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Kelly Bearden

The director of Cal State Bakersfield's Small Business Development Center will take a deep dive into the latest phase of the federal Paycheck Protection Program during a free webinar from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

SBDC Director Kelly Bearden plans to go over eligibility details of the $284 billion PPP offering that began accepting applications this week. He also expects to provide filing tips for a new, $500 million state relief grant program.

Participants can register online at

The SBDC also provides free, one-on-one consulting for local small business owners. Information is available online at