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TITLE 2. GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA [8000 - 22980]

  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )

DIVISION 3. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT [11000 - 15986]

  ( Division 3 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )

PART 2. CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS [12001 - 12790]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )

CHAPTER 1.6. Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development [12096 - 12100.110]

  ( Chapter 1.6 added by Stats. 2011, Ch. 475, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 8. California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program [12100.80 - 12100.85]
  ( Article 8 added by Stats. 2021, Ch. 7, Sec. 1. )

12100.80.
  

This article shall be known and may be cited as the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program.

(Added by Stats. 2021, Ch. 7, Sec. 1. (SB 87) Effective February 23, 2021. Repealed as of January 1, 2024, pursuant to Section 12100.85.)

12100.81.
  

The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:

(a) Small businesses form the core of the California economy. It is in the interest of the state, to the extent permissible under state and federal equal protection laws, to increase opportunities and improve access to business and technical resources for entrepreneurs, the self-employed, and microbusiness and small business owners, particularly underserved business groups, including women, minority, and veteran-owned businesses, undocumented persons, or persons who are limited English proficient, and businesses in low-wealth, rural, and disaster-impacted communities.

(b) The current COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately harmed small businesses, particularly ones owned by underserved groups. Despite federal stimulus and small business efforts to pivot, adapt to new health and safety guidance, and shift to online sales where feasible, many small businesses continue to face enormous risks to their survival.

(Added by Stats. 2021, Ch. 7, Sec. 1. (SB 87) Effective February 23, 2021. Repealed as of January 1, 2024, pursuant to Section 12100.85.)

12100.82.
  

Unless the context requires otherwise, the following definitions in this section shall govern the construction of this article:

(a) “Applicant” means any California taxpayer, including, but not limited to, an individual, corporation, nonprofit organization, cooperative, or partnership, who submits an application for the program.

(b) “California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program” or “program” means the grant program established in Section 12100.83.

(c) “CalOSBA” or “office” means the Office of Small Business Advocate within the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development.

(d) “Director” means the Director of the Office of the Small Business Advocate.

(e) “Fiscal agent” means a California-based Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) capable of online and mobile application development, customer support, document validation, impact analysis, grant agreements, and awards disbursement, as well as marketing, engagement, and strategic partnerships with a network of CDFIs and nonprofits for implementation.

(f) (1) “Qualified small business” means a business or nonprofit that meets all of the following criteria, as confirmed by the office or fiscal agent through review of revenue declines, other relief funds received, credit history, tax returns, and bank account validation:

(A) Is one of the following:

(i) A sole proprietor, independent contractor, 1099 employee, C-corporation, S-corporation, cooperative, limited liability company, partnership, or limited partnership, with an annual gross revenue of less than two million five hundred thousand dollars ($2,500,000), but greater than one thousand dollars ($1,000), in the 2019 taxable year.

(ii) A registered 501(c)(3), 501(c)(6), or 501(c)(19) nonprofit entity that had an annual gross revenue of less than two million five hundred thousand dollars ($2,500,000), but greater than one thousand dollars ($1,000), in the 2019 taxable year.

(B) Began operating in the state prior to June 1, 2019.

(C) Is currently active and operating, or has a clear plan to reopen when the state permits reopening of the business.

(D) Has been impacted by COVID-19 and the related health and safety restrictions, such as business interruptions or business closures incurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

(E) Provides organizing documents, including a 2019 federal 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.

(F) Provides an acceptable form of government-issued photo identification.

(G) Is the entity, location, or franchise with the highest revenue in a group.

(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), “qualified small business” shall not include any of the following:

(A) Businesses without a physical presence in the state and not headquartered in the state.

(B) Nonprofit businesses not registered as a 501(c)(3), 501(c)(6), or 501(c)(19).

(C) Government entities, other than Native American tribes, or elected official offices.

(D) Businesses primarily engaged in political or lobbying activities, regardless of whether the entity is registered as a 501(c)(3), 501(c)(6), or 501(c)(19).

(E) Passive businesses, investment companies, and investors who file a Schedule E on their tax returns.

(F) Financial institutions or businesses primarily engaged in the business of lending, such as banks, finance companies, and factoring companies.

(G) Businesses engaged in any activity that is unlawful under federal, state, or local law.

(H) Businesses that restrict patronage for any reason other than capacity.

(I) Speculative businesses.

(J) Businesses with any owner of greater than 10 percent of the equity interest in it who meets one or more of the following criteria:

(i) The owner has, within the prior three years, been convicted of or had a civil judgment rendered against the owner, or has had commenced any form of parole or probation, including probation before judgment, for commission of fraud or a criminal offense in connection with obtaining, attempting to obtain, or performing a federal, state, or local public transaction or contract under a public transaction, violation of federal or state antitrust or procurement statutes or commission of embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, falsification or destruction of records, making false statements, or receiving stolen property.

(ii) The owner is presently indicted for or otherwise criminally or civilly charged by a federal, state, or local government entity, with commission of any of the offenses enumerated in clause (i).

(K) Affiliated companies, as defined in Section 121.103 of Title 13 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

(L) Other businesses determined by the office, consistent with the limitations and exclusions set in Rounds 1 and 2 of the COVID-19 Relief Grant Program.

(g) “Rounds 1 and 2 of the COVID-19 Relief Grant Program” means the first two rounds of grant allocations awarded, prior to the enactment of this article, through the COVID-19 Relief Grant that is administered by CalOSBA and that is funded by Executive Order No. E 20/21-182.

(Amended by Stats. 2021, Ch. 256, Sec. 3. (AB 176) Effective September 23, 2021. Repealed as of January 1, 2024, pursuant to Section 12100.85.)

12100.82.5.
  

A grant may be recaptured, in whole or in part, in accordance with Article 8 (commencing with Section 19294) of Chapter 5 of Part 10.2 of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, if CalOSBA determines that the grantee has failed to meet the criteria for a qualified small business pursuant to subdivision (f) of Section 12100.82 or for an eligible independent live event pursuant to subdivision (f) of Section 12100.83.5.

(Amended by Stats. 2021, Ch. 256, Sec. 4. (AB 176) Effective September 23, 2021. Repealed as of January 1, 2024, pursuant to Section 12100.85.)

12100.83.
  

(a) The California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program is hereby created within CalOSBA.

(b) The program shall be under the direct authority of the director.

(c) The purpose of the program is to provide grants to qualified small businesses affected by COVID-19 in order to support their continued operation.

(d) The office or its fiscal agent shall consult with local, regional, state, and federal public and private entities, as applicable, that share a similar mission to support the needs of small businesses and nonprofits in California.

(e) The office may contract with a fiscal agent, or amend an existing contract with a fiscal agent to meet the requirements of this article, to carry out the programs, at a rate of no more than 5 percent of administrative and programs funds appropriated by the Legislature for the purposes of this article.

(f) The office shall allocate grants to qualified small businesses that meet the requirements of this article.

(g) (1) The office shall conduct marketing and outreach for equitable awareness and the distribution of grants that includes all of the following:

(A) Engaging multiple partners, including, but not limited to, business and nonprofit associations, chambers of commerce, economic development corporations, and other nonprofit mission-based organizations, and organizations with nonprofit expertise.

(B) Providing access to technical assistance services covering all counties in the state and in multiple languages to reach non-English-speaking individuals in all counties in the state.

(C) Building awareness throughout the state, including in underserved and underbanked communities, by collaborating with multiple community groups to distribute program information, applicant access through multiple branded partner portals, and advertising and social media outreach through owned, paid, and earned media channels.

(2) For the qualified small business program, outreach in advance of open application rounds shall be conducted for a minimum of three weeks prior to opening each application round. Following each round, the fiscal agent shall assess service gaps and address outreach deficiencies as necessary to improve program equity.

(3) The fiscal agent shall provide information on how to connect to additional support resources to each applicant whether or not the applicant is selected as a grant recipient.

(h) Grants shall be prioritized, to the extent permissible under state and federal equal protection laws, in accordance with the following criteria:

(1) Geographic distribution based on COVID-19 health and safety restrictions following California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy and county status and the Regional Stay Home Order.

(2) Industry sectors most impacted by the pandemic, including, but not limited to, those identified as in the North American Industry Classification System codes beginning with:

(A) 61 – Educational Services.

(B) 71 – Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation.

(C) 72 – Accommodation and Food Services.

(D) 315 – Apparel Manufacturing.

(E) 448 – Clothing and Clothing Accessory Stores.

(F) 451 – Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores.

(G) 485 – Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation.

(H) 487 – Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation.

(I) 512 – Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries.

(J) 812 – Personal and Laundry Services.

(K) 5111 – Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers.

(3) Nonprofit mission services most impacted by the pandemic, including, but not limited to, emergency food provisions, emergency housing stability, childcare, and workforce development.

(4) Underserved small business groups that have faced historic barriers to access to capital and networks, and are defined as businesses majority owned and operated on a daily basis by women, minorities or persons of color, and veterans, or businesses in rural and low-wealth communities.

(5) Disadvantaged communities tracked by socioeconomic indicators that may include, but are not limited to, low to moderate income, poverty rates, unemployment, educational attainment, and other disadvantaging factors that limit access to capital and other resources.

(i) (1) Grants to qualified small businesses shall be awarded in a minimum of three rounds, which includes a closed round, in the following amounts:

(A) Five thousand dollars ($5,000) for applicants with an annual gross revenue of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) in the 2019 taxable year.

(B) Fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) for applicants with an annual gross revenue greater than one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000), and up to one million dollars ($1,000,000), in the 2019 taxable year.

(C) Twenty five thousand dollars ($25,000) for applicants with an annual gross revenue greater than one million dollars ($1,000,000), and up to two million five hundred thousand dollars ($2,500,000), in the 2019 taxable year.

(2) The office, or its fiscal agent, may conduct, pursuant to the existing eligibility, criteria, or other requirements from Rounds 1 and 2 of the COVID-19 Relief Grant Program, a closed round for existing applicants from those two rounds in order to award up to 25 percent of any newly allocated funds while initial outreach for future open rounds is conducted.

(3) Rounds 1 and 2 of the COVID-19 Relief Grant Program shall not be considered a round for purposes of meeting the minimum round requirements described in paragraph (1).

(j) (1)  A total of fifty million dollars ($50,000,000) of program funds shall be allocated in one or more rounds to eligible nonprofit cultural institutions.

(2) For purposes of this subdivision, “eligible nonprofit cultural institution” means a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity that satisfies the criteria for a qualified small business pursuant to subdivision (f) of Section 12100.82, but with no limitation on annual gross revenue, and that is in one of the following North American Industry Classification System codes:

(A) 453920 - Art Dealers.

(B) 711110 - Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters.

(C) 711120 - Dance Companies.

(D) 711130 - Musical Groups and Artists.

(E) 711190 - Other Performing Arts Companies.

(F) 711310 - Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events with Facilities.

(G) 711320 - Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events without Facilities.

(H) 711410 - Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures.

(I) 711510 - Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers.

(J) 712110 - Museums.

(K) 712120 - Historical Sites.

(L) 712130 - Zoos and Botanical Gardens.

(M) 712190 - Nature Parks & Other Similar Institutions.

(3) Grants to eligible nonprofit cultural institutions shall be prioritized on documented percentage revenue declines based on a reporting period comparing Q2 and Q3 of 2020 versus Q2 and Q3 of 2019.

(4) Eligible nonprofit cultural institutions shall complete a new application for the grants allocated under this subdivision, even if they already applied in Rounds 1 and 2 of the COVID-19 Relief Grant Program.

(5) Grants shall not be awarded to an eligible nonprofit cultural institution under this subdivision if the eligible nonprofit cultural institution has otherwise been awarded a grant under subdivision (i).

(6) Grants under this subdivision shall be awarded in the following amounts:

(A) Five thousand dollars ($5,000) for applicants with an annual gross revenue of one thousand dollars ($1,000) to one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) in the 2019 taxable year.

(B) Fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) for applicants with an annual gross revenue greater than one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000), and up to one million dollars ($1,000,000) in the 2019 taxable year.

(C) Twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) for applicants with an annual gross revenue greater than one million dollars ($1,000,000) in the 2019 taxable year.

(k) Grant moneys awarded under this section shall only be used for costs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and related health and safety restrictions, or business interruptions or closures incurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the following:

(1) Employee expenses, including payroll costs, health care benefits, paid sick, medical, or family leave, and insurance premiums.

(2) Working capital and overhead, including rent, utilities, mortgage principal, and interest payments, but excluding mortgage prepayments, and debt obligations, including principal and interest, incurred before March 1, 2020.

(3) Costs associated with reopening business operations after being fully or partially closed due to state-mandated COVID-19 health and safety restrictions and business closures.

(4) Costs associated with complying with COVID-19 federal, state, or local guidelines for reopening with required safety protocols, including, but not limited to, equipment, plexiglass barriers, outdoor dining, PPE supplies, testing, and employee training expenses.

(5) Any other COVID-19-related expenses not already covered through grants, forgivable loans, or other relief through federal, state, county or city programs.

(6) Any other COVID-19-related costs that are not human resource expenses for the state share of Medicaid, employee bonuses, severance pay, taxes, legal settlements, personal expenses, or other expenses unrelated to COVID-19 impacts, repairs from damages already covered by insurance, or reimbursement to donors for donated items or services.

(l) (1) Applicants may self-identify race, gender, and ethnicity. Within seven business days of the close of each application period, the office shall post the aggregate data, as available. Within 15 business days of the close of each application period, the office shall post data by legislative district, as available. Within 45 business days, the office shall post the actual awarded information, as available. All information shall be posted on the Office of Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) internet website and CalOSBA shall provide an electronic copy of the information to the relevant fiscal and policy committees of the Legislature.

(2) The office shall report to the Legislature the number of grants and dollar amounts awarded for each of the following categories:

(A) Race and ethnicity.

(B) Women-owned.

(C) Veteran-owned.

(D) Located in a disadvantaged community pursuant to paragraph (5) of subdivision (h).

(E) Located in a rural area.

(F) County.

(G) State Senate district.

(H) State Assembly district.

(I) Nonprofits, including by geography.

(J) Cultural institutions, including by geography.

(m) The fiscal agent shall issue Forms 1099 and otherwise adhere to tax reporting guidelines regardless of whether the grants are excluded from gross income for purposes of the Personal Income Tax Law (Part 10 (commencing with Section 17001)) or the Corporation Tax Law (Part 11 (commencing with Section 23001) of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code).

(Amended by Stats. 2021, Ch. 256, Sec. 5. (AB 176) Effective September 23, 2021. Repealed as of January 1, 2024, pursuant to Section 12100.85.)

12100.83.5.
  

(a) The California Venues Grant Program is hereby created within CalOSBA.

(b) The program shall be under the direct authority of the director.

(c) The purpose of the program is to provide grants to eligible independent live events that have been affected by COVID-19 in order to support their continued operation.

(d) The office may contract with a fiscal agent, or amend an existing contract with a fiscal agent to meet the requirements of this section, to carry out the program, at a rate of no more than 5 percent of administrative and programs funds appropriated by the Legislature for the purposes of this section.

(e) Subject to appropriation by the Legislature, the office shall allocate grants to eligible independent live events that meet the requirements of this section.

(f) (1) Subject to appropriation by the Legislature, one hundred fifty million dollars ($150,000,000) shall be allocated in one or more rounds to eligible independent live events.

(2) For purposes of this section, “eligible venue” means a venue with the following characteristics:

(A) A defined performance and audience space.

(B) Mixing equipment, a public address system, and a lighting rig.

(C) Engages one or more individuals to carry out not less than two of the following roles:

(i) A sound engineer.

(ii) A booker.

(iii) A promoter.

(iv) A stage manager.

(v) Security personnel.

(vi) A box office manager.

(D) For a venue owned or operated by a nonprofit entity that produces free events, the events are produced and managed primarily by paid employees, not by volunteers.

(3) For purposes of this section, “eligible independent live event” means an entity that satisfies all of the following:

(A) Is a sole proprietor, C-corporation, S-corporation, cooperative, limited liability company, partnership, limited partnership, or a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity that satisfies the criteria defined in subparagraphs (B) through (G) inclusive of paragraph (1) of subdivision (f) of Section 12100.82.

(B) Is in any of the following North American Industry Classification System codes:

(i) 711211 – Sports Teams and Clubs.

(ii) 711310 - Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events with Facilities.

(iii) 711320 - Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events without Facilities.

(iv) 722410 – Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages).

(v) 722511 – Full-Service Restaurants.

(C) Is any of the following:

(i) An individual or entity that meets both of the following criteria:

(I) As a principal business activity, organizes, promotes, produces, manages, or hosts live concerts, comedy shows, theatrical productions, or other events by performing artists at an eligible venue where both of the following take place:

(ia) A cover charge through ticketing or front door entrance fee is applied.

(ib) Performers are paid.

(II) At least 70 percent of the earned revenue of the individual or entity is generated through cover charges or ticket sales, production fees or production reimbursements, or the sale of event beverages, food, or merchandise.

(ii) An individual or entity that, as a principal business activity, makes tickets to events available for purchase by the public an average of not less than 30 days before the date of the event, which shall meet both of the following:

(I) The requirements of subclause (I) of clause (i).

(II) Performers are paid in an amount that is based on a percentage of sales, a guarantee in writing or standard contract, or another mutually beneficial formal agreement.

(iii) An individual or entity that meets both of the following criteria:

(I) As a principal business activity, organizes, promotes, produces, manages, or hosts live sporting events at an eligible venue where both of the following take place:

(ia) A cover charge through ticketing or front door entrance fee is applied.

(ib) Performers are paid.

(II) At least 70 percent of the earned revenue of the individual or entity is generated through cover charges or ticket sales, production fees or production reimbursements, or the sale of event beverages, food, or merchandise.

(III) The individual or entity is not a major league or professional sports team or club, and is not owned by a major league or professional sports team or club.

(4) Notwithstanding paragraph (3), “eligible independent live event” shall not include entities that satisfy any of the following:

(A) Is a publicly traded corporation, or is majority owned and controlled by a publicly traded corporation.

(B) Owns or operates entities in more than five states or in another country, or is owned by an entity that owns or operates entities in more than five states or in another country.

(C) Generates less than 75 percent of its gross earned revenue in California.

(D) Demonstrates a percentage gross earned revenue decline in California of less than 70 percent, based on a reporting period comparing Q2, Q3, and Q4 of 2020, compared to Q2, Q3, and Q4 of 2019.

(E) Is an excluded entity as defined in paragraph (2) of subdivision (f) of Section 12100.82.

(5) Grants to eligible independent live events shall be prioritized on documented percentage gross earned revenue declines based on a reporting period comparing California gross earned revenues in Q2, Q3, and Q4 of 2020 and California gross earned revenues in Q2, Q3, and Q4 of 2019.

