COVID-19 Business Resources

Questions - Answers

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.

 CARING FOR MYSELF & MY COMMUNITY

CITY

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).

Provides informaton regarding resources for businesses and job seekers. Apply for the Small Business Emergency Microloan through EWDD.

Low income Los Angeles residents experiencing loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic may apply to receive a one-time $500 check to assist with utility bills. Application deadline is November 15th. Click on the link above for more information.

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

The mayor has placed a moratorium on commercial evictions due to COVID-19. Click the above link for more information

  • Citywide COVID-19 Emergency Response Program for Individual Artists - Click Here

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.

The LA Chamber provides links to funding resources, webinars and supplier information for those affected by COVID-19.

Provides a list of COVID-19 Funding Resources.

List of Resources for Business Owners.

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. 

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.

COUNTY

The LA County Business & Worker Disaster Help Center can help connect you to local, state and federal resources, including layoff aversion and emergency loans.

List of emergency resources for businesses and property owners.

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 - TOCloans.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 TOCloans.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.

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™. 

STATE

​The State of California is providng 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.

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/ 

Provides a list of resources for employers and employees that provide assistance related to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

OTHER

Provides information about SBA funding relief programs and programs under the CARES act.

Loan guarantee program for small businesses and eligible non-profits. 

Small Business Relief Grant - Sign up at business.ca.gov to get updates on the upcoming relief grant https://business.ca.gov/osba-signup/

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. 

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/

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: