Small Business Assistance Program
CITY OF ORANGE SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
UPDATE JULY 8, 2020
We have received more applications for this program than we can approve with the funding that is currently available. Our team is working to identify additional sources of grant funding and we encourage you to submit an application if you are interested. All new applications will be kept on file pending the receipt of additional funding.
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 includes two grants: a Business Relief Grant of up to $25,000, and an Employee Retention Grant of up to $10,000. Qualifying businesses may receive assistance from both grant programs for a total of $35,000 in assistance.
Small businesses that have been located in Orange for at least one year and have between 1 and 50 employees may be eligible for a grant of up to $25,000 that can be used for payroll, capital, equipment, and operating expenses. For more information about this grant including the complete list of eligibility criteria, see the Business Relief Grant information page.
Small businesses that have been located in Orange for at least three years and have between 5 and 50 employees may be eligible for a grant of up to $10,000 that can be used for payroll to retain low- and moderate-income employees for at least 90 days. For more information about this grant including the complete list of eligibility criteria, see the Employee Retention Grant information page.
If you have any questions about the Small Business Assistance Program, please call at (714) 744-2222 or email at email@example.com.