WELCOME TO THE COUNTY OF ORANGE SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF PROGRAM


Businesses and non-profits located within Orange County’s Districts 4 and 5 that have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic are encouraged to apply for a grant of up to $10,000 from the County of Orange.

Businesses applying for the Grant Program must meet certain eligibility criteria. All grants are subject to underwriting and approval. Please note that due to limited funds, not all applications submitted may receive funding.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN THE APPLICATION, PLEASE READ THE FAQ DOCUMENT AND THE INSTRUCTIONS / REQUIREMENTS BELOW.


Before you start, please note:

  • Beginning on Sunday July 5 at 5:01 p.m., applications will continue to be accepted on a first come, first funded basis (within each city’s allocation). The program will permanently close on July 19 at 5:00 p.m. or when each city allocation is exhausted, whichever occurs first. The cities of Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Dana Point/Capistrano Beach, and San Clemente are fully subscribed and applications are no longer being accepted.

  • You will only be able to upload documents if you are determined pre-eligible based on your answers to the Application questions.

  • You can return to your application once you start it if you select Finish Later and not Submit it – once submitted, you cannot modify.

  • Applications must be COMPLETE to be considered for funding.

Application Process

Step 1. Is your Business Eligible to Apply?

To be eligible, your business must:

  1. Be an existing For-Profit business or Non-profit organization located within District 4 or 5. To determine which District you are in, search your business address HERE.
  2. Be able to demonstrate adverse impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. At least one must be true: 1. Your business or non-profit was forced to close, you had to layoff one employee, or your revenue or sales declined 25% or more.
  3. Home based businesses and home based non-profits are NOT eligible for the grant
  4. Businesses or non-profits with more than 25 employees as of March 1, 2020 are NOT eligible for the grant
  5. Also, businesses or non-profits must be eligible to receive Federal funds. Gambling, cannabis dispensaries and adult entertainment businesses are ineligible for this grant.

Eligible grant uses can include:

  1. Accounts payable, insurance, and utilities
  2. Inventory and working capital including Personal Protective Equipment
  3. Facility cleaning & restoration
  4. Rent or business mortgage payments
  5. Employee payroll not already supported by Payroll Protection Program

Step 2. Go to your District link below and complete the application questions. If you are eligible, you will then proceed to upload the required documents and complete the remaining forms with your application.

As part of the application process, you will be required to upload the following documents, please have them ready:

  1. Two Bank Statements: For District 5, a copy of your business or non-profit April 2019 and April 2020 bank statements. For District 4, your business or non-profit October 2019 and April 2020 bank statements.
  2. Two Employee Lists: A list of all your employees by name and position on February 29, 2020 and another one from April 30, 2020.

Step 3. Complete the following during the application process:

  1. County of Orange Grant Agreement
  2. Federal Tax W9 Form with your Employee ID Number (EIN) or Social Security Number
  3. ACH Form requiring your business bank account routing information

Get Started!
Use the District Lookup by Address Tool to determine your District

District 4 Cities: (Brea, Fullerton, La Habra, Placentia, most of Anaheim, part of Buena Park, and unincorporated communities)
District 5 Cities: (Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, portions of Irvine, as well as the unincorporated areas of Coto de Caza, Emerald Bay, Ladera Ranch, Las Flores, Rancho Mission Viejo, Stonecliffe and Wagon Wheel)
If you have any questions regarding District 4 grant application, please email ocd4faq@mainstreetlaunch.org.
If you have any questions regarding District 5 grant application, please email ocd5faq@mainstreetlaunch.org.