No, you do not need to be a U.S. citizen to apply.
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“Qualified microbusiness” means an entity that meets and self-certifies, under penalty of perjury, all of the following criteria:
“Qualified microbusiness owner” means an individual that meets and self-certifies, under penalty of perjury, all of the following criteria:
No, you may not apply if you received funds from the California Relief Grant Program.
Yes, you can apply if you received funds from the Paycheck Protection Program or other pandemic-related grant or loan programs.
The intent of the funding from Cal OSBA is to provide relief to the hardest to reach microbusinesses and entrepreneurs. The County will implement an outreach and marketing plan to identify and engage eligible microbusinesses that face systemic barriers to access capital, including but not limited to, businesses owned by women, minorities, veterans, individuals without documentation, individuals with limited English proficiency, and business owners located in low-wealth and rural, communities.