As of May 7, 2020
PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE (PUA) PROGRAM
This is a newly available emergency unemployment assistance program under the federal CARES Act. PUA provides assistance for unemployed or partially unemployed individuals who are not eligible for regular unemployment insurance and who are unable or unavailable to work due to COVID-19 related circumstances.
IBANK SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE CENTER
Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program
The Small Business Finance Center (SBFC) partners with Financial Development Corporations to provide loan guarantees and direct loans for small businesses that experience capital access barriers.
Jump Start Loan Program
Loans from $500 to $10,000 to low-wealth entrepreneurs in declared disaster and emergency areas.
CALIFORNIA OFFICE OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
GOBiz has compiled guidance from California agencies and departments for use by California employers and employees as it relates to COVID-19. This includes a small business support centers map and links to resources offered by entities such as California Department of Public Health, Office of the Small Business Advocate, California Department of Labor and Workforce, among others.
CALIFORNIA SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Free one-on-one advising on applying for relief, guiding you through available resources, cash flow concerns, supply chain interruptions, workforce capacity, insurance coverage and more - at no cost. Please reach out to us if you have any questions regarding your business or our services.
CALFORNIA LABOR & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
LWDA guidance for employers and workers, including information on paid sick leave, disability and unemployment insurance, paid family leave, workplace health and safety guidance, employer assistance, and common sense tips for staying healthy.
CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
The California Employment Development Department has created a COVID-19 resource page for employers with information on programs such as workplace health and safety, reduced work hours, layoff aversion, tax assistance and other services. A Rapid Response team is available to help avert layoffs, and provides onsite services to employers. Employers can apply for the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Work Sharing Program if reduced production, services, or other conditions cause them to seek an alternative to layoffs.
CALIFORNIA DEPT OF TAX AND FEE ADMINISTRATION (CDTFA)
Small Business Relief Payment Plans: Effective April 2, 2020, small business taxpayers, those with less than $5 million in taxable annual sales, can take advantage of a 12-month, interest-free, payment plan for up to $50,000 of sales and use tax liability.Payment plan requests can be made through our online services system in the coming months. Please bookmark this page and checkback for additional updates.
Effective March 30, 2020 all taxpayers who file a return less than $1 Million dollars will have an additional 3 months to file their return, between now and July 31, 2020.