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Are you a California nonprofit that employed 26-49 employees (at any one time) during either 2021 or 2022? Did you pay mandated COVID sick pay? If you can answer yes to those two questions, you are probably eligible to receive a $10,000-$50,000 grant from the State of California.

California Small Business and Nonprofit COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Relief Grant Program (SPSL), an effort of the California Office of the Small Business Advocate, will provide much-needed financial aid to eligible nonprofits and small businesses for costs incurred providing Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) to their employees during the pandemic. CalNonprofits advocated mightily for the legislation that created this program, and we’ve been working diligently to assure the process is inclusive and supportive of nonprofit organizations.

We are excited to be partnering with Lendistry and CalOSBA to help get the word out and assist applicants in accessing the grant program. But you’ll need to act quickly: the application window closes June 30th.

We hosted an informational webinar and have another coming up on June 26th!

We encourage you to learn more and begin the application process and sign up for an informational webinar. We will host a nonprofit-specific webinar on June 26th, you can access the recording to our earlier webinar, or explore the full webinar calendar from Lendistry. We also created this FAQ specifically addressing those questions that could be unclear or confusing for nonprofit applicants.

Applications are only being accepted from through June 30. Questions? Contact Robert Gibbons, Project Director, at

This program was created in accordance with California AB 152 and is administered by the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA). Application portal powered by Lendistry.

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