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|Agency||Program Name||Website||Program Summary||Contact Person||Contact Email||Phone Number|
|Federal||Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)||Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers Responding to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), May 2020||https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html||Below are changes as of May 6, 2020|
Updated strategies and recommendations for employers responding to COVID-19, including those seeking to resume normal or phased business operations:
- Conducting daily health checks
- Conducting a hazard assessment of the workplace
- Encouraging employees to wear cloth face coverings in the workplace, if appropriate
- Implementing policies and practices for social distancing in the workplace
- Improving the building ventilation system
- A table outlining the engineering controls, administrative controls, and personal protective equipment (PPE) that employers may use to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace
More changes at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html#more-changes
|Federal||Internal Revenue Service (IRS)||Economic impact payments: What you need to know||https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/economic-impact-payments-what-you-need-to-know||3/30/2020 - The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some taxpayers who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax return to receive the economic impact payment.||800-829-1040|
|Federal||Internal Revenue Service (IRS)||Federal Income Tax Extension||https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-day-now-july-15-treasury-irs-extend-filing-deadline-and-federal-tax-payments-regardless-of-amount-owed||3/21/2020 - The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced today that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020.
Taxpayers can also defer federal income tax payments due on April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. This deferment applies to all taxpayers, including individuals, trusts and estates, corporations and other non-corporate tax filers as well as those who pay self-employment tax.
Taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms or call the IRS to qualify for this automatic federal tax filing and payment relief. Individual taxpayers who need additional time to file beyond the July 15 deadline, can request a filing extension by filing Form 4868 through their tax professional, tax software or using the Free File link on IRS.gov. Businesses who need additional time must file Form 7004.
|Federal||U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)||Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) for Small Businesses and Nonprofits||https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/economic-injury-disaster-loans||In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners, including agricultural businesses, and nonprofit organizations in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories can apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan. The EIDL program is designed to provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue due to coronavirus (COVID-19).||DisasterCustomerService@SBA.gov|
|Federal||U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)||Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights||https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employee-paid-leave||The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective date through December 31, 2020.|
|Federal||U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)||Payroll Protection Program & Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA) (Updated 08/13/2020)||https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program-ppp||Current law dictates that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) close at the end of August 8, 2020. As such, SBA is no longer accepting PPP applications from participating lenders. Please check back for the latest update.|
UPDATE 12/27/20: The PPP program will reopen soon. $284 Billion has been added to the PPP loan program, including expanded eligibility, making loan forgiveness easier, and allowing previous PPP recipients to obtain a second PPP loan.
|Federal||Small Business Administration||EIDL Advance||https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/economic-injury-disaster-loans||EIDL Advance is a grant program offered together with the economic injury loan program. The amount of the grant was determined by the number of employees indicated on the EIDL application: $1,000/employee, up to a maximum of $10,000.|
UPDATE 12/27/20: $20 Billion has been added to the EIDL Advance grants program, which provides additional funding for eligible entities in low-income communities. Applications will be accepted soon.
|Federal||U.S. Department of the Treasury||CARES Act - Assistance for American Workers and Families||https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/cares/assistance-for-american-workers-and-families||Through Economic Impact Payments and other means, the Treasury Department is ensuring that Americans receive fast and direct relief in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
|Federal||U.S. Department of the Treasury||CARES Act - EMPLOYEE RETENTION CREDIT
||https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/cares/preserving-jobs-for-american-industry||The CARES Act offers meaningful financial support to American businesses and job creators so they can better support employees and be prepared to get back to business as soon as possible.
Employee Retential Credit
Additional Tax Credit
Payroll Tax Deferral
|Federal||U.S. Department of Agriculture||Business & Industry Loan Guarantees||https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/business-industry-loan-guarantees||USDA is making available up to $1 billion in loan guarantees to help rural businesses meet their working capital needs during the coronavirus pandemic. Business & Industry CARES Act Program. |
APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 15, 2021, or until funds made available for this purpose are expended.
|Federal||U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)||Nonprofit Benefits (CARES Act)||https://www.philanthropy.com/article/trump-signs-stimulus-bill/248350||Currently, only people who itemize their taxes can claim charitable deductions. The stimulus bill will allow nonitemizers to deduct up to $300 in cash giving for the 2020 tax year, according to an analysis of the legislation by the National Council of Nonprofits.|
Nonprofits with 500 or fewer employees (counting all full-time and part-time employees equally) will be eligible for Small Business Administration loans of up to $10 million. Nonprofits are also eligible for expedited loans of up to $1 million. The money would have to be used for payroll, including paid leave, as well as health-insurance premiums, facilities costs, and debt service.Nonprofits that keep their employees on the payroll from February 15 to June 30 could have their loans forgiven, turning the loan into a grant.
Under a previous version of the legislation, nonprofits couldn’t access these loans if they were eligible for Medicaid payments. That limitation was removed from the final version of the bill.
The bill creates a refundable payroll tax credit of up to $5,000 for each employee on the payroll. To be eligible, a nonprofit must have experienced a drop in revenue of at least 50 percent in the first quarter of 2020 compared with the first quarter of 2019. The credit is available each quarter until the nonprofit’s revenue exceeds 80 percent of the same quarter in 2019. Nonprofits receiving emergency SBA loans are not eligible for these credits.
