Round 2! | California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program

Over 300,000 applications successfully completed during Round 1 of the California Small Business Covid-19 Relief Grant Program.

Starting February 2, 2021, at 8:00 am PST Lendistry will open Round 2 for all small businesses and nonprofits to apply.

Round 1 applicants who did not receive funds DO NOT need to reapply. Your application was waitlisted and automatically rolled over for consideration in Round 2.

For new applicants in Round 2, please mark these dates and times on your calendar:

  • Round 2 opens tomorrow, Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 8:00 am PST
  • Round 2 closes on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 6:00 pm PST
  • Notification about selection: February 11 – 18, 2021
  • Notification about Not selected: February 24, 2021

Before you apply:


To help you with the application process, Lendistry has prepared short videos that walk you through each step. To watch these videos, click here. We will continuously update this page with more videos in multiple languages.


The Program and Application Guide details the entire application process, step-by-step, and provides tips on how to improve your application experience. It also includes screenshots of the application and Portal to help you familiarize yourself with the process. To view the Program and Application Guide, click here.


Partners are conducting daily webinars that go over the program, application, and step-by-step instruction to complete the application. To view the calendar of daily webinars and access links, click here.


Review Section 8: Required Documents under “Program Overview” in the application guide for a list of required documents for the grant. The guide also provides tips and resources to help you properly scan your documents for upload. See Tip #3: Scan Your Documents Properly under “Tips for Applying”.


To apply for a grant, you will need to do so through a partner. You can find a partner by language or by county at Please apply once and through one partner only.

Additional Application Tips:

  • A partner to the program or the Lendistry team can help you navigate the process. Lendistry’s call center is available at 888.612.4370. Call Center times starting February 2nd are as follows:
    • 7am – 11pm weekdays
    • 8am – 12pm Saturdays
    • Last day until 8pm

For partner assistance, please contact the partner in which you started or submitted your application with.

  • You can find an application certificationhere for for-profits and here for non-profits.

The application process is NOT first-come, first-serve. You have within the time frame listed above to apply.


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1 year ago

I got funded on round 1, I wonder if I will have second round funded. Thanks

1 year ago

Looks like it’s a lot of discrimination concerning the grants relief !!!’nn

1 year ago

That’s really frustrating to hear that local businesses aren’t getting relief payments. Obviously gyms are the most impacted, complete shutdowns more than once. Restaurants have been able to be open the whole time. Personal services, massage, nails, hair, etc. have been shut down more than once. How hard should it… Read more »

Mono Person
Mono Person
1 year ago
Reply to  sugarmags

Do you know what much PPE crap, restaurants had to put up just to open up?? They have spent fortunes just trying to do business. Almost every small business had to invest in plexiglass, thousands of masks and gloves, turning away guests because they were at their “limit”. I could… Read more »

Mono Person
Mono Person
1 year ago

I do not know of ONE small business in Mono County, that got a grant in round one!! And applying was a pain in the arse. Mono County’s grant application was so easy – they told you beforehand, what documents you would need for the process. Just like anything California… Read more »

Charles James
1 year ago
Reply to  Mono Person

You appear to be correct according to sources I checked with in Mono County. This is a state grant program; not a county or TOML program. Our local governments have nothing to do with this particular program. Their grant programs have seemed to go well and they often release the… Read more »