(6) Grants awarded under this subdivision shall be in an amount equal to the lesser of two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) or 20 percent of the applicant’s gross earned revenue in California for the 2019 taxable year.

(7) Eligible independent live event applicants shall complete a new and separate application for the grants allocated under this section even if they already have submitted an application for the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program established in Section 12100.83.

(8) If an eligible independent live event has been awarded a grant under the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program established in Section 12100.83, the amount of that grant shall be subtracted from the grant amount awarded under this section. If the grant amount awarded under Section 12100.83 is greater than the amount awarded under this section, the eligible independent live event shall not receive a grant under this subdivision and no amount shall be subtracted.

(9) No more than twenty five million ($25,000,000) in grants may be allocated to eligible independent live events that qualify under clause (iii) of subparagraph (C) of paragraph (3), unless all other eligible independent live events have received funding.

(g) Grant moneys awarded under this section shall only be used for costs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and related health and safety restrictions, or business interruptions or closures incurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the following:

(1) Employee expenses, including payroll costs, health care benefits, paid sick, medical, or family leave, and insurance premiums.

(2) Working capital and overhead, including rent, utilities, mortgage principal, and interest payments, but excluding mortgage prepayments, and debt obligations, including principal and interest, incurred before March 1, 2020.

(3) Costs associated with reopening business operations after being fully or partially closed due to state-mandated COVID-19 health and safety restrictions and business closures.

(4) Costs associated with complying with COVID-19 federal, state, or local guidelines for reopening with required safety protocols, including, but not limited to, equipment, plexiglass barriers, outdoor dining, personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies, testing, and employee training expenses.

(5) Any other COVID-19-related expenses not already covered through grants, forgivable loans, or other relief through federal, state, county, or city programs.

(6) Any other COVID-19-related costs that are not human resource expenses for the state share of Medicaid, employee bonuses, severance pay, taxes, legal settlements, personal expenses, or other expenses unrelated to COVID-19 impacts, repairs from damages already covered by insurance, or reimbursement to donors for donated items or services.

(h) Applicants may self-identify race, gender, and ethnicity. Within seven business days of the close of each application period, the office shall post the aggregate data, as available. Within 15 business days of the close of each application period, the office shall post data by county and legislative district, as available. Within 45 business days, the office shall post the actual awarded information, as available. All information shall be posted on the Office of Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) internet website and CalOSBA shall provide an electronic copy of the information to the relevant fiscal and policy committees of the Legislature.

(i) The fiscal agent shall issue Forms 1099 and otherwise adhere to tax reporting guidelines regardless of whether the grants are excluded from gross income for purposes of the Personal Income Tax Law (Part 10 (commencing with Section 17001) of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code) or the Corporation Tax Law (Part 11 (commencing with Section 23001) of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code).

(j)  This section shall remain in effect only until December 31, 2022, and as of that date is repealed.

(Amended by Stats. 2021, Ch. 256, Sec. 6. (AB 176) Effective September 23, 2021. Repealed as of December 31, 2022, by its own provisions.)

12100.83.6.
  

(a) The California Nonprofit Performing Arts Grant Program is hereby created within CalOSBA.

(b) The program shall be under the direct authority of the director.

(c) The purpose of the program is to provide grants to eligible nonprofit performing arts organizations to encourage workforce development.

(d) The office may contract with a fiscal agent, or amend an existing contract with a fiscal agent to meet the requirements of this section, to carry out the program, at a rate of no more than 5 percent of administrative and program funds appropriated by the Legislature for the purposes of this section.

(e) Subject to appropriation by the Legislature, the office shall allocate grants to eligible nonprofit performing arts organizations that meet the requirements of this section.

(f) (1) Subject to appropriation by the Legislature, forty-nine million five hundred thousand dollars ($49,500,000) of program funds shall be allocated in one or more rounds to eligible nonprofit performing arts organizations.

