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File #: 22-326    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/20/2022 Departments: COUNTY EXECUTIVE
On agenda: 5/3/2022 Final action: 5/3/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing the Board president to execute the First Amendment to the County's agreement with Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center to implement the California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant program in partnership with the County for a term through December 31, 2022 in an amount not to exceed $917,630.67, and ratifying the California Office of Small Business Advocate California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program Agreement and First Amendment thereto.
Attachments: 1. 20220503_r_CA Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program.pdf, 2. 20220503_a_Renaissance Agreement First Amendment.pdf, 3. 20220503_a_State CA Microbusiness COVID-19 Grant Program Agreement First Amendment.pdf, 4. 20220503_att_Renaissance Original Agreement.pdf, 5. 20220503_att_State CA Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program Original Agreement.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors

From: Michael P. Callagy, County Executive
Peggy Jensen, Assistant County Executive

Subject: California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program Amendments

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing the Board president to execute the First Amendment to the County's agreement with Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center to implement the California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant program in partnership with the County for a term through December 31, 2022 in an amount not to exceed $917,630.67, and ratifying the California Office of Small Business Advocate California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program Agreement and First Amendment thereto.

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BACKGROUND:
In 2021, the State established the California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program ("Program"), to assist qualified microbusinesses that have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in California. The Program is intended to provide relief to the hardest to reach microbusinesses and entrepreneurs. The Program is designed for implementation by individual participating counties and/or their fiscal agents in those counties. The State determined preliminary award amounts based on county population, with anticipated grants of $2,500 each for qualifying microbusinesses.

In November 2021, the County Executive's Office applied to participate in the Program. In connection with its grant application, the County entered into an agreement with Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center (Renaissance) to administer the program and act as the County's fiscal agent for purposes of distributing the grant funds to eligible microbusinesses (REC Agreement). Renaissance has been serving County small businesses for 14 years. In January 2022, Renaissance became the US Small Business Administration (SBA) Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the County. The REC Agreement provid...

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