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City of Los Angeles - Face Covering Guidance (English)

City of Los Angeles - Face Covering Guidane (Spanish)

City of Los Angeles - Non Medical Face Coverings (English)

City of Los Angeles - Non Medical Face Coverings (Spanish) 

COVID-19 Sign Templates via FedEx Office

COVID Workplace Signs 

Essential Business Sign

 

City/County

New! Safer L.A. Toolkits for Businesses 

City of Los Angeles Retail -- Curbside Pickup 

City of Los Angeles -- Retail Guidance

L.A. Cares Corps -- A partnership between the City and County of LA to provide small businesses with the help they need to apply for federal loans under the CARES Act

LA County Business & Worker Disaster Help Center -- Learn whether your business qualifies as an Essentail Business, what the Health Order means for your businesses, and how your business can obtain assistance throught the CARES ACT.

Los Angeles City Small Business Emergency Microloan Program -- Provides financing needed to strengthen small business enterprises in this time of accute need that have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak

Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Small Business Forum Series -- Designed for small businesses, this weekly virtual forum features the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Wells Fargo, and Dr. Lucy Jones translating the science of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as other experts to provide resources and insights specifically for small businesses. These facilitated virtual forums will allow for Q&A as appropriate, with questions being collected and posted after each week's forum

Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Resource Guide -- Leverage this resource guide to help you, your families and businesses through this dynamic situation

Resilience Toolkit for Los Angeles Businesses -- A resource to help Los Angeles' small businesses impacted by COVID-19

Moratorium on Commercial Evictions Related to COVID-19 -- Mayor Eric Garcetti ordered a moratorium on commercial evictions of tenants unable to pay rent due to circumstances related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) -- A COVID-19 response site to provide info regarding business loan programs, unemployment insurance, financial assistance, and relevant resources for businesses, employers and workers

 

State

New! Business Tax Deadline Extended -- businesses have until May 31, 2020 to file Business Personal Property Tax Statements to avoid penalties

New! Reopening Guidance -- help for businesses reopening in Stage 2

Small Business Development Center -- Learn about relief available to small businesses, including funding options and news updates

Small Business Finance Center (SBFC) -- The SBFC helps businesses create and retain jobs, and encourages investment in low- to moderate-income communities, and provides loan guarantees and direct loans for small businesses that experience capital access barriers

California's Extension on State and Local Taxes -- Tax file and pay deadlines extended to July 15th, 2020

State Treasurer's Office -- Small Business Resources -- A running list of California State Treasurer Fiona Ma's Small Business Resource List (updated daily) 

California Capital Access Program (CalCAP) -- The California Capital Access Program for Small Business (CalCAP SB or Program) encourages banks and other financial institutions to make loans to small businesses that have difficulty obtaining financing. If you own a small business and need a loan for start-up, expansion or working capital, you may receive more favorable loan terms from a lender if your loan is enrolled in the CalCAP Loan Loss Reserve Program. This program helps communities by providing financing to businesses that create jobs and improve the economy

California Unemployment Insurance Work Sharing Program -- Employers experiencing a slowdown in their businesses or services as a result of the COVID-19 impact on the economy may apply for the UI Work Sharing Program -- this program allows employers to seek an alternative to layoffs

California Employment Development Division Rapid Response Program -- Employers planning a closure or major layoffs as a result of COVID-19 can get help through the Rapid Response program -- contact your local America’s Job Center

California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBANK) Loans -- IBank, a unit within California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), offers the following loan programs for businesses from one to 750 employees (small businesses): 

  1. Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program (DRLGP)
    IBank will issue loan guarantees up to 95 percent of the loan through its partner Financial Development Corporations to help small business borrowers who were impacted by disasters or public safety power shutoffs and who need term loans or lines of credit for working capital

  2. Jump Start Loan Program
    IBank is offering loans from $500 to $10,000 to low-wealth entrepreneurs in the declared disaster and emergency areas through its Jump Start Loan Program

 

Federal 

New! How Small Businesses Can Take Advantage of the US Stimulus Package

As part of the CARES Act stimulus package the following two options are available:

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) -- Forgiveable loans for small businesses to pay employees during COVID-19

Federal Small Business Association Economic Injury Disaster Loans -- These SBA loans offer up to $2 million in assistance for a small business to help overcome a temporary loss of revenue

 

Private Sector

New! Transit Oriented Communities Small Business Recovery Loan Program*

New! Streetsense's Hotel Survival Guide

New! Streetsense's Relaunch Toolkit for Restaurants + Bars

New! Appointedd's Retail Revival Battle Plan

Cushman & Wakefield's How-To Guide for Reopening Your Workplace

The Red Backpack Fund -- The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation donated $5 million to support female entrepreneurs in the wake of COVID-19 and teamed up with GlobalGiving to establish The Red Backpack Fund, making 1,000 grants of $5,000 each to female entrepreneurs in the U.S. to help alleviate the immediate needs and support the long-term recovery of those impacted by this crisis

Where to Find Public and Private Small Business Funding in 2020

Bixel Exchange 1:1 Advising for Small Businesses and/or Tech Startups

Surviving & Striving: Rent Payment Negotiations in a Time of Distress

Apply for a Verizon-LISC Small Business Recovery Grant -- Thanks to a $2.5 million investment from Verizon, LISC offering grants to help small businesses fill urgent financial gaps until they can resume normal operations or until other more permanent financing becomes available. 

Facebook Small Business Grants Program -- Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time

*Programs indicated with an asterik have time-sensitive deadlines.

Industry Relief

Restaurant Workers Relief Funds -- Resources for restaurants and workers coping with the COVID-19 emergency

Bartender Emergency Assistance Program -- The United States Bartenders Guild Foundation is offering financial assistance to bartenders and their families through its Bartender Emergency Assistance Program. You do not need to be a member to apply