California and the federal government are providing broad assistance to small businesses and employers impacted by COVID-19. This includes:

  • Tax relief, including deferrals and credits
  • Providing capital to the to support small business loans
  • $50 million in state funding for the and $50 million for the via IBank to provide loans to underserved small businesses
  • for existing Small Business Administration (SBA) borrowers
  • Federal small business stimulus programs like Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loans
  • State-supported that provide direct assistance from a local advisor
  • Authorization for local governments to halt for commercial renters

Small business relief grant

The California Office of the Small Business Advocate will soon begin accepting applications for the Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant from small businesses impacted by COVID-19. This relief includes $500 million in grants. while the program is being created.

Other help for small businesses

Trò chơi câu lạc bộ tình yêuCalifornia has additional resources for small businesses impacted by COVID-19:

  • collected by the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development
  • from the Department of Tax and Fee Administration

Labor and workforce support for businesses

  • Check EDD’s for information about workplace health and safety guidelines, reduced work hours, potential closure or layoffs, California WARN Act requirements, and tax assistance. 
  • Visit the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency’s .
  • Check the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing’s .  
  • For information about recording and reporting requirements for COVID-19 infection, check the provided by the CA Department of Industrial Relations. 

Employer policies and resources

As California reopens, every business will need to create a safer, low-risk environment. If you own or manage a business, follow the employer playbook to help plan and prepare your business for reopening. And follow the industry-specific guidanceTrò chơi câu lạc bộ tình yêu that applies to your business to protect your workers and customers.

Trò chơi câu lạc bộ tình yêuAs workplaces reopen, employees will need both childcare support and workplace flexibility. It’s also important that employees with COVID-19 know they should stay home. Your sick leave policies need to support that. See more information on:

Financial assistance

Federal programs

The U.S. Small Business Administration is accepting new applications to the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) from all eligible businesses. Visit U.S. SBA’s for more information. The U.S. SBA will continue to process EIDL Loan applications already submitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Small businesses may get reimbursed for paid leave costs related to COVID-19. This funding is available for businesses with fewer than 500 employees. Employers can receive a credit for wages paid for such leave between April 1 and December 31, 2020. Visit under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) for more information. Also check for paid leave.

Questions and answers

Small Business Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee program

Managing COVID-19 in the workplace

Small Business Administration (SBA) stimulus programs

Stay informed

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  • CA Department of Industrial Relations:
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