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CARES Act Small Business Grant Program Expands Eligibility to More Home-Based Businesses

The eligibility criteria for Orange County’s CARES Act Small Business Grant Program has been expanded and updated on More small businesses can now qualify for funding to help them overcome the temporary loss of revenue due to COVID-19.


 Changes include:



  • Updated criteria for the Small Business Grant Program which now allows businesses that have already received up to $75,000 in Pay Check Protection (PPP) loans to qualify for this program.


To date, the Orange CARES Act Funding for Small Businesses Program has approved the distribution of more than $41 million to small businesses. These grant programs are open to all small businesses located within the boundaries of Orange County, including all municipalities.


Small businesses that are interested in applying are urged to review all eligibility criteria and required documents before applying.


For more information on eligibility criteria and required documents, visit the Small Business Grant Program webpage. If you are unable to access the Internet or have a language barrier, please call Orange County’s 3-1-1 call system for assistance.


If you have general questions about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), please visit the CDC COVID-19 website


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