County Resources (KER)

  1. General resources:
    1.  For the most up-to-date information, see:
  2. Financial resources:
    1. On January 25, 2022, the Kern County Board of Supervisors approved a roughly $1.2 million grant from the California Office of the Small Business Advocate to provide relief to eligible Kern County small businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible small businesses that can show a pandemic-related financial loss, and have not received funds from other state grant programs, may receive up to a $2,500 grant. For eligibility and application details, please see: and for more general COVID-19 information and resources for business.
    2. The City of Bakersfield has launched the ReSTART Loan-to-Grant Program (, and the Bakersfield ReStart Grant Program Round 3 (, which aim to provide loans and grants to eligible small businesses operating in the City of Bakersfield that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Federal Resources

State Resources


Apply today to the California Rebuilding Fund

А loan program to support California’s small businesses — especially those located in economically disadvantaged and historically under-banked areas of the state. 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 are eligible to apply.