Riverside County has allocated American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to support and help rebuild the Riverside County business startup ecosystem and support businesses that were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding will provide small business startup assistance and support for existing businesses to stabilize and grow by providing needed technical and grant funding for operational costs.
The RivCo Small Business Thrive Program (Thrive Program) consists of training, technical and financial assistance with the collaboration of two partners: AmPac Business Capital (AmPac) and Cal State Fullerton University Auxiliary Services Corporation (ASC).
344 grants will be awarded in amounts ranging from $1,500 - $5,000, depending on type of business being started or expanded.
The program requires applicants attend one of the Thrive training webinars/workshops, receive one-on-one consulting services through ASC and financial literacy training from AmPac and/or SBDC in order to receive a grant.
Featured Thrive Program
Level Up is a program developed to assist small business owners in identifying when they are ready to expand and drive their business to the next level.
Participants who successfully complete the series will qualify for a $2,500 grant.