Thank you to the continued collaboration with the County of San Diego and Supervisor Nathan Fletcher to assist small businesses impacted in our community. In addition to helping to communicate the assistance the SBDC provides, the County of San Diego has provided millions of dollars in grants to small businesses throughout San Diego County.
“It’s been a very difficult year for the business community, particularly the neighborhood businesses; that is the reason we have worked hard to provide relief and put them on the road to recovery,” said supervisor Fletcher, co-chair of the county’s COVID-19 sub-committee. I am excited to work with the San Diego & Imperial SBDC Network again to get information and support to businesses. The $500 million in grants from the State of California and the federal government’s renewal of PPP, and the roll-out of grants for live venues will be vital to the recovery of San Diego County businesses in the new year.”
In addition to help for small businesses, this program, and the new California Relief Grant, can be utilized by nonprofits, both 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(6) organizations. The SBDC Network thanks the San Diego Foundation for helping communicate this to our nonprofit community.
“The new state and federal funding measures are an opportunity to bolster the nonprofit sector as it continues to provide much-needed relief for San Diegans impacted by COVID-19,” shared Mark Stuart, president and CEO of The San Diego Foundation. “We will educate and inform San Diego nonprofits about the SBDC services and training available to them to assist in application development so we can bring federal and state funds home to San Diego to help our community.”