Apply for Funding
If at any time you run into issues filling this out, please reach out to apply@oaklandbbf.org.

FUNDS AVAILABLE

Phase #1. Recovery for black-owned brick and mortar businesses in Oakland:
Immediate response funds for repairing damages, providing storefront protection, and replacing equipment losses as a result of protests and looting. Funds will be distributed on a first come first served basis after application verification.


Phase #2. Technical Assistance for all (including home & online) black-owned businesses located in Oakland:
Paid services rendered by Black professionals specializing in strategic support and critical resources for reopening businesses during the pandemic, including help negotiating leases


ELIGIBILITY
Black-owned businesses located and doing business in Oakland, CA.

PROCESS
-Submit application form below indicating Phase 1 and/or Phase 2 needs
-If applying for Phase 1, please provide photos of damage or protection measures via the application or direct to apply@oaklandbbf.org Provide copies of invoices or receipts for all costs via the application or direct to apply@oaklandbbf.org
- Complete applications will be reviewed within in 3-5 days and approved applications will be distributed via check

PHASE #1: ELIGIBLE COSTS
PROTECTION
-Plywood window and door coverings
-Artist painting of plywood window and door coverings, including supplies

DAMAGE REPAIR
EXTERIOR
-Glass repair and replacement
-Graffiti coating repair and replacement
-Graffiti abatement
-Power washing and sidewalk cleaning
-Trash and debris removal
-Repainting
-Replacement of exterior fixtures, grilles or protective gates
-Signage replacement

INTERIOR
-Graffiti abatement and repainting
-Replacement of merchandising fixtures
-Debris removal and cleaning

Contact: apply@oaklandbbf.org• 
Email *
Name of Business *
Address *
Mailing Address (if different from above)
Provide contact name *
Provide best contact phone number *
Provide contact email address *
Company Website
Social Media Handles (Instagram, Facebook, etc)
Business is partially or fully black owned? *
PHASE #2: Technical Assistance
Oakland Black Business Fund connects entrepreneurs to technical service providers to help them stabilize their business and prepare for the next phases of growth. Any costs of service are covered by Oakland Black Business Fund.
Options include but are not limited to the following: *
Required
Please tell us about your business. What service does your business provide the community? *
Please share what other challenges your business is facing at this time. How else can people help you? *
Why do you think it's important to support Black businesses? What impact does your business have in Oakland's Black community? *
What have you been doing during the pandemic to either adapt your business or serve your community? *
How did you hear about Oakland Black Business Fund? *
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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