Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program Webinar

On Tuesday, January 5th, 2021, Senator Anthony J. Portantino held an informational panel for viewers on how to apply for the COVID-19 Relief Grant, which is being distributed through Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Lendistry. Small business owners are invited apply for the grant, which the first round will close Janurary 13th, 2021 at 11:59 PM. Below you will find the video from the panel webinar that goes over the entire application process, as well as links that will take you to more specific sections of the video. 

Additionally, viewers of the webinar asked questions and recieved answers live in the chatbox. That file is attached and can answer many of your own questions: sbdc_webinar_chat_room_questions_002.docx


SBDC California COVID-19 Relief Grant Webinar:



Explaining the Grant

Definition of Small Business and Nonprofit

Eligibility for Grant

Ineligible Businesses

Use of Grant Funds

How Recipients will be Determined

Getting to the Application

Basic Personal Info

Purpose of Grant

Business Demographics


Notification of Funding

Important Dates

Navigating CalRelief Grant Website

Final Questions

Closing Remarks