Californians for the Arts $1.5 billion expansion of the California Relief Grant Program

Californians for the Arts $1.5 billion expansion of the California Relief Grant Program


 Ukiah, CA, 95482

Californians for the Arts is excited to announce our continued partnership with the State of California and Lendistry in supporting an additional $1.5 billion expansion of the California Relief Grant Program (total of $4 billion), making California’s small business relief program the largest in the country. There will be three additional rounds for the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program following Governor Gavin Newsom signing into law the largest economic recovery package in state history.

The funding will support small businesses and nonprofits that have struggled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

New applications will be accepted starting August 27, 2021 

Californians for the Arts will be holding FREE webinars to assist YOU in applying for Round 8 (Arts & Culture Nonprofits ONLY):

September 2 @ 1pm – Register

Round 7: Current waitlisted applicants ONLY no new applications accepted
Selection Window: Tuesday, August 3 through Thursday, September 16 

Round 8: Nonprofit cultural institutions ONLY
Application window: Friday, August 27 through Wednesday, September 8 

Eligible applicants: Only nonprofit cultural institutions of any revenue size that meet eligibility criteria.

Round 9: New Applicants and Waitlisted applicants from certain previous rounds. Application window: Thursday, September 9 through Thursday, September 30

Eligible applicants: Current waitlisted applicants from certain previous rounds and new applicants (this includes artists/independent contractors of all genres, arts related businesses and arts nonprofits) that meet eligibility criteria found at

To learn more, please visit Californians for the Arts. Join us for a FREE upcoming webinar

Please contact Tara Graviss White, CA Relief Grants Manager by email or at (916) 905-5397 with any questions and stay up to date via our website.