• Emergency Resources


    ·       This page is intended to provide DBA Members and other local small businesses and nonprofits with financial, operational, and healthcare resources regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. Please know that this info changes daily.

    The DBA is currently working to connect with all of our members to hear about how this situation has impacted their business and understand their needs. Email us here to share how COVID-19 has impacted your business.

    If you know of a resource which should be added to this page, please contact us here. We will update as often as possible.


    Support for Small Business & Nonprofit Employers

    Grants & Funds

    o   US Small Business Administration - several types of low-interest loans are available from the SBA, including Economic Injury Disaster Loans. You might be asked to fill out a simple, one-page Economic Injury Worksheet

    §  If you decide to apply for the program, you can find more information here: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance

    o   The Small Business Finance Center (SBFC) partners with Financial Development Corporations to provide loan guarantees and direct loans for small businesses that experience capital access barriers.

    o   Resources for small businesses are available through the Office of the Small Business Advocate (OSBA). OSBA has a network of small business centers throughout the state to offer consulting and training and access to capital. Local centers can be found here.

    o   IBank has resources that can issue loan guarantees up to 95 percent of the loan through its partner Financial Development Corporations to help small business borrowers who were impacted by disasters or public safety power shutoffs and who need term loans or lines of credit for working capital. Small businesses, including small farms, nurseries, agriculture-related enterprises and nonprofits that have suffered an economic loss Resources for Businesses and/or physical damage may apply. For more information on how to apply, visit the Small Business Finance Center on the IBANK website.

    o   IBank is offering loans from $500 to $10,000 to low-wealth entrepreneurs in the declared disaster and emergency areas through its Jump Start Loan Program.


    Government Resources
    Many city/county/state government departments have delayed payments, waived penalties and fees, and have offered assistance for any business impacted by COVID-19. Their advice so far is to call them directly and set up a personal plan that suits your needs.

    On March 12, 2020, Governor Newson issued an Executive Order in response to the COVID-19 State of Emergency. Pursuant to this Executive Order, through May 11th, the CDTFA has the authority to assist individuals and businesses impacted by complying with a state or local public health official’s imposition or recommendation of social distancing measures related to COVID-19. This assistance includes granting extensions for filing returns and making payments, relief from interest and penalties, and filing a claim for refund.

    Learn how to apply for special assistance including filing and payment extensions, and/or relief from interest and penalties.

    Resources for California businesses impacted by COVID-19 

    o   Financial assistance: extensions on tax filing, waive penalties, financial relief (Governor Gavin Newsome)

    o   Export assistance: Export-Import Bank of the United States

    o   State Tax Filing Guidance for Coronavirus PandemicAmerican Institute of Certified Public Accountants

    o   Employer and worker assistanceSee Next Section

    o   Insurance assistanceOffice of the Insurance Commissioner


    Employee & Workplace Resources

    Government Resources

    o   Guidance for Businesses - Plan and respond to the Coronavirus (source: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health)

    o   Guidance for Employers  - Plan and respond to the Coronavirus (source: United States Chamber of Commerce)

    o   Guidance for Employees/Employers – Mediation for workforce needs (source: California Employment Development Office)

    o   Guidance for Employers and Workers – Resources for employers and workers (source: CA Labor & Workforce Development Agency (LWDA))

    o   General Information – Overall states and facts about Coronavirus (Center for Disease Control)

    o   Workplace Tips - Resources for employers to combat the Coronavirus (source: United States Chamber of Commerce)

    ‚ÄčStaying Safe

    The United States Department of Health Occupational Safety & Health Administration has a comprehensive guide for employers which includes impacts in your workplace, specific precautions for vulnerable populations, how to emphasize hygiene and respiratory etiquette, and incorporate routine environmental cleaning practices.

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