Funding Remains to Aid Small Businesses

A program San Bernardino County created to help small businesses overcome some of the challenges they face during the COVID-19 pandemic still has millions available to support local businesses.

The COVID-Compliant Business Partnership Program was launched in May using $30 million in federal emergency relief funding, and so far, a little more than 3,000 small businesses have been approved for the program.

In order to qualify for funding, businesses can only have between 1 and 100 employees and must have a storefront where they serve customers. Self-employed individuals with no employees are not eligible; however, barbers and hair stylists who rent space are eligible. Nonprofit organizations with storefronts are also eligible.

Partners also must demonstrate compliance with State/County public health orders, and incorporate safety and social distancing practices and measures in their business operations, including requiring employees and customers to wear masks.

Approved businesses can apply for grant funding of up to $2,500. For business owners with multiple storefront locations, the first qualifying business location is eligible for $2,500, with each additional eligible business location receiving $1,000. They can also purchase personal protective equipment directly from the County at cost.

So far, the program has distributed more than $7 million to local small businesses, and those businesses have purchased more than $100,000 worth of personal protective equipment through County sources.

Approved businesses also receive a window placard they can display to show their customers they are taking measures to fight the pandemic.

More than 200 larger businesses have also joined the program even though they don’t qualify for funding. However, they do receive a COVID-Compliant Business Partner placard for their front windows.

You can view a map of our approved partners at this link

Business owners interested in applying for the program can do so at this link


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          Constance Carter

9 AM Jerome Hutchison

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10 AM Dr. Dennis Kimbro

            Tivonna Elliott

11 AM Taurea AVant

12 Noon Charlisa Herriott

               Tashawna Chisolm

                Andrea Washington

1   PM  Sylvia Hendersen

             Dave Anderson

2 PM   Michael Taylor 

           Rhonda Woods

3 PM  Willie Jolley

           Gustavo Pinerio

4PM     George Fraser

5 PM    Bianca Brown

6 PM      Les Brown 

          Constance Carter

7 PM  Dr. Michael Roberts

8 PM Obioma Martin

           Roxy Pratt

 9 PM Che Brown  

           Dr. Carmelia Nanton

10 PM Richard Phipps

11 PM Andy Henriquez

Midnight  Dr Omai Kofi


1 AM  Lyn Hill   

2 AM Denee Barr

          Dr. Willie Jolley

3 AM  Dr. George Fraser

4 AM  Les Brown 

         Roxy Pratt 

At 5 am the schedule will repeat 

Announcing Wright Place TV Channel on Roku

Announcing Wright Place TV Channel on Roku

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