Supporting Micro-Enterprises: Technical assistance and forgivable loans of up to $20,000 for operating expenses to qualifying businesses. Application period begins June 26, 2023 and ends March 31, 2024 or when all funds are expended. Loan applications will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. The Butte County Micro-Enterprise Loan Program is offering assistance to eligible micro-enterprises. A micro-enterprise is a commercial enterprise that has five or fewer employees, including the owner. The forgivable loan program is funded by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and the State Department of Housing and Community Development.