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Second Round of Funding Available for Small Business COVID-19 Micro-Grant

Nov 24, 2020 12:00AM ● By By Sally Buchanan, Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA (MPG) — The Rancho Cordova Area Chamber of Commerce announced they are accepting applications for a second round of funding for their COVID-19 Small Business Micro-Grant Program. The Micro-Grant program is designed to offer financial support and encouragement to the small businesses located within the chambers service area.  

“We have hundreds of small businesses that reside in our service area and many are in desperate need of financial help. We are thrilled to fund an additional $70,000 to these small businesses and hope to help them through the pandemic and current purple tier shutdown” said Chamber Board Chair J. Scott Alexander of Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld LLP.  

The Chamber will distribute $70,000 in immediate relief in the form of micro-grants ranging from $50 to $1,000 to local small businesses. The objective is to assist in keeping the doors open through and beyond COVID-19. A small micro-grant may well go a long way when a business is in need. $50,000 of the funds are available to support small businesses located within the city limits of Rancho Cordova. $20,000 is available for small businesses located in Mather, Rosemont, or Gold River. 

Rancho Chamber Covid-19 Micro-Grant awards should be used to fund creative or simple ideas to help a small business respond to the impact COVID-19. Grant proposals should support projects, equipment/supplies, or other needs with an immediate impact on employees, production, or serving customers, clients, and vendors.  

Micro-Grant applications will be accepted beginning November 23 through 5 p.m. (PST) on Friday, December 4. Grants will be awarded through a lottery provided the application meets eligibility requirements, award criteria and received prior to 5 p.m. (PST) on December 4.

The micro-grant application link can be found here or at For questions contact Sally Buchanan, Special Projects Manager at [email protected]