Resources - Businesses

Valuable information and resources for local businesses and employers impacted by COVID-19 and government orders, including financial support services.

FINANCIAL RELIEF & SUPPORT

  • The US Small Business Administration (SBA) offers low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital. For more information or to apply online, visit www.DisasterLoan.SBA.gov/ELA, call the SBA Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 or email DisasterCustomerService@SBA.gov
  • On March 23, SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced automatic deferments through December 31, 2020 for borrowers still paying back SBA loans from previous disasters.
  • The California Governor’s Office of Business & Economic Development has a website for businesses impacted by COVID-19 at Business.CA.gov/Coronavirus-2019.
  • The Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) offers a one-on-one consultation regarding non-traditional loans for impacted businesses, capital and tax incentives, and cost containment strategies to maintain operations and avoid layoffs. Email LAEDC at COVID19Response@LAEDC.org
  • Los Angeles County Rapid Response offers services for businesses and their workers impacted by layoffs. Connect with benefits, unemployment insurance, and other services by emailing BizDev@WDACS.LACounty.gov.
  • California’s Work Sharing Program provides an alternative to layoffs for businesses with reduced work or production. Visit EDD.ca.gov/Unemployment/Work_Sharing_Program.htm
  • The County of Los Angeles enacted an emergency moratorium on residential and commercial evictions through March 31. Tenants will have until November 2020 to pay for any rent owed.
  • The California Dept of Insurance strongly recommends that businesses review their business interruption insurance policies and contact their insurance companies to determine what their policies cover with regard to loss of business income due to recent orders suspending business operations. For more information on business interruption insurance and other issues affecting California small businesses visit: www.Insurance.CA.gov/. If your commercial insurance claim was denied, request a Dept of Insurance investigation at Insurance.CA.gov/01-Consumers/101-help

Other Resources

  • Los Angeles Auditor-Controller: Auditor services are available by calling 213-974-8301 or e-mail Constituent@Auditor.LACounty.gov
  • Los Angeles County Treasurer-Tax Collector (TTC) is preparing for the peak tax payment season. Taxpayers, including businesses, can visit TTC.LACounty.gov to review payment methods and online self-service options. Call 213-974-2111 for additional information.
  • Los Angeles Economic Development Corp (LAEDC) is available to help businesses, nonprofits and other employers, as well as the LA County workforce respond to the challenges of COVID-19 to keep jobs and businesses going, as well as protect health in the community.Visit LAEDC.org/coronavirus.
  • CDC offers guidance for cleaning and disinfecting your facility