Small Business Resources
RESOURCES FOR COVID-19
(Updated April 30, 2020)
We hope you’re staying safe. We're happy to announce that the Paycheck Protection Program resumed its application processes with participating lenders on Monday, April 27, 2020.
** The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): The loan is designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities. You can apply through any existing SBA 7(a) lender or through any federally insured depository institution, federally insured credit union, and Farm Credit System institution that is participating. Other regulated lenders will be available to make these loans once they are approved and enrolled in the program. You should consult with your local lender as to whether it is participating in the program. For more information please visit: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program
1. The Los Angeles County COVID-19 Relief Fund: is a public-private partnership that will provide critical support for hundreds of small businesses and nonprofits in L.A. County. The fund will launch soon but there is no set date. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (833) 238-4450 to be added to the interest list. Visit https://covid19.lacounty.gov/covid19-2/consumers-businesses/for-businesses/ for more details.
2. Business Recovery Loan Program: by the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) is also available. To apply, go to http://bizrecoveryloans.lacda.org/. The loans are available for participating cities – including San Marino.
3. California Capital Access Program (CalCAP): this program encourages banks and other financial institutions to make loans to small businesses that have difficulty obtaining financing. You can find a list of other lenders that have partnered with the State to provide SB loans: https://www.treasurer.ca.gov/cpcfa/calcap/.
4. Small Business Finance Center (SBFC): CA Governor Office of Business & Economic Development (GO-Biz) provides ibank loans for small businesses. To apply visit the following page: https://www.ibank.ca.gov/small-business-finance-center/ and e-mail SBFC@ibank.ca.gov.
5. State Tax Assistance: The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) provides extensions for filing returns, making payments, relief from interest and penalties, and filing a claim for refund. Read more here: https://www.cdtfa.ca.gov/services/covid19.htm and fill out the application in the online services page.
6. Payroll Tax Assistance: You can request a 60-day extension from the Employment Development Department (EDD) to file state payroll reports and/or deposit state payroll taxes without penalty or interest. You will have to submit a written request for extension must be received within 60 days from the original delinquent date of the payment or return. Call here: 1-888-745-3886. Apply here: Covid-19 Tax Relief Updates.
7. Work Sharing & Additional EDD Businesses Assistance: this program allows employers to seek an alternative to layoffs by retaining their trained employees, reducing their hours and wages and partially offsetting them with unemployment insurance benefits. Visit this page to learn more, see if you qualify, and apply: https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm.
8. Rapid Response: this counseling team will help you find ways to avoid layoffs and if unavoidable will help workers navigate the process with career counseling, job search assistance, filing unemployment insurance claims, etc. Please see this fact sheet: https://www.edd.ca.gov/pdf_pub_ctr/de8714rrb.pdf.
9. SMART Funding: LACDA offers competitive loan programs that are geared towards local businesses. See the application here:https://wwwa.lacda.org/economicdevelopment/smart-funding. Loan amounts between $25,000 and $1.5 million with customizable loan terms.
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This is available if you are in need of economic support to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue. They are low interest disaster loans to help businesses recover from declared disasters. Loans up to $2 million in assistance. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses.
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Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Advance
Provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as part of its COVID-19 Disaster Relief Loan program for up to $10,000 of economic relief. Must apply for SBA Injury Disaster Assistance first.
SBA Express Bridge Loan Program
This is available if you are in need of immediate economic assistance while waiting on long-term financing. Provides express financing to help small businesses recover from COVID-19. The maximum gross loan amount is $25,000.
How to file: https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/2020-03/Express-Bridge-Loan-Pilot-Program-Guide-FINAL-3.25.20.pdf
Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority: LAHSA is the lead agency in the Los Angeles Continuum of Care, which is the regional planning body that coordinates housing and services for homeless families and individuals in Los Angeles County. Through LAHSA, more than 100 nonprofit partner agencies assist people experiencing homelessness achieve independence and stability in permanent housing. These partner agencies have numerous job openings.
OnwardCA: OnwardCA is an initiative of companies, foundations, and humans to get California workers displaced by COVID-19 essential life services and back to work as quickly as possible.
USA Jobs: The Federal Government offers unique hiring paths to help hire individuals that represent our diverse society. Learn more about each hiring path and your eligibility.
CalJobs: The system serves employers who want to fill job openings and individuals seeking employment. If you have questions about CalJOBS, you may call (800) 758-0398.