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We will update the list with new information as it becomes available.

Resources for business owners:

  • *New* Keep LA County Dining Program offers $30,000 grant for eligible brick and mortar restaurants in L.A. County, not including businesses in the cities of Los Angeles or Pasadena. Application period opens Thursday, December 3, 2020, at 12:00 a.m. and is available through Sunday, December 6, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.

  • LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund available to micro-entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofits. 

  • Small Business Recovery Loan Program administered by the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA). To obtain an application, visit bizrecoveryloans.lacda.org. Additional resources for small businesses can be found at: https://dcba.lacounty.gov. For more information on the Small Business Recovery Loan Program, please contact Carolina Romo, Supervisor at LACDA, at (626) 296-6298 or by email at BizRecovery@lacda.org

  • L.A. County Business and Worker Disaster Help Center contact information: Telephone: (833) 238-4450; Online: LACountyHelpCenter.org; Email: DisasterHelpCenter@lacounty.gov; Social media: @LACHelpCenter on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

  • Information on protecting workers from COVID-19: Cal/OSHA Guidance on Coronavirus.

  • Employers can visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website for help with planning and responding to COVID-19.

  • The State of California is providing broad assistance to small businesses and employers impacted by COVID-19. To learn more click here.

  • Disaster Assistance Loans Now Available to Small Business Economically Impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19). Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at disasterloan.sba.gov/ela or call SBA's Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 for more information on SBA disaster assistance. The deadline to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan is December 16, 2020.

  • Employers experiencing a slowdown of their businesses or services as a result of the coronavirus may apply for the UI Work Sharing Program, which allows employers to retain their employees by reducing their hours and wages that can be offset with UI benefits.

  • Employers planning a closure or major layoffs as a result of the coronavirus can get help through EDD’s Rapid Response program.

  • Mayor Garcetti ordered a moratorium on commercial evictions of tenants unable to pay rent due to the coronavirus.

  • What small businesses need to know about L.A.’s new emergency microloans, Los Angeles Times, 19 March 2020.

  • Facebook announces $100M grant program for small businesses, techcrunch.com, 17 March 2020.

Resources for workers:

  • If you’re unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim. State Disability Insurance offices are currently closed or available by appointment only. For the fastest service, access your claim information or file a claim online with SDI Online. Please note that due to scheduled system maintenance, SDI online will be unavailable from Friday, March 20 at 8:00 p.m. to Saturday, March 21 at 2:00 a.m. During this time, you can access your claim and check payment through EDD’s DI or Paid Family Leave automated phone systems. You can also contact EDD representatives at 1-800-480-3287 for Disability Insurance or 1-877-238-4373 for Paid Family Leave, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

  • If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19, you can file an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim. The Governor’s Executive Order waives the one-week unpaid waiting period, so you can collect UI benefits from the first week you are out of work. If you are eligible, EDD processes payment within a few weeks of receiving a claim.

  • For more information, go to https://edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm

Additional resources:

City of Los Angeles: https://corona-virus.la

County of Los Angeles: https://lacounty.gov/covid19/consumers-businesses/for-businesses/

California Labor and Workforce Development Agency: https://www.labor.ca.gov/coronavirus2019/

Tracking Coronavirus in CaliforniaLos Angeles Times 

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