Contra Costa County Renaissance Micro-Enterprise Relief Fund Interest Form
The Contra Costa County Micro-Enterprise Relief Fund offers grants to Contra Costa County micro-businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program aims to provide relief to micro-enterprises in order to help them survive this crisis and to maintain the provision of goods and services for Contra Costa County residents.

The Contra Costa County Micro-Enterprises Relief Fund is funded by the Contra Costa County CDBG program. The CDBG program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This fund is administered by the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center's Richmond office.


FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS FUND, A "MICRO-ENTERPRISE" WILL BE DEFINED AS A FOR-PROFIT ENTITY WITH:

-A maximum of 5 employees
-Less than $250,000 in annual business revenue
-Registered, in good standing with, and operating in Contra Costa County cities except for Walnut Creek, Concord, Pittsburg, and Antioch*

*If you live in one of these cities, please contact your city's CDBG program to inquire about relief funding

BUSINESS MUST:

-Be an existing micro-enterprise with up to 5 employees
-Have a business operating in Contra Costa County except for Walnut Creek, Concord, Pittsburg,
and Antioch
-Have a DUNS number (or able to obtain one prior to grant receipt)
-Have a business license
-Be able to show their business financials from the past year (tax returns, bank statements)
-Have a household income that is low to moderate-income (varies based on household size) or the majority of employees are low income (must show proof of income)
-Be directly impacted by COVID-19

INELIGIBLE BUSINESSES:

-Operating one of the following types of businesses: adult entertainment, liquor, cannabis, franchise
-Gig-workers: Uber, Instacart, etc.
-Received a PPP or EIDL loan/grant.

EXAMPLE USE OF FUNDS (NOT AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST)

-Purchasing technology (i.e. laptops, printer, point of sale system)
-COVID-19 precaution supplies (PPE)
-Safety remodeling (plexiglass, spacing tape, construction labor)
-Facade improvements and signage
-Online platform fees and social media marketing to further online sales
-Commercial rents
-Employee salaries

GRANT AMOUNT

-$1,000-$10,000
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Email *
First and Last Name: *
Phone number: *
Full home address: *
How many people are in your household? *
What is your household income? Please include income from everyone in your household. *
In what city does your business operate? *
Business name: *
Business Description: *
Please enter your website and social media links, if available
Do you have a business license? *
Do you have a DUNS number? *
Do you have documentation of your business financials from 2019 and/or 2020? *
How many employees does your business have (not including yourself)? *
What is your business's annual revenue for 2019?
What is your current business status? *
Have you received a PPP or EIDL loan or grant? *
Do you have any COVID-19 business recovery loan or grant applications pending?
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If you've received a loan or grant or have an application pending, please list amount and purpose of funds:
How has COVID-19 impacted your business? *
How is Covid-19 impacting your business revenue? *
How would grant funding help your business recover from the impacts of COVID-19? Please list your desired use of funds and amount (see the list in description for examples). *
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