The City of Fountain Valley is partnering with Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosted by California State University, Fullerton to implement a Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program to provide funding to low-income small business owners to assist with expenses incurred in response to COVID-19. Small businesses in Fountain Valley with less than 25 employees that meet the income and eligibility requirements may be eligible to receive a working capital grant of up to $10,000.
The program is funded by supplemental Community Development Block Grant funds provided through the CARES Act to fund activities that prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19. Priority will be given to businesses who have not yet received funding from prior city of other government grants.
SBDC will present a Webinar on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. to present information on the grant program and answer your questions. This webinar will be in English and Vietnamese.
To view the program guidelines and sign up for the webinar, click here.
Applications will only be accepted on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. until Monday, May 17, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. through the SBDC website.
For more information, please contact the Small Business Development Center at (800) 616-7232.
Congratulations to the COVID-19 Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Recipients!
$350,000 was awarded to 35 local businesses who qualified for the COVID-19 Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant. Each business received $10,000 to assist in paying for business costs incurred due to COVID-19. The City received a supplemental Community Development Block Grant allocation provided through the CARES Act for activities that prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus to fund the grant. Thank you to all that participated!