COVID-19 relief program for Santa Barbara County microbusinesses still has $300,000+ available
Program targets tiny businesses which missed out on other COVID-19 relief programs.
A grant fund to help microbusinesses in Santa Barbara County which were hit hard by the pandemic still has hundreds of thousands of dollars available.
The state, Santa Barbara County, and the Santa Barbara Foundation have teamed up to administer the program. It started in April of 2022 with more than $500,000, but as of this week, more than $300,000 is still available.
Grants of up to $2500 dollars are available to qualified microbusinesses. The program is designed to help very small businesses which didn’t get other COVID-19 relief money. Among the qualifications is a limit of less than $50,000 in revenue in 2019.