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CA Relief Grant Updates & Office Hours


Round 2 for the California Relief Grant is NOW LIVE. New applicants can apply at Applications will close on February 8, 2021 at 6:00pm PST.

Eligible and waitlisted applicants from Round 1 are automatically rolled over and do not need to reapply. Please note that applying twice can be flagged as fraud and slow an applicant’s progress.

CAMEO is holding a Train-the-Trainer Q&A session TODAY at 10:00am PST. Heidi Pickman and Susan Brown will review the information (briefly) from past webinars and answer your questions about the program and how to better help your clients. Join and Ask Us Anything!

The San Diego & Imperial SBDC Network is offering live office hours every day to answer small business owners’ specific questions about their grant applications. Their advisors can help applicants in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Dari, Vietnamese, Arabic, Portuguese, Swahili, and Somali.

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Nomination Hearing for SBA Administrator

Yesterday, the Senate Small Business Committee held the nomination hearing for Isabel Casillas Guzman, President Biden’s pick for SBA Administrator.

In her testimony, Ms. Guzman pledged to serve as the voice of small business owners and to represent the entire sector, from independent contractors and sole proprietors to startups and Main Street shops.

If you missed the hearing, you can watch the recording here.

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Black Entrepreneurs Making History

Black small business owners don’t just create jobs – they lift their communities into prosperity.

One such example is Olympia Auset, who took it upon herself to bring low-cost organic food to her South L.A. neighborhood – a food desert. CDC Small Business Finance helped Olympia buy a space for her business through their Impower loan program.

Celebrate Black History Month by learning about Olympia and other successful Black entrepreneurs.

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