Closed restaurants in Ventura early in the pandemic. Small businesses whose operations were closed or interrupted by the pandemic are eligible for state grants of up to $25,000. (file photo)
The clock is ticking for qualified small businesses and nonprofits looking to get a financial boost from the final round of the California COVID-19 pandemic relief grant program.
Applications for the ninth round of the state’s Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant will be accepted until Sept. 30. Eligible businesses must be affected by the pandemic and related safety and health restrictions, such as closures or interruptions.