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San Rafael Update: State COVID Update + CA Grant Relief Program

Posted on December 30, 2020

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Yesterday, the State provided an update on COVID-19 activity across the state, California’s collective hospital and intensive care unit (ICU) capacity, and the Regional State at Home Order.

The Bay Area region will remain under the Regional Stay Home Order until January 8th at the earliest with potential to extend depending on four-week ICU capacity projections. Currently, the Bay Area’s available ICU capacity is 7.5%.

The ICU capacity projections are based on four factors:

  • current estimated regional ICU capacity available
  • measure of current community transmission
  • current regional case rates
  • the proportion of ICU cases being admitted

We must continue working together to mitigate community transmission—stay home except for essential travel, wear your mask when you leave your home, limit contact to members of your household, and practice good hygiene.

CA Grant Relief Program opens today

The California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant opened today, December 30th. A total of $475 million will be available in two rounds for businesses or non-profits that would like to apply. Round one will distribute $237 million.

Who can apply?

Active small businesses with gross revenues of $2.5M or less and small nonprofits 501(c)3 and 501(c)6 with gross revenues of $2.5M or less
Businesses operating since June 1, 2019

Important Deadlines

  • Application Opens: December 30, 2020 at 6:00 am PST
  • Application Closes: January 8, 2021 at 11:59 pm PST
  • Start of Approval Notifications: January 13, 2021

Learn about the Grant

The Small Business Development Center is hosting a series of webinars to discuss the program, eligibility, funding, and more. All webinars begin at 11:00 am, don’t miss it—register online!

  • December 31st, 11:00 am – English/Farsi
  • January 2nd, 11:00 am – English/Vietnamese
  • January 3rd, 11:00 am – English/Korean
  • January 4th, 11:00 am – English/Arabic

This is not a first-come, first-serve application process. If your business or non-profit would like to apply, you can do so anytime between now and January 8, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

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