Contra Costa County Micro-Enterprise Relief Fund

Contra Costa County* Micro-Enterprise Relief Fund Now Open

We are excited to let you know that Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center in partnership with the Contra Costa CDBG has started a Contra Costa County* Micro-Enterprise Relief Fund. The  Contra Costa County Micro-Enterprise Relief Fund offers grants to Contra Costa County micro-businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program aims to provide relief to micro-enterprises in order to help them survive this crisis and to maintain the provision of goods and services for Contra Costa County residents.

For the purposes of this fund, we define a micro-enterprise as a for-profit entity with:

  • A maximum of 5 employees

  • Less than $250,000 in annual revenue

  • Registered, in good standing with, and operating in Contra Costa County cities except for Walnut Creek, Concord, Pittsburg, and Antioch*

This Relief Fund will provide working capital grants of $1,000 – $10,000. Grants can be used to cover costs such as COVID-19 precaution supplies (PPE), safety remodeling (plexiglass, spacing tape, construction labor), facade improvements (parklets) and signage, online platform fees, and social media marketing to further online sales, commercial rents, employee salaries, and other operating costs.

For more eligibility criteria please view the application:

Para conocer más criterios de elegibilidad, consulte la solicitud:

Deadline has passed.

**The CDBG’s Urban County’s eligible area is the entire County, less the cities of Antioch, Concord, Pittsburg, and Walnut Creek, which administer independent CDBG programs. Learn more here.

Please note that if your application is approved, you will be asked to submit the following documentation in order to receive the grant.

  • DUNS number
  • Copy of your business license
  • Proof of household income
  • Employees’ proof of household income (if applicable)
  • Documentation of your business financial statements from 2019
  • W-9 Form

We will also ask for proof of receipts after you receive the grant funds.

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