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$5,000 Micro Grants Available to Orange County Small Businesses

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The California State University, Fullerton Small Business Development Center Network is teaming up with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation Los Angeles(LISC) and Wells Fargo for their LISC OC Small Business Relief Program to offer grants to micro-businesses in Orange County.

Thanks to support from Wells Fargo, LISC LA is providing 15 – $5,000 grants to small businesses affected by the COVID-19 Crisis.

The CSUF SBDC will be hosting a webinar on May 7th, 10-10:30a to provide businesses with more information on the grant application and eligibility requirements.

Click Here to sign up for the webinar: https://fullerton.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_17JvzVwlRpSw1CMoE_FQGA


The application will open from May 8, 2020 at 9a PST and close May 9, 2020 at 9a PST. You can preview the application questions here


  • Micro-businesses and enterprises affected by Covid-19 in Orange County, especially those in underserved communities, including entrepreneurs of color, women- and veteran-owned businesses that often lack access to flexible, affordable capital.
  • Businesses must have at least 2 employees and a maximum of 5 Full-Time Employees or 10 Part-Time Employees.
  • Applications will be reviewed based on criteria designed to prioritize particularly challenged businesses, and the final grantees will be randomly selected from the top scoring applicants.
  • Businesses must be located in Orange County.

You can also access more information for COVID-19 Business Resources and Business Relief with the links below:

HB Ready – Comprehensive Resource List – Click on Business Relief
HB Ready – Business Support
Huntington Beach Business Development – COVID-19 Business Resources

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