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) 574-5409 and we will connect you with the best available resources for your specific needs.
Paycheck Protection Program - Resumed January 11, 2021
LA County Development Authority Small Business Stabilization Loan Program
$500 million California Small Business Relief Grants Program
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.
Business Learning Lab Power Hour Program
Business Learning Lab Power Hour
Thank you to all the participants in the Arcadia Business Learning Lab Power Hour series. A copy of the presentations from each session are included below. Presented by the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce, the City’s Economic Development Division, and the Arcadia Public Library, each learning lab features information and resources to help businesses with online marketing and the latest information and strategies for navigating COVID-19.
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
Business Learning Lab #4 - PPT Presentation 12-9-20
Business Reopenings & Restrictions - Updates from the County and the State
Click here for more information
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.
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.
Arcadia Chamber of Commerce
Commercial Tenant Eviction and Foreclosure Protections
On January 29, 2021 Governor Gavin Newsom signed the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act SB91 into law. The Act extends eviction protections to COVID-19 impacted tenants and establishes the state’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
The Act extends tenant protections included in the Tenant, Homeowner, and Small Landlord Relief and Stabilization Act of 2020 (AB 3088) to June 30, 2021. These protections were originally set to expire on February 1, 2021. The Act includes the same eligibility and program rules as before including:
For more information and resources, visit HousingIsKey.com