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File #: 22-096    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/7/2022 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER
On agenda: 2/8/2022 Final action: 2/8/2022
Title: Recommendation to: A) Approve an Appropriation Transfer Request (ATR) accepting unanticipated revenue in the amount of $964,630 to fund the California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program; and B) Adopt a resolution ratifying grant agreement with the State of California for the California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program and directing the County to administer the California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program in San Mateo County, in partnership with Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, as well as other community partners.
Attachments: 1. 20220208_atr_MBCRG.docx, 2. 20220208_a_MBCRG agreement, 3. Item 12 - CA Microbusiness powerpoint.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Michael P. Callagy, County Manager
Peggy Jensen, Assistant County Manager
Subject: California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program Funding

RECOMMENDATION:
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Recommendation to:

A) Approve an Appropriation Transfer Request (ATR) accepting unanticipated revenue in the amount of $964,630 to fund the California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program; and

B) Adopt a resolution ratifying grant agreement with the State of California for the California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program and directing the County to administer the California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program in San Mateo County, in partnership with Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, as well as other community partners.

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BACKGROUND:
The California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program (MBCRG), created in 2021, was established to assist qualified microbusinesses that have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in California. The MBCRG program was enacted by Senate Bill No. 151 with the intent of providing relief to the hardest to reach microbusinesses and entrepreneurs. Eligible counties were identified by the State and allocated a preliminary award amount based on county population.

DISCUSSION:
The County has been awarded the full allocation of $964,630.37 in MBCRG funds, which will provide 309 grants in the amount of $2,500 each to eligible San Mateo County microbusinesses that meet the criteria for the MBCRG program. In order to avail itself of these MBCRG grant funds, the County has executed a grant agreement with the California Office of the Small Business Advocate, in the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development. Staff requests that the Board of Supervisors adopt the resolution accompanying this memorandum to ratify this agreement and to authorize and direct staff to implement the MBCRG program in S...

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