Nearly $80 million in local CARES funding went directly to small and home-based businesses in Orange County. In addition, 65% of those dollars went toward minority and women-owned businesses.
In total, nearly 8,000 Orange County small businesses received small business grants. Grants were able to cover rent, help business owners meet employee payroll, cover needed personal protective equipment (PPE) and other unexpected expenses businesses incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Small Business Grant Program provided $10,000 grants to businesses and the Micro-Grant Program for Home-Bases Businesses grants funded up to $3,000 in assistance.
See how our small businesses were positively impacted: