Small Business Funding Options

  • Grants of up to $10K each
  • To be eligible under the County’s small business assistance program, a business must meet all of the following criteria:
  • Be a for-profit company with at least two employees;
  • Since March 31, 2019 the business has had all applicable and required business license(s)/permit(s) or other government-issued registration document (s) as required by the local jurisdiction;
  • The business has a primary office, storefront, or business space open to the public and located in San Mateo County and the business has been open for at least one year
  • The business has the equivalent of 10 or fewer full-time employees as of February 15, 2020 OR less than $2.5 million in annual revenue over the past 12 months (March 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020); and
  • The business demonstrates a 25% reduction in gross revenue due to COVID-19.

Additionally, all grant applicants will be required to submit the following information with their applications:

  • Annual net business income and allocation of such net business income by owner(s) of the business; and
  • Other local, state or federal COVID-19 assistance programs already applied to or funds awarded from such as the Payroll Protection Program – applying to other programs does NOT disqualify an applicant from receiving a grant under this program.

Applications Open: Monday, 04/27 @ 12:00 PM


  • Be a for-profit company
  • Have between 2 to 50 employees
  • Have been in business for 2 full years as of March 2020
  • Have an annual revenue between $250k and $2M
  • Have experienced challenges from COVID-19
  • Meet all other eligibility requirements as stated in the Grant Program Terms

Applications Open: Monday, 04/27 @ 8:00 AM


The PUA benefits are payable if you don’t qualify for regular UI benefits in California or another state and also do not qualify for State Disability Insurance or Paid Family Leave benefits. This includes:

  • Business owners
  • Self-employed individuals
  • Independent contractors

You can also be eligible if you qualified for regular UI benefits, but have collected all benefits for which they are eligible.

  • If you are not a citizen of the United States, you cannot be paid PUA benefits unless you were legally permitted to work in the United States at the time such services were performed. In addition, you must be authorized to work for any week of PUA benefits claimed to be eligible for payments.You must also meet one of the following criteria:
  • You have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and are seeking a medical diagnosis.
  • You are unable to work because a health care provider advised you to self-quarantine due to concerns related to COVID-19.
  • A member of your household has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • You are providing care for a family member or a member of your household who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • A child or other person in the household for whom you have primary caregiving responsibility is unable to attend school or another facility that is closed as a direct result of the COVID-19 and the school or facility care is required for you to work.
  • You became the breadwinner or major support for a household because the head of the household has died as a direct result of COVID-19.
  • You have to quit your job as a direct result of COVID-19.
  • Your place of employment is closed as a direct result of COVID-19.
  • You were scheduled to start a job that is now unavailable as a direct result of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
  • You are unable to reach the place of employment as a direct result of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
  • If you work as an independent contractor with reportable income, you may also qualify for PUA benefits if you are unemployed, partially employed, or unable or unavailable to work because the COVID-19 public health emergency has severely limited your ability to continue performing your customary work activities, and has thereby forced you to stop working.

Applications Open: Tuesday, 04/28


  • Be in or near a location where Facebook operates.  I checked – 94066 is eligible.
  • Be a for-profit company
  • Have between 2 and 50 employees
  • Have been in business for over a year
  • Have experienced challenges from COVID-19

Applications Opened: Monday, 04/20

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