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Apply now for Alameda County Small Business Recovery Grants

Hayward small businesses and sole proprietorships with 25 or fewer employees may be eligible for $5,000 and $10,000 Alameda County Small Business Recovery grants but will need to act fast.

The Small Business Recovery Grant Program is being administered by the East Bay Economic Development Alliance and was authorized by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors when it appropriated federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.

Applicants can receive a one-time grant of $5,000 for home-based businesses or a $10,000 for brink-and-mortar businesses, provided they have not previously received COVID-19-related ARPA funding directly from the County of Alameda.

The application period opens today, Monday, Oct. 10, and closes on Monday, Oct. 31.  Funds are limited and not everyone who applies is guaranteed to receive funding.  If the total funding requests for all grant applications exceeds available program funding levels totaling $11 million, grants will be awarded by lottery.

For more information, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application, visit the program website,

Hayward business owners needing assistance preparing and submitting their applications are invited to contact the City of Hayward Economic Development Division at

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