The bill appropriates an additional $10 billion to another SBA program, Economic Injury Disaster Loans, and waives a creditworthiness requirements for all applicants, including nonprofits. Those eligible will be able to get checks for $10,000 within three days.
Nonprofits that self-fund unemployment benefits could get reimbursed for up to half the costs of benefits provided to their laid-off employee
|Local||City of Los Angeles||Los Angeles City Small Business Emergency Microloan Program||https://ewddlacity.com/index.php/microloan-program||NOTE: Effective September 16, 2020, the City of Los Angeles Small Business Emergency Microloan will no longer accept applications.|
The newly established Small Business Emergency Microloan Program now provides financing needed to strengthen small business enterprises in this time of acute need that have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak
|Local||City of Oakland||Oakland Small Business Emergency Grant Program||https://workingsolutions.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=21781ce898c21e80a1e3076cc&id=1aaff4c1e6&e=1359b5499d||The City of Oakland and Working Solutions, a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), administer $500,000 in emergency grant funds to support Oakland small businesses weather the COVID-19 crisis.||Harry Hamilton, Media Coordinatoremail@example.com||510-457-6306|
|Local||City of Oakland||Assistance with Business Taxes, Direct Technical Help for Small Businesses, Call for Data about Small Business Losses to Inform Program Development||https://www.oaklandca.gov/news/2020/city-of-oakland-outlines-small-business-workforce-support-to-mitigate-impacts-of-covid-19||The City’s Finance Department will waive late payment penalties for small businesses resulting from failure to file taxes due March 1, 2020 on time due to COVID-19. To apply for a payment plan or to seek waiver of penalties due to COVID-19, please call the customer service line at (510) 238-3704 or email BTwebsupport@oaklandca.gov. |
Small businesses can receive direct help from the City’s Business Assistance Center by visiting visit oaklandbusinesscenter.com and completing the online assessment form. Staff in the Business Assistance Center will then work directly with the business to connect them with Oakland’s many business support organizations that offer financial products, technical assistance and other services to help local small businesses sturdy themselves in face of the pandemic.
The City is inviting businesses to submit data about the nature and extent of the revenue losses resulting from COVID-19 via an input form. This data will help inform the grants funds, and help Oakland be prepared to take advantage of forthcoming State and Federal financial programs (see below). We will share additional details as these programs are developed.
|Local||City of Anaheim||Coronavirus Business Resources||www.anaheim.net/economicdevelopment||During these difficult times, Anaheim’s Economic Development Team remains committed to providing helpful resources and information to assist our business community with the Coronavirus Small-Business Resource Guide. Find helpful links to federal, state and local information on business loans and grants, employer assistance, marketing resources, workplace health and safety and more.||Economic Development Teamfirstname.lastname@example.org
|Nonprofit||Santa Barbara Foundation||Santa Barbara Better Together Fund||https://www.sbfoundation.org/covid-19-business-community-resources/sbbt-small-business-grant-program-guidelines-santa-maria/||The Santa Barbara Foundation announced the launch of the Santa Barbara Better Together Fund Small Business Grant Program partnership with the City of Santa Maria, to help those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The City of Santa Maria and Santa Barbara Foundation partnership will support grants from the Santa Barbara Better Together Fund of up to $7,500 per grant to qualifying small businesses located within the City of Santa Maria as they reopen and adapt to operating under proper public health guidelines due to COVID-19. Grant awards are available to eligible businesses until funds have been depleted.
The application is available from Tuesday, September 1 through Wednesday, September 9.
|Local||Santa Barbara County Workforce Development Board||COVID-19 Business Resource Guide||https://countyofsb.org/uploadedFiles/phd/PROGRAMS/Disease_Control/Corona/SBCWDB%20COVID-19%20Business%20Resource%20Guide_English.pdf||Resource guide for Santa Barbara County employers impacted by COVID-19||N/A||COVIDbiz@countyofsb.org||N/A|
|Local||City of Oxnard||Economic Development Division||https://www.oxnard.org/city-department/economic-development/||Assist local businesses and the workforce in the City of Oxnard. Provide resources and advocate on their behalf. Keep them updated with regards to local health orders and compliance||Rosie Ornelas||Rosie.email@example.com
||805-385-7932 or 805-616-6862 (cell)|
|Local||City of Santa Cruz||Commission Charge Limit for 3rd Party Food-Delivery Companies||http://www.cityofsantacruz.com/home/showdocument?id=79755||In support of local businesses, the City of Santa Cruz established a temporary limit of 15% on commissions charged by third-party food delivery companies. This order took effect on April 16, 2020.||Martín Bernal, City Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org||831-420-5010|
|Local||Madera County Economic Development Commission||Small business programs and attraction, expansion and retention efforts.||http://www.maderacountyedc.com/||Providing economic development services to the County of Madera, City of Madera and City of Chowchilla||Bobby Kahn, Executive Directoremail@example.com||559-675-7768|
|Local||City of Sacramento||City of Sacramento Covid 19-Relief||https://www.cityofsacramento.org/covid19-relief||The City of Sacramento wants to know: how exactly is the coronavirus pandemic affecting its residents right now? City Council has allocated millions of dollars in coronavirus relief money since the pandemic began, and the effects on Sacramentans continue to evolve. Your responses to this survey will help City Council decide how to best spend coronavirus relief money moving forward. Take the survey.|
|Local||Del Norte County Emergency Operations||Economic Resiliency Task Force|
|Del Norte County’s Office of Emergency Services Economic Resiliency Task Force to provide support and information to local businesses during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Compiling Economic Injury Data, providing webinars & links to resources, Local Small Business Stabilization Loan and support during this challenging event.||Holly Wendtfirstname.lastname@example.org||(707) 951-3003|
|Local||Community Foundation of San Carlos||San Carlos COVID-19 Response Fund||https://cfsancarlos.org/donate-covid19-fund||GENEROUS DONORS HAVE COME FORWARD WITH A DOLLAR-FOR-DOLLAR MATCH UP TO $100,000 FOR DONATIONS MADE THROUGH MAY 31ST. PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS LIMITED-TIME MATCHING GIFT OPPORTUNITY TO DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT IN SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY!||N/Aemail@example.com||N/A|
|Local||City of Barstow||COVID-19 Resources||https://www.barstowca.org/residents/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19||A webpage for Barstow residents to find local resources, activities, and recommendations.||Amanda Hernandez, Economic Development Administrator||AHernandez@Barstowca.org||760-255-5109|
|Local||City of Murrieta||COVID – 19 & Business webpage||https://www.murrietaca.gov/960/Covid-19-Business||The City of Murrieta keeps an updated COVID -19 list for local, county, state and federal resources available to small businesses in our region.||Scott Agajanian, Deputy Director of Development Services||SAgajanian@MurrietaCA.gov||951-461-6003 Direct Line|
|Local||City of Cupertino||Office of Economic Development||www.cupertino.org/covid19businessinfo|
|View the latest news, financial assistance, and other helpful resources for employers, employees, and local small businesses affected by the pandemic.|
Some Cupertino businesses, including grocery stores, supermarkets, coffee shops, restaurants and more, continue to operate through the County of Santa Clara's "Shelter in Place" order. The businesses listed below are identified as "essential businesses" per the County's definition.
|Angela Tsui, Economic Development Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org||(408) 777-7607|
|Local||City of Palm Desert||Business Support Hotline||https://coronavirus-response-city-of-palm-desert-cpd.hub.arcgis.com/||Information and resources from the City of Palm Desert about the COVID-19 response in our area.||Martin Alvarez, Director of Economic Developmentemail@example.com||(760) 776-6362|
|Local||City of Sunnyvale||Economic Development||https://sunnyvale.ca.gov/news/topics/coronavirus.htm||Business assistance and resource information is available on the City’s website. Information is updated on a regular basis to provide details on new and ongoing resources.||Connie Verceles, Economic Development Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com||408-730-7256 or 408-730-7607|
|Local||City of San Mateo||Resources guide for Businesses and employees||https://www.cityofsanmateo.org/4258/Resources-for-Businesses-and-Employees||The City has complied a list of Federal, State, Local, and Private Sector resources to help businesses during this difficult time.||Jennifer Chenfirstname.lastname@example.org||650-522-7009|
|Local||Town of Colma||COVID-19 Information & Resources||https://www.colma.ca.gov/covid-19/||COVID-19 Information & Resources||Michael P. Laughlin, City Planneremail@example.com||650.757.8888 main
|Local||City of San Rafael||Economic Development||https://www.cityofsanrafael.org/businesses/||Business Support Services||Danielle O’Leary, Director of Economic Development & Innovationfirstname.lastname@example.org||415-485-3460|
|Local||City of Lancaster||COVID-19 Business Portal||www.cityoflancasterca.org/coronavirusbiz
||Continuously updated portal with the latest information & financial assistance opportunities for small business.||Economic Development Team||N/A||661-723-6128|
|Local||City of Lancaster||Small Business Recovery Resource||www.cityoflancasterca.org/sbr||Dedicated team to provide assistance to small businesses in navigating available COVID-19 resources.||Multipleemail@example.com||661-723-6236|
|Local||City of Bell||COVID-19 Resources for Businesses||http://www.cityofbell.org/?NavID=2555||COVID-19 Resources for Businesses and Workers||Jackie Choi, Senior Economic Development Specialistfirstname.lastname@example.org||(323) 588-6211|
|Local||County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs Office (DCBA)||COVID-19: Service Update from DCBA
||https://dcba.lacounty.gov/uncategorized/covid-19-update/||DCBA will also cancel all currently calendared workshops, community meetings, trainings, commission meetings, and other outreach activities. These events will be rescheduled as webinars, conference calls, and remote/virtual engagement as appropriate and possible.
DCBA will be increasing the capacity of its telephone call center to provide the most efficient service possible. We will respond to each online request within 48 hours.
|Local||County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs Office (DCBA)||LA County Business and Worker Disaster Help Center||https://lacountyhelpcenter.org/||LA County Business and Worker Disaster Help Center helps businesses and workers connect with available email@example.com||833-238-4450|
|Local||Main Street Launch - San Francisco||City of San Francisco's Emerging Business Loan Fund||https://www.mainstreetlaunch.org/san-francisco-launch/||In San Francisco, Main Street Launch operates as San Francisco Launch. Working with the Mayor’s Office of Economic & Workforce Development (OEWD) we will continue to provide capital to businesses through the Emerging Business Loan Fund (EBLF) and other lending programs. In the last 5 years, we have funded over 100 companies, and those businesses have created and sustained nearly 1,000 jobs in San Francisco.|
Small business loans from $10,000 to $250,000.
