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Round 2 of the Save Our Small Businesses Grant program is now CLOSED.

Drawing from both local and federal funding, the City of Fresno has to date invested a total of $2,750,00 in grants and microloans in our community’s small businesses so they can start to bounce back from the COVID-19 crisis.

After a random selection, recipients of Round 2 funding have been notified of their grant awards and given instructions for documentation they must submit before the final distribution of funds.

Prior to disbursement of funds, each recipient must provide qualifying documentation that meets the requirements of the CARES Act:

For Grant Recipients

1.    Start Here: Download Your Document Checklist
(Now Updated with an explanation of each document type)


2. Download the Blank Forms You Need


3.    Use ShareVault to Securely Upload Your Documents
The City of Fresno is providing the ShareVault secure document storage system to facilitate the transfer of your financially sensitive documents while City Hall is closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. NEVER email these kinds of documents, even to people who you trust.

If you are a grant recipient, you’ve been emailed an invitation to create a ShareVault login; you need to create a login and use ShareVault to successfully upload your documents. If you don’t have a computer or having trouble using ShareVault, please contact our team.

Step-by-Step ShareVault instructions in English and Spanish

Tutorial Video in English

Tutorial Video in Spanish

Need Help?

If you have questions about your grant, need technical assistance or if you have questions about other available programs to help your business bounce back, please contact the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development at:

Call (559) 621-8350

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COVID-19 Programs

Other COVID-19 Relief Funds Avaliable to Small Businesses

Small Business Administration

Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Vist SBA’s Website

Central Valley
Small Business Development Center

Provides technical assistance with loan applications

Visit Central CA SBDC’s Website

City of Fresno
Business Resilience Toolkit

Comprehensive guide to federal, state & local resources

View Toolkit