COVID-19 Resources

Resources for business and employees affected by COVID-19

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)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

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): Provides loans to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. SBA is currently offering:

  • First Draw PPP loans- for those borrowers who have not received a PPP loan before August 8, 2020.
  • Second Draw PPP loans- for eligible small businesses with 300 employees or less and that previously received a First Draw PPP loan. These borrowers will have to use or had used the full amount of their First Draw loan only for authorized uses and demonstrate at least a 25% reduction in gross receipts between comparable quarters in 2019 and 2020. The maximum amount of a Second Draw PPP loan is $2 million.

The Paycheck Protection Program remains open for First and Second Draw PPP loans until May 31, 2021, as set forth in the Economic Aid Act, or until Congressionally-appropriated funding is exhausted.

For more information, please visit : Paycheck Protection Program.

Housing is Key (COVID-19 Relief for Landlords and Renters)

The CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program is helping income-eligible renters facing financial hardship with past-due rent or utilities:

    Landlords can get reimbursed for 80% of past due rent accrued between April 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021, if they agree to waive the remaining 20% of unpaid rent.

    Eligible renters whose landlords choose not to participate may still apply on their own and receive 25% of unpaid rent accrued between April 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021 through a direct payment to their landlord.

    If a landlord refuses direct payment, the 25% can be paid to the renter to pay missed rent to their landlord by June 30, 2021. Eligible renters can also receive help paying future rent, equal to 25% of their monthly amount to help them stay in their homes, and 100% of up to 12 months of unpaid or future utility bills.

To check eligibility requirements or apply for the program, please visit HousingIsKey.com

If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact a Local Partner Network Organization in Los Angeles County at State Housing Resources or call toll free (833) 430-2122. Assistance is available by phone Monday-Sunday 7:00 AM -7:00 PM in English, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Spanish. 

Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA)The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) will launch an affordable and flexible business loan program on January 28, 2021 to support and help stabilize businesses in the region. Small Business Stabilization Loans range from $50,000 to $3 million, and can be used for working capital, equipment purchases, inventory, or refinancing of existing loans at higher interest rates.

For more information, please visit: bizstabilization.lacda.org

California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program

The California Small Business COVID-19 Grant Program will award eligible small businesses and non-profits with $5,000-$25,000 grants. This grant program is not first come, first served, nor a rolling approval process.

You may apply through a Partner that serves your area (San Gabriel is within Los Angeles County). Each county and all languages will have at least one Partner from which businesses can choose to apply. You are able to select the one that you think best fits your needs.

Round 6 Application Window: Wednesday, April 28th at 9:00 AM through Tuesday, May 4th at 5:00 PM

Notifications will begin Friday, May 7th.

For more information, please visit: www.CAReliefGrant.com

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 
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.

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) 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

The County of Los Angeles frequently updates the list of permitted and non-permitted activities based on the region's progress at preventing the spread of COVID-19. You may view the most recent Health Officer Order and protocols for establishments here.

Last updated: 5/3/21 at 7:30 p.m.

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.