Grant Opportunities for San Mateo County Businesses

County of San Mateo North Fair Oaks Small Business Grant Program

Does your business have a physical commercial location in unincorporated North Fair Oaks (see map below)? Did you start your business before March 2020? Was your business negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, you may be eligible to receive up to $5,000 in grant funding from the county.  Review frequently asked questions to learn more about the grant program:

The Board of Supervisors approved funding to provide 100 grants in the amount of $5,000 to business who have not received a grant from the county in the last 12 months. Applications will be accepted until all funding has been awarded.

Map of unincorporated North Fair Oaks

Your business must have a physical location within this area to be eligible to receive this grant.


California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant

The California Office of the Small Business Advocate has released new grant funding to benefit microbusinesses in San Mateo County. The first-round deadline to apply is Monday, April 11, 2022. Applications will continue to be accepted after April 11 until all funds are awarded. Please submit your eligibility form as soon as possible. The portal will close when all funds are awarded.


To receive this grant you must:

  • Have a business located in San Mateo County

    • The business must have started before December 31, 2019

    • The business must have been the main source of the business owner’s income in 2019

    • The business must be legally operating (i.e. paying sales tax, registered with the state as appropriate)

    • The business must have fewer than 5 employees (in 2019, 2020 and now)

  • Have gross revenues (sales) under $50,000 in 2019 taxable year

  • Demonstrate that your business was significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Not have received the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant. If you received PPP, EIDL or any county grant, you are still eligible, if you meet the other criteria.

To begin the application process, complete the eligibility form below:

If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Anthony at

Support hotlines for application assistance​ (available weekdays between 9:00am - 4:00pm)​

English: 650-321-2193 x 1103​

Spanish: 855-221-1777​

Chinese: 888-262-7552​

Tagalog: 415-766-7059


Mircofood Business Grant Program Instructions

If you received a grant, follow the instructions below for uploading your materials to confirm your business’ eligibility.

Click below for instructions for uploading your materials.

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