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FederalCenter for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers Responding to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), May 2020https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.htmlBelow 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
FederalInternal Revenue Service (IRS)Economic impact payments: What you need to knowhttps://www.irs.gov/newsroom/economic-impact-payments-what-you-need-to-know3/30/2020 - 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.
FederalInternal Revenue Service (IRS)Federal Income Tax Extensionhttps://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-day-now-july-15-treasury-irs-extend-filing-deadline-and-federal-tax-payments-regardless-of-amount-owed3/21/2020 - 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.

FederalU.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)Economic Injury Disaster Loans for Small Businesses and Nonprofitshttps://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-optionsOur nation's small businesses are facing an unprecedented economic disruption due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. On Friday, March 27, 2020, the President signed into law the CARES Act, which contains $376 billion in relief for American workers and small businesses.

Funding options are available at SBA.
FederalU.S. Department of Labor (DOL)Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rightshttps://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employee-paid-leaveThe 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.
FederalU.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-pppCurrent 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.
FederalU.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)Economic Injury Disaster Loanshttps://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Information/EIDLLoansEconomic Injury Disaster Loans

If you have suffered substantial economic injury and are one of the following types of businesses located in a declared disaster area, you may be eligible for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL):
Small Business
Small agricultural cooperative
Most private nonprofit organizations
Loan Amounts and Use
Substantial economic injury means the business is unable to meet its obligations and to pay its ordinary and necessary operating expenses. EIDLs provide the necessary working capital to help small businesses survive until normal operations resume after a disaster.

The SBA can provide up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses that could have been met had the disaster not occurred. Your loan amount will be based on your actual economic injury and your company's financial needs, regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage.

Eligibility and Terms
The interest rate on EIDLs will not exceed 4 percent per year. The term of these loans will not exceed 30 years. The repayment term will be determined by your ability to repay the loan.

EIDL assistance is available only to small businesses when SBA determines they are unable to obtain credit elsewhere.

A business may qualify for both an EIDL and a physical disaster loan. The maximum combined loan amount is $2 million.
Check the status of your EIDL grant/advance application by emailing


Include your business name, application number, your name and phone number. They should reply within 2 business days.

Agricultural Business Application: https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/
FederalU.S. Department of the TreasuryCARES Act - Assistance for American Workers and Familieshttps://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/cares/assistance-for-american-workers-and-familiesThrough 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.

