The City of Bellflower’s new Small Business Assistance Program offers one-time grants up to $10K to help businesses retain staff and continue to provide quality services to its residents. The grant program is made possible with federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); therefore, businesses must meet all requirements to be eligible for the program. An Eligibility Checklist and official grant application are now available.
Application deadline: June 4, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
If your business is located in a CDBG Area, you may apply. To see if your business is located in an CDBG Area, see map below / click to enlarge.
If your business is not located in a CDBG Area, you may still qualify if the majority of your employees are Low/Moderate Employees meaning they either live in a 70%+ Low/Moderate Census Tract, or their household income is at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (see table)
The current Health Officer Order replaces the previous Health Officer Order and allows for retailers and manufacturers, select recreational facilities, and beaches to reopen. Retailers remain closed to public entry and beaches are open for active recreation only. Retail businesses, manufacturing and logistic businesses are required to prepare, implement and post their plan for adhering to directives including distancing and infection control practices that protect both employees and customers. Employees who can work from home should be doing so, and any staff who are in a group at greater risk of serious illness from COVID-19, like older adults and people with underlying health conditions, should be assigned work that can be done from home, if possible. All employees need to be given a written copy of the protocol for keeping them safe while working. Everyone must follow distancing and infection control protocols, stay at least six feet apart and wear a clean cloth face covering that securely covers both your nose and mouth when in contact with other people not in your household.
COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER OF THE HEALTH OFFICER
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.
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.