As the country and our region addresses COVID-19, the Chamber would like to connect those that need supplies with manufacturers that may be able to fulfill those needs. View current opportunities for both suppliers and those in need.
The Chamber is working to ensure that our community has the information and resources they need to weather this crisis. Take advantage of our free webinars and virtual forums from the comfort of your own home.
Health & Safety
Education & Student Resources
Small Business & Startups
- FREE 1:1 Advising and Mentorship with Bixel Exchange's Startup LAunch Tech SBDC
Startup LAunch is offering free 1:1 advising and mentorship to navigate your business challenges, including helping you with technology plans for setting up remote work stations for employees; concerns about cashflow during disruption; and concerns about credit and finance issues. Learn more and apply today.
- LA SBDC COVID-19 Response Guide - Federal, State and Regional Support
- U.S. Chamber Coronavirus Response Toolkit with Social Media Graphics
- The CO - includes easy-to-read articles on adapting your business to COVID-19
- Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- CA GO-Biz Helpful Information for Employers and Workers
- Disaster Unemployment Assistance Fact Sheet
- ICIC: Small Business Resource Center
- Pace Women's Business Development Center - Get assistance in the following languages: Spanish, Chinese, Cambodian, Thai, Korean, Vietnamese, French, Hindi and Malaysian.
- Resilience Toolkit for Los Angeles Businesses
- Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act
- Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist
- Los Angeles County America's Job Centers of California
- SCORE: Free, federally-funded organization that provides mentoring to small businesses. They offer mentoring calls/video chats, online education, and weekly webinars. Mentors are available to provide guidance to small business owners to identify funding sources, readying financial statements and information for application, how to best use loan, next steps and alternate sources of funding if denied.
- Public Counsel is offering free legal services to child care providers, small businesses or nonprofits serving low income communities that need legal help due to COVID-19. They can potentially help them understand their employment obligations, whether they qualify for any loans/grants from the federal/state/local governments, whether they need to pay rent if their business was impacted by COVID, whether they can charge tuition while closed. For more information, contact Ritu Mahajan.
- FAQ on COVID-19 Business Interruption Insurance
LOANS & FUNDING RESOURCES:
- U.S. Chamber Foundation Save Small Business Fund
- Wells Fargo Launches Paycheck Protection Program Application Tool for Customers
- L.A. County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services Employer Assistance Grant Fund
- SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to California Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to California small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Read more. Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at http://covid19relief.sba.gov. Applicants may also call SBA's Customer Service Center at 800.659.2955 or email email@example.com for more information on SBA disaster assistance.
- JFLA Loans Available for Those Affected by Coronavirus
Jewish Free Loan Association (JFLA) is offering no fee and interest-free loans of up to $10,000 to cover: small business losses, lost wages, child care costs and funds lost due to cancelled travel plans. Learn more.
- City of L.A. Small Business Resilience Guide with Loan Program Links
- CalCAP Small Business Lender Contact List
- PCR State Guarantee and new Disaster Guarantee
- EXIM Extends Assistance to U.S. Customers and Lenders Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
- California IBank has a Small Business Loan Guarantee Program for guarantees currently up to $1 million and a micro lending program for loans up to $10,000 with accommodations for disasters. The program is run with Financial Development Corporation partners.
- Facebook Small Business Grants Program
- Google pledges $800+ million to support small businesses and crisis response
- Los Angeles City Small Business Emergency Microloan Program
- SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan - Guide to Submitting Your Application
- The Paycheck Protection Plan – U.S. Treasury Department authorized up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses. Small businesses would receive funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Read the SBA press release. Get an overview of the new program, lender information and borrower information here.
- Paycheck Protection Program Venturize Lender List
- Paycheck Protection Program SBA Lender List
- Facebook Small Business Grants
- Facebook Small Business Grants - Spanish
- LISC Small Business Relief Grant Application - Offering grants of up to $10,000 each to small business owners to help meet their most immediate needs. APPLY BEFORE TUESDAY, APRIL 28 AT 8:59PM PST
- LISC LA's Kiva Accelerator Fund, provides loans for Small Food Businesses During COVID-19. Connect with a Trustee.