FederalU.S. Department of the TreasuryCARES Act - EMPLOYEE RETENTION CREDIT
https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/cares/preserving-jobs-for-american-industryThe 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
Payroll Support
Loan Program
FederalU.S. Department of AgricultureBusiness & Industry Loan Guaranteeshttps://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/business-industry-loan-guaranteesUSDA 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/248350Currently, 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
LocalCity of Los AngelesLos Angeles City Small Business Emergency Microloan Programhttps://ewddlacity.com/index.php/microloan-programNOTE: 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
LocalCity of OaklandOakland Small Business Emergency Grant Programhttps://workingsolutions.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=21781ce898c21e80a1e3076cc&id=1aaff4c1e6&e=1359b5499dThe 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 Coordinatorhjhamilton@oaklandca.gov510-457-6306
LocalCity of OaklandAssistance with Business Taxes, Direct Technical Help for Small Businesses, Call for Data about Small Business Losses to Inform Program Developmenthttps://www.oaklandca.gov/news/2020/city-of-oakland-outlines-small-business-workforce-support-to-mitigate-impacts-of-covid-19The 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.
Harry Hamiltonhjhamilton@oaklandca.gov510-238-6766
LocalCity of AnaheimCoronavirus Business Resourceswww.anaheim.net/economicdevelopmentDuring 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 Teameconomicdevelopment@anaheim.net
(714) 765-4592
NonprofitSanta Barbara FoundationSanta Barbara Better Together Fundhttps://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.
info@sbfoundation.org(805) 346-6123
LocalSanta Barbara County Workforce Development BoardCOVID-19 Business Resource Guidehttps://countyofsb.org/uploadedFiles/phd/PROGRAMS/Disease_Control/Corona/SBCWDB%20COVID-19%20Business%20Resource%20Guide_English.pdfResource guide for Santa Barbara County employers impacted by COVID-19N/ACOVIDbiz@countyofsb.orgN/A
LocalCity of OxnardEconomic Development Divisionhttps://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 complianceRosie OrnelasRosie.ornelas@oxnard.org
805-385-7932 or 805-616-6862 (cell)
LocalCity of Santa CruzCommission Charge Limit for 3rd Party Food-Delivery Companieshttp://www.cityofsantacruz.com/home/showdocument?id=79755In 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 Managermbernal@cityofsantacruz.com831-420-5010
LocalCity of Santa CruzSanta Cruz Resilience Microloan Programhttp://choosesantacruz.com/microloanWE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE PROGRAM. Loans ranging from $5,000-$10,000 will be allocated to eligible, qualified small businesses based on availability of funds, program guidelines and the submission of the online application with required documentation. Loan funds can be used for operating expenses such as rent, payroll, utilities, inventory and supplies. Interest rates vary from 0% for bridge loans up to 3% for terms up to 3 years. No application fee or collateral are needed to applyBonnie Lipscomb, Economic Development Directorblipscomb@cityofsantacruz.com831-420-5150
LocalMadera County Economic Development CommissionSmall 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 ChowchillaBobby Kahn, Executive Directorbkahn@maderacountyedc.com 559-675-7768
LocalCity of SacramentoCity of Sacramento Covid 19-Reliefhttps://www.cityofsacramento.org/covid19-reliefThe 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.
LocalCity of SacramentoSmall Business Recovery Programhttps://www.cityofsacramento.org/bizloansAPPLICATION CLOSED - The Small Business Recovery Program will provide up to $25,000 in forgivable loans and technical assistance to businesses located in the City of Sacramento to financially assist local businesses and nonprofits that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Small Business Recovery Program will be funded by $10 million of the $89 million the City received from the federal stimulus bill, known as the CARES Act.

The application period will be open from Monday, June 29 through Monday, July 13.
smallbusiness@cityofsacramento.org(916) 808-7196
LocalCity of San DiegoEconomic Relief for Small Businesseshttps://www.sandiego.gov/mayor/news/releases/mayor-faulconer-outlines-economic-relief-package-san-diego-businesses-affected-covid-19Micro loans for small businesses, tax certificate deferral, commercial utility deferral, extension of all building permits.San Diego EDDsdbusiness@sandiego.gov619-236-6700
LocalDel Norte County Emergency OperationsEconomic 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 Wendthwendt@crescentcity.org(707) 951-3003
LocalCity of BarstowCOVID-19 Resourceshttps://www.barstowca.org/residents/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19A webpage for Barstow residents to find local resources, activities, and recommendations.Amanda Hernandez, Economic Development AdministratorAHernandez@Barstowca.org 760-255-5109
LocalCity of MurrietaCOVID – 19 & Business webpagehttps://www.murrietaca.gov/960/Covid-19-BusinessThe 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 ServicesSAgajanian@MurrietaCA.gov951-461-6003 Direct Line
951-640-4161 Cell
LocalCity of CupertinoOffice of Economic Developmentwww.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 Managerangelat@cupertino.org(408) 777-7607
LocalCity of Palm DesertBusiness Support Hotlinehttps://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 Developmentbizsupport@cityofpalmdesert.org(760) 776-6362
LocalCity of SunnyvaleEconomic Developmenthttps://sunnyvale.ca.gov/news/topics/coronavirus.htmBusiness 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 Managercverceles@sunnyvale.ca.gov or econdev@sunnyvale.ca.gov408-730-7256 or 408-730-7607
LocalCity of Mountain ViewSmall Business Resiliency Programhttps://www.mountainview.gov/depts/manager/communityinfo/covid19communityresources/covid19smallbusinessprograms.aspUPDATE: Due to demand, the City is no longer accepting applications for the Small Business Resiliency Program. Please contact the City of Mountain View Small Business Assistance if you have any questions. (May 8, 2020)

The City is still accepting applications for the Small Landlord Relief Program. Please email Patricia Black patricia.black@mountainview.gov for assistance. (May18, 2020)
LocalCity of San MateoResources guide for Businesses and employeeshttps://www.cityofsanmateo.org/4258/Resources-for-Businesses-and-EmployeesThe City has complied a list of Federal, State, Local, and Private Sector resources to help businesses during this difficult time.Jennifer Cheneconomicdevelopment@cityofsanmateo.org650-522-7009
LocalCity of El Paso De RoblesBusiness Assistance & Economic Development Services through the Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centerhttps://www.pasostrong.orgA new resource for community members and businesses to stay informed and maintain commerce during this challenging economic climate.Paul SloanPaul@pasorobleschamber.com805-238-0506
LocalCity of CypressCOVID-19 Resources for Small Businesseshttps://www.cypressca.org/government/departments/community-development/covid-19-shopping-local-and-small-business-resourcesCOVID-19 resources for small businesses.Jason Machado Senior Management AnalystJMachado@cypressca.org714-229-6728
LocalTown of ColmaCOVID-19 Information & Resourceshttps://www.colma.ca.gov/covid-19/COVID-19 Information & ResourcesMichael P. Laughlin, City Plannermichael.laughlin@colma.ca.gov650.757.8888 main
650.757.8896 direct
LocalCity of San RafaelEconomic Developmenthttps://www.cityofsanrafael.org/businesses/Business Support ServicesDanielle O’Leary, Director of Economic Development & Innovationdanielle.oleary@cityofsanrafael.org415-485-3460
LocalCity of LancasterCOVID-19 Business Portalwww.cityoflancasterca.org/coronavirusbiz
Continuously updated portal with the latest information & financial assistance opportunities for small business.Economic Development TeamN/A661-723-6128
LocalCity of LancasterSmall Business Recovery Resourcewww.cityoflancasterca.org/sbr Dedicated team to provide assistance to small businesses in navigating available COVID-19 resources.Multiplesbr@cityoflancasterca.org661-723-6236
LocalCity of LancasterStand Strong Business Recovery Loan Programwww.cityoflancasterca.org/standstrongloan Recognizing the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the local small business community, the Lancaster City Council has directed the issuance of up to $2,000,000 in loan funds to aid small businesses in Lancaster through the Stand Strong Business Recovery Loan Program.Economic Development TeamN/A661-723-6128
LocalCity of West CovinaBusinesses 411 on COVID -19 https://www.westcovina.org/departments/community-development/community-and-economic-development/covid-19-411-for-businessesBusiness resources websitePaulina Morales, Economic Development & Housing Managerpmorales@westcovina.orgo: (626) 939-8417 | d: (626) 939-8745
LocalCity of BellCOVID-19 Resources for Businesseshttp://www.cityofbell.org/?NavID=2555COVID-19 Resources for Businesses and WorkersJackie Choi, Senior Economic Development Specialistjchoi@cityofbell.org(323) 588-6211
LocalCounty 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.
LocalCounty of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs Office (DCBA)LA County Business and Worker Disaster Help Centerhttps://lacountyhelpcenter.org/LA County Business and Worker Disaster Help Center helps businesses and workers connect with available resources.disasterhelpcenter@lacounty.gov833-238-4450
LocalMain Street Launch - San FranciscoCity of San Francisco's Emerging Business Loan Fundhttps://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 Leonsanfrancisco@mainstreetlaunch.org510-830-3226
LocalCity of IndioEconomic Development Departmenthttps://www.indio.org/your_government/ed/default.htmEconomic development services within the City of Indio.Carl S. Morgan, Economic Development Directorcmorgan@indio.org (760) 541-4203
LocalCity of CoachellaCOVID-19 Resource Webpagehttps://www.coachella.org/about-us/advanced-components/covid-19-micrositeThe 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 Managergmartin@coachella.org(760) 625-6062
LocalSan Francisco MayorMayor London Breed Announces a Moratorium on Commercial Evictions for Small and Medium-size Businesses in San Franciscohttps://sfmayor.org/article/mayor-london-breed-announces-moratorium-commercial-evictions-small-and-medium-sizeMayor London Breed Announces a Moratorium on Commercial Evictions for Small and Medium-size Businesses in San Francisco
LocalSan Francisco Office of the MayorSan Francisco Additional Fee Deferrals to Support Businesses During COVID-19https://sfmayor.org/article/mayor-london-breed-and-jos%C3%A9-cisneros-announce-additional-fee-deferrals-support-businessesSan Francisco further extends the deadline for businesses to file and pay their Business Registration Fee and Unified License Fees until March 2021Judy LeeinvestSF@sfgov.org
LocalSan Francisco TreasurerBusiness Taxes and License Feeshttps://sftreasurer.org/covid19The 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.
LocalCounty of Santa ClaraMoratorium on Evictionshttps://www.sccgov.org/sites/d5/Pages/SupervisorsApproveCountywideMoratoriumonCOVID-19-Evictions.aspxUrgency 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 Changcharlsie.chang@bos.sccgov.org (408) 299-5050 office

(626) 898-2395 cell
LocalCounty of Santa ClaraMoratorium on Utility Disconnectionshttps://www.santaclaraca.gov/i-want-to/stay-informed/newsroom/coronavirus-updates/covid-19-business-resourcesThe 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.
LocalCity of Hayward Economic Development DivisionHayward COVID-19 Small Business Resiliency Grant Programhttps://www.hayward-ca.gov/your-government/programs/hayward-covid-19-small-business-resiliency-grant-programNO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICATION - In an effort to support small businesses and restaurants disrupted by COVID -19, the City of Hayward Economic Development Division developed a Business Resiliency Grant Program to provide funding to support operations and layoff aversion.
Eligibility - All businesses with 25 or fewer employees and all independently owned restaurant businesses regardless of employee count.

Grant Award Amount - $5,000.00. The award is a grant and is not required to be paid back. Dollars can be used for any aspect of the business.
econdev@hayward-ca.gov(510) 583 -5540
LocalLAEDC’s Business AssistanceLAEDC Layoff Aversion Programhttps://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 containmentbap@laedc.org
LocalCity of BerkeleyBerkeley Relief Fundhttps://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 pandemic.info@berkeleyrelieffund.org
LocalCalaveras CountySmall Business Resource Guidehttps://covid19.calaverasgov.us/BusinessesSmall Business Resource Guide 209-754-2896
LocalCity of EmeryvilleTemporary Residential & Commercial Eviction Moratoriumhttps://emeryville.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=8220076&GUID=C9170208-8B7C-475C-86DD-1FDE2DC2ED81On 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.
LocalCounty of Tuolumne Innovation & Business Assistance DepartmentTuolumne County Small Business Disaster Assistancehttps://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 Assistancecprzybyla@co.tuolumne.ca.us209-288-4030
LocalCity of StocktonLocal Resources for Businesseshttp://www.advantagestockton.com/covid-19-resources.htmlBusinesses 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。economic.development@stocktonca.gov (209) 937-8539
LocalYolo County Health and Human ServicesYoloWorks (WIOA, CalWORKs, One Stop and General Employment Services)www.yoloworks.orgLocal and Regional Employer and Employee ResourcesTanya Provencher, Branch Deputy DirectorTanya.Provencher@yolocounty.org(530) 661-2707
LocalWorkforce Development Board of Solano CountyCOVID-19 Layoff Aversion Fund for Small Businesseshttps://solanoemployment.org/layoff-aversion-fundIn 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 Services aziomek@solanowdb.org707-863-3569
LocalWorkforce Development Board of Solano CountyRapid Response Programhttps://www.jotform.com/build/200757157479162fbclid=IwAR01FDi977fzsZe13Ltwfzzs8wm_FYZtdGYa4kg0Drblvqy0KqoCEHaFtlsUnder the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), rapid response activities are carried out in local areas by the state Employment Development Department (EDD), working in conjunction with local workforce development boards and other stakeholders. The purpose of rapid response is to promote economic recovery and vitality by developing an ongoing, comprehensive approach to identifying, planning for, or responding to layoffs and
dislocations; in addition to preventing or minimizing their impacts on workers, businesses,
and communities.
