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California Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Grant Grant Program

California Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Grant Program

The California Small Business and Nonprofit COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Relief Grant Program will award funds to eligible businesses and nonprofits that have incurred costs for COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave in the 2022 calendar year. Funds are limited and will be awarded based on eligibility and availability of funds.

This Program was created in accordance with California AB 152 and is administered by the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA). Application portal powered by Lendistry.

LA County's Economic Opportunity Grant

LA County’s Economic Opportunity Grant (EOG) program application is open! The EOG will award more than $54 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds to small & micro businesses and non-profits impacted by the pandemic. Microbusinesses with less than $50,000 in annual gross revenue are eligible to apply today. Grants for small businesses and nonprofits opening in February 2023.

CA Nonprofit Performing Arts Grant

The purpose of the California Nonprofit Performing Arts Grant Program was created to provide grants to eligible nonprofit performing arts organizations (see Definitions) to encourage workforce development. The Program includes $49,500,000.00 to be allocated in one or more rounds to eligible nonprofit performing arts organizations that meet certain criteria.

Susan Harwood Training Grant Program

OSHA awards grants to nonprofits on through its Susan Harwood Training Grant Program. Grants are awarded to provide training and education programs for employers and workers on the recognition, avoidance, and prevention of safety and health hazards in their workplaces and inform workers of their rights and employers of their responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act. 

Verizon Small Business Digital Ready

Our online curriculum is designed to give small businesses the personalized tools to succeed in today’s digital world. Learning modules, expert coaching, peer networking and more—it’s all part of our goal to provide resources to help one million small businesses thrive. Complete two courses or coaching events to be eligible to apply for a  Verizon Small Business Digital Ready $10,000 grant – applications now open.

California Dream Fund Training Program

The California Dream Fund is a one-time $35 million grant program providing grants up to $10,000 to seed entrepreneurship and small business creation for businesses started in California on or after July 1, 2019. The grant is available to qualifying businesses that meet all eligibility criteria and complete a small business training program provided by the OCIE SBDC. You must attend every session to be eligible.

Fast Break for Small Business

We’ve teamed up with the NBA, WNBA, and NBA G League to assist communities by helping small business. LegalZoom is committing $6 million in grants and services to help small business owners who need better access to funding and legal services. Our goal is to change the game for small business owners and remove the barriers often faced by minorities, women, immigrants and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

The Inclusivity Project

The Inclusivity Project is connecting 1,000 Black entrepreneurs and Black-owned small businesses in underserved and socially disadvantaged communities with lifetime business mentorship and access to $100 million dollars in business loans and other types of capital to start their very first business or take their existing business to the next level.

One Million Black Women: Black in Business

Through the One Million Black Women: Black in Business, participants will learn how to better understand their finances, hire their first employee, price their products or services, and much more – at no cost to the business owner.


Black Restaurant Week

Celebrating the flavors of African American, African, and Caribbean cuisine. Black Restaurant Week showcases Black-owned restaurants and culinary businesses across North America. Register today to have your business showcased in a Black Restaurant Week campaign near you.

Immigrants Rising

Founded in 2006, Immigrants Rising transforms individuals and fuels broader changes. With resources and support, undocumented young people are able to get an education, pursue careers, and build a brighter future for themselves and their community.

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