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County Administrative Office

Posted on: August 19, 2020

Applications now available for $3.2 million in CARES Act funding for businesses impacted by COVID-19

County of Humboldt

Local businesses can now begin submitting their applications to receive a share of $3.2 million the County of Humboldt made available through its Small Business Restart & Recovery Grant Program. The program, funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, will provide direct aid in the form of micro grants to small and locally owned and operated businesses that have experienced a financial hardship as a result of COVID-19.

Businesses that meet the eligibility criteria may apply for reimbursement not to exceed $500 for expenses incurred in relation to drafting/submitting their business reopening plan(s) and may also apply for up to $12,000 (cap per entity) to assist with COVID-19 related expenses.

Grant recipients must meet the following guidelines:

Be a for-profit business whose business was or has closed, or who incurred necessary expenditures as a result of COVID-19

Be in compliance with state and local Public Health orders

Other criteria contained in the grant guidelines, linked in the Notice of Funding Availability below

How do I apply for the Small Business Restart & Recovery Grant?

Step 1: View the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for grant guidelines.

Aviso de Disponibilidad de Fondos

NOFA Amendment - Updated, as of August 19th, 2020, covering supporting documentation

Online Applications

Step 2: Review and complete the Restart Grant Application (up to $500) application and submit online

Step 3: Review and complete the Recovery Grant Application (up to $12,000) and submit online

If you need a W-9 form click here Business Resources.

Printable Forms 

Restart Grant Application - English

Recovery Grant Application - English

If you are an SBDC client and you would like to allow SBDC to reach out to Economic Development on your behalf, please submit the form to North Coast SBDC Lender & Resource Partner Communications Release Acknowledgment 

The program is administered by the County Administrative Office (CAO) and the CAO’s office of Economic Development in partnership with the Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services.

For more information, please contact the County of Humboldt Economic Development team at or at 707-445-7745.

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