Many business owners have been affected as result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Los Angeles along with other entities have enacted programs that may assist businesses during this time. See below for a list of organizations and websites that provide information regarding assistance. For updates from the Mayor's office please visit corona-virus.la.
- L.A. CARES Corps - https://ewddlacity.com/index.php/lacarescorps
A partnership between the City and County of LA to provide small business with the help they need to apply for federal loans under the CARES Act. Programs under this act are Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), Emergency Economic Injury Grants, and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
- EWDD Resources for Angelenos Impacted by COVID-19 - https://ewddlacity.com/index.php/ewdd-covid19
Provides information regarding resources for businesses and job seekers. Apply for the Small Business Emergency Microloan through EWDD.
- LADWP Cares - Utility Grant Assistance - LA DWP Cares
- LA Regional COVID Fund - One on One Coaching - https://www.lacovidfund.org
Provide contact information for organizations that will provide 1-on-1 coaching to pivot your business model and offer assistance with understanding and implementing the new safety and health requirements under COVID-19
- Los Angeles Commercial Evictions Moratorium - https://www.lamayor.org/mayor-garcetti-orders-moratorium-commercial-evictions-related-novel-coronavirus
The mayor has placed a moratorium on commercial evictions due to COVID-19. Click the above link for more information
This program provides addition emergency relief to individual artists who reside in Los Angeles. Applications are due by Sept 1st. Click above for more information.
- Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce - https://lachamber.com/resources/covid-19-coronavirus-resource-guide/#startups
The LA Chamber provides links to funding resources, webinars and supplier information for those affected by COVID-19.
- Small Business Development Center - https://smallbizla.org/covid19/
Provides a list of COVID-19 Funding Resources.
- Department of Cannabis Regulation - https://cannabis.lacity.org/articles/covid-19-update-resources-business-owners
List of Resources for Business Owners.
- CD12 Small Business Relief Fund - https://cd12.org/about - COVID19 Resources
The fund will provide interest-free loans to sole proprietors and small businesses that have been unable to access government grants and loans. Visit the above link and the COVID19 Resources tab learn the other requirements and to access the application form.
- LA Represents - https://corona-virus.la/LARepresents - Legal Assistance Initiative
Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Attorney Mike Feuer have assembled the program “LA Represents” with lawyers to assist you in legal services related to COVID-19. This also includes assistance for vulnerable tenants, domestic violence victims and low income individuals with employment, consumer debt, and bankruptcy matters.
- Small Business Stabilization Program
- County of Los Angeles - https://covid19.lacounty.gov/covid19-2/consumers-businesses/for-businesses/
The LA County Business & Worker Disaster Help Center can help connect you to local, state and federal resources, including layoff aversion and emergency loans.
- Los Angeles County Consumer & Business Affairs - https://dcba.lacounty.gov/portfolio/coronavirus-businesses/
List of emergency resources for businesses and property owners.
- Unemployment Insurance Work Sharing Program - https://www.edd.ca.gov/unemployment/Work_Sharing_Program.htm
Employers can apply for the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Work Sharing program as a temporary alternative to layoffs if the business’s production or services have been reduced.
- Transit Oriented Communities Small Business Recovery Loan Program funded by LA Metro -bizhelp.lacda.org
Eligible Los Angeles County small businesses located within a ¼-mile of a Major Transit Stop could receive up to $20,000 in loan funds to cover operating expenses.
Loan applications can be completed directly on bizhelp.lacda.org from Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 12PM to Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 5PM. For any questions about the loan program contact the Los Angeles County Development Authority at TOCloans@lacda.org or (626) 943-3818.
- Free PPE for small businesses - https://www.ppeunite.org/
PPE Unite has partnered with public and private sector organizations to create access to personal protective equipment for small businesses across the County of Los Angeles through PPE Unite™.
- $500 million California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program - https://CAReliefGrant.com/
The State of California is providing grants for eligible small businesses and non profits .The amount of grant funding ranges from $5,000 to $25,000. Businesses are eligible based on their
annual revenue as documented in their most recent tax return: Applications for Round 1 will open on Wednesday, December 30th, 2020,and close end of day on Friday, January 8th, 2021. Round 2 will be announced in the near future. Visit the website for more information regarding program requirements.
- Payroll Tax Assistance - https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019/employers.htm
Employers experiencing a hardship as a result of COVID-19 may request up an extension for filing state payroll reports and/or depositing of state payroll taxes.
Go-Biz Disaster Relief Resources - https://business.ca.gov/coronavirus-2019/
- California Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) - https://business.ca.gov/coronavirus-2019/
Provides a list of resources for employers and employees that provide assistance related to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
- Live Workshops with Small Business Experts
- Disaster Relief Loan Updates & CASEFORCE (March 24, 2021) - https://norcalsbdc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YUtgVTDnTSapf_APEr-26A
- Managing Your Small Business Through The Pandemic #53 (March 17, 2021) - https://zoom.us/signin
- For more small business resources and information, visit business.ca.gov/calosba.
- Paycheck Protection Program - https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program
An SBA-backed loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 crisis.
- US Small Business Administration - https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program
Provides information about SBA funding relief programs and programs under the CARES act.
- Small Business Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program - https://www.ibank.ca.gov/small-business-finance-center/
Loan guarantee program for small businesses and eligible non-profits.
- Main Street Launch COVID-19 Resources - https://mainstreetlaunch.org/covid-19-resources/
List of resources for businesses. Main Street will also share promotions or posts on their platforms for takeout/delivery restaurant businesses and other businesses running operations online.
- JP Morgan COVID-19 Guide for Business - www.jpmorgan.com/covid-19
- JP Morgan COVID-19 Resources - https://recovery.chase.com/resources
Provides update on CARES Act assistance and resources to help your business manage the impact of COVID-19.
Wells Fargo Small Business Resources - https://www.wellsfargo.com/biz/wells-fargo-works/
- Intuit QuickBooks' Business growth in 2020: A Guide for Owners - https://quickbooks.intuit.com/accounting/bookkeeping/business-growth-survey/
Provides survey information and tips for building a growth strategy.
- California Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI)
DRAI is a one-time, state-funded disaster relief assistance program for undocumented immigrants impacted by COVID-19. Eligible individuals who live in Los Angeles County can apply starting on Monday, May 18, 2020 through the following nonprofit organizations: