Billions in immediate, temporary tax relief will support businesses impacted by COVID-19, including an automatic three-month extension for taxpayers filing less than $1 million in sales tax and interest-free payment agreements to larger companies with up to $5 million in sales tax and expanded interest-free payment options for larger businesses particularly affected by significant restrictions on operations based on COVID-19 transmissions.
IBank’s Small Business Finance Center features a loan guarantee program designed to assist small businesses that experience capital access barriers.
California and the federal government are providing tax assistance and benefits to small businesses. More info.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) program has authorized a time extension for the Great Plates Delivered program to December 8, 2020.
n response to the State’s action to place additional restrictions on Orange County related to COVID-19, the Orange County Board of Supervisors took immediate action and is launching the Orange County (OC)Restaurant Outdoor Dining Grant Program to support local restaurants providing outdoor dining as required by the State’s purple tier guidelines.
California has a blueprint for reducing COVID-19 in the state with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities.
California small businesses are drivers of economic growth – creating two-thirds of new jobs and employing nearly half of all private sector employees. California is home to 4.1 million small businesses, representing 99.8 percent of all businesses in the state and employing 7.2 million workers in California, or 48.5 percent of the state’s total workforce.
The Orange County Recycling Market Development Zone (OC RMDZ) is an economic development program that utilizes the growing supply of recyclable materials to fuel new businesses, expand existing ones, create jobs, and divert waste from landfills. The program fosters and supports eligible businesses that supply or utilize secondary materials; creating a circular economy and enhancing the County's economic development potential.
The RMDZ Loan Program provides direct loans to businesses and nonprofits that are located in a Recycling Market Development Zone. The purpose of these loans is to promote market development for waste materials.
SafeDineOC program will be accepting applications until October 12. Restaurants in your city can receive up to a $5,000 grant for Covid related expenses. Although most of the money has been accounted for, there’s still some funds left available for any restaurant in Orange County.
The California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), operating within the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), today announced the “Grow with Google” workshop series, which will launch September 22 and is designed to help California small businesses grow their digital footprints.
The County of Orange is supporting local restaurants that are reopening safely. Apply for a $1,000 grant to reimburse you for masks, employee training, site reconfiguration, cleaning supplies, and more.
Dedicated lane for First Responders is available; Participants may be asymptomatic or symptomatic; Bring identification and proof of insurance.
The OCWDB Layoffff Aversion Support Program was launched to financially help local small businesses mitigate layoffs and adhere to “social distancing” provisions.
July 16, 2020 9:30am - Please join us for the joint Small Business Administration (SBA) and California Capital Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Government Contracting Assistance & Networking (GCAN) Meeting. Its objective is to promote government and prime contracting resources, education, teaming opportunities, and networking.
On July 13, Managed Career Solutions, the support team for Supervisor Andrew Do's First District Economic Support Grant Program, will host three live-webinars through the Zoom platform in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
Join OC Health Care Agency and Orange County Business Council for the next webinar on best practices for ReOpening your restaurant safely.
Tuesday, July 7, 2020; 3:00-4pm
Join an informational webinar about the City of Garden Grove’s Small Business Grant Resources to assist local businesses impacted by COVID-19. Learn how to apply for the new Micro-Business Relief Program for $5,000 grants, the CARES Act Business Relief Program for $10,000 grants, and the JOBS 1st Program for $25,000 grants.
To further meet the needs of U.S. small businesses and non-profits, the U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19 today.
Orange County small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and cities will have access to $15 million in stimulus funds, under a stimulus plan authored by Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do.
Letter from Ricardo Lara - Insurance Commissioner - California Department of Insurance
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
Business Resource Toolkit
Jobs 1st Program
The City of Garden Grove (“City”) established the Jobs 1st Program (“Program”) to stimulate economic growth through job creation/retention activities aimed at improving living conditions for residents throughout the community. The Program provides zero percent interest loans to business for the creation of new jobs and grants to businesses for the retention of jobs at-risk of being lost.
Micro Business Relief Grant - Up to $5,000
The Micro Business Relief Grant will support Garden Grove small businesses and non-profit organizations impacted by COVID-19. The program goals is to assist local businesses with up to a maximum of $5,000 grants towards rent relief and business innovation activity to implement reopening.
Buy in Garden Grove
Buy in Garden Grove (BiGG) is the City's shop local program, which provides business owners with additional online exposure on the City's website and social media, while encouraging residents to support the local business economy by shopping local.
To become a BiGG business member and receive a free customized listing, visit ggcity.org/bigg.
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 Businesses Program provides a process for local business to apply for a 60-day Temporary Outdoor Businesses Permit to expand 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.