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County of Riverside COVID-19 Microbusiness Grant Fund

This grant is provided by The County of Riverside

  • Grant Amount

    $2.5K
  • Application Deadline

About This Grant

The County of Riverside is strongly committed to serving its small business community. The County is addressing the adverse impacts on microbusinesses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic by providing financial grant support in the amount of $2,500.00 to qualifying microbusinesses and entrepreneurs.

Applications will be reviewed for eligibility and completeness upon a two-step submission process. Applications are being reviewed as quickly as possible, however, due to the high volume of applications and document verification needed, award notifications will be given as soon as possible in the order that they were received.

Below are the details on the eligibility requirements and process for receiving the grant award.

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.

How You Can Use the Funds

  • The grant award should be used to support your business needs, due to losses incurred from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Documents Required

  • Signed W-9 https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf)
  • 2019 and 2020 Federal or State Tax Return
  • Government Issued Photo Identification (State, Domestic or Foreign)
  • Document that includes business owner’s name that matches business name (for example, a local business permit or license, bank statement, tax return, or trade account.)
  • ACH-Bank Routing Information (bank name, address, account number and routing number – to be uploaded through our secure site). If needed, please contact your bank for support in identifying your routing information.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Microbusiness must be located in Riverside County.
  • Must be a for-profit microbusiness with LESS than $50,000.00 in GROSS revenues in the 2019 taxable year.
  • Microbusiness must have fewer than five (5) employees, including sole proprietorships and independent contractors, in the 2019 and 2020 taxable years.
  • Microbusiness must be currently active or have a clear plan for the reopening of the business.
  • Microbusiness must show a 10% reduction of revenue from 2019 to 2020.
  • Microbusiness must have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Microbusiness must have been in operation prior to December 31, 2019.
  • Grant funds are not available to businesses that have previously accessed the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program.
  • The business owner must be the majority-owner & manager of the business, and is the owner’s primary means of income in the 2019 taxable year.