California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. This Program is funded by the State of California and administered by CalOSBA.

APPLICATION
TIPS

Tip #1: What To Do Before You Apply

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REVIEW THE PROGRAM AND APPLICATION GUIDE

The Program and Application Guide details the entire application process, step-by-step, and provides tips on how to improve your application experience. It also includes screenshots of the application and Portal to help you familiarize yourself with the process.

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WATCH VIDEOS ON THE APPLICATION PROCESS

To help you with the application process, we have prepared short videos that walk you through each step. We will continuously update this page with more videos in multiple languages.

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PREPARE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Review the “Program Overview” in the application guide for a list of required documents for the grant. The guide also provides tips and resources to help you properly scan your documents for upload.

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FIND AND APPLY THROUGH A PARTNER

To apply for a grant, you will need to do so through a partner. You can find a partner by language or by county. Please apply once and through one partner only.

Tip #2: Web Browser

Throughout the entire application process, please use Google Chrome only.
Using other web browsers, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, and Bing, may disrupt your application process.
Click here to Download Google Chrome

Tip #3: Acceptable Email Addresses

Please make sure you are using a valid email address when applying. You will receive updates and additional instructions at the email address you provide.

IMPORTANT NOTE – The following email addresses will not be accepted and recognized in our system:
1. Emails beginning with [email protected]
Example: [email protected]
2. Emails ending with @contact.com or @noreply.com
Example: [email protected]
Example: [email protected]

Tip #4: Scan Your Documents Properly

All documentation must be provided in an electronic form for online upload, such as PDF/JPEG or other approved upload format. The electronic form must be clear, aligned straight, and contain no disruptive backgrounds. If you do not have a scanner, we recommend using the following free mobile apps:

Genius Scan
Apple | Click Here to Download
Android | Click Here to Download
Adobe Scan
Apple | Click Here to Download
Android | Click Here to Download

ACCEPTABLE ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS
UNUSABLE ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS

Unusable electronic submissions will not be accepted for your application.

Tip #5: Prep Your Application Certification

As part of the application process, you will need to self-certify the accuracy of information by signing an Application Certification. The Application Certification will be available in electronic form for you to download and complete. Your signed Application Certification will need to be submitted during the “Uploading Documents” section of the application process.

How To Download and Complete the Application Certification

1. Use the following links to view the Application Certification for your business.

Application Certification for For-Profit Businesses | Click Here to Download
Application Certification for Non-Profit Businesses | Click Here to Download

2. Download the electronic form to your computer

3. Enter your initials next to all numbered items.
4. Complete the Application Certification with your signature and business information.
5. Save your completed Application Certification on your device.
6.  Upload the completed Application Certification.

You can also print the Application Certification and complete it by hand. 

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