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Posted on: February 15, 2022

Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant

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The Riverside County Office of Economic Development is pleased to announce that microbusinesses negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, in accordance with specified criteria, may apply for a $2,500 grant.

The intent of the Riverside County Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program is to provide relief to the hardest to reach microbusinesses and entrepreneurs located throughout the county.

Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for qualifying micro businesses. Applicants will be notified within 14 business days from point of application submittal as to approval status. Awardees will receive funding once the County of Riverside receives funding from the California Office of the Small Business Advocate which is expected no later than 

BUSINESSES MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

  • Be located within Riverside County
  • Less than five employees
  • In operation since 12/31/2019
  • Business must be the source of primary income in 2019
  • Less than $50,000 in Revenues in 2019
  • Haven’t previously received a small business relief grant from the State of California


Eligible Uses of Funds Include:

  • Payroll/Employee Retention
  • Working Capital
  • Purchase of Personal Protective Equipment
  • Rent or Mortgage Payments

Paying Vendor Invoices

For more information on the Riverside County Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program please visit rivcobizhelp.org, or contact us at mailto:bizinfo@rivco.org or (951) 955-0493.

 

Funded in part through a Grant from the California Office of the Small Business Advocate. All opinions, conclusions, and /or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the California Office of the Small Business Advocate.

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