Fifth District Press Release
For Immediate Release
Date: July 31, 2020
Contact: Pauline Colvin
Tel: (714) 474-1781

ORANGE COUNTY, CA (July 31, 2020) – Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett awarded $14.5M in CARES Act funding to small businesses and non-profit organizations throughout the Fifth District through her Small Business Grant Relief Program.

“So many small businesses that serve as the backbone of our economy have suffered significant financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Supervisor Lisa Bartlett. “My goal was to develop a program that would provide financial support to those businesses and get funds into their hands as quickly as possible,” said Bartlett.

The Small Business Grant Relief Program launched on June 22nd provided economic support of up to $10,000 in CARES Act funding grants for small businesses and non-profit organizations experiencing financial difficulties as a result of COVID-19. Grants were awarded to businesses in nearly every business sector.

“Through this successful program we have supported more than 1400 businesses and organizations throughout South Orange County,” said Bartlett. 

A final list of awardees will be accessible on Supervisor Bartlett’s website early next week at:




Supervisor Lisa Bartlett represents the Fifth Supervisorial District which includes the cities of Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Irvine (portion of), Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, as well as the unincorporated communities of Coto de Caza, Ladera Ranch, Las Flores, Wagon Wheel, Emerald Bay, Rancho Mission Viejo and Stonecliffe.