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Federal Small Business News

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Congratulations to Isabel Guzman, who was confirmed this week as Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA). Ms. Guzman’s experience in California and as deputy chief of staff for former SBA Administrator Maria Contreras Sweet will serve her well in this job, and the nation’s small businesses will benefit from her understanding of their issues at a time when they most need a strong champion. We are looking forward to working with her to support our small businesses.

We learned all about the stimulus for small businesses and what to expect/not expect on our Tuesday listening session with Matt Gomez, Banking Counsel for Chairwoman Nydia M. Velázquez, House Committee on Small Business. Read our latest CAMEO blog for Matt’s great insight. Some highlights:

  • Expands PPP eligibility to larger nonprofits and online publishers, and extended the program for three months.
  • Increases funding by $15 billion for EIDL targeted advances.
  • Includes $16 billion in grants for shuttered venues and a $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund.

#CAReliefGrant Train-the-Trainers

CA Relief Grant Train-the-Trainer

The California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program will open its Round 5 on March 25, 2021. Join us for a new Train-the-Trainer webinar on the program TOMORROW, March 19, 2021 at 2:00pm PT.

In this session, we’ll walk you through the application, including document upload, so you can prepare your clients.


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State Bill Watchlist

  • AB 511 – Crowdfunding
  • AB 915 – Increase in state contracting
  • SB 625 – California CDFI Fund

CAMEO is watching/researching the folowing bills, some of which need more bill language to make a decision:

  • AB 247 – Changes to COIN
  • AB 1177 – Creation of non predatory banking product
  • AB 1199 – Tax on corporate landlords
  • SB 625 – New state loan guarantee program 
  • SB 764 – Increase definition of small business

The Goodies

For Your Clients

  • Businesses can access CARES Act funding through CALED’s Statewide Revolving Loan Fund. For more information, contact Marc Nemanic
  • Small nonfarm businesses in all 58 California counties are now eligible to apply for low‑interest federal disaster loans from SBA. The deadline to apply for economic injury is November 5, 2021.

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