This information contains important updates about California’s Small Business Covid-19 Relief Grant program.

Most importantly, please note that the deadline for Round 1 applications has been extended to January 13th, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. Apply now at

Additionally, in order to handle the continued high volumes, we have made adjustments to the update and upload process. If applicants experienced disruptions in the application process, they will be notified when they can log back in for updates and uploads.

For applicants in process, the opportunity to finish your application and upload documents will begin today, January 6th, 2021. Please note that you will be notified by email when to log in to complete your unfinished application or upload requested documents.

You will receive an email with a new password, your username will stay the same to log into the Portal. This new password will work going forward and will replace any passwords used up until this point.

This will be a slow release to prevent high volume traffic, so please check your email throughout the day. If you have already started an application in the system please do not fill out a new application as this can delay consideration; however, you should complete your application and upload documents prior to January 13th, 11:59 p.m.

New applicants are welcome to apply any time prior to January 13th, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

New dates and deadlines:

•Start a new application –December 30th, 2020 –closes January 13th, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.

•Update and upload documents for in-process applications –January 6th, 2021 –January 13th, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

•The new closing date for Round 1 is January 13th, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

As a reminder, this is not a first-come, first-serve application process or rolling approval process -all eligible applicants will be considered for the grant at the close of Round 1 on January 13th, 2021 at 11:59 pm and not before.

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