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Resources for Arcadia Businesses

Resources for Arcadia Businesses
As small businesses across the country are grappling with the current and potential impacts associated with COVID-19, the City is continuing to track the latest developments from local, state, and federal agencies.  On this page, you will find up-to-date resources from the City and outside organizations. This page will be updated frequently as new information and resources become available.

If you have questions, please call us at (626) 574-5415 and we will connect you with the best available resources for your specific needs.


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CITY OF ARCADIA SMALL BUSINESS GRANT PROGRAM

The Small Business Grant Program under the new Arcadia Works! economic recovery plan, utilizing $245,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. These funds, primarily provided under the CARES Act to assist with COVID-19 relief, will be directly disbursed to small Arcadia businesses.  Applications will be accepted Monday, May 11, 2020 through Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 5:30 p.m..  Grants will be issued based on a lottery of all qualifying applications.

The small business grants represent an effort to provide direct relief to as many local businesses as possible. A simple application form has been developed along with accompanying criteria. Grants of $5,000 will be awarded until all available funding is utilized. All Arcadia businesses are encouraged to apply. 

For more information on the grant program, or for any questions or assistance, please contact the Development Services Department by phone at (626) 574-5409 or by email at DSD@ArcadiaCA.gov.
 

Small Business Grant Program Requirements and Guidelines and Application Form


 

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LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
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L.A. County Small Business Recovery Loan Program (Effective 4/15/2020) - Loans of up to $20,000 with an interest rate of 2.44%.  Eligible businesses must have 25 or fewer employees and have been operating for a minimum of 2 years.  The loan term is 5 years with no payments of principal or interest due for the first 12 months. For more information, click here



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SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (SBA) CARES ACT FUNDING

Our nation's small businesses are facing an unprecedented economic disruption due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. On Friday, March 27, 2020, the President signed into law the CARES Act, which contains $376 billion in relief for American workers and small businesses. In addition to traditional SBA funding programs, the CARES Act established the following new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak.

Applications and additional information on all of these programs are available online at SBA.gov/coronavirus.

Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339.

PPP PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM

This forgivable loan program provides loans for retaining employees by temporarily expanding the traditional SBA 7(a) loan program.  SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities. 

EIDLECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOAN (EIDL)

The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.

EIDL 2EIDL LOAN ADVANCE

This forgivable loan advance will provide up to $10,000 of economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing temporary difficulties. Funds will be made available within three days of a successful application. This loan advance will not have to be repaid.  

SBA BridgeSBA EXPRESS BRIDGE LOANS

Enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly.  These loans can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing and can be a term loans or used to bridge the gap while applying for a direct SBA Economic Injury Disaster loan.

SBA DebtSBA DEBT RELIEF

The SBA is providing a financial reprieve to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The SBA will pay the principal, interest, and fees of current 7(a) loans for a period of six months.  The SBA will also pay the principal, interest, and fees of new 7(a) loans issued prior to September 27, 2020.

Applications and additional information on all of these programs are available online at SBA.gov/coronavirus.

SBA’s Customer Service Center
Phone: (800) 659-2955 |  TTY/TDD  (800) 877-8339.
Email: disastercustomerservice@sba.gov 


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INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (IRS) INFORMATION FOR SMALL BUSINESSES ON CORONAVIRUS-RELATED TOPICS

IRS Retention EMPLOYEE RETENTION TAX CREDIT

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act created a new employee retention tax credit for employers who are closed, partially closed, or experiencing significant revenue losses as a result of COVID-19. The refundable tax credit is 50% of up to $10,000 in wages paid by an eligible employer whose business has been financially impacted by COVID-19.  For more information, click here.

PAID LEAVE FOR WORKERS AND TAX CREDITS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

  • Small and midsize employers can begin taking advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits, designed to immediately and fully reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave to their employees. For more information, click here.

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CALIFORNIA STATE TREASURER FIONA MA PROVIDES VALUABLE NEW INFORMATION ON TAX RELIEF AND FOOD ACCESS

California State Treasurer Fiona Ma today announced she has added new resource lists on tax relief and food access to the State Treasurer’s website, which already includes a list of resources for small businesses. View the tax relief list here, the food list here, and the small business list here.


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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • The Interim Guidance for Business and Employers may help prevent workplace exposures to COVID-19, in non-healthcare settings.  This guidance also provides planning considerations for community spread of COVID-19.

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TENANT PROTECTIONS

County of Los Angeles Temporary Eviction Moratorium

The Los Angeles County Eviction Moratorium, effective March 4, 2020 to May 31, 2020 (Moratorium Period), implements a Countywide ban on evictions for residential and commercial tenants, and space renters living in mobilehome parks, for nonpayment of rent, if the tenant or space renter can show they have been financially impacted related to the the COVID-19 pandemic.   

Los Angeles County Eviction Moratorium Resolution Summary

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The Governor’s Order and the City's Resolution No. 7300 are a defense if a landlord commences eviction, and the tenant has provided to the landlord the required written proof.

The City’s Resolution No. 7300 provides, in part, a 60 day moratorium on evictions for non-payment of rent by residential and business tenants impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The details of the moratorium can be found on pages 6-8. View Resolution No. 7300.  If tenants provide to their landlord the proof (relationship of non-payment of rent to COVID-19 emergency listed in Resolution Number 7300) then tenants may be entitled to a temporary waiver of payment of rent, provided that they repay the rent within 6 months after termination of the City’s Resolution.  The most important thing is to please communicate with your landlord (or your tenant) to discuss this situation. The City is not providing enforcement, or acting as an intermediary between landlords and tenants. We are encouraging landlords and tenants to work together during this challenging time to ensure safety and normalcy to the extent it is possible.

GENERAL INFORMATIONAL LINKS AND CURRENT POLICIES

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Local Emergency Resolution No. 7300 

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County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health Safer at Home Order for Control of COVID-19

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Published: October 16, 2020