City Announces New Round of Small Business Support Program Funding

August 16, 2021  


The City of Dixon is now accepting applications for the second round of its COVID-19 Small Business Support Program. Local businesses impacted by COVID-19 can qualify for up to $70,000. The Program represents an additional way in which the City seeks to assist those small businesses affected by COVID-19 that are so much a part of our community. 

Funded by the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the Program will provide financial assistance in the form of forgivable loans to eligible Dixon for-profit businesses significantly impacted by the pandemic. The Program goal is the retention of existing jobs.  

Eligible businesses must meet the following criteria: 

  • Must be an operating for-profit businesses located and licensed in the City of Dixon 
  • Must have a payroll of fewer than 25 full time equivalents (FTE’s) as of July 1, 2021
  • May not have access to an active line of credit 
  • Must not have any active tax liens 
  • Must have a DUNS number 
  • Must be able to provide evidence of all required operating permits and licensing   

Eligible employers will be able to apply for up to $10,000 for each job that they retain, up to a maximum of seven jobs. If the employee is retained at the same or higher rate of pay for a minimum of 120 days, the loan will be forgiven. Loans will be approved contingent upon the City receiving committed funds from the California Department of Housing and Community Development.

For more details about the program and to access the application, please contact, or 707 678-7000, ext.1126.

Related Documents: 

Information for Applicants: COVID-19 Small Business Support Program 
COVID-19 Small Business Support Program Application 
Application Attachments 

What You and Your Business Need to Know About California’s June 15 Re-opening

With the re-opening of the California economy and the elimination of many of the State’s COVID-related mandates on June 15, there is still a good bit of confusion and uncertainty about if and when to wear a mask, how employers can remain compliant with federal and state requirements, whether and when proof of vaccination may be required and more. On Thursday, June 10th, the CIty of Dixon hosted a on line webinar, to update those interested in the latest local, State and Federal resources and mandates for businesses post-COVID. Teh event was co-sponsored by the City of Dixon, Solano County Health Department, Dixon Chamber of Commerce and Solano SBDC. Speakers include: Larry Burkhardt, City of Dixon Economic Development Manager; Dr. Bela Matyas, Solano County Health Officer; Tim Murrill, Director, Solano Small Business Development Center; Shauna Manina, President/CEO, Dixon Chamber of Commerce
To view a recording of the session, please click 

The agenda for the webinar included:




1. Welcome

     Steve Bird, Mayorof Dixon

2.  State Mandates and Guidelines
     Larry Burkhardt, Economic Development Manager, City of Dixon

3. Solano County Public Health Update
     Dr. Bela Matyas, Solano County Health Officer

4. State and Federal Business Resources

     Tim Murrill, Director, Solano Small Business Development Center

5. OSHA Mandates for Employers: What and How Long?

     Shauna Manina, President/CEO, Dixon Chamber of Commerce

6. Q & A



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