Solano SBDCFairfield, CA

Grants for Businesses - Layoff Aversion Fund

A new COVID19 resource to support our small businesses here in Solano County is being provided by the Workforce Development Board of Solano County. This grant has established a new Layoff Aversion Fund that small businesses can use for the following purposes: 

  • Purchasing remote access equipment or software that allows employees to work from home rather than being laid off (e.g. computers, printers, telephones, headsets, video conferencing, etc.)
  • Paying for services or tools for restaurants or retail establishments to convert to online sales or delivery, during Shelter at Home orders.
  • Purchasing cleaning/sanitation supplies and/or services that will allow an essential small business to maintain an on-site workforce.
  • Other creative approaches and strategies to reduce or eliminate the need for layoffs.   

To apply visit the Workforce Development Board of Solano County website at:

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It all starts here. Complete the application and submit your request. A member of the SBDC will follow up with you and help you achieve your small business goals -- at no cost to you.


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