Covid-19 Resources

We are working proactively to help our community through this difficult time. Our goal is to help small businesses navigate their way through these trying times by keeping our community informed.

RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESS

– U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) – Disaster Loan Program – The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.

Website: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance

Contact: disastercustomerservice@sba.gov   (800)659-2955

– U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)- Economic Injury Disaster Loans – Available to businesses directly affected by the disaster, offer services directly related to the businesses targeted in the emergency declaration, other business indirectly related to the industry that are likely harmed by losses in their community. All of California have been declared to be in a state of emergency. This will help meet capital needs caused by the declared disaster and help pay financial obligations and operating expenses had the disaster not occurred. EIDL does not replace lost revenue, profits or fund expansions. Loans limited to $2m, less business interruption insurance and other recoveries. Requires collateral. Apply online.

Website: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Information/EIDLLoans

Contact: disastercustomerservice@sba.gov (800)659-2955

– The United States Small Business Administration – Economic Injury Disaster Loans for Small Businesses and Nonprofits

Counties that can apply: Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Imperial, Kern, Lake, Los Angeles, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Mono, Napa, Orange, Placer, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tuolumne, Ventura, and Yolo.

Website: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela

– Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)- Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers: Plan, Prepare and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 -This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available.

Website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html

-FEMA- Businesses can begin applying for FEMA Disaster Assistance while we await a disaster declaration to release these funds.

Website and to apply: www.disasterassistance.gov/

-Facebook- Facebook Small Business Grants Program – We know that your business may be experiencing disruptions resulting from the global outbreak of COVID-19. We’ve heard that a little financial support can go a long way, so we are offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time. We’ll begin taking applications in the coming weeks. In the meantime, you can sign up to receive more information when it becomes available.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/business/boost/grant