California’s Paid Family Leave program allows California workers to take paid leave to bond with a new child (through birth, adoption, or foster care) or to care for a seriously ill family member. Businesses impacted by California’s Paid Family Leave program will have increased costs such as training and upskilling existing staff to cover the duties of the employee on California’s Paid Family Leave; hiring and training additional staff to cover the duties of the the employee on California’s Paid Family Leave; and marketing, recruitment, and other reasonably foreseeable training costs.
Small businesses in California with 1-100 employees with at least one (1) employee utilizing California’s Paid Family Leave program (on or after June 1, 2022) are eligible to apply for grants up to $2,000 per employee on PFL to offset the increased costs associated with the employee out on leave.
Round 2 open through July 20th
The Small Business Rental Assistance Grant Program will provide grants of $2,500 up to $15,000 to eligible businesses that need ﬁnancial assistance to aid in their recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses must be located within the City of Los Angeles and use the grants to cover some or all of any outstanding location rental fees. The Small Business Rental Assistance Grant is funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocation to the City of Los Angeles. EWDD’s BusinessSource Centers (BSC) have qualified business counselors available to provide guidance and assist with review of eligibility, documents, and the application.
The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) is excited to announce that they received 331 applications for the California Community Reinvestment Grants (CalCRG) program by the September 29, 2021, deadline. The amount of grant funds available for award is $38.4 million, and the total amount of funding requested from the 331 applications submitted is over $147 million.
UPDATE - 07-01-2022: The California Community Reinvestment Grants (CalCRG) program Grant Solicitation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022–23 will be released in early August 2022. The Grant Solicitation will include an overview of the program, eligibility criteria, application components and requirements, and the evaluation process and scoring criteria.
Round 3 is closed
The City of Los Angeles allocated American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to provide grants to eligible microenterprises and small businesses in need of economic support due to business interruptions or business closures suffered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Comeback Checks Program will provide $5,000 grants to approximately 5,000 businesses in the City of Los Angeles. Grant recipients will be selected through a weighted lottery process, with final award recommendations based on the availability of funds, program guidelines, submission of all required information, and supporting documentation. Grant funds may only be used for allowable costs incurred on or after March 3, 2021.
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Here's the deal: Since we launched this program last year, IFundWomen has secured more than $8M in corporate grants to pay forward to our members (that’s you). So far, we have only deployed around 40% of the grant pool, so there is still a ton of money to go around.
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This application should take you no more than 20 minutes to fill out. Pro Tip: Have your business pitch written out in advance so you can simply copy and paste it in. The rest of the questions are basic and easy.
No applications being accepted at this time
Eligible applicants: current waitlisted applicants from certain previous rounds and new applicants that meet eligibility criteria found at CAReliefGrant.com
Eligible grant award: $5,000 – $25,000
Details: Applicants not selected to move forward in the review process in Rounds 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, or 7 do not need to re-apply and will be automatically moved into Round 9. New applicants will need to apply at CAReliefGrant.com
The Paid Family Leave Small Business (PFLSB) Grant will provide to California Small Businesses of less than 10 employees $500 for each employee who is utilizing the PFL Program, up to a total of $4,500 per small business, to help offset the costs involved with training other employees to cover the duties of this individual on leave.
California's Employment Training Panel 's programs will support the goals and objectives for outcomes as directed by the Administration and the Legislature. The list of Grants can be found at the below link, questions & inquiries about these Grants can be submitted through the form at the bottom of its page.
The Foreclosure Prevention & Mortgage Relief Program has been developed in partnership with the LA County Board of Supervisors, NHS Center for Economic Recovery and the Department of Consumer & Business Affairs. This program will provide foreclosure counseling and mortgage relief to L.A. County property owners. If the property owner has experienced financial distress between March 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021 as a result of COVID-19 and the property is located in a community highly impacted by COVID-19, they should consider applying for mortgage relief. Approved applicants can receive up to $20,000 to help offset mortgage delinquencies.