Employment Law Bulletin | June 21, 2023

California COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Relief Grant Program Applications Are Now Available

The California Small Business and Nonprofit COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Relief Grant Program will award grants to “qualified small businesses and nonprofits” on a first-come, first-served basis to assist qualified small businesses and nonprofits that incurred costs in 2022 for COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (“SPSL”).

Eligibility Requirements

1.  Must be one of the following:

    • A “C” corporation, “S” corporation, cooperative, limited liability company, partnership, or limited partnership.
    • A registered 501(c)(3), 501(c)(6), or 501(c)(19).

2.  Began operating before June 1, 2021.

3.  Is currently active and operating.

4.  Had 26 to 49 employees between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2022, and provides payroll data and an affidavit, signed under penalty of perjury, attesting to that fact.

    • For employers covered by Industrial Welfare Commission Order No. 16-2001 (Construction Industry) only, the number of employees shall be calculated as the number of full-time employees that have worked for the employer, without any break in employment, for the past 24 months

5.  Provided COVID-19 SPSL pursuant to the requirements of sections 248.6 and 248.7 of the California Labor Code.

6.  Provides organizing documents, including a 2020 or 2021 tax return or Form 990, and a copy of official filing with the Secretary of State or with the local municipality, as applicable, including, but not limited to, Articles of Incorporation, Certificate of Organization, Fictitious Name of Registration, or government-issued business license.

Use of Funds

Grant funds may only be used to reimburse the small business or nonprofit for COVID-19 SPSL provided to employees between January 1, 2022, and December 31, 2022.  Applicants must provide proof of employee payroll records that verify all COVID-19 SPSL provided by the applicant pursuant to the requirements of Labor Code sections 248.6 and 248.7 that match the amount of the grant request.

Apply Now

Grant funds are limited and are issued on a first-come, first-served basis.  Employers can find out more information and submit an application at www.caspsl.com.

Lisa Ann Hilario

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