COVID-19 Resources

Resources for business and employees affected by COVID-19

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)Payroll Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. The loans forgiveness offers flexiblity to include eligible payroll and non-payroll expenses paid or incurred during the 24-week period after receiving a PPP loan. Due to likely high subscription, at least 60% of the forgiven amount must have been used for payroll. These loan payments can also be deferred for six months. No collateral or personal guarantees are required. Neither the government nor lenders will charge small businesses any fees. For more information, please visit: Payroll Protection Program

Economic Injury Disaster Loans provide small businesses with working capital loans that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. The loan advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Funds will be made available within three days of a successful application, and this loan advance of up to $10,000 will not have to be repaid. Recipients do not have to be approved for a loan in order to receive the advance, but the amount of the loan advance will be deducted from total loan eligibility. For more information, please visit: Economic Injury Disaster Loan
California Employment Development Department (EDD)Unemployment Insurance due to layoffs or loss in wages due to reduced hours: Unemployment Insurance

Disability Insurance if you are unable to work due to having or being exposed to  COVID-19: Disability Insurance

Paid Family Leave you’re unable to work because you are caring for an ill or  quarantined family member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional): Paid Family Leave

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) is one of the federal CARES Act provisions that helps unemployed Californians who are not usually eligible for regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits: Pandemic Unemployment Assistance 
The LA COVID-19 Regional Recovery Fund

The LA COVID-19 Regional Recovery Fund creates a new wave of relief and recovery tools for small businesses, non-profits providing essential services, immigrant-owned enterprises and the most vulnerable Angelenos impacted by COVID-19.

Round 1 of the first phase of the program, a $3 million grant fund for microenterprises, small businesses and nonprofits, is now open for applications from July 6 to July 10. There will be 6 rounds for grants at $5,000 to $15,000, with finalists notified after each round.

 For information on eligibility and to apply for the grant, please visit: https://www.lacovidfund.org/grants
CARES ActFor answers to frequently asked questions regarding federal stimulus package: CARES Act
OnwardCAOnwardCA.org is a web-based resource that connects people who have lost their jobs to life essential services, training opportunities, and other potential jobs.
California Franchise Tax Board For special tax relief available to California taxpayers affected by COVID-19: FTB
California Department of Tax and Fee Assistance (CDTFA)For special assistance including tax filing and payment extensions, and/or relief from interest and penalties: CDTFA
U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)For interim guidance on preparing workplaces for COVID-19, you can view the OSHA/HHS guidance document here: Workplace Guidance
Small Business Finance CenterDisaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program that provides loan guarantees up to $1 million.

JumpStart Loan Program for loans up to $10,000 with accommodations for disasters.

The programs are through local mission based lenders, the Financial Development Corporations: Small Business Finance Center
Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)California funds a network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) that can help small businesses community navigate about loan programs and other private options, as well as help with strategy for resiliency: SBDC
California Treasures OfficeSmall business loan program with special disaster assistance that is used extensively by the CDFI community: CalCAP
LA County Consumer and Business AffairsCentralized call center and website providing free, one-on-one counseling and support for business owners: LACountyHelpCenter.org
LAEDC (Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation)For immediate no-cost business assistance and crisis relief program consultation, please contact Joseph Torres at (213) 448-1804 or joseph.torres@laedc.org. To view the LAEDC Resource Guide, visit: www.laedc.org/coronavirus
Southern California EdisonOffering flexible payment plans to customers impacted by COVID-19: Southern California Edison
SoCal Gas CompanyOffered to waive late fees for small businesses who are experiencing financing hardship to customers impacted by COVID-19. Please call 1-800-427-2200. Visit: SoCal Gas

As a result of California Gavin Newsom’s recent directive on July 13, the following activities and locations must close:

  • Indoor dine-in restaurants
  • Indoor wineries and tasting rooms
  • Indoor movie theaters
  • Indoor family entertainment centers, including bowling alleys, minieature golf, batting cages and arcades
  • Indoor zoos and museums
  • Indoor cardrooms

The following locations or activities must also close unless they can be modified to operate outside or by pick-up:

  • Fitness centers
  • Worship services
  • Protests
  • Offices for non-essential sectors
  • Personal care services, like nail salons, body waxing and tattoo parlors
  • Malls

Face coverings:

  • Essential businesses must provide a cloth face covering for all of their employees to wear while performing duties that involve contact with other employees or with their public and to post their physical distancing plans.
  • The public is required to wear a face covering to enter essential businesses

For information about operational protocols for businesses and areas that may reopen under guidance from the state, please read this health order from Los Angeles County.

Last updated: 9/25/20 8:00am

As we monitor the evolving situation surrounding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to be sure to keep our business owners and employees up to date on current information and available resources.