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Posted on: December 30, 2020

Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program - deadline Jan 8, 2021

The first round of applications for the California small business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program is now open.


The Grant application is now open:

Here is the local Mendocino Application Link:

West Center is both an SBDC and a Women’s Business Center therefore can support anyone in need of application assistance.


The deadline for applying is 11:59 pm JANUARY 8, 2021.


Because many are trying to apply for the CA Relief Grant the site can run into glitches. Please remember This grant is NOT a first come first serve grantIt is revenue/needs based.


Tech Support: 

Here's some help tips should you having technical difficulties:


(1) Make sure you are using the Chrome browser.


(2) If it is not working today try again tomorrow or this weekend if the page isn't loading--there are thousands applying every hour in the first days, so the site can get overloaded. Please remember This grant is NOT a first come first serve grant.


(3) For tech support, password resets, re-entering a submitted application, etc. please reach out to Lendistry directly: 1-888-612-4370 or


If the grant request is approved, there is no deadline for spending the money, however it will count as taxable income.

For more information go to:

Anyone who needs help preparing answers or pulling together the paperwork may reach out to their West Center business advisor directly or call 707-964-7571. If you don't have an advisor yet you can apply for the first time at or contact the West Center director at 510 504 3284.

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