There are several ways to apply:

  1. Online:  Applications will be accepted via an all online process.  That information can be found at
  2. E-mailed:  Applications can be printed and emailed, along with the required backup documentation to
  3. Mailed:  Applications can be printed and mailed, along with the required backup documentation, to 3CORE at the following address:  2515 Ceanothus Ave. Ste 105, Chico, CA  95973
  4. In-person:  Applicants can drop off their application, along with all backup documentation, at the 3CORE office located on 2515 Ceanothus Ave. Ste 105, Chico, CA  95973

This is a first-come first-serve program.  The application period will remain active through May 31, 2023, or until funds have been fully disbursed.

Required documents and forms:

  1. Current/valid government issued photo ID (state, domestic, or foreign) AND one of the following that includes the business owner’s name:
  2. Current/valid business license if operating within the city limits of Willows or Orland OR Fictitious Business Name Statement OR Seller’s Permit OR current business bank statement OR 2019 Federal Tax Returns.

NO.  This program is only for eligible microbusinesses located within Butte County.

Eligible businesses include those that…

  1. Have not received a grant from the CA Relief Grant program
  2. Are active and operating in Butte County
  3. Had less than $50,000 in gross revenues in 2019
  4. Have been operating since at least December 31, 2019
  5. Have fewer than 5 full-time employees
  6. Have been impacted by COVID-19

For a full list of eligibility requirements, click HERE.

Businesses that don’t meet all eligibility requirements and all types of businesses that were excluded from participation in the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program as specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (g) of Section 12100.82 found HERE.

YES.  Eligible non-profit organizations must be registered as 501(c)3, 501(c)6, or 501(c)19 and must meet the definition of a “Qualified Microbusiness” found HERE.

Microbusiness owners who are awarded a MBCRG grant will self-certify that funds will be used for one or more of the following eligible uses:

  • The purchase of new certified equipment including, but not limited to, a cart.
  • Investment in working capital.
  • Application for, or renewal of, a local permit including, but not limited to, a permit to operate as a sidewalk vendor.
  • Payment of business debt accrued due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Costs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and related health and safety restrictions, or business interruptions or closures incurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

No. Your business must have been in operation since at least December 31, 2019.

30+ hour per week equals 1.0 FTE; a part-time employee working 29 hours or less per week equals 0.5 FTE.  

Yes.  Shortly after submission, an email will be sent to the email provided on the application.  

Awardees will be chosen on a first-come first served basis.

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

For any questions about the program, please contact 3CORE (530) 893-8732 Ext 209 or email at