Small Business Assistance Program

small business assistance PROGRAM

The Orange City Council has created the Small Business Assistance Program to provide relief to small businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Using funds from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) as well as CARES Act funds provided by Orange County Supervisor Don Wagner, the program offers grants to assist small businesses in the City of Orange. The Small Business Assistance Program is currently offering one grant: an Employee Retention Grant of up to $20,000. Due to lack of funding, we are not accepting applications at this time for the Business Relief Grant.


  1. Business Relief Grant
  2. Employee Retention Grant

Update: We have expended all available funding for this grant, and we are not accepting applications at this time. 

Small businesses that have been located in Orange for at least one year and have between 1 and 50 employees may be eligible for a grant of up to $10,000 that can be used for payroll, capital, equipment, and operating expenses. For more information about this grant including the complete list of eligibility criteria, see the Business Relief Grant information page.