April Zoimek-Portillo, Senior Manager of Business Services aziomek@solanowdb.org707-863-3569
LocalHumboldt County Office of Emergency Services, Private Sector Coordination, Economic Impact & Recovery BranchHumboldt County COVID Business Information Line (707-268-2527) and Resource Page (https://humboldtgov.org/2704/Business-Resources)https://humboldtgov.org/2704/Business-ResourcesCOVID-19-related business resources and information hotline.Scott Adair, Director of Economic Developmentsadair@co.humboldt.ca.us707-268-2527
LocalCity of Dublin Economic Development DivisionSmall Business Emergency Microloan Programhttps://www.dublin.ca.gov/microloanThe Program provides zero-interest, unsecured, short-term loans of up to $10,000 to eligible independently or locally owned businesses with priority for restaurants and retail businesses.Hazel L. Wetherford, Economic Development Directoreconomic.development@dublin.ca.gov925-833-6650
LocalCity of Dublin Economic Development DivisionBusiness Incentives Programshttps://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 Directorhazel.wetherford@dublin.ca.gov(925) 452-2158
LocalCity of TehachapiUtility 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 Thomashthomas@tehachapicityhall.com661-822-2200 ex. 107
LocalSonoma County Economic Development BoardSonoma County Coronavirus Business Resource Guidehttp://sonomaedb.org/Business-Assistance/Coronavirus-Business-ResourcesIn 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 Managerlauren.cartwright@sonoma-county.org707-565-7298
LocalSan Fransisco Entertainment CommissionResource for the Nightlife Industryhttps://sf.gov/support-nightlife-industry-during-coronavirus-outbreakResources for nightlife businesses, employees, artists, freelancers and other entertainment professionals in San Francisco during the coronavirus.
LocalCity of Long BeachPaycheck Protection Program Applicationhttps://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.
LocalJewish Free Loan AssociationCoronavirus Loanshttps://www.jfla.org/coronavirus-loansJewish Free Loan Association offers emergency and small business interest-free loans to residents of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.info@jfla.org
LocalCity of ArcataBusiness Resiliency Emergency Loan Programhttps://www.cityofarcata.org/188/Economic-DevelopmentThe 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 McCarthysdiehlmccarthy@cityofarcata.org707-825-2168
LocalCity of Diamond BarBusiness Recovery Granthttps://www.diamondbarca.gov/945/Business-Recovery-GrantAPPLICATION PERIOD HAS CLOSED - The City is awarding one-time grants of $5,000 to help eligible business owners weather the economic hardships resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Application submission period starts at 9 a.m. on Monday, June 22 until 12 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24
Local City of SunnyvaleCOVID-19 fundhttps://sunnyvale.ca.gov/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=27047Through 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.
Jennifer Garnettjgarnett@sunnyvale.ca.gov408-718-2601
Local LA County First Supervisorial DistrictCOVID-19 Business Relief Granthttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf8S_BbwXv8QB5pW3H0-OoyJcdu91XKP6AfuLNSUqGQRga8Dg/viewformThe SD1 COVID-19 BUSINESS RELIEF GRANT program was established to support businesses in the unincorporated areas within LA County’s First Supervisorial District.

