FACES OF SOLANO BUSINESS
Small Busines Grant Program
Recognizing that many of Solano County’s small businesses were facing significant financial impacts and layoffs due to COVID-19, the Solano County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved $2 million in CARES Act funding in August 2020 and an additional $300,000 in November 2020 to be allocated for a small business grant program coined “Rebuild Solano’s Small Business Grant Program”. The County partnered with the Workforce Development Board of Solano County (WDB) and the Solano Small Business Development Center (SBDC)to administer the funds. The goal of the funds was to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on the community’s small businesses, assist them in pivoting their business operations to effectively respond to the changing environment, and to ensure equity in the dissemination of funds.
We are proud to share some of the journeys our county’s small businesses have faced during COVID-19. They represent businesses across our cities, industries, and demographics. They are stories of resiliency, determination, and innovation amidst crisis. We have been proud to join in partnership with the County of Solano to support our businesses during these times.