Financial Assistance for Businesses
Click here for a list of available funding sources for small businesses.
Businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets. SBA low-interest loans can also help businesses with the cost of improvements to protect, prevent, or minimize the same type of disaster damage from occurring in the future.
There are two important deadlines to apply for assistance from SBA. Business owners must file an application by August 17, 2020, for property damage applications and by March 17, 2021, for economic injury applications. There are several ways to apply:
Complete an application online at disasterloanassistance.sba.gov
Call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on SBA disaster assistance.
Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call (800) 877-8339.
If you need assistance with your application, visit the Los Angeles County Disaster Help Center at lacountyhelpcenter.org. Interested applicants who do not have access to the internet, have limited computer proficiency or speak languages other than English may instead contact LA County’s Disaster Help Center at (833) 238-4450. Multilingual business counselors are standing by to assist business owners in completing applications Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The SBA is also offering assistance through its Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center at FOCWAssistance@sba.gov. SBA disaster loans are only available for damages and losses due to the civil unrest that began May 26, 2020, and not for COVID-19 related losses.
- L.A. County Public Health Health Officer Order
- L.A. County Guidelines for Industries and Businesses
- L.A. County Public Health Disinfection Guidelines
- LA County Public Health Handwashing Guidelines
- L.A. County Public Health Sign for Businesses to Use
- L.A. County Public Health FAQs for Managers
- State of California Roadmap to Recovery (Includes guidelines for all business types)
- State of California Guidelines for Reopening for Retail Businesses
For businesses, the City is exploring ways to facilitate public access to federal grants that are and may become available.
Senator Dianne Feinstein's office has produced responses to frequently asked questions about the federal Coronavirus Aid, Response, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the federal relief bill signed on March 27. Please see links to these below:
You can view a resource page compiled by the Artesia Chamber of Commerce.