Financial assistance available for small businesses, immigrants and others impacted by the pandemic

California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant

The California Office of the Small Business Advocate has released new grant funding to benefit microbusinesses in San Mateo County. Applications accepted between March 11, 2022 and April 11, 2022. To qualify for this grant, you must have a business located in San Mateo County. You must have started the business before Dec. 31, 2019; the business must have been the main source of the business owner’s income in 2019; the business must be legally operating (i.e. paying sales tax, registered with the state as appropriate); and the business must have fewer than five employees (in 2019, 2020 and now).

Learn more about this grant program and all qualifications by clicking the blue button below.

Application Window: The preliminary deadline was April 11, 2022. However, applications are still being accepted until all funds have been awarded. Please submit your eligibility form as soon as possible. The portal will close when all funds have been awarded.

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Emergency Financial Assistance for Housing

This program offers emergency financial assistance for housing costs to eligible San Mateo County residents who have difficulty paying their rent, utility bills, and other essential expenses.

Application Window: Ongoing

Residents should contact the Core Service Agency that serves their area of the County, and more information is available here:

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San Mateo County Immigrant Relief Fund

This program offers $1,000 grants to immigrant residents of San Mateo County who lost income due to the pandemic, did not receive a stimulus check, and have a household income of less than 80% of the area median income ($97,440 for an individual, more for families).

Application Window: Ongoing

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