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California Grants and Other Information…

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California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program

The Office of the Small Business Advocate announced new funding rounds for the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. The additional $1.5 billion expansion makes California’s small business relief program the largest in the country. The funding will support small businesses and nonprofits that struggled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. New applications will be accepted starting September 9th.

Round 9: New applicants and waitlisted applicants from certain previous rounds.

Application window: September 9th through September 30th.

Eligible applicants: Current waitlisted and new applicants who meet eligibility criteria.

Eligible grant award: $5,000 – $25,000

Details: Applicants not selected to move forward in the review process in Rounds 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, or 7 do not need to re-apply and will be automatically moved into Round 9. New applicants can apply below.

APPLY NOW!
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CalSavers Deadline Fast Approaching! State law now requires all businesses with five or more employees to facilitate CalSavers if they do not already sponsor a qualified retirement plan.
Eligible employers with more than 50 employees who have not yet registered may be out of compliance and must register as soon as possible to avoid penalties by June 30, 2022. For more information, visit here.
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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is launching a streamlined application portal to allow borrowers with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $150,000 or less through participating lenders to apply for forgiveness directly through the SBA. Read more here.

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If you are a small business interested in learning about contracting opportunities with organizations in Los Angeles County, join us at this virtual event to hear from panelists at L.A. Care Health Plan as well as our partners at the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer & Business Affairs.
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Join us for an Employer Showcase where employers and interested interns can meet and discuss spring internships. Employers will share information about open opportunities, conduct group interviews, and identify candidates with whom they’d like to schedule a follow-up interview. RSVP Today.
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Starting or managing a business? Separate business and personal finances and grow with Google! Discuss how to track your business finances and manage your money by joining the Chamber on August 18, 10 a.m. PST. Learn more about this two-part series here.

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Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Future of Work Summit on July 20. By convening industry leaders, policy makers, and educators, we gained insight into our region’s current and future workforce needs while highlighting trends shaping the world of work. Interested in learning more about our workforce initiatives?Fill out this questionnaire.
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August
• 18 – Grow with Google
• 18 – Facebook University Gear Up
• 19 – Employer Showcase & Intern Hiring
• 26 – Business BuilderSeptember
• 01 – State of L.A. Business
• 08 – Small Business Council
• 26 – Small Business Preparedness Month
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  1. Small Business Summit
  2. OneLA Training Program Informational Session
  3. Future of Work
For more information and resources, visit here.

 

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