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Financial resources for businesses

Marin Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

If you are a small business, you are able to receive no cost expert support with any of your loan/grant applications. Please contact Marin SBDC for guidance and assistance by calling 415-482-1819 or sign up on the SBDC website.


Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) through SBA

  • Open until December 31, 2021
  • Not forgivable, loans up to $2M
  • Use of funds: Working capital, inventory, fixed debt payments and other normal businesses expenses

Paycheck Protection Program ( PPP) through a Lending Organization

  • Open until March 31, 2021
  • Forgivable, loans up to $2M
  • Use of funds: Payroll costs, mortgage interest, rent and utility expenses

CA Rebuilding Fund through CDFIs

  • Open now with no end date listed
  • Not forgivable, up to $100K loan
  • Use of funds: working capital, inventory, marketing, refitting for new social distancing guidelines, operating and emergency maintenance, property taxes, utilities, rent, supplies, and other appropriate business purposes

CA Relief Grant Program

Important Update:

  • If you have not applied yet in Round 1 or 2, then you have to wait until Round 5 which opens on March 25th.
  • If you are waitlisted right now, you will automatically roll over into Round 3. There is nothing for you to do now.
  • Round 4 opens March 16 and closes March 23.
    • Only for 501(c)(3) Arts & Cultural Nonprofits
      Acceptable NAICS codes found in your 990 Form: 453920, 711110, 711120, 711130, 711190, 711310, 711320, 711410, 711510, 712110, 712120, 712130, 712190
    • No annual gross revenue limit for applicants
  • Round 5 opens March 25 and closes March 31
    • Open for new applicants to apply as well as waitlisted applicants
  • Round 6 dates and protocols TBD. More coming soon
  • Grant administrator and fund distributor is Lendistry
  • Lendistry Call Center: 888-612-4370 open 7:00am-11:00pm or CAReliefGrant@lendistry.com
  • One time grant based on annual gross income - $5,000 - $25,00

Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) Grant from SBA

  • Not live yet (coming soon)
  • Up to $10M one-time grant
  • Open only for specific businesses: live venue operators or promoters, theatrical producers, live performing arts organization operators, relevant museum operators, zoos and aquariums who meet specific criteria, motion picture theater operators, talent representatives, and each business entity owned by an eligible entity that also meets the eligibility requirements
  • Must have been in operation as of Feb. 29, 2020
  • Venue or promoter must not have received a PPP loan on or after Dec. 27, 2020
  • Apply directly through SBA

Marin County Small Business Fund

  • Open now, closes March 22
  • Up to $10,000 grants and interest-free loans of no more than $50,000
  • Open to small businesses with low-income owners and/or businesses with 50% or more employees being low-income

Marin County Environmental Health - Licensing Fees

Marin County Environmental Health Services is waiving all late penalties on licensing fees for food facility and body art facilities/practitioners. If you have a financial hardship contact Environmental Health at 415-473-6907 to work out an installment payment plan with deferral of fee balances extended until June 30, 2021.

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