Dear West Valley Local Business Community,
When local business thrives, so does the entire West Valley. As your Councilmember, I am driven to ensure the survival of the West Valley's local business community despite the terrible economic hardships happening right now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the convenience of local business owners, I have compiled a list of resources that can help local businesses weather losses in revenue.
Business Source Centers offer a full range of local services to employers and employees. While they are physically closed, they are still taking calls and are open for business virtually.
MCS provides vocational assessment services public social services and welfare-to-work clients to assist them with determining which education, training, and career path to pursue in their quest to obtain employment and attain economic self-sufficiency.
The Layoff Aversion Program provides resources for financing, tax credits, transition of ownership, real estate issues, and many other critical resources.
This useful guidance will update on a regular basis and outline a) available support from the Small Business Administration for business loans and EDD for employees and employers, b) recommended strategies businesses can take immediately to account for business disruption, and c) basic information about COVID-19 and business recovery practices.
The California Labor & Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) is an executive branch agency that provides leadership to protect and improve the well-being of California’s current and future workforce.
This guide includes State information from CA Department of Public Health, California Department of Labor and Workforce, Office of the Small Business Advocate, and many more resources from Sacramento
The SBFC helps businesses create and retain jobs, and encourages investment in low- to moderate-income communities. The SBFC has a Jump Start Loan Program, a Small Business Loan Guarantee Program, and a Farm Loan Program.
CalCAP actively encourages banks and other financial institutions to make loans to small businesses that struggle with obtaining financing and includes a collateral support program.
This statewide webinar covers policy updates related to COVID-19 and informs viewers about applying for Unemployment Insurance worksharing programs if a business is experiencing slowdowns, details on the SBA Disaster Assistance Loan, and much more.
This resource will be updated live via google spreadsheets and includes valuable information on what loans and grants are available to struggling businesses impacted by COVID-19.
This helpful guide from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will help business owners change their habits to increase safety among their workplace.
The CDC helps inform businesses how to maintain cleanliness in their workplaces.
The Small Business Administration's loan will offer up to $2 million in assistance to struggling small businesses at a low interest rate.
For additional information, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center. Call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail).
My office will continue circulating the latest updates as they become available. To stay up to date, please visit http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/, sign up for NotifyLA, and dial 2-1-1 to speak with a live representative from the county about health resources.
Grants from Corporations
Nonprofits can apply to receive a grant between $500 to $50,000 from Sempra Energy. Apply here.