$54 Million Economic Opportunity Grant Program Now Open
LA County's Economic Opportunity Grant (EOG) program will award $54 million across 6,800 grants for microbusinesses, small businesses, and non-profits. Phase Two, launched yesterday by the LA County Board of Supervisors, Team DEO and partners, expands EOG to include small businesses ($15,000 to $20,000 per grant) and non-profits ($20,000 to $25,000 per grant). We've partnered with Lendistry and the LA Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) to create a central application experience for the EOG program available at grants.lacounty.gov and to facilitate direct concierge support to applicants. Phase One launched in January 2023, initially accepting applications only from the County’s smallest and most vulnerable microbusinesses ($2,500 per grant). Prepare to Apply
Applicants can access live webinars, instructional how-to videos, one-on-one application support, and in person community events to verify eligibility and submit a successful application.Three local microbusiness owners joined LA County leaders to accept ceremonious checks as the first three approved EOG awardees from Phase One. Saul Venegas of Venegas Technologies based in the City of Bell, Deborah Griffin of BoutD Transportation based in Gardena, and Sean Holman of Z Makers Studios based in Canoga Park are among the first to receive financial relief through the EOG program. Applicants can visit grants.lacounty.gov to APPLY NOW, review eligibility, or access support. For general inquiries or application assistance, potential applicants can call the EOG Call Center at (833) 364-7268.