County, City and Community Leaders Coming Together to Support Local Businesses
LAKE COUNTY, CA (December 31, 2020) – The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented financial and procedural complication for many small business owners. They are our friends, employers, coaches, and neighbors, and we all want to do what we can to help.
On Monday, January 4, at 1pm, Supervisors Bruno Sabatier and Eddie Crandell, representatives from the County of Lake, Cities of Clearlake and Lakeport, and other business community stakeholders will convene the second meeting of the Lake County Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Team.
Helping position Lake County businesses to take advantage of relief funding opportunities that emerge is a matter of priority. This Wednesday (12/30) began the application period for the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program, a $500 million funding opportunity offering grants of up to $25,000 for eligible businesses with annual revenues of $2.5 million or less. This is not a first-come, first-served funding opportunity, but the application period ends January 8 at 11:59pm. The Small Business Development Center is offering daily 11am informational Webinars through January 4: https://fullerton.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DNMLHwM5SSehzRxAKkSFZA
Monday’s Small Business COVID Recovery Meeting Agenda will also include discussion of advocacy opportunities, to ensure Lake County businesses get an appropriate share of available State and Federal relief funding, and the Federal Stimulus Package, including a 2nd round of Federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP2) funding: https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/get-ready-for-paycheck-protection-84074/
What: 2nd Lake County Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Team Meeting
When: Monday, January 4, 2021, 1pm
Meeting ID: 910 3363 7729
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Additional resources for businesses are available at:
• https://www.lisc.org/covid-19/small-business-assistance/rural-relief-small-business-grants/?fbclid=IwAR3hJHNv3_dIywPiwRbE7Hw_UqjRalZ_BX6ILF_hhF_-LbtnRo6kIu1JWlw (Grant opportunity for Rural Businesses, application period open, closes January 5, 11:59pm);
• https://business.ca.gov/coronavirus-2019/; and