County Resources (SBA)

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. United Way of Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara Foundation, and Hutton Parker Foundation led a countywide collaborative with members of the Foundation Roundtable to provide assistance to individuals and families as well as organizations actively engaged in assistance efforts for members of the community affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the efforts, Santa Barbara Foundation and Hutton Parker Foundation will provide grants up to $25,000 to nonprofit organizations serving all regions of Santa Barbara County. See more information and apply here: NOTE: Due to the very high number of application received, the program is not accepting new applications now, but we encourage you to check the website later.
    3. The County is offering a new grant program together with Santa Barbara Foundation and the California Office of the Small Business Advocate: the Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. The program provides microbusiness suffering financial strains from the pandemic in Santa Barbara County, and upcoming workshops will help business owners apply. Eligible microbusinesses that were adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic may apply for up to $2,500. See:

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.