About the Program

The California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program (MBCRG) was created in 2021 to assist qualified microbusinesses that have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in California.  The MBCRG Program was created within the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) and has allocated $82,382 to assist qualified microbusinesses in Tehama County that have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with grants in the amount of $2,500 to each eligible microbusiness that is selected for an award.

  1. Online:  Applications and backup documentation will be accepted via an all online process.
  2. Email:  Applications can be scanned and emailed, along with the required backup documentation to admin@3coreedc.org.
  3. Mail or In-Person:  Applications can be printed and, along with the required backup documentation,  mailed or dropped off at the 3CORE office located at 2515 Ceanothus Ave. Ste 105, Chico, CA  95973.


Eligible Uses

Microbusiness owners who are awarded a MBCRG grant will self-certify that funds will be used for one or more of the following eligible uses:

  • The purchase of new certified equipment including, but not limited to, a cart.
  • Investment in working capital.
  • Application for, or renewal of, a local permit including, but not limited to, a permit to operate as a sidewalk vendor.
  • Payment of business debt accrued due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Costs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and related health and safety restrictions, or business interruptions or closures incurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.