Unfortunately, many businesses are unaware of the current grant opportunities available to them right now!

Join us as we uncover grants from the state, county, and local levels relevant to your business. Grants can help provide valuable resources for organizations to carry out projects or provide services they otherwise would not be able to.

Get informed March 2nd, 3-430PM. Refreshments and coffee will be provided.

The following State-Level Grant Opportunities will be presented:

  • CA Inclusive Innovation iHub program
  • CA Live Venues Grant – Currently making selections (Up to $250K)
  • CA MicroBusiness Covid 19 relief Grant - $2500 grants
  • CA Dream Fund – Up to $10,000 in seed capital (new businesses and those started after 7/1/19)
  • CA Non-profit performing Arts – Workforce Development focused grants of up to $75,000 for employee-related costs

San Bernardino County Workforce Development Department will discuss the following available resources:

  • On the Job Training
  • Business Consulting
  • Human Resource Services

Small Business Majority will discuss the following:

  • Available funding programs,
  • How to become loan or grant ready,
  • Resources to help you through the process.


  • Josaline Cuesta (Senior California Program Manager at Small Business Majority)

    Josaline Cuesta

    Senior California Program Manager at Small Business Majority


    Josaline Cuesta manages the execution of Small Business Majority’s programs and initiatives throughout the state of California in collaboration with the California team. Additionally, she directs the organization's Southern California office and develops and fosters strong relationships with business organizations, community organizations and policymakers.

    Prior to joining Small Business Majority, Josaline worked in the private and public sector for almost two decades. Most recently Josaline led community engagement initiatives and large-scale outreach programs for local government. She has also directed office operations for a state elected official and spearheaded the creation of a customer service department for an online startup company. In her spare time, she serves on the boards of Girls on the Run Riverside County and the Riverside County Parks Foundation.

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  • Christopher Earl (Acting Deputy Director & Southern California Regional Advisor of California Governor's Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA))

    Christopher Earl

    Acting Deputy Director & Southern California Regional Advisor of California Governor's Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA)


    Christopher Earl, of Rialto, was appointed at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic
    Development in 2020 and currently is the current Acting Deputy Director and Southern California Regional Advisor for the Office of the Small Business Advocate within the GoBiz. Earl is a Civil Engineer by trade and has a background in technology transfer & commercialization along with an extensive history is economic development; Innovation; grant writing and administration; procurement and contracting; and small business technical assistance.

    He was most recently executive director of economic development & entrepreneurship, at Riverside Community College District from 2019 to 2020, where he held several other positions from 2012 to 2019, including, Statewide Director of the Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program, Executive Director of the Office of Grants and Contracts, and Assistant Director of TriTech Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

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  • Ngozi Akosia (Business Services Specialist at San Bernardino County Workforce Development)

    Ngozi Akosia

    Business Services Specialist at San Bernardino County Workforce Development


    Ngozi Akosia has been in public service for nineteen plus years serving in the California Community College System as a Student Services Advisor, Career Counselor, and Educator. Her previous career opportunities have offered experience in the private and nonprofit sectors as a Business Administrator, Customer Services Professional, and Seminar Facilitator. Her career transition led her to San Bernardino County, Workforce Development Department, Business Services Unit in September of 2021. She serves as a Business Services Specialist, providing business outreach and supportive services to local businesses within the county.

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  • Edward Ornelas, Jr. (President & CEO of Inland Empire Regional Chamber of Commerce)

    Edward Ornelas, Jr.

    President & CEO of Inland Empire Regional Chamber of Commerce


    Edward has been spearheading the Inland Empire Regional Chamber of Commerce since 2015. Under his leadership, the IERCC has been looked to as a proactive, fast-moving business organization.

    Currently, Edward sits on the board of:
    -American Red Cross
    -Inland Empire United Way
    -CA Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Associate Director)

    Additionally, he is a newly appointed member of the California Inland Empire District Export Council, appointed by the United States Secretary of Commerce.

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Grants — Find Your Opportunity: Access Pass

Refreshments will be provided.

Standard Price $10
Exhibitor Table

Promote your business and reserve a vendor booth at our events. Vendor must provide their own table. We will provide the chairs.

Standard Price $500


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The Enterprise Building

320 N E Street
San Bernardino, CA

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