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Big Grant for Business Success

Dec 02, 2022 12:00AM ● By SBDC News Release

DIXON, CA (MPG) - A six-week training program for 100 Solano County business owners to improve and grow their business is being offered through the Solano Small Business Development Center.

The Solano Success Accelerator is a special program funded by ARPA (the American Rescue Plan Act), with the goal of helping businesses recover and thrive in Solano County.

This is an intensive six-week program that will include weekly mandatory online business training and one-on-one business advising. Business owners who complete all components of the program will receive a $4,000 grant for business growth and recovery.

Eligible businesses include those that are: Located/based in Solano County; Open and earning income prior to Jan. 1, 2020; Has a current Solano County or city business license (or a state business license for childcare providers;) No more than 50 employees; and was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The deadline to apply for business training in January and April is 5 p.m. on Dec. 2, 2022. Qualified applicants will be selected in a random lottery, with two rounds planned in 2023. Apply for round one by December 2 and learn more at

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