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The California legislature recently added an additional $1.5 billion in funding to the California Relief Grant program for small businesses and nonprofit organizations, and the Office of the Small Business Advocate has announced new funding rounds for grants of $5,000 - $25,000:

Round 7: August 3 through September 16
This is a closed round for prior applicants who have not yet been selected and are currently on the waiting list. No new applications will be accepted in this round.

Round 8: August 27 through September 8
For eligible nonprofit arts and cultural institutions only. Eligible organizations who have not received any funding from the program in any other round must complete a new application, even if they already applied in Rounds 1, 2, 5, or 6; eligible organizations that applied in Round 4 but did not receive funding do not need to reapply. Click here to see a list of eligible organizations.

Round 9: September 9 through September 30
New applications accepted and waitlisted applications from previous rounds will be selected for processing.

Grant awards will be in the amount of $5,000 - $25,000

Note: Applicants who applied in Rounds 1, 2, 3, 5, or 6 and who remain on the waiting list do not need to reapply. These applications will be automatically moved into Round 9. For more information about eligibility, or to start your application, visit, or see CalNonprofits’ FAQs.

Please monitor our website for updates as they become available and for webinars on the program. 

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