Alameda County CARES grants are in response to the economic, health and safety impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program was authorized by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors when it redirected $5 million in CARES Act funds for a small business grant program in response to the economic, health and safety impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. East Bay EDA was designated to administer and coordinate the program for Alameda County.
The program prioritizes grants for small, local and emerging businesses within Alameda County to assist with the costs of business interruption caused by COVID-19. Grants are intended to assist small businesses with covering necessary costs due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, incurred between March 17, 2020 and December 30, 2020.
Eligible businesses can receive a one-time grant of $5,000. The grant does not require a matching contribution from the applicant and will not require repayment. Funds are limited and not everyone who applies is guaranteed to receive funding.
An online application must be submitted by Monday, 11/30 at 11:30 PM.
For details, FAQ, and online application, please visit: https://eastbayeda.org/grants.