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Nevada County Relief Fund

Grants to California Businesses in Eligible Locations
to Offset the Financial Effects of COVID-19

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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County of Nevada, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital (SNMH) Foundation, Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation (TTCF), Sierra Business Council (SBC), Center for Nonprofit Leadership (CNL), and Economic Resource Council (ERC)

Deadline Date:

01/06/21 9:59 PM PT


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Grants of $2,500 and grants of $5,000 to California small businesses in eligible locations for support due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Funding is intended to offset the negative financial effects of the pandemic and may be used for rent, healthcare benefits, payroll, rent, and other operational expenses. Funds must serve businesses in Nevada County.

The Relief Fund has chosen to focus on raising funds for small businesses hardest hit by the latest round of restrictions due to the pandemic. Round 4 of the Relief fund (the current round) is intended to provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a loss of revenue due to COVID-19.  This latest effort is targeted to support most-impacted businesses, as determined by California regional stay-at-home order ( and Blueprint for a Safer Economy (

Grant funds can be used to cover a wide array of working capital and normal operating expenses, such as payroll, continuation of health care benefits, rent, utilities, and fixed debt payments.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 190621

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant awards of $2500 or $5000, depending on business size:
- Sole proprietorships with no employees may receive $2500
- Other businesses may receive $5000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility Requirements:
- Physically located in Nevada County
- Physical (brick-and-mortar) business located outside the home
- In business during 2019 (as indicated by a 2019 business tax return)
- 2019 annual gross revenue less than or equal to $2 million
- In one of the following most-impacted sectors (as determined by the California regional stay-at-home order and Blueprint for a Safer Economy):
- Indoor recreational facilities (including gyms)
- Hair salons and barbershops
- Personal care services
- Museums, zoos, and aquariums
- Movie theaters (except drive-in)
- Wineries, bars, breweries, and distilleries
- Family entertainment centers
- Property management and custodial services serving impacted industries
- Lodging (excluding short-term rentals)
- Restaurants
- Brick-and-mortar retail
- In compliance with all state and local COVID-19 public health regulations and guidelines
- In good standing with the County of Nevada and its municipalities

First time applicants will be prioritized.

For a list of ineligible business types, see the URL for Full Text below.

Nonprofit organizations are ineligible for Round 4.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications will be open from December 16, 2020 through Wednesday, January 6, 2021. (This grant is NOT first-come, first-served.) No applications will be accepted after the deadline of 9:59 PM PT on the deadline date.

Business owners with multiple businesses are eligible to receive only one grant. Duplicate applications will be deleted.

The eligibility quiz and application will be deemed final once they are submitted. No changes will be allowed after submission.


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For assistance, please email

Nevada County Relief Fund
c/o SNMH Foundation
P.O. Box 1810
Grass Valley, CA 95945

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