Business Funding Support

Online sales mini grants

The Town of Danville is now accepting applications for online sales mini grants. Grants are awarded up to $1,000 for retail brick and mortar businesses to develop an online shopping platform to augment retail sales to the public. Grants funds are limited, to apply complete the Mini Grant Application Form (PDF) and submit for review.

federal assistance

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent federal agency that councils, protects and strengthens small businesses to enhance their growth. The SBA also offers several different loan programs to help start-up businesses.

For businesses affected by the pandemic, the SBA administers multiple CARES Act funding options, and is available to help you overcome the challenges created by this health crisis.

The Small Business Owner's Guide/FAQ to the Cares Act (PDF)

CARES ACT Q&A (PAGE 6 SMALL BUSINESSES) (04/02/20)

ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOAN AND ADVANCE (EIDL)

All small business owners are eligible and ENCOURAGED to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000, and the loan advance will not have to be repaid.

Further, the EIDL program provides small businesses with working capital loans up to $2 million that can provide economic support to small businesses, with terms up to 30 years and deferred payments for one year.  Apply Now Online.

Learn more about other relief options available for your business: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options

payroll protection program

At this time, the Federal Government is NOT accepting applications for the PPP. 

Under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) created by the CARES Act, loans may be forgiven if borrowers use the proceeds to maintain their payrolls and pay other specified expenses.

Congress recently changed the rules regarding loan forgiveness. The Treasury Department and Small Business Administration are responsible for updating the application form and instructions for loan forgiveness. If you received a PPP loan, please discuss with your Tax Accountant to understand tax liability for loan forgiveness.

As additional funding legislation continues to move forward, up-to-date information can be found at:  https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/cares/assistance-for-small-businesses

EVICTION AND RENT FREEZE ORDINANCE

The Contra Costa Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve an Urgency Ordinance temporarily prohibiting evictions of residential and commercial real property tenants in Contra Costa County impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and establishing a moratorium on rent increases.  
(The FAQ page below has info and quick links on the side of the page.)

https://www.contracosta.ca.gov/7836/Eviction-and-Rent-Freeze-Ordinance-FAQs