Small Business Assistance Program
The Orange City Council has created the Small Business Assistance Program to provide relief to small businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Using funds from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) as well as CARES Act funds provided by Orange County Supervisor Don Wagner, the program offers grants to assist small businesses in the City of Orange. The Small Business Assistance Program is currently offering one grant: an Employee Retention Grant of up to $20,000. Due to lack of funding, we are not accepting applications at this time for the Business Relief Grant.
Update: We have expended all available funding for this grant, and we are not accepting applications at this time.
The Employee Retention Grant provides up to $20,000 to Orange small businesses that have been adversely affected by COVID-19. Grant funds may be used for payroll to retain low- and moderate-income employees for at least 90 days. To qualify, businesses must meet the following criteria*:
|Household Size||Maximum Income|
|1. Revenue statements for 2 months in 2020 verifying 25% less revenue than the same months in 2019|
|2. Revenue Statements for the same two months in 2019|
|3. Annual revenue statement for 2019|
|4. Payroll records for each qualifying employee|
|5. Income verification form for each qualifying employee|