Teleconference on Small Business COVID-19 Resources - Thurs April 16 at 2 pm
PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR TELECONFERENCE ON COVID-19
RESOURCES AND ASSISTANCE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
As a former small business owner, I understand the challenges that this community faces under normal circumstances, even without a global pandemic. And, of course, these businesses are now struggling exponentially more as they fight to stay afloat in the current conditions. Fortunately, the State of California and our federal government recognize that small businesses are the heartbeat of our nation's economy and are working very hard to provide resources and assistance to help.
I invite you to join me (virtually) on Thursday, April 16 at 2 p.m. for a Zoom conference dedicated solely to topics affecting small businesses. We will hear from guest speakers from the State Board of Equalization, South County Economic Development Council, and the Small Business Development Center, who will answer your questions and review the resources available to small businesses in response to COVID-19.
To submit a question and/or register for the call, please click here
To join our Livestream call, please visit: https://sd40.senate.ca.gov/coronavirus-update
As always, if you need any state assistance, please do not hesitate to contact my offices. We are working full-time remotely to continue to serve you.
Please stay home and stay healthy.
Senator, 40th District
SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES
South County EDC's Emergency Business Loan Program:
United Way San Diego Worker Assistance Initiative:
Imperial Valley Business Recovery Task Force and IVEDC Resources:
City of San Diego Economic Relief Package, which includes:
- San Diego Small Business Relief Fund: https://www.sandiego.gov/economic-development/resources/relief
- Tax Certificate Deferral Program
- Commercial Utility Deferral
- Extension of all business permits
- More info: https://www.sandiego.gov/mayor/news/releases/mayor-faulconer-outlines-economic-relief-package-san-diego-businesses-affected-covid-19
ADDITIONAL STATE RESOURCES
The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development has created a COVID-19 specific website dedicated to information on these topics. You can find this at business.ca.gov/coronavirus-2019.
If you’re looking for additional resources to help with your employment search, California has partnered to create a new website “OnwardCA.org” to match existing job openings with applicants. As of April 2nd, over 70,000 jobs were listed on the site.
California has several other resources for small businesses navigating the effects of COVID-19. If you're looking for information, check out:
California State Treasurer Fiona Ma's Office: https://www.treasurer.ca.gov/category/smallbusiness.asp
California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz): https://business.ca.gov/coronavirus-2019/
CA Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBANK) - Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program (DRLGP) or Jump Start Loan:
California Pollution Control Financing Authority (CPCFA) - California Capital Access Program (CalCAP) for Small Business:
Franchise Tax Board (FTB) - Tax Filing Extension:
California: Employment Development Department - Unemployment and Tax Assistance:
As always, information about California's response to the Coronavirus can be found at www.covid19.ca.gov.