(2) For purposes of this subdivision, an “eligible nonprofit performing arts organization” means a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity that satisfies the criteria for a qualified small business pursuant to subdivision (f) of Section 12100.82, with no more than two million dollars ($2,000,000) in annual gross revenue, and that is in one of the following North American Industry Classification System codes:

(A) 711110 - Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters.

(B) 711120 - Dance Companies.

(C) 711130 - Musical Groups and Artists.

(D) 711190 - Other Performing Arts Companies.

(3) Grants under this subdivision shall be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis in the following amounts:

(A) Twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) for applicants with annual gross revenue greater than one thousand dollars ($1,000) to one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) in the 2019 taxable year.

(B) Fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) for applicants with annual gross revenue greater than one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000), and up to one million dollars ($1,000,000) in the 2019 taxable year.

(C) Seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000) for applicants with annual gross revenue greater than one million dollars ($1,000,000), and up to two million dollars ($2,000,000) in the 2019 taxable year.

(4) A registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity, without regard to its annual gross revenue, may be eligible for funds if it serves as a fiscal sponsor for entities that are qualified small businesses pursuant to subdivision (f) of Section 12100.82, with no more than two million dollars ($2,000,000) in annual gross revenue, and that is in one of the following North American Industry Classification System codes:

(A) 711110 - Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters.

(B) 711120 - Dance Companies.

(C) 711130 - Musical Groups and Artists.

(D) 711190 - Other Performing Arts Companies.

(g) Grant moneys awarded under this section shall only be used for the following:

(1) Employee expenses, including payroll costs, health care benefits, paid sick, medical, or family leave, and insurance premiums.

(2) Contributions or payments to a centralized payroll service.

(3) Recruitment, training, development, and other human resources related expenses.

(4) Other operating expenses or equipment for employees.

(h) (1) Applicants may self-identify race, gender, and ethnicity. Within seven business days of the close of each application period, the office shall post the aggregate data, as available. Within 15 business days of the close of each application period, the office shall post data by legislative district, as available. Within 45 business days, the office shall post the actual awarded information, as available. All information shall be posted on the internet website of the Office of Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) and CalOSBA shall provide an electronic copy of the information to the relevant fiscal and policy committees of the Legislature.

(2) The office shall report to the Legislature the number of grants and dollar amounts awarded for each of the following categories:

(A) Race and ethnicity.

(B) Women-owned.

(C) Veteran-owned.

(D) Located in or serve a disadvantaged community as described in paragraph (5) of subdivision (h) of Section 12100.83.

(E) Located in a rural area.

(F) County.

(G) State Senate district.

(H) State Assembly district.

(I) Geography.

(i) The fiscal agent shall issue Form 1099 and otherwise adhere to tax reporting guidelines regardless of whether the grants are excluded from gross income for purposes of the Personal Income Tax Law (Part 10 (commencing with Section 17001) of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code) or the Corporation Tax Law (Part 11 (commencing with Section 23001) of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code).

(j)  This section shall remain in effect only until December 31, 2022, and as of that date is repealed.

(Amended by Stats. 2021, Ch. 256, Sec. 7. (AB 176) Effective September 23, 2021. Repealed as of December 31, 2022, by its own provisions.)

12100.84.
  

GO-Biz and the Franchise Tax Board may adopt regulations to implement this article. The Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1) shall not apply to any regulation, standard, criterion, procedure, determination, rule, notice, guideline, or any other guidance established or issued by the Franchise Tax Board or GO-Biz pursuant to this article.

(Added by Stats. 2021, Ch. 7, Sec. 1. (SB 87) Effective February 23, 2021. Repealed as of January 1, 2024, pursuant to Section 12100.85.)

12100.85.
  

This article shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2024, and as of that date is repealed.

(Added by Stats. 2021, Ch. 7, Sec. 1. (SB 87) Effective February 23, 2021. Repealed as of January 1, 2024, by its own provisions. Note: Repeal affects Article 8, commencing with Section 12100.80.)

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