Immediate Relief for Businesses

California and the federal government are providing broad assistance to small businesses and employers impacted by COVID-19. Read more

SBA: Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

This grant provides emergency assistance for eligible venues affected by COVID-19. 
Eligible entities include:
- Live venue operators or promoters
- Theatrical producers
- Live performing arts organization Operators and more. 
*Business must have been in operation as of 2/29/20


Applications CLOSED August 20, 2021

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Employee Retention Credit

December 27, 2020, update to The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020. 

Employers can now claim a refundable tax credit against the employer share of Social Security tax equal to 70% of the qualified wages they pay to employees after December 31, 2020, through June 30, 2021. Qualified wages are limited to $10,000 per employee per calendar quarter in 2021.




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California Rebuilding Fund Loan

Businesses that have 50 or less full time equivalent employees and had gross revenues of less than $2.5 million or below in 2019 are eligible to apply for a California Rebuilding Fund Loan. Businesses will fill out a pre-application to be matched with a participating lender.

• If you need assistance with filling out the pre-application you can sign up with Valley Sierra SBDC to get assistance.



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SBA Debt Relief

The SBA will pay 6 months of principal, interest, and any associated fees that borrowers owe for the following loans. Business owners who have received the following loans do not need to apply for assistance to receive the 6 months of payments from SBA.

• 7(a)
• 504
• Microloans

*This relief is not available for PPP or EIDL Loans

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INFORMATION AND BENEFITS FOR BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY COVID-19

Federal Assistance for Business

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Disaster Loan Assistance                                                                                                                                   Leer en español
This loan provides economic relief to small businesses and nonprofit organizations that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Extended to December 31, 2021.
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INFORMATION AND BENEFITS FOR BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY COVID-19

Assistance for Business

COVID-19 BUSINESS RESOURCES
California Grants Portal
Grants.ca.gov is managed and hosted by the California State Library, that provides a centralized location to find state grant opportunities. 

California Restaurant Association Resources 
Relief for California Restaurants 

Resources to help employers prepare for the COVID-19 virus                                                          Leer en español
Workplace Safety, Wages & Leave, Unemployment Insurance Flexibilities, Dislocated Workers & more U.S. Department of Labor

Plan, Prepare and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019                                                                       Leer en español
Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Small Business Advising and Mentoring
Pacific Community Ventures

FINANCIAL AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR SMALL BUSINESS
Small Business Finance Center (SBFC)                                                                                                                 Leer en español
IBank State of California, businesses must first apply for SBA loans and be denied or ineligible in order to apply for IBank. 

Work Sharing Program                                                                                                                                                  Leer en español
Employment Development Department (EDD)

Tax Relief                                                                                                                                                                                 Leer en español
State of California