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  • Santa Maria Valley Chamber Partners with California Paid Family Leave Grant to Get Money into the Hands of Small Business

    The Santa Maria Valley Chamber is pleased to announce its partnership with California Paid Family Leave Grant (CPFLG). CPFLG allows eligible small businesses in California with 1-100 employees with at least one (1) employee utilizing California’s Paid Family Leave program to apply for grants up to $2,000 per employee to offset the increased costs associated with the employee out on leave.
     
    California’s Paid Family Leave program allows California workers to take paid leave to bond with a new child (through birth, adoption, or foster care) or to care for a seriously ill family member. Beginning July 1, 2020, this paid leave expanded from six (6) to eight (8) weeks. Additionally, California’s Paid Family Leave program also expanded the twelve (12) week non-paid protected leave to all businesses, regardless of business size. 
     
    Businesses impacted by California’s Paid Family Leave program will have increased costs such as training and upskilling existing staff to cover the duties of the employee on California’s Paid Family Leave; hiring and training additional staff to cover the duties of the employee on California’s Paid Family Leave; and marketing, recruitment, and other reasonably foreseeable training costs. 
     
    For more information, eligibility details, and to apply, visit CaliforniaPFL.com or call (818) 989-0300.