This grant program is now closed.

Solano workforce board steers new $2M business assistance program by Todd R. Hansen, Daily Republic

Program Summary
In an effort to support small businesses and employers facing financial impacts and layoffs from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the County of Solano, in partnership with the Workforce Development Board (WDB) of Solano County and the Solano Small Business Development Center (SBDC), has established the Rebuild Solano’s Small Businesses Grant Program.

Utilizing $2 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds, this program will provide microgrants to Solano County small businesses who are experiencing economic stress related to the pandemic, with the goal of preventing layoffs or closures and allowing small employers to effectively pivot operations in response to COVID-19.

This is NOT a first come first served application award process. Awards will be given based on whether eligibility is met, the demonstrated need of the business due to COVID-19, and the quality of the application. Priority will be given to businesses that have less than 20 employees. Staff will consider whether businesses have received small business grants from other locally funded COVID-19 business investment programs in award decisions.

Please Note: Funds will not be allowed to be used to pay for employee wages or benefits, nor for rent or utilities.

Click here to learn more about eligibility guidelines, grant details and timeline for Rebuild Solano's Small Businesses Grant Program. (en español haga clic aquí)

APPLICATIONS
Applications are no longer being accepted.

AWARDEES
Click here for the complete list of the Rebuild Solano's Business Grant Program Awardees.

ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE
For more information or assistance with the Rebuild Solano’s Small Businesses Grant Programplease email Brianna Boyd at bboyd@solanowdb.org or call 707-863-3500.