Small Business Assistance Program

small business assistance PROGRAM

CITY OF ORANGE 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 includes two grants: a Business Relief Grant of up to $25,000, and an Employee Retention Grant of up to $10,000. Qualifying businesses may receive assistance from both grant programs for a total of $35,000 in assistance. 

Business Relief Grant

Business Relief Grant

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 $25,000 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.

Employee Retention Grant

Employee Retention Grant

Small businesses that have been located in Orange for at least three years and have between 5 and 50 employees may be eligible for a grant of up to $10,000 that can be used for payroll to retain low- and moderate-income employees for at least 90 days. For more information about this grant including the complete list of eligibility criteria, see the Employee Retention Grant information page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the Small Business Assistance Program, please contact Aaron Schulze, Senior Administrative Analyst at (714) 744-2202 or by email at aschulze@cityoforange.org