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Orange County to Award Miscrobusiness Grants in Ladera Ranch and RMV

February 17, 2022 8:15 AM | Todd Stearns (Administrator)

The County of Orange, in partnership with the Orange County Workforce Development Board (OCWDB),  California Office of the Small Business Advocate, U.S. Small Business Administration, Orange County Small Business Development Center, SCORE, Orange County Public Libraries, City of Garden Grove, City of Irvine, City of Laguna Niguel, City of Mission Viejo, City of Rancho Santa Margarita, City of Santa Ana,  Special District of Rossmoor, and various Chambers of Commerce including the Ladera Rancho Chamber is awarding grants to assist qualified microbusinesses in Orange County that have been significantly impacted by COVID-19 pandemic.

Qualified microbusiness means an entity that meets and self-certifies, under penalty of perjury, all of the following criteria:

  • The microbusiness began its operation prior to December 31, 2019.

  • The microbusiness is currently active and operating or has a clear plan to reopen when the state permits reopening of the business.

  • The microbusiness was significantly impacted by COVID-19 pandemic.

  • The microbusiness had less than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) in revenues in the 2019 taxable year.

  • The microbusiness currently has fewer than five full-time equivalent employees and had fewer than five full-time equivalent employees in the 2019 and 2020 taxable years.

  • The microbusiness is not a business excluded from participation in the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program, as specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (f) of Section 12100.82.

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