The MBCRG Program provides grant funding to administer grants to microbusinesses. Open only to eligible grantmaking entities defined as a county government or consortium of nonprofits. Awarded grantmaking entities are expected to provide $2,500 grants to qualified microbusinesses.
THIS IS NOT A GRANT FOR MICROBUSINESSES AT THIS TIME. ONLY COUNTY GOVERNMENTS AND QUALIFIED NONPROFITS PROPOSING TO ADMINISTER THE PROGRAM ARE ELIGIBLE ROUND 2
The California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program (MBCRG) was created in 2021 to assist qualified microbusinesses that have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in California.
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. The grantmaking entities will develop and implement an outreach and marketing plan to identify and engage eligible microbusinesses that face systemic barriers to access capital. The grantmaking entity will also be expected to distribute grants to eligible microbusinesses. The program was authorized with a single round of funding ending on December 31, 2022 (repeal date).
ONLY COUNTY GOVERNMENTS PROPOSING TO ADMINISTER THE PROGRAM ARE ELIGIBLE ROUND 1.
The deadline to apply for Round 1 is Tuesday November 30 2021 by 5:00PM
Please see the request for proposals for additional information: https://cdn.calosba.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021-22-MBCRG-Program-Announcement-Round-2.pdf
County and Funding Amount. Per statute, this amount is determined by the population of the county. Counties that were awarded in Round 1 are not included in Round 2.
Alameda County - $2,088,218.13
Alpine County - $1,430.73
Amador County - $47,115.63
Butte County - $255,474.70
Calaveras County - $56,770.19
Colusa County - $28,044.75
Contra Costa County - $1,454,492.29
Del Norte County - $33,970.60
El Dorado County - $246,263.85
Glenn County - $37,411.91
Humboldt County - $164,944.41
Imperial County - $234,505.42
Inyo County - $23,399.62
Lake County - $80,599.66
Lassen County - $34,755.92
Marin County - $324,937.38
Modoc County - $11,963.89
Mono County - $16,759.03
Napa County - $173,498.52
Plumas County - $22,836.15
San Francisco County - $1,102,995.10
San Luis Obispo County - $341,826.25
Santa Cruz County - $329,148.88
Shasta County - $224,122.26
Sierra County - $4,019.90
Siskiyou County - $55,880.24
Stanislaus County - $700,826.25
Sutter County - $127,679.99
Tehama County - $82,382.08
Trinity County - $17,061.56
Tuolumne County - $67,395.38
Yuba County - $100,096.61
- Public Agency
This announcement is to solicit applications from California county governments and eligible nonprofits. Priority will be given to applications from County governments, including applications from County governments in collaboration with a qualified nonprofit fiscal agent.
Nonprofit applicants must be able to meet collateral requirements. Please see RFP for additional detail.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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