Main Street Launch is proud to manage the City of San Francisco’s Emerging Business Loan Fund (loans between $50,000 and $250,000). We offer microloans up to $250,000. Contact us to learn more.
|Karla De Leonfirstname.lastname@example.org||510-830-3226|
|Local||City of Indio||Economic Development Department||https://www.indio.org/your_government/ed/default.htm||Economic development services within the City of Indio.||Carl S. Morgan, Economic Development Directoremail@example.com||(760) 541-4203|
|Local||City of Coachella||COVID-19 Resource Webpage||https://www.coachella.org/about-us/advanced-components/covid-19-microsite||The City of Coachella is providing a COVID-19 Resource Webpage that includes information and resources for small businesses, residents, and employees.||Gabriel Martin, Economic Development Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org||(760) 625-6062|
|Local||San Francisco Mayor||Mayor London Breed Announces a Moratorium on Commercial Evictions for Small and Medium-size Businesses in San Francisco||https://sfmayor.org/article/mayor-london-breed-announces-moratorium-commercial-evictions-small-and-medium-size||Mayor London Breed Announces a Moratorium on Commercial Evictions for Small and Medium-size Businesses in San Francisco|
|Local||San Francisco Office of the Mayor||San Francisco Additional Fee Deferrals to Support Businesses During COVID-19||https://sfmayor.org/article/mayor-london-breed-and-jos%C3%A9-cisneros-announce-additional-fee-deferrals-support-businesses||San Francisco further extends the deadline for businesses to file and pay their Business Registration Fee and Unified License Fees until March 2021||Judy Lee||investSF@sfgov.org|
|Local||Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA)||San Francisco Hardship and Emergency Loan Program (SF HELP)||https://medasf.org/sfhelp/||SF HELP will provide zero interest loans of up to $50,000 to approximately 80 small businesses and will focus on private, for-profit low-income to moderate-income small businesses. The loan can be used to pay for payroll, rent, inventory, equipment, and other operating expenses businesses have as they gradually reopen and continue on the road to economic recovery. There are no loan fees, personal guarantees, or collateral requirements for the borrower and the repayment term is up to six years. |
The deadline to apply is November 25 at 11:59PM. Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) will then hold a lottery to determine which businesses will be invited to submit a formal application; this lottery will include a preference for low- to moderate-income-owned businesses throughout the city.
|Local||San Francisco Treasurer||Business Taxes and License Fees||https://sftreasurer.org/covid19||The Office of the Treasurer & Tax Collector has taken several actions to alleviate the growing financial burdens on San Francisco taxpayers and to address the related economic downturn due to COVID-19. The City has also created a one-stop website for employers and employees outlining all existing resources, contacts and updates. Please visit our Help Center or call 311 with any further questions.|
|Local||County of Santa Clara||Moratorium on Evictions||https://www.sccgov.org/sites/d5/Pages/SupervisorsApproveCountywideMoratoriumonCOVID-19-Evictions.aspx||Urgency Ordinance establishing a temporary and limited moratorium on commercial and residential evictions that applies countywide (including all fifteen incorporated cities and towns) until May 31, 2020.||Charlsie Changemail@example.com||(408) 299-5050 office
(626) 898-2395 cell
|Local||County of Santa Clara||Moratorium on Utility Disconnections||https://www.santaclaraca.gov/i-want-to/stay-informed/newsroom/coronavirus-updates/covid-19-business-resources||The City’s Municipal Services Division has implemented a suspension on service disconnections for utility (electric and water) non-payment, for both residential and commercial customers. It will remain in effect until further notice.|
|Local||LAEDC’s Business Assistance||LAEDC Layoff Aversion Program||https://laedc.org/layoff-aversion-program-city/||This program is performed through the "Layoff Aversion" contract with the City of Los Angeles, a public service to help businesses retain jobs and succeed. Resources for financing, tax credits, transition of ownership, real estate issues, permitting, utility problems, tax problems, staff training, and cost firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Local||City of Berkeley||Berkeley Relief Fund||https://berkeleyrelieffund.org/||Berkeley City Council has approved $3 million for emergency relief grants to small businesses, nonprofit arts organizations, and residential tenants, that are hardest hit by the COVID-19 email@example.com|
|Local||Calaveras County||COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses in Calaveras County||https://covid19.calaverasgov.us/Businesses||Small business resources including a portal for reporting of a suspected outbreak by business owners/managers, administrators and supervisors for facilities in Calaveras County.||209-754-2896|
|Local||City of Emeryville||Temporary Residential & Commercial Eviction Moratorium||https://emeryville.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=8220076&GUID=C9170208-8B7C-475C-86DD-1FDE2DC2ED81||On March 19, 2020, the Emeryville City Council adopted a temporary moratorium on residential and commercial evictions due to nonpayment of rent and foreclosures initiated by Homeowner Associations due to nonpayment of assessments, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The moratorium does not relieve the tenant from the obligation to pay rent, but provides that tenants cannot be evicted for not paying rent during the term of the moratorium. The moratorium is effective as of adoption (March 19, 2020) and expires on May 31, 2020 unless otherwise extended by the City Council.|
|Local||County of Tuolumne Innovation & Business Assistance Department||Tuolumne County Small Business Disaster Assistance||https://www.tcdisasterassistance.com/||Due to the overwhelming amount of information for Small Businesses to consider, the County of Tuolumne Innovation and Business Assistance Department are posting links that connect business owners with valuable resources. These links will be updated as soon as any information becomes available.||Cole Przybyla, Director of Innovation of Business Assistancefirstname.lastname@example.org||209-288-4030|
|Local||City of Stockton||Local Resources for Businesses||http://www.advantagestockton.com/covid-19-resources.html||Businesses play a significant role in the Stockton community. Protecting the health and safety of the City of Stockton’s residents and businesses from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is the City’s top priority as we continue to monitor and make recommendations to slow the spread of COVID-19. The City has gathered a list of assistance programs and other resources from local, state, and federal agencies。||email@example.com||(209) 937-8539|
|Local||Yolo County Health and Human Services||YoloWorks (WIOA, CalWORKs, One Stop and General Employment Services)||www.yoloworks.org||Local and Regional Employer and Employee Resources||Tanya Provencher, Branch Deputy Director||Tanya.Provencher@yolocounty.org||(530) 661-2707|
|Local||Workforce Development Board of Solano County||COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund for Small Businesses||https://solanoemployment.org/layoff-aversion-fund||In order to assist small businesses facing financial impacts and potential layoffs from COVID-19, the WDB has established a $60,000 COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund. The fund will provide grants to small businesses experiencing economic stresses in order to prevent potential layoffs or facility closures during COVID-19.||April Zoimek-Portillo, Senior Manager of Business Servicesfirstname.lastname@example.org||707-863-3569|
|Local||Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services, Private Sector Coordination, Economic Impact & Recovery Branch||Humboldt County COVID Business Information Line (707-268-2527) and Resource Page (https://humboldtgov.org/2704/Business-Resources)||https://humboldtgov.org/2704/Business-Resources||COVID-19-related business resources and information hotline.||Scott Adair, Director of Economic Developmentemail@example.com||707-268-2527|
|Local||City of Dublin Economic Development Division||Business Incentives Programs||https://dublin.ca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/13136/Business-Incentives-Handout?bidId=||The City’s Economic Development Division has compiled a list of incentives that can offer assistance (both financial and training) to help you develop your business in the community. More detailed information is available at www.dublin.ca.gov/incentives.||Hazel L. Wetherford, Economic Development Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org||(925) 452-2158|
|Local||City of Tehachapi||Utility Payment Deferment Program|
|http://www.liveuptehachapi.com/||Business owners are allowed to defer water and sewer payments to the City for a period of 60 days.||Hillorie Thomasemail@example.com||661-822-2200 ex. 107|
|Local||Sonoma County Economic Development Board||Sonoma County Coronavirus Business Resource Guide||http://sonomaedb.org/Business-Assistance/Coronavirus-Business-Resources||In partnership with the County of Sonoma and the Department of Health Services, the Sonoma County Economic Development Board (EDB) has compiled a comprehensive list of local, state and government resources and benefits for businesses and employees affected by the emerging situation. Resources listed include potentially available funding for working capital for small business, public health information links, workforce resources and how to help employees affected by Coronavirus.||Lauren Cartwright, Business Retention & Expansion Program Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org||707-565-7298|
|Local||San Fransisco Entertainment Commission||Resource for the Nightlife Industry||https://sf.gov/support-nightlife-industry-during-coronavirus-outbreak||Resources for nightlife businesses, employees, artists, freelancers and other entertainment professionals in San Francisco during the coronavirus.|
|Local||City of Long Beach||Paycheck Protection Program Application||https://ndconline.org/ppp/||The City of Long Beach has a new partnership with the National Development Council (NDC) to help Long Beach businesses navigate the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan application process. The NDC is a nationwide non-profit that raises and directs capital funding to projects in low-income communities. Instead of having to work through a bank or financial institution, Long Beach businesses can now work through the NDC online portal to submit a loan application for the PPP.|
|Local||City of Arcata||Business Resiliency Emergency Loan Program||https://www.cityofarcata.org/188/Economic-Development||The City of Arcata created an emergency business loan fund to provide financial support to Arcata's businesses affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic.||Susan Diehl McCarthyemail@example.com||707-825-2168|
|Local||City of Sunnyvale||COVID-19 fund||https://sunnyvale.ca.gov/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=27047||Through a combination of City funds and private donations, small businesses and nonprofits in Sunnyvale will have access to almost $3 million to help with financial impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.|
City staff will administer the grants to the nonprofits and working on developing the criteria.
|Nonprofit||Inclusive Action||Street Vendor Emergency Fund||https://www.inclusiveaction.org/covid19response||This fund will provide $400 in direct cash to street vendors in the Los Angeles community who cannot access government resources.|
|Nonprofit||Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce / Economic Development Commission||Business Services||http://www.santamaria.com/||The Chamber/EDC supports local businesses as a one-stop ombudsman service. Services include one-on-one business consultation, referrals to service providers, and access to relevant market data. Additionally, the Chamber/EDC supports development projects and advises city officials on economic development policies and issues.||Suzanne Singh, Economic Development Director
Glenn Morris, President & CEO
|Nonprofit||Kiva||Zero-Interest Loans||https://www.kiva.org/blog/support-local-businesses-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic||Kiva offers zero-interest loans of up to $15,000 to small businesses|
|Nonprofit||Opportunity Fund||https://www.opportunityfund.org||Opportunity Fund is a US-based nonprofit organization that provides financing to underserved small-business owners.|
|Nonprofit||Pacific Communit Ventures||Small Business Resources for COVID-19||https://www.pacificcommunityventures.org/2020/03/16/small-business-resources-for-covid-19/||Collection of resources to help small business owners and workers during this crisis. We know that the effects this crisis is having on small businesses can’t be overstated, and we’re here for our community both now and in the coming months as we continue to feel the effects on our small business community.|
|Nonprofit||Restaurant Opportunities Centers United||https://rocunited.org/stop-the-spread/coronavirus-support/||National, state and city resources available to restaurant workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.|
|Nonprofit||San Francisco Foundation||Grants for Non-Profits||https://sff.org/for-nonprofits-apply-for-a-grant-from-the-sff-covid-19-emergency-response-fund/||APPLICATION CLOSED - Update June 9, 2020: Over the past few months, we have been proud to support more than 300 Bay Area organizations helping their communities cope with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have granted out more than $3 million to address food security, housing and homelessness, support for workers, domestic violence, and addressing racism against Asian Americans.
Please note that applications will close on June 15 for SFF’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund. We continue to support COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts throughout the Bay Area. We encourage nonprofits to use the online resources and no-cost workshops on our COVID-19 Resources page and to check back regularly, as we continue to add new offerings.
|Nonprofit||Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)||Small Business Relief Grants||https://www.lisc.org/covid-19/small-business-assistance/small-business-relief-grants/||The Round 5 application period is now closed - Providing $5,000, $7,500, and $10,000 grants to small businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19, to help them keep functioning and remain vital facets of their local economies through this challenging period.||N/A||SmallBusinessGrants@lisc.org||(212) 455-9800|
|Nonprofit||Sempra Energy Foundation||COVID-19 Nonprofit Hardship Fund||https://www.sempraenergyfoundation.org/pages/areas-of-giving/health-and-safety.shtml||* Our online application process is closed. With so many requests already in the queue, we expect to exhaust the funds shortly.|
Sempra Energy Foundation will provide grants ranging from $500 to $50,000 to small to medium-sized non-profit organizations serving people and families significantly affected by COVID-19.
|Nonprofit||South County Economic Development Council||Emergency Business Loans||https://www.southcountyedc.com/emergencybusinessloanprogram||South County Economic Development Council (South County EDC) is offering a no-interest loan to eating establishments in South County in order to provide some economic relief during these difficult times. This small infusion of funds is intended to assist South County small restaurants to remain open and continue to provide meals during this national emergency. South County EDC will provide a one-time $5,000 no-interest loan with repayment due on April 1, 2021.|
* South County refers to Chula Vista, Coronado, Imperial Beach, National City, San Diego, San Diego County, and the Port of San Diego
|Nonprofit||Venturize||https://venturize.org||Venturize is a free online resource hub for small business owners who need help accessing tools and resources to grow their businesses. Managed by the nonprofit organization Small Business Majority, Venturize offers unbiased education and resources about small business loans, retirement and healthcare to empower entrepreneurs to make the best financial decisions for their business. We also help small businesses get connected to trusted providers that can help their enterprises grow.|
|Nonprofit||Bay Area Workers Support (BAWS)||Sex Worker ER Grant Fund||https://bayareaworkerssupport.org/grants||BAWS is re-introducing one of our community care structures by offering emergency grants for sex workers experiencing hardships during COVID-19. We are able to give small grants of $50 - $200. If you have a larger expense or ongoing needs we will gladly promote your crowdfunding campaign on our social media, or help you set one firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Nonprofit||Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights||Commercial Lease Assistance||https://lccr.com/get-help/economic-justice-legal-services-for-entrepreneurs-lse/lse-application-english/||The City partners with the Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights to help SF small businesses (“mom and pop shops”) at risk of displacement with lease review and negotiation and related services.|
|Nonprofit||Small Business Majority||Small Business Majority - California||https://smallbusinessmajority.org/states/california||From offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento and Los Angeles, Small Business Majority works closely with state policymakers and small business owners to address the most important issues impacting California's entrepreneurs today—access to responsible capital, healthcare reform, retirement, workplace benefits and more. We work with a robust network of California small business owners to offer their unique perspectives to state lawmakers, the media and other stakeholders. To supplement our outreach in the small business community, we conduct opinion and economic research and develop policy analysis of state and national legislation that affects California's small employers. Together, these efforts shape the policy recommendations we make on behalf of small business.