The application will be open from June 15th until June 19th. Please only submit one application per business. Remember you must email your attachments to grants@inclusiveaction.org.
NonprofitInclusive ActionStreet Vendor Emergency Fundhttps://www.inclusiveaction.org/covid19responseThis fund will provide $400 in direct cash to street vendors in the Los Angeles community who cannot access government resources.
NonprofitSanta Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce / Economic Development CommissionBusiness Serviceshttp://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

NonprofitAsian, Inc.Small Business Consultinghttps://www.asianinc.org/Existing clients will be able to stay in constant touch with our staff by phone and email.
Clients will be able to submit important documents via a secure link provided only by their Housing Counselor or Business Consultant, and all counseling will be conducted by videoconference only.
Please remember all previous housing workshop attendees have a full year to receive their one-on-one counseling and certification.
*Will also provide bilingual translation (Chinese, English) for small business during loan/grant application process.
Tony Tangttang@asianinc.org415-928-5910 x137
NonprofitCNSC - Chinese Newcomers Service CenterJob Opportunitieshttps://www.facebook.com/ChineseNewcomers/posts/3051724414892665Job Offers updates: OEWD, Safeway, CPMC
NonprofitJames Beard FoundationFood and Beverage Industry Relief Fundhttps://www.jamesbeard.org/blog/relief-fund?utm_source=social&utm_medium=instagram&utm_campaign=2020-03-19The Foundation is launching a fund that will be gathering support from corporate, foundation, and individual donors to provide micro-grants to independent food and beverage businesses in need.

*Inquiring about criteria in the application process for the JBF Relief Fund: https://airtable.com/shr4d9x0OwCFCkCLn
NonprofitKivaZero-Interest Loanshttps://www.kiva.org/blog/support-local-businesses-during-the-coronavirus-pandemicKiva offers zero-interest loans of up to $15,000 to small businesses
NonprofitOpportunity Fundhttps://www.opportunityfund.orgOpportunity Fund is a US-based nonprofit organization that provides financing to underserved small-business owners.
NonprofitPacific Communit VenturesSmall 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.
NonprofitRestaurant Opportunities Centers Unitedhttps://rocunited.org/stop-the-spread/coronavirus-support/National, state and city resources available to restaurant workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
NonprofitSan Francisco FoundationGrants for Non-Profitshttps://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.
NonprofitLocal Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)Small Business Relief Grantshttps://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/ASmallBusinessGrants@lisc.org(212) 455-9800
NonprofitSempra Energy FoundationCOVID-19 Nonprofit Hardship Fundhttps://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.
NonprofitSouth County Economic Development CouncilEmergency Business Loanshttps://www.southcountyedc.com/emergencybusinessloanprogramSouth 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
NonprofitVenturizehttps://venturize.orgVenturize 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.
NonprofitBay Area Workers Support (BAWS)Sex Worker ER Grant Fundhttps://bayareaworkerssupport.org/grantsBAWS 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 up.bawsgrants@gamil.com
NonprofitLawyer’s Committee for Civil RightsCommercial Lease Assistancehttps://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.
NonprofitSmall Business MajoritySmall Business Majority - California https://smallbusinessmajority.org/states/californiaFrom 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) bblomquist@smallbusinessmajority.org
Joi Eubanks(Central California) jeubanks@smallbusinessmajority.org
Claudia Moreno (Southern California) cmoreno@smallbusinessmajority.org
NonprofitAsian 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
NonprofitSpanxThe Red Backpack Fundhttps://www.spanx.com/the-red-backpack-fund We have teamed up with GlobalGiving to manage the fund and application process. The applications to receive these donations will open April 6th and will be available for the next 5 months. All you have to do is visit GlobalGiving's website and complete an application for The Red Backpack Fund.

Majority women-owned and led businesses and nonprofits in the U.S. are eligible to apply. For full eligibility criteria, see the FAQs.
NonprofitLos Angeles Area Chamber of CommerceSave Small Business Fundhttps://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

- Employ between 3 and 20 people
- Be located in an economically vulnerable community
- Have been harmed financially by the COVID-19 pandemic
NonprofitCommunity Legal Aid SoCalCivil Legal Aidwww.communitylegalsocal.orgCommunity 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)