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COVID-19 Small Business Grant

Oct 22, 2020

San Luis Obispo County is excited to announce the release of the COVID-19 Small Business Grant sponsored by the Workforce Development Board!  This grant program is aimed at assisting small businesses in San Luis Obispo County with 25 or fewer employees in preventing potential layoffs or facility closures which would occur due to the impacts of COVID-19. 


Examples of permissible use of the funds include, but are not limited to:

  • Purchasing remote access equipment or software that allows employees to work from home rather than being laid off (e.g. computers, printers, telephones, headsets, video conferencing software, etc.);
  • Purchasing cleaning/sanitation supplies and/or services that will allow exposure reduction as business begins to implement a re-opening plan;
  • Other creative approaches and strategies to reduce or eliminate the need for layoffs.


Grant funds will be provided as a reimbursement for allowable purchases with a maximum award of $1,5000 for businesses of 1-10 employees and a maximum award of $2,500 for businesses with 11-25 employees.


Details can be found on the WDB website at SLOworkforce.com.

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