The Butte Business Stabilization Small Business Grant Program is funded through the CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19. These grant funds are necessary to assist Butte County businesses with costs associated with the impacts of business closures, the costs associated with adherence to local requirements for safe business re-openings, and the financial impacts due to loss of sales as a result of COVID-19.
The Butte Business Stabilization Small Business Grant Program will provide up to $15,000 grants to businesses with five (5) or fewer employees, and up to $25,000 grants to businesses with six to ten (6-10) employees. Eligible applications will be pooled by the six jurisdictions (Biggs, Chico, Gridley, Paradise, Oroville, and Unincorporated Butte County), and grant awardees will be selected by a lottery system for each jurisdiction. The total amount for the grant program is $4,900,000. This amount will support approximately 250 small business grants for companies located and operating within Butte County.
Grant funds may be used for economic support to businesses in order to assist with direct costs incurred as a result of COVID-19 including: