Small Business Programs & Covid-19 Resources

Business Grant Opportunities

FOUND/LA Recovery Fund

Eligible business owners can apply for grant support during open application windows. Applicants will submit complete applications and required documents. Those who meet the eligibility requirements listed below will be entered into a pool of eligible applicants. On designated selection days, grant recipients will be randomly selected from this pool until funds are expended. The size of the grant will be between $5,000 and $25,000 depending on the size of the business and other factors.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Must be located in Los Angeles County

Must be a brick-and-mortar business (serving the neighborhood in which they’re located, where customers can come in or pick up from)

Between 0— 5 employees in March 2020 (includes full time, part time, and/or contracted workers). If you have 6 - 20 employees you can apply for a FOUND/LA grant from our partner Pacific Community Ventures

Evidence of profitable business pre-COVID (verified by tax returns)

Must have annual revenue of between $30k and $3M

Evidence of being negatively impacted by COVID

Company founded by February 2019

Applicant must own at least 50% of the business

Must be willing to complete the application process

Must be willing to have your story told in FOUND/LA and/or TMC Community Capital’s print, digital, and audio outlets.

PLEASE NOTE, THE FOLLOWING BUSINESSES ARE INELIGIBLE FOR A FOUND/LA GRANT AT THIS TIME:

Professional service businesses (i.e. law offices, marketing agencies, accounting firms, real estate, insurance, etc.)

Medical offices (i.e. dental, optometry, etc.)

Financial Services (i.e. banks, lenders, etc)

50% or more B2B

Home-based businesses

100% e-commerce companies

Gig-economy workers

1099 independent contractors

Cannabis-based, tobacco, liquor, & adult entertainment businesses

Nonprofits, political or religious organizations

APPLY HERE: https://www.tmccommunitycapital.org/lagrants?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term= 

 

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California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program

New dates and deadlines:
ROUND 1: December 30, 2020 – closes January 13, 2021 at 11:59 PM PST
ROUND 2: TBD
Call center hours:
Monday: 7 AM – 11 PM PST,  Tuesday/Wednesday: 6 AM – 11 PM PST,
Thursday/Friday: 7 AM – 7 PM PST

Website: https://careliefgrant.com   
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The LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund provides grants, loans and business support to micro-entrepreneurs, small businesses, and non-profits. 
INFO: https://www.lacovidfund.org/


COVID-19 Business Information 

 
These five key areas must be addressed as your facility develops any reopening protocols.

This checklist covers:

  1. Workplace policies and practices to protect employee health
  2. Measures to ensure physical distancing
  3. Measures to ensure infection control
  4. Communication with employees and the public
  5. Measures to ensure equitable access to critical services.

LA County Safety Compliance Certificate for Business Owners & Employees 

REOPENING PROTOCOLS

Download Retail Business Posters here to print (to notice customers):

i.e. Curbside Pickup Only, Please Stay Away if You’re Sick, Please Stay 6 Feet Away, Wear a Cloth Face Covering

http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/business/NoticeToCustomers.pdf 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JCv_7YzaCyLrEhRPnxgUUhstsv2_W1MCym26Zerde1k/edit?utm_name=#gid=1656308130

Assistance Programs for Small Businesses 

Learn about the Paycheck Protection Program for Small Businesses  - CARES ACT

SBA to Provide Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)
 
Coronavirus Emergency Loans Guides & checklist for Small Businesses 

Business Resources

Reporting Stigma

The County is committed to assuring that all residents affected by COVID-19 are treated with respect and compassion. We must separate facts from fear and guard against stigma. The outbreak is no excuse for spreading racism and discrimination. If you or someone you know experiences discrimination based on race, nation of origin or other identities, please report it. You can report hate crimes, hate acts, and incidents of bullying in Los Angeles County, whether or not a crime has been committed. Call the Los Angeles County Information line 2-1-1 which is available 24/7, or file a report online at: https://www.211la.org/public-healthand-safety/anti-hate.