Bianca Blomquist (Northern California) email@example.com
Joi Eubanks(Central California) firstname.lastname@example.org
Claudia Moreno (Southern California) email@example.com
|Nonprofit||Asian Inc 美亚辅邻社||Asian Inc Small Business Assistance in Cantonese|
|https://youtu.be/zjUGNOd5sZs||广东话联邦小企业资源和员工||Tony Tang 杨锦谦||(415) 928-5910 ext.137
|Nonprofit||Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce||Save Small Business Fund||https://www.savesmallbusiness.com/?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=||NOTE: NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW APPLICATIONS|
The Save Small Business Fund is a grantmaking initiative offering short-term relief for small employers in the United States and its territories
TO QUALIFY, YOU MUST
- Employ between 3 and 20 people
- Be located in an economically vulnerable community
- Have been harmed financially by the COVID-19 pandemic
|Nonprofit||Community Legal Aid SoCal||Civil Legal Aid||www.communitylegalsocal.org||Community Legal Aid SoCal is a nonprofit organization providing high quality civil legal aid to the low-income residents of Southeast Los Angeles County and Orange County. During the COVID-19 pandemic we are serving our clients via telephone interviews and consultations. Our Hotline number is open, 800-834-5001. Clients or applicants who require an in-person appointment as a reasonable accommodation will be handled on a case by case basis. Legal areas of expertise and practice include Housing, Divorce & Custody, Employment, Public Benefits, Elder Abuse, Domestic Violence, Health, and Consumer.||800-834-5001 (Hotline)|
|Nonprofit||Start Small Think Big||Small Business Assistance||https://www.startsmallthinkbig.org/covid19||During these unprecedented times, Start Small Think Big has continued to support small business owners, providing free programming as it relates to navigating financial relief programs, loan assistance and much more. We have hosted numerous free webinars responding to our clients' needs. Additionally, we are offering free one-to-one technical assistance to clients who qualify.|
|Nonprofit||Latino Community Foundation||Love Not Fear Fund||https://latinocf.org/covid/||The Latino Community Foundation established the Love Not Fear Fund to support Latino-led organizations that provide wrap-around services to the most vulnerable, especially undocumented seniors living in the Inland Empire and Central Valley and families that have already lost firstname.lastname@example.org||415-236-4020|
|Nonprofit||California Capital Financial Development Corporation||California Capital Women’s Business Center||https://cacapital.org/business-assistance/womens-business-center/||The WBC provides FREE business start-up and development assistance for small business owners, with a commitment to meet the unique needs of women entrepreneurs and women in business.||Sophia Kanaan, WBC Directoremail@example.com||916-442-1729|
|Nonprofit||California Capital Financial Development Corporation||California Capital Procurement Technical Assistance Center||https://cacapital.org/ptac/info/||The California Capital PTAC Helps Small Businesses Prepare For, Pursue And Perform On Government Contracts.||Ivor Newman, PTAC Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org||916-442-1729|
|Nonprofit||California Capital Financial Development Corporation||California Capital State Loan Guarantee Program and Microlending Program||https://cacapital.org/business-loans/state-loan-guarantee-program/
|The Small Business Loan Guarantee program helps lenders make loans to borrowers who cannot qualify for conventional financing.
For the microlending program, California Capital provides direct loans up to $100,000 for small businesses.
|Nonprofit||Stand For Small||Stand For Small||https://www.standforsmall.com/?extlink=CH=dm-CU=us-BU=GABM-REF=484536_272666137_131848520-TST=Stand4Small20Social-EEP_URL=g_psoc&cpid=g_psoc&dclid=CMDV9ffan-kCFb0Q-QAdQVwEsQ||Collection of list of company resources that would provide educational resources, network connections, offers and mentorship opportunities to help address small businesses' needs|
|Nonprofit||West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce||Membership Grant||https://www.westlachamber.org/presidents-message?fbclid=IwAR3McDIjz3gsXTSa8s3M_rlX92tf2bwZ3GuonVF6tVIw8SKh_eMX3KQ6xlI||The West Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce is offering a membership grant to all current members and any business that desires to become a new member. The West Los Angles Chamber of Commerce has allocated up to $500,000 towards this membership grant. Membership based on grants is on a first-come, first-served basis; and it will grant basic membership until December 31, 2020.|
|Nonprofit||Elevate the Future||Project Falcon||https://www.elevatethefuture.org/projectfalcon||Project Falcon is a student-run initiative intended to bring small businesses online for free. This program was created in response to COVID-19 and has provided several businesses with fully functional websites and online email@example.com.|
|Private||Ally||Bank, Loan, Mortgage Relief||https://www.ally.com/coronavirus-response||Auto loan payments can be deferred for up to 120 days. No late fees will be charged, but finance charges will accrue. New auto customers will have the option to defer their first payment for 90 days.|
Mortgage payments for existing customers can be deferred for up to 120 days. No late fees will be charged, but interest will accrue.
|Private||Bank of America||Bank, Loan, Mortgage Relief||https://about.bankofamerica.com/promo/assistance/latest-updates-from-bank-of-america-coronavirus||For consumer and small business deposit accounts, clients can request refunds of overdraft, insufficient funds and monthly maintenance fees.|
Clients can request to defer payments and refunds of late fees on their small business loans.
