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California Relief Grant Program

California recently began a $500 million grant program for eligible small business owners and nonprofits who have been impacted by COVID-19 and the health and safety restrictions. Grants up to $25,000 will be given to eligible small businesses and nonprofits to help cover expenses during the pandemic.  The Acorn Project, a project of Indian Dispute Resolution Services, Inc., is working to get the word out to Indian Country and assist people who need help to apply for the grant.

If you are ready to apply now, you can visit the application at  The closing date for Round 1 is January 13th, 2021 at 11:59 pm.  You can find more information about the grant at

Would you like help with your application?  IDRS is providing free assistance.  Sign up for help at  Please reach out so we can get the process started right away.  

Finally, we'll be having a webinar on the grant this coming Thursday.  Information is below. CA Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program Webinar - Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 12 pm (noon) Pacific

You will learn about the grant, if you're eligible, and if it's right for your business. We'll do a walk-thru of the application and let you know how to get free assistance as you go through the application process.

Contact us at:
Mark Thompson: or Lynn Wilson:
Phone: 916-482-5800
CA COVID-19 Grant Info Page:

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