Here is a listing of State and Federal Resources. Please continue to check these resources that capture the State’s current guidance as it is continuing to evolve.
- All official public health information can be found at the California Department of Public Health: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/
- The latest news on business assistance can be found on GO-Biz’s website: https://business.ca.gov/coronavirus-2019/
- Employers and employees can find resources here: https://www.labor.ca.gov/coronavirus2019/
Small Business Development Centers
Small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can go to their local SBDCs for free face-to-face business consulting and at-cost training, on topics including business planning, accessing capital, marketing, regulatory compliance, technology development, international trade and much more.
The SBDC COVID-19 Resource Page – https://americassbdc.org/coronavirus-information/
A guide to your local Women’s Business Center, https://www.sba.gov/local-assistance/find/?type=Women%27s%20Business%20Center&pageNumber=1
More from the SBA (Small Business Administration)
We know you are facing challenging times in this current health crisis. The U.S. Small Business Administration is committed to help bring relief to small businesses and nonprofit organizations suffering because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the CARES Act, which provided additional assistance for small business owners and non-profits, including the opportunity to get up to a $10,000 Advance on an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). This Advance may be available even if your EIDL application was declined or is still pending, and will be forgiven.
If you wish to apply for the Advance on your EIDL, please visit www.SBA.gov/Disaster as soon as possible to fill out a new, streamlined application. In order to qualify for the Advance, you need to submit this new application even if you previously submitted an EIDL application. Applying for the Advance will not impact the status or slow your existing application.
Also, we encourage you to subscribe to our email updates via www.SBA.gov/Updates and follow us on Twitter at @SBAgov for the latest news on available SBA resources and services. If you need additional assistance, you can find your local SBA office and resource partners at www.SBA.gov/LocalAssistance. If you have questions, you may also call 1-800-659-2955.
Additional Federal and State Government Resources:
- The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
- The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is announcing relief provisions for exporters and financial institutions located throughout the United States that may have been affected by COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
- GO-Biz main COVID-19 resource webpage with links to the IBank, Small Business Advocate, State Treasurer, Labor and Workforce Agency, Franchise Tax Board, and Department of Tax and Fee Management.
- The California Office of the Small Business Advocate is available to help businesses identify resources and obtain answers to critical questions (to the extent known).
- At California’s Small Business Finance Center, small businesses can access a range of financial products, including loan guarantees and direct loans.
- California IBank: Small Business Finance Center
- California Treasurers Office: CalCAP
- EDD: Work Sharing Program
- Summary chart with links to benefits available to workers: https://www.labor.ca.gov/coronavirus2019/#chart
- Labor and Workforce Development Agency’s primary website for COVID-19, including information on support services for workers and interim guidelines for protecting workers: https://www.labor.ca.gov/coronavirus2019/
Employers experiencing hardship as a result of COVID-19 may request up to a 60-day extension of time from the EDD to file their state payroll reports and/or deposit state payroll taxes without penalty or interest. A written request for an extension must be received within 60 days from the original delinquent date of the payment or return. For questions, employers may call the EDD Taxpayer Assistance Center.
FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON
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