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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
Black-owned businesses located and doing business in Oakland, CA.
-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
Provide copies of invoices or receipts for all costs via the application or direct to
- Complete applications will be reviewed within in 3-5 days and approved applications will be distributed via check
PHASE #1: ELIGIBLE COSTS
-Plywood window and door coverings
-Artist painting of plywood window and door coverings, including supplies
-Glass repair and replacement
-Graffiti coating repair and replacement
-Power washing and sidewalk cleaning
-Trash and debris removal
-Replacement of exterior fixtures, grilles or protective gates
-Graffiti abatement and repainting
-Replacement of merchandising fixtures
-Debris removal and cleaning
Name of Business
Mailing Address (if different from above)
Provide contact name
Provide best contact phone number
Provide contact email address
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:
Accounting services including help with taxes, loans and applying for other grants
Lease modification and negotiation support for outstanding rent debt balance
Management consulting to modify/update your business model
Online sales, marketing and social media including website updates and production
PPE and equipment purchasing for a safe reopening
Design build services for physical store improvements
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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