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.
Keep LA County Dining Grant Program - Application Period Opens Thursday, December 3 at 12 a.m.
For more information, please visit http://keeplacountydining.lacda.org/.
Business Reopenings & Restrictions - Updates from the County and the State
Click here for more information
Business Learning Lab Power Hour Program - Next Webinar 12/9 from 12-1pm
Business Learning Lab Power Hour
Join us on Wednesday, December 9 from Noon-1pm for the next Arcadia Business Learning Lab Power Hour. Each one hour session features information and resources to help businesses with online marketing and sales and the latest information and strategies on navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. Presented by the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce, the City’s Economic Development Division, and the Arcadia Public Library. Register at https://rb.gy/zjwwqw.
Business Learning Lab #1 - PPT Presentation 10-7-20
Business Learning Lab #2 - PPT Presentation 10-28-20
Business Learning Lab #3 - PPT Presentation 11-18-20
Los Angeles Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund
In response to the devastating effects that COVID-19 is having on the local economy, the County of Los Angeles and the City of Los Angeles, in partnership with institutional and corporate philanthropy, have come together to create the LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund. The regional fund offers loan and grant resources to micro-entrepreneurs, small businesses, and non-profits.
There are no open applications at this time. If you have applied during round 4, 5, or 6, please continue to monitor your email to see if you are selected as a finalist. Additional finalists will be notified throughout the month of November.
City of Arcadia Small Business Grant Program
The Small Business Grant Program under the new Arcadia Works! economic recovery plan issued $245,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to 49 qualifying, lottery-selected Arcadia small businesses. These funds, primarily provided under the CARES Act to assist with COVID-19 relief, were distributed in June and July of 2020 as an effort to provide direct relief to as many local businesses as possible. Grants of $5,000 were awarded to each lottery selected small business.
Southern California Edison & Clean Power Alliance Assistance
Through the Clean Power Alliance, Arcadia small businesses impacted by COVID-19 are eligible for a one-time $50 stipend to help off-set energy costs. Southern California Edison has also temporarily suspended service disconnections for nonpayment and is waiving all late fees. Visit links below for additional details.
Extension of Development Deadlines
Flexible Outdoor Seating Guidelines for Restaurants and Other Businesses
The City of Arcadia has issued a Proclamation, effective immediately, to allow expanded outdoor seating for businesses during the COVID-19 local emergency. Businesses may now obtain a no-fee permit to expand customer seating onto public sidewalks, private parking lots and walkways, and other areas adjacent to their place of business.
- Temporary Use Permit (Outdoor Activities) – Temporary Dining or Uses on Private Property
- Incidental Outdoor Dining – Permanent Dining Area on Private Property
- Sidewalk Dining – Temporary Seating or Dining on the City’s Sidewalk
- Arcadia Fire Department Temporary Permit - Tents/Canopies (Fee waived if included as a part of TUP-OA Permit)
- Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Temporary Catering Authorization- Businesses who are currently licensed by ABC can apply to temporarily expand their licensed area to designated outdoor seating areas adjacent to the business.
Email completed applications and attachments to Planning@ArcadiaCA.gov, or contact the Planning Division at (626) 574-5423 for more information.
View Proclamation here.
Small Business Administration (SBA) Cares Act Funding
Internal Revenue Services (IRS) Information for Small Businesses on Coronavirus-Related Topics
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.
- Website: irs.gov/coronavirus
Arcadia Chamber of Commerce
Commercial Tenant Eviction and Foreclosure Protections
Click here for more information on the State of California legislation
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has approved an extension of the temporary eviction moratorium for commercial tenants through January 31, 2021. For more information, visit here.
Commercial Eviction Moratorium Frequently Asked Questions