March 30, 2023


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California’s latest small-business grant program is right thinking, but flawed

In summary

Here are additional protections that need to be implemented in this relief package to better serve BIPOC-owned and rural small businesses:

By Paulina Gonzalez-Brito

Paulina Gonzalez-Brito is the executive director of the California Reinvestment Coalition, [email protected]

Tate Hill, Special to CalMatters

Tate Hill is the executive director of Access Plus Capital, a small business loan fund for low- and moderate-income entrepreneurs, [email protected]

Small businesses owned by Black, Indigenous and People of Color are being disproportionately crushed by the weight of the pandemic – and many aren’t positioned to survive the next few months.