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$500 Million California Relief Grant Program

Governor Newsom and the Legislature recently announced the $500M California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program, which provides relief grants for eligible small businesses and nonprofits. These funds do not need to be repaid and can be used to cover a wide range of expenses incurred as a result of the pandemic.

Lendistry will be distributing these grants, which range from $5,000 to $25,000, and will be working with its mission-based lending partners across the state to support the applicants for these grants.

How to Apply

Applications will be evaluated based on eligibility and pre-determined COVID-19 impact factors will be incorporated into the program’s priority criteria.


  • The first round of applications will launch at 6:00 a.m. PT on Wednesday, December 30th.

  • The application period for this phase will close on Friday, January 8th at 11:59 p.m. PT.

  • Any applicants not awarded in Round 1, but eligible, will be automatically considered for the second round.

You can learn more about the program at Eligible small businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19 are encouraged to apply.