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.
Reopening of Businesses - Updates from the County and the State
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Los Angeles Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund - Round 4.5 (Non-Profits $1MM+ Only) Opens 9/21 & Round 5 Opens 10/5
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 will offer loan and grant resources to micro-entrepreneurs, small businesses, and non-profits.
The Fund will deploy flexible loans and micro-loans to micro-entrepreneurs, small businesses, and non-profits across the LA region in Fall 2020. Learn more here.
City of Arcadia Small Business Grant Program
The Small Business Grant Program under the new Arcadia Works! economic recovery plan, will utilize $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. The application period ended 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. Grants of $5,000 will be awarded until all available funding is utilized.
Business License Renewal Payment Extensions
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
ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOAN (EIDL)
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.
California State Treasurer Fiona Ma Provides Valuable New Information on Tax Relief and Food Access
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Arcadia Chamber of Commerce
Tenant and Property Owner Protections
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On Tuesday, July 21, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved an extension of the temporary eviction moratorium. The moratorium was extended until September 30, 2020 and may be extended by the Board on a month to mont basis. For more information, visit here.
Tenants' "Bill of Rights"
Frequently Asked Questions
Eviction Moratorium Implementation Guidelines