NEW! Grants for Nonprofit Cultural Institutions Opens March 16 for one week only

State grant program will open from Tuesday, March 16th through Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021
California’s Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), part of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), is administering a new relief package that includes a $50 million allocation for non-profit cultural institutions. Competitive funding for the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program will be conducted by CalOSBA’s selected intermediary, Lendistry. Details on the opportunity for nonprofit cultural institutions can be found at
NEW! Webinars and Technical Assistance
Learn more about the upcoming CA Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grants for nonprofit cultural institutions at a free webinar on Monday, March 15 at 2pm. Additional webinar dates may also be available.
Hosted by the California Association of Museums, Californians for the Arts, and California Association of Nonprofits, the webinar will explore the requirements, eligibility and tips for successful submissions. 
Questions? Dedicated technical assistance, including office hours, FAQs, and application guidance is also available via the following links: 
Californians for the Arts: Relief Grant Program Assistance
California Association of Museums: Relief Grant Program Assistance
Cal Nonprofits

Click Here To Register For A Free Webinar


California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program Details: Round 4 (non-profit cultural institutions only)
Applications open from Tuesday, March 16th through Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021
Eligible applicants: Only non-profit cultural institutions with any revenue size that meet eligibility criteria found at
Eligible grant award: $5,000 - $25,000
Details: Eligible non-profit cultural institutions must complete a new application even if they already applied in Rounds 1 and 2; grants will only be available to non-profit cultural institutions that did not receive funding in Rounds 1, 2 or 3; grants will be prioritized based on documented percentage revenue declines based on a reporting period comparing Q2 and Q3 of 2020 (as reported by the applicant on the application) versus Q2 and Q3 of 2019

Visit to learn more and to apply from Tuesday, March 16 through Tuesday, March 23, 2021