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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on September 25, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in California, we recommend that you visit the Secretary of State's website or the California COVID-19 portal.

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Description of Program and Relief

Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program

The Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program predates COVID-19, but can be used by California-area small businesses to obtain disaster-related relief during this time. The program provides loan guarantees and direct loans to California-area small businesses with 1 to 750 employees, and to eligible nonprofits. Among other things, funds can be used for gap financing and disaster relief.

Government or Lead Agency

California Small Business Finance Center

Dates Available


Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

Applications are made to individual Financial Development Corporations. The list of participating Corporations can be found at:

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)


Contact for More Information

The California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (iBank): (916) 341-6600,

List of Additional Information

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