ETP Grant Opportunities for Small Business

Social Entrepreneurs for Economic Development 2.0 ($20M)

The purpose of SEED 2 is to support the entrepreneurship of immigrants and Limited English Proficient (LEP) individuals who face significant employment barriers. The SEED 2 grant will provide micro-grants, entrepreneurial training, and technical assistance to SEED target populations to support them in starting or maintaining a small business in California aimed at addressing a social problem or meeting a community need.

Paid Family Leave Small Business 2.0 ($1M)

ETP and LWDA announces the availability of up to $1,000,000 in California State General Fund dollars, for entities who are a group of employers acting on behalf of multiple participating small business employers. Grant funds are available to CA’s small businesses impacted by the Paid Family Leave Program, in order to help offset the costs incurred when training employees to cover the duties of the individual utilizing Paid Family Leave (PFL).  Small Business with less than 100 employees are eligible to receive payments ($1,000 for 51+ employees and $2,000 for 50 or fewer employees). Employers may have more than one employee utilizing PFL at any given time, so award per small business may be in increments of $1,000 or $2,000 per impacted worker, per small business.

Deadline for both is February 8, 2022 by 5:00pm.  You can get more information at or at

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