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California Relief Grant – Round 5


Round 5 of the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program opened today, and will close on March 31, 2021.

Governor Newsom signed into law a comprehensive package providing urgent relief for the small businesses of CA. The package provides an additional $2 billion for grants up to $25,000 for small businesses impacted by the pandemic.
CAMEO has held two Train-the-Trainer webinars for organizations and their staff to learn all about the application process and how best to prepare their clients for this new round of grants. Watch the recordings below:

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New Small Biz Advocate

Congratulations to CAMEO member, Tara Lynn Gray, the new head of the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) following the departure of Isabel Guzman who now leads the US SBA. 

Tara Lynn Gray has served as CEO of the Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce since 2017. We welcome the appointment of Ms. Gray and look forward to working with her to support our state’s smallest, most underserved businesses and to ensure an equitable and inclusive recovery.


Have you Eaten Yet?

The AAPI community is hurting right now – from racist violence to the economic fallout of the pandemic on minority and underserved business owners.

One way you can support the community right now is by eating at AAPI-owned restaurants and shopping at AAPI-owned businesses tomorrow, March 26, 2021. Spread the word among your colleagues and post on social media using #HaveYouEatenYet.

The Goodies

For Your Clients

New Research

Funding Opportunities

Other Goodies

  • Member Kudos: Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center and Women’s Economic Ventures were among the 8 groups selected for SEED program funding.
  • Jobs: Main Street Launch, Centro Community Partners, and Renaissance announced new jobs recently. See who else is hiring!