With uncertainty in the air and updates on the COVID-19 situation coming daily, it is important that our community stays well informed and connected. We encourage you to get the most local, accurate/fact-based information regarding Coronavirus. See the long list below for information divided into general information and updates, resources for business, and online resources that can be used to not skip a beat in business while most people are working remotely across the country. This page is being updated daily, if you have a valuable resource that you do not see on here, please share it in the comments.
EIDL UPDATE 3/15/21
The SBA has extended the deferral period for EIDL loans to 2 years from the date of funding for loans received in 2020. The deferral period is 18 months from the funding period for EIDL loans received in 2021. Here is the link to the announcement: https://www.sba.gov/article/2021/mar/12/sba-extends-deferment-period-all-covid-19-eidl-other-disaster-loans-until-2022
Disaster Funding Links
EIDL application: https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/
Those not eligible for the grants include any state- or local-government-owned entities or owners who own more than 20 restaurants. However, most franchise operators will be eligible.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) will administer and disperse the RRF grants, but the program does not yet have a launch date.
See attachment from National Restaurant Association.
Restaurant owners need to prepare right away to apply.
All restaurant owners that want to apply for RRF grants should immediately register with the government using the System of Award Management (SAM).
To become active on the SAM system, you need to follow these steps:
- First, create a login.gov user account
- Sign up for a DUNS number (this typically takes 1-2 days to process)
- Using your login.gov, DUNS number, and standard business info such as your Tax ID Number, register with SAM (it can take up to 2 weeks to get the SAM number)
Secondly, you should work with an accountant to prepare relevant paperwork that clearly shows your gross revenue loss in 2020 as compared to 2019.
California COVID 19 Economic Relief Grant: https://CAReliefGrant.com
Round 4 (nonprofit cultural institutions only): Tuesday, March 16th through Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021. Eligible applicants: Only nonprofit cultural institutions with any revenue size that meet eligibility criteria. Eligible grant award: $5,000 to $25,000
Details: Eligible nonprofit cultural institutions must complete a new application even if they already applied in Rounds 1 and 2; grants will only be available to nonprofits that did not receive funding in Rounds 1, 2 or 3; grants will be prioritized based on the documented percentage revenue declines based on a reporting period comparing Q2 and Q3 of 2020 versus Q2 and Q3 of 2019
Round 5: Thursday, March 25th through Wednesday, March 31st
Eligible applicants: current waitlisted small businesses and nonprofits not selected in Rounds 1, 2, or 3 and new applicants that meet eligibility criteria.
Eligible grant award: $5,000 to $25,000
Details: Applicants not selected to receive a grant in Rounds 1, 2, & 3 do not need to reapply as they will be automatically moved into Round 5. New applicants will need to apply on this website.
Round 6: Date to be announced soon
Eligible applicants: current waitlisted small businesses and/or nonprofits not selected in Rounds 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 and new applicants that meet eligibility criteria.
Eligible grant award: $5,000 to $25,000
Details: Applicants not selected to receive a grant in Rounds 1, 2, 3 & 5 do not need to re-apply and will be automatically moved into Round 6. New applicants will need to apply.
See attachment for Round 4. Application window opened March 15th.
Resources for Employers and Employees
Guidance for Employers – Plan and respond to the Coronavirus (source: United States Chamber of Commerce)
Guidance for Employees/Employers – Mediation for workforce needs (source: California Employment Development Office)
Guidance for Employers and Workers – Resources for employers and workers (source: CA Labor & Workforce Development Agency (LWDA))
Employment Law Updates– Updates on legal employment issues (source: Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin)
Workplace Tips – Resources for employers to combat the Coronavirus (source: United States Chamber of Commerce)
Hospitality Resources and Updates– Toolkits, updates, and more (source: Visit California)
Emergency Resources for Small Business– Resources for Federal and State Loans (source: LA County Consumer and Business Affairs)
Disaster Loan Assistance– Link to apply for financial assistance (source: US Small Business Administration)
Los Angeles Emergency Loan– Emergency Micro Loan Program from the Mayor (source: LA City)
Employer Regulations– Information to make sure you are following compliance (source: US Equal Employment Opportunity Commision)
Job Opportunities– Job opportunities available in LA (source: LA Jobs Portal)
Protecting Health Care Workers- Guidelines to protect health care workers from COVID-19 (source: Cal OSHA)
Tourism Updates– Updates on tourism in LA (source: Discover Los Angeles)
Online Resources to Use
Boosting Online Presence – A video about optimizing Google (source: Google)
Google for Small business Tools– Resources Google has that you can take advantage of (source: Google)
Recent Trends– Online trends around the country regarding Coronavirus (source: Google)
Complimentary G-Suite Package- A complimentary G-suite package up until July 1st (source: Google)
BAMit App– An app to connect your business to the community (source: BAMit)
How to Use Zoom– Everything you need to know about Zoom, a platform that allows you to host meetings online (source: Zoom)
Online Meetup Resources– How to use Meetup online (source: Meetup)
Remote Working on LinkedIn– How to optimize LinkedIn remotely (source: LinkedIn)
1 Month Free Resume Account- A Free 1 month from Novoresume (source: Novoresume)
General Information and Updates
LA City Updates– Updates from the Mayor and NotifyLA sign up (source: City of Los Angeles)
District 11 Updates– Updates from Councilmember Mike Bonin and his newsletter sign up (source: District 11 Office)
Water & Power Updates – A message from the DWP (source: Department of Water and Power)
In-depth Information– Overall stats and facts about COVID-19 (source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
General Public Health– Public Health Information (source: County of Los Angeles Public Health
Information from Kaiser Permanente– Series of videos on COVID-19 (source: Kaiser Permanente)
Resources for Seniors– Program and Service Providers (source: Department of Aging)
Localized Support for Seniors– Meal deliveries, grocery runs, and support calls for seniors in our community (source: Westside Pacific Villages)
Resources for Students– Guidelines and Resources from LAUSD (source: LAUSD)
SoCalGas Updates– How SoCalGas is responding to the situation (source: SoCalGas)
Global Updates– Updates around the world (source: World Health Organization)
COVID-19 Testing Kit– Link to order a testing kit (source: Disease Detector)
Beach Cities Update– Update for Westside Cities (source: Beach Cities Health District)
Safe Activities in MdR- List of activities you can do while social distancing (source: MdR Convention and Visitors Bureau)
How Can You Help?
Volunteer Opportunities– A list of programs looking for volunteers (source: California Volunteers)
Donate to LA’s Emergency Fund– Link to donate money to the city (source: Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles)
Donate to a Relief Fund– Link to support unsheltered residents and low income individuals (source: United Way Greater Los Angeles)
Everyone please stay safe, and make sure you are taking all proper precautions to social distance yourself while still supporting local business. Now is a great opportunity for our community to unite and work together towards a common goal.