Orange County small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and cities will have access to $15 million in stimulus funds, under a stimulus plan authored by Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do.
Small businesses and nonprofits in Fountain Valley, Santa Ana, Garden Grove, Westminster and Midway City will be able to apply for $10,000 each in economic support grant funding through the CARES Act Funding.
In total, $13 million in grant funding will be awarded by lottery to eligible small businesses and nonprofits, with an additional $2 million available to economic development expenses in designated business districts in Fountain Valley, Santa Ana, Garden Grove and Westminster.
“This plan ensures that stimulus funds quickly help everyone--not just the rich and well-connected,” Do said said. “Our goal is to help small businesses, self-employed, sole proprietors, family-owned restaurants, and gig economy workers to get back on their feet.”
On June 2, the Orange County Board of Supervisors approved a plan that allocated $75 million in CARES Act funding equally between the five county supervisorial districts for economic support initiatives in response to COVID-19.
Out of the $554 million that Orange County received through the CARES Act Funding, $453 was set aside for vital COVID-19 response functions. This includes COVID-19 testing, protective equipment, social programs, and other essential core functions.
With the remaining $101 million, $26 million was allocated to cover reimbursements for eligible city costs related to COVID-19, leaving the remaining $75 million to be allocated equally by each of the five supervisorial districts.
Businesses and nonprofits must meet the following eligibility requirements:
The business or nonprofit must submit an attestation stating that it is impacted by COVID-19, including with a reduction in business activity or temporary closure.
Home-based businesses are eligible for grant funding.
Businesses selling CBD or marijuana, gambling facilities, and strip clubs are not eligible.
Small businesses or nonprofits with up to 10 full-time equivalent employees.
Independent contractors are also eligible.
Businesses and nonprofits must provide documentation to establish proof of place of business in an eligible city.
For more information, contact Guadalupe Carrasco, communications coordinator, at email@example.com or call (714) 834-3110.