On auto loans, personal loans, mortgages and home equity loans, clients can request deferral of payment, with those payments added to the end of the loan. So long as clients are up to date, no negative credit bureau reporting will be made.
|Private||BBVA USA||Loan, Fee Waiver, CD Relief||https://www.bbvausa.com/special/covid19.html||If you were impacted by the coronavirus, please call us at 1-844-222-3862 for loan, line of credit, and credit card payment deferrals or extensions. Agents are available 8AM-6PM CST Monday - Friday.
Alternatively, there is an Online Payment Assistance Portal where consumers/small business owners can request loan or credit card payment assistance.
BBVA USA have stopped accepting new applications for the PPP, but they are processing loan forgiveness requests for those who applied for it.
|Private||Salesforce||Salesforce Care Small Business Grants||https://grants.ureeka.biz/salesforce||Salesforce is partnering with Ureeka to offer eligible small businesses the opportunity to receive a $10,000 grant to help them though the COVID-19 outbreak.|
|Private||Citibank||Fee Waiver, Loan, Mortgage Relief||https://online.citi.com/US/JRS/pands/detail.do?ID=covid19||Waivers on monthly service fees, for both regular and small business customers
Fee waivers on remote deposit capture for small business customers
Bankers available after hours and on weekends to support small business customers
Some credit card customers may be eligible for credit line increases and collection forbearance programs.
Some mortgage customers may be eligible for 90-day forbearance for Citi's mortgage loans through Cenlar FSB, the bank’s service provider. For assistance, call Cenlar FSB at 855-839-6253 (Mon–Fri, 8:30 a.m.–8 p.m. ET or Sat, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. ET).
Citi is currently accepting both First Draw and Second Draw PPP Loan applications from business clients.
|Private||Fannie Mae||Assistance Options for Homeowners Impacted by COVID-19||https://www.fanniemae.com/portal/media/corporate-news/2020/covid-homeowner-assistance-options-7000.html||Fannie Mae (FNMA/OTCQB) wants to help ensure families are given options in these uncertain times in the case of job loss, a reductino in work hours, illness, or other issues. We want to remind those impacted by COVID-19 of available mortgage assistance and relief options.
We created the "Here to Help" education program to inform homeowners, renters, servicers, lenders, and multifamily property owners about available housing assistance options, and a highly targeted marketing and communications campaign to deliver the information to them. It can be accessed here.
|Private||Fifth Third Bank||Fee Waiver, Loan, Repossessions/Foreclosures, Mortgage Relief||https://www.53.com/content/fifth-third/en/alerts/covid-support.html||Vehicle Payment Waiver Program: Payment deferred for up to 90 days and no late fees during the deferral period.|
Consumer Credit Card Payment Waiver: We are offering to waive the monthly payment requirement on Consumer Credit Cards for up to 90 days with no late fees.
Mortgage and Home Equity Program: 90-day payment forbearance with no late fees.
Vehicle Repossessions: Suspension of all repossession activity on vehicles for the next 60 days.
Foreclosures: Suspension of all foreclosure activity on homes for the next 60 days.
Consumer Fee Waiver Program: Fee waivers for up to 90 days for a range of consumer products and services.
Business Banking Fee Waiver Program: We will refund select fees for 90 days for Business Banking deposit accounts and services. Please contact 877-534-2264 or your banker for details.
Business Banking Payment Deferral Program: We are offering a payment deferral program for up to 90 days, no late fees and a range of loan modification options. We are deferring all note processing fees for new Fifth Third Fast Capital loans for six months.
|Private||Freddie Mac||Enhanced Relief for Borrowers Impacted by COVID-19||https://freddiemac.gcs-web.com/news-releases/news-release-details/freddie-mac-announces-enhanced-relief-borrowers-impacted-covid?_ga=2.258750602.1079299601.1584729516-1460887663.1583173232||Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today announced it is taking numerous actions to protect those affected, either directly or indirectly, by the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19. Specifically, for its Single-Family business, the company announced a nationwide suspension of all foreclosure sales and evictions of borrowers living in homes owned by the company. It also announced a variety of additional mortgage relief options, including an expansion of its forbearance program, to incorporate additional impacted borrowers. |
The company also reminded Servicers of its exisiting suite of mortgage relief options to assist borrowers, while also making additional disaster related loan modifications available.
These measures are effective immediately and apply to borrowers who are unable to make their mortgage payments due to a decline in income resulting from the impact of COVID-19, regardless of whether they have contracted the virus.
A list of mortgage relief options for homeowners impacted by COVID-19 can be found here. Additionally, COVID-19 support for renters can be found here -- renters struggling to pay your rent can also contact the Freddie Mac Renter Helpline at 800-404-3097.
|Private||Remote Work Assistance||https://grow.google/remotework/|
|Free tools and resources to keep employees, educators, and students connected and productive.
- A $200 million investment fund that will support NGOs and financial institutions around the world to help provide small businesses with access to capital.
- $340 million in Google Ads credits available to all SMBs with active accounts over the past year.
- Providing $20 million in ad grants to community financial institutions and NGOs specifically to run public service announcements on relief funds and other resources for SMBs.
For more information, please visit https://blog.google/inside-google/company-announcements/commitment-support-small-businesses-and-crisis-response-covid-19
Here are resources and tips for businesses to keep customers updated on services, work remotely, reach more customers with Google Ads, and explore financial assistance from both the government and private entities.