium of nonprofit, community-based organizations. The intent of the funding is to provide relief to the hardest to reach microbusinesses and entrepreneurs.