Kern County is actively responding to COVID-19.

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A Small Business Forgivable Loan Program

Kern County recognizes that our local businesses have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our County is grounded in a rich history of helping our neighbors when they need it most, and promoting them onward to boundless opportunities. We're very proud to offer this innovative new program that exemplifies our Grounded & Boundless way of life in Kern County.  


Kern Recovers Program Overview
Kern Recovers Guidelines (Eligibility, Awards, Funding)
Important Deadlines
Partner Financial Institutions
Frequently Asked Questions





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