Business Resource Toolkit
The City's Office of Economic Development strives to deliver innovative business development programs and initiatives to assist local business owners navigate reopening of business operations through Stage 2. The creation of the Accessible Eateries Program provides a process for local restaurants to apply for a 60-day Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit to expand dining areas onto adjacent sidewalks within a shopping center or in privately-owned parking lots. Information about the application process and program guidelines are provided below. Please check back daily as information from the State and County are continually updated on this Business Toolkit webpage as well as the Office of Economic Development COVID-19 page.
The program would be contingent on the Orange County Health Care Agency issuing guidelines for the safe re-opening of restaurant dining areas, and the City of Garden Grove approving an executive order that allows the temporary permits to be issued while the COVID-19 local emergency order is in place.
Economic development is the creation of wealth through which community benefits are realized. It is about creating an environment where businesses that support the fabric of each community can thrive such that they create opportunity and increase local government revenues so our cities and counties can provide the services and quality of life their residents require.
The CSUF SBDC is teaming up with LISC LA and Wells Fargo for their LISC OC Small Business Relief Program to offer grants to micro-businesses in Orange County. Thanks to support from Wells Fargo, LISC LA is providing 15 $5,000 grants to small businesses affected by the COVID-19 Crisis. We will be hosting a webinar on May 7th, 10-10:30a to provide businesses with more information on the grant application and eligibility requirements. Click Here to sign up for the webinar: https://fullerton.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_17JvzVwlRpSw1CMoE_FQGA
Governor Newsom announced Friday, April 24 the launch of a first-in-the-nation “Restaurants Deliver: Home Meals for Seniors” partnership with counties, cities, and Tribes.
Notice on the SBA website noted that EIDL and PPP applications are no longer accepted due to lapse in appropriations. Small businesses interested in applying for EIDL and PPP should continue to review the EIDL and/or PPP application requirements. The Office of Economic Development will update when the SBA application portal reopens or as new information becomes available.
We will be discussing the Economic Injury Disaster Loan, Payroll Protection Program, Disaster Bridge Loan, 7a Forgiveness Program, and other funding opportunities for your business. With the OCIE SBDC, OC Restaurant Association, and OCHCC.
Webinars will be held daily Monday - Friday through April 24, 2020. Each webinar is limited to 250 people so register early.
SCORE hosts free, LIVE webinars every week on small business tips and strategies. See our upcoming offerings.
Assistance and Relief Programs During the Coronavirus Crisis Thursday, April 9, 2020 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Pacific