By Nicholas Ibarra | OBSERVER Staff Writer

The Sacramento County’s Office of Economic Development has announced the roll out of a new Microbusiness Grant Program that is being funded by the State of California’s Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) and administered by the County. Through this program, microbusinesses in the County that have been adversely affected by the pandemic will have the opportunity to apply to receive relief grants of $2,500.

These new microbusiness grants do not need to be repaid. The application period will be open April 1-29, 2022.

Often operating as solopreneurs, freelancers and small business owners, a microbusiness typically receives less than $50,000 in revenue annually and has fewer than five full-time employees. Examples of microbusinesses include hair and make-up stylists, interior design professionals, graphic designers, caterers, photographers and event planners.

To be eligible, applicants also need to have experienced a 10 percent or greater reduction in revenue in the 2019 to 2020 tax years. A complete list of grant eligibility requirements is available on the Sac4Micro website.

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