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WEBINAR WEDNESDAY: Weather-related disaster aid for businesses and CA Dream Fund update

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Potential government help for businesses hit by recent storms and a status update on the California Dream Fund are among topics of this week’s free webinar presented by the Small Business Development Center at CSU Bakersfield.  
Host and SBDC director, Kelly Bearden will begin the webinar with a look at recent storms in Central California and discuss the potential process ahead for businesses in hard-hit areas including relief from FEMA, SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans, and others.  
Bearden will be joined by Cindy Merzon, Cal Coastal SBDC director in Salinas, and California Dream Fund grant program leader for the Central CA SBDC Region. Merzon will provide an update on the $35 million grant program and the possibility of similar programs for businesses in the future. 
Questions from attendees will be taken.  
This marks the 259th episode of the weekly “Webinar Wednesday” business series that provides news and information helpful to employers and business owners. 
The SBDC provides free one-on-one consulting to help small business owners. New and existing businesses sign up for assistance by clicking here!
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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and a Grant with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the California SBDC closest to you.