Small Businesses

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Business Grant Program

Eligibility: Businesses with 25 or fewer employees within the City of Aliso Viejo who were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact Rose Rivera at rrivera@avcity.org for full eligibility requirements.

Important Dates: Application period is ongoing.

Program application can be found here: 

Description: The CDBG Business Grant Program's purpose is to provide pandemic relief funding to assist small businesses. Funds will be provided based on compliance with Program Guidelines, availability of funds, and submission of the required application and supporting documentation.

Alcoholic Beverage Control Renewal Fee Waiver

Eligibility: Specified on-sale licensees may be eligible for fee waivers of licenses with expiration dates between March 1, 2021, and February 28, 2023.

Important Dates: Eligible licensees may request a fee waiver prior to the expiration date of the license as provided on the renewal notice.

Description: Governor Newsom has signed a relief package that authorizes Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to waive license renewal fees for eligible licensees. 

California Rebuilding Fund

Eligibility: Businesses who employed 50 or less full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) and had gross revenues of less than $2.5 million or below in 2019

Important Dates: Application available now.

Description: The California Rebuilding Fund helps impacted small businesses rebuild from the economic crisis and keep local economies strong. This program is built to be a resource in the market for the next year as businesses pivot and recover.