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Small Business Assistance Grant Program Application

The County of Santa Cruz has announced a second round of grants for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The first round of applicants received awards totaling over $278,000. A total of over $721,000 is available to be awarded during this second round.


Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded to provide immediate financial support to businesses. This round of grants is available to both essential and non-essential businesses with fewer than 25 employees.


Grant funds may be used to reimburse payroll expenses due to business interruption, lease payments for business premises, acquisition of inventory needed to re-open or maintain open status, new telework equipment costs, personal protective equipment, facility readiness (social distancing preparedness, business modifications, outdoor dining, etc.), and other eligible expenses.


Complete applications are due no later than October 11, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. For more information, visit their website:


Small Business Assistance Grant Program Application