The CCA team is closely monitoring the crisis and tracking any resources that our members can utilize and any opportunities to get involved.
Resources for Reopening Businesses
- CA Hotel & Lodging Assn. Re-opening Guide for ideas on guest and employee considerations, workplace cleaning and safety suggestions, discussion of the possible guest experience etc.
- Kaiser Permanente’s continually-updated playbook, “Planning for the Next Normal at Work” for expert-informed guidance for workplaces during COVID-19 and bringing employees back to traditional work environments.
- LA Al Fresco Outdoor Dining Application Manual for expanded use of sidewalks, private parking lots, street parking and in-street use.
- Policy Guide for small businesses operating in the city of Los Angeles.
- Safer LA: Toolkits for Businesses to support businesses operating safely including signage and guidance for protocols.
- Sparks' Back to Business Guide to help organizations adjust to the new normal. Their Social Distancing Store offers distancing signage, plexiglass shields, sanitizing stations and more.
Resources for Business Owners Financially Impacted by COVID-19
- Armanino COVID-19 State Relief Matrix for summarized and daily-updated opportunities on tax deferrals, local and private loan opportunities, eviction moratoriums, utility shutoffs and more.
- City of LA Emergency Microloan Program to obtain working capital with a specific emphasis on retention of low-income jobs (Loans range $5,000 - $20,000).
- State of California Financial Assistance Hub for businesses and employers impacted by COVID-19.
- LA CARES Corps is a partnership between the City and County to provide small businesses with help and info to apply for federal loans under the CARES Act.
- LAEDC Community Connectory for a centralized directory of resources and direct support from LAEDC staff for small businesses and nonprofits.
- LA Regional COVID Fund, launched July 6, to support micro-entrepreneurs, small businesses and nonprofits across LA County via grants, loans, coaching and technical assistance.
- The Paycheck Protection Program reopened application window on July 6 with new submission window of August 8, 2020. See SBA COVID-19 support menu here.
- Wells Fargo Open for Business Fund for small businesses and nonprofits, particularly those owned by people of color, for help with loans, tech support and community programs. Learn how to apply here.
Resources for Employees Affected by COVID-19
- File for Disability Insurance if you are sick or quarantined with COVID-19.
- Go to the LA Jobs Portal if you are unemployed or underemployed to find employment across all industries.
- Go to OnwardCA to get California workers displaced by COVID-19 essential life services and back to work as quickly as possible.
- Take Paid Family Leave if you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member and must miss work.
- File for Unemployment Insurance if you experience a reduction in your hours.
Support for Customers and Workspaces
- AT&T is expanding eligibility based on income and households participating in National School Lunch and Head Start Programs, and is waiving home internet data overage fees until September 30. They're also offering first responders who sign on to FirstNet 50% off monthly rate plan charges for six months -- learn more here.
- CPM is providing comprehensive services that sanitize, protect and maintain social distancing for workplaces. This includes professional disinfection, space studies and custom acrylic barriers.
- Verizon previously pledged to not terminate service or charge late fees for wireless, residential and small business customers for inability to pay due to COVID-19. As of July 1, these customers are automatically enrolled in Verizon's repayment program. Learn more about repayment here and read customer FAQs here.
Medical and Family Support
- Dignity Health has expanded their virtual urgent care services -- download the Virtual Care Anywhere app and click here to view providers offering video visits.
- Playworks is offering a Play at Home Game Guide and virtual recesses that follow CDC recommendations so kids can experience play, physical activity and social emotional learning while at home.
Webinars and Courses
- LA Chamber of Commerce's daily webinars for resources and information to address the needs of founders, small business owners and community members.
- SBDC free webinars with Q&A on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on the Economic Injury Disaster Loan and the Paycheck Protection Program. They have no-cost advising, workshops and low-cost training to help entrepreneurs respond to business disruption.
Places to Contribute
- California Hospital Medical Center (CHMC): Personal protective equipment (PPE) and other critical items to combat the virus, provide care for patients and ensure the health and well-being of their front-line medical teams -- see their relief fund in the section below.
- DPPS Summer Care Kit Donation Drive during July and August to support people experiencing homelessness. Donations include face masks, soap, socks, reusable bags and more. Email to schedule a drop off time.
- Instacart to donate the value of your grocery cart or any amount you choose to support families in need until August 14 -- 100% of proceeds go to Feeding America.
- The Midnight Mission: Monetary donations | Donate much-needed items such as to-go food containers, disposable utensils, napkins and more.
Donate to a Fund
- California Community Foundation Response Fund to support community needs in health, housing, education and immigration -- you can also donate to CCF's Artist Relief Fund to aid Visual Artists affected by the pandemic.
- California Hospital Medical Center Pandemic Relief Fund to support their response to COVID-19 and treatment of affected patients.
- Chrysalis Relief Fund to invest in their services to continue helping employ Chrysalis clients.
- Ketchum-Downtown YMCA's Emergency Community Impact Fund to support child care, meals, blood drives and more.
- LAPF Response Fund to provide officers with hygiene kits, infrared thermometers, meals etc.
- Mayor's Crisis Fund to support emergency responses, families, small businesses, healthcare workers, emergency shelters etc.
- OIC COVID-19 Emergency Fund to help OIC continue their critical work and act swiftly to new challenges during these changing times.
- Para Los Niños Response Fund to invest in the lives of over 6,000 children and their families to succeed.
- Skid Row Housing Trust Response Fund and their Amazon wish list to supply residents with thermometers, soap, food and technology.
- United Way Pandemic Relief Fund to support LA County’s unsheltered residents, low-income individuals, students and families.
- Volunteers of America COVID-19 Fund to help staff continue their life-saving efforts to support vulnerable individuals.
Please let us know if your organization has any opportunities to which our members can contribute.