News and Announcements
NDC Economic Development Lending offers flexible lending to small businesses in Santa Cruz County. We provide COVID-19 Emergency Loans up to $50,000 and Recovery & Growth Loans up to $500,000.
Cabrillo College is seeking to get the First Line Supervisor Program Support program on California's Eligible Training Provider List. Please consider writing a quick support letter with the prompt found here:
"The Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) Grant program was established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, signed into law on December 27, 2020.
As you all know, Round 2 of the CA Relief Grant will open up on Tuesday, February 2nd at 8:00 am. In preparation for this, we will be resuming our daily 11:00 am webinars starting next week on Monday, February 1, 2021 at 11:00 am.
Watch the overview of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program, which included in the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act.
"The SBA, in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced today that the PPP will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers..."
The Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County Neighbor to Neighbor Fire Relief Grant for Small Businesses provides up to $5,000 in grant funding for businesses affected by the CZU Complex Fires. Business advising assistance services will be provided, at no cost, through the Santa Cruz SBDC.
Attached is the summary of the bicameral bipartisan negotiation (with several placeholders for liability & state/local funding) that has been discussed in the press over the last week. Negotiations on state and local funding and liability continue.
Key Elements from lenders:
- Restaurants - outdoor only
- Retail - 25% Indoor capacity
- Bars closed (those serving food, follow restaurant guidelines)*
- Hotels open, but no related inside pools or gyms open, other modifications may apply.*
- Fitness clubs: outside only