Alameda County Small Business Recovery Grant Program

Alameda County Small Business Recovery Grant Program

On Oct. 10, the East Bay Economic Development Alliance launched the new Alameda County Small Business Recovery Grant Program. The grant fund is available to eligible Alameda small businesses and sole proprietorships with 25 or fewer employees. Eligible applicants can receive a one-time grant of $5,000 for home-based businesses and $10,000 for brick-and-mortar businesses.

The Small Business Recovery Grant Program was authorized by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors when it appropriated Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds and is available to most businesses that have not previously received COVID-19-related ARPA funding directly from the County of Alameda.

Funds are limited and not everyone who applies is guaranteed to receive funding. If the total funding requests for all grant applications exceeds available program funding levels totaling $11 million, grants will be awarded by lottery.

For more information, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application, visit www.acbusiness.org. The application period is open until Monday, Oct. 31.

Alameda business owners needing assistance preparing and submitting their applications are invited to contact the City of Alameda Economic Development Division at econdev@alamedaca.gov or 510-747-6890.