Applications will be accepted online at https://buttebusinessresourcehub.org

5:00pm PST on Friday, May 20, 2022

No.  Businesses with 20 full time employees or less, located within the city limits of Chico will be entered into a lottery that includes businesses from all areas of Butte County with 20 or fewer full time employees.  Those NOT selected will be entered into a separate lottery that only includes businesses located within the city limits of Chico with 100 or fewer full time employees.  

  • Applicants who are Butte County residents operating for-profit businesses physically located and operating within Butte County with a demonstrated economic need as a direct result of COVID-19.
  • Businesses with 20 full-time equivalent employees (FTE) or less. Self-employed business owners are eligible. (30+ hours per week equals 1.0 FTE; a part-time employee working 29 hours or less per week equals 0.5 FTE).
  • Applicants with debt obligation incurred after March 3, 2021.
  • Applicants with no outstanding local, state, federal tax liens nor judgements (if applicable, must provide documentation of current payment plan).
  • Applicants with no bankruptcies within the last three years.
  • Applicants whose businesses has been operating since March 1, 2020.
  • Applicants who are Butte County residents operating for-profit businesses physically located and operating within the city limits of Chico and have a demonstrated economic need as a direct result of COVID-19.
  • Businesses with 100 full-time equivalent employees (FTE) or less. Self-employed business owners are eligible. (30+ hours per week equals 1.0 FTE; a part-time employee working 29 hours or less per week equals 0.5 FTE).
  • Applicants with debt obligation incurred after March 3, 2021.
  • Applicants with no outstanding local, state, federal tax liens nor judgements (if applicable, must provide documentation of current payment plan).
  • Applicants with no bankruptcies within the last three years.
  • Applicants whose businesses has been operating since March 1, 2020.

Yes, but only if you purchased an existing business that has been in operation since at least March 1, 2020.

No member of the governing body and no official, employee or agent of the local government, nor any other person may either for themselves or those with whom they have business or immediate family ties, who exercises policy or decision making responsibilities in connection with the planning and implementation of the program, shall directly or indirectly be eligible for this program.

The Butte Business Stabilization Small Business Grant Program II provides grants of up to $10,000.

No.  Do not include the business owner when calculating the business’ number of employees.

No.  Businesses must be FOR-PROFIT businesses physically located and operating in Butte County with a demonstrated economic need as a direct result of COVID-19.

    • 30+ hours per week equals 1.0 full-time equivalent employees.
    • 29 hours per week or less equals 0.5 full-time equivalent employees.

No.  The business must be physically located and operating in Butte County. 

Yes.  The business must be physically located and operating within Chico city limits, but the applicant can reside outside of Chico, as long as it’s within Butte County. 

Yes.  Shortly after submission, an email will be sent to the email provided on the application with a confirmation number for your reference.  Remember to check Spam/Junk folders as well for these emails.  

The application window will be open from May 2, 2022 through May 20, 2022 (3 weeks).

Yes.  Applicants must have no bankruptcies within the last three years; bankruptcies must have a discharge date dating back at least three (3) years at time of grant application.  Applicant must also have no outstanding local, state, federal tax liens nor judgments. This is verified through credit check.

No.  There is no cost to the applicant for the credit check.

No.  No minimum credit score is required.

Awardees will be chosen by lottery, NOT ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS.  A lottery for businesses with 20 or fewer full time employees will take place first.  Businesses located within the city limits of Chico that were eligible, but not selected, will be moved to a separate lottery pull specific to Chico area businesses with 100 or fewer full time employees.

Grant funds may be used to cover business operational expenses that put the business at risk of closure or layoffs (examples include commercial rent/lease, commercial utilities, increased supply costs, back employee wages, or fixed costs related to the creation of new jobs and retention of existing jobs).  Eligible uses also include costs associated with implementing COVID-19 prevention or mitigation tactics, such as physical distancing, barriers, or enhanced cleaning.

Yes.  All applicants will be notified via email whether they were selected or not.