County Resources (SBA)

  1. General resources:
    1. For the most up-to-date information, see: and
  2. Financial resources:
    1. Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) is providing COVID-19 ReStart Loans of up to $25,000 to small businesses experiencing hardship as a result of COVID-19. WEV’s loans are targeted to low- and moderate-income men, women, and minorities who have traditionally been underserved by lenders and who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents that have resided in Santa Barbara County or Ventura County for at least one year.
      1. For information regarding WEV’s Business Start-up Loans and Business Expansion Loans, see:; for eligibility requirements, see:
      2. WEV provides capital to Santa Barbara County and Ventura County businesses who are now open or eligible to open under the most current government orders (subject to change based on updated orders). See:
    2. Santa Barbara Foundation provides grants and COVID-19 relief programs for small businesses. For more information, please see: for future program information and application deadlines.

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.