- Receiving Economic Impact Payment Page - The FDIC developed a webpage dedicated to helping consumers get the information they need to receive the Economic Impact Payment (AKA stimulus check) electronically.
How Can You Help?
- Help Your California Safely with COVID-19
California Volunteers has provided a guide to the ways in which every Californian can safely help their community during these difficult times. Learn some ways you can make a difference. Read more.
- L.A. Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund
Donate to the Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles to help support families, provide critical services and strengthen emergency response.
- American Red Cross Blood Donation Needed
The American Red Cross faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during this coronavirus outbreak, and donations are needed. You can also help spread the word.
- United Way of Greater Los Angeles Announces L.A. Emergency Relief Fund To Support L.A.’s Most Vulnerable During Coronavirus Response
The Pandemic Relief Fund will support L.A. County's unsheltered residents who are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus, and low-income individuals, students and families at imminent risk of homelessness and hardships due to health and economic impacts of coronavirus. Learn more and donate today.
- L.A. Works Virtual Volunteer Opportunities
- Congress passes expanded small-business loan funding to address coronavirus shutdowns, April 23
- Governor Newsom Taps California Business, Labor, Health Care and Community Leaders for New Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery
- LA County Considers COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Program, April 3
- L.A. City Council Passes Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
- Under the CARES Act, U.S. Treasury Department releases guidance on payroll support to aid airline industry employees, and on loans to airline industry and businesses critical to national security.
- Trump signs $2-trillion coronavirus stimulus package and orders production of ventilators
- Newsom orders California coronavirus eviction ban
- L.A. City Public Works Fact Sheet - What Services Are Continuing?
- To assist residential and commercial tenants who have been economically impacted by the coronavirus, Mayor Garcetti has issued an updated eviction moratorium order. Read more.
- Economic Impacts for L.A. County from LAEDC
- State Postpones Tax Deadlines Until July 15 Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Mayor Garcetti Issues Land Use Emergency Order
Mayor Eric Garcetti has issued an emergency order in response to COVID-19 tolling and suspending all deadlines prescribed in the Los Angeles Municipal Code pertaining to public hearings and decisions made by legislative bodies, zoning administrators, the Director of Planning, the General Manager of the Department of Building and Safety and other City department general managers. Read more.
- Beginning on April 11, the day after property taxes are due, businesses unable to pay on time for reasons related to COVID-19 may submit a request for penalty cancellation online. Click here to be directed to the Los Angeles County Tax Collector's website.
- U.S. Census Bureau - Complete the Census Online Today!
- Governor Gavin Newsom provides an update on California’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak and future modifications to the stay-at-home order - April 28, 2020
- Update on California Pandemic Roadmap from California Gov. Newsom (Powerpoint) - April 28, 2020
- Mayor Garcetti's COVID-19 Daily Data Summary
- Statement From Los Angeles Area Chamber Of Commerce President & CEO Maria S. Salinas On The Passage Of The $484 Billion Relief Program Supplementing The Original CARES Act - April 24, 2020
- L.A. County Extends Safer At Home Order to May 15, 2020
- State of California, County of Los Angeles Partner with Dignity Health, Kaiser Permanente to Open 'Los Angeles Surge Hospital'
Governor Gavin Newsom has announced the establishment of the Los Angeles Surge Hospital, a temporary facility in Los Angeles that will expand access to additional beds and expand ICU capacity for patients who contract COVID-19. Read more.
- COVID-19 Testing and More Updates - City of Los Angeles Update, March 30, 2020
- Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Urges Opposition to Measure Proposed by Los Angeles City Council Designed to Severely Hamper Businesses - March 26, 2020
- Statement From Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Maria S. Salinas in Response to Congress Reaching a Compromise on a $2 Trillion Stimulus Package - March 25, 2020
- Update from Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation on Closures and Changes in Response to COVID-19
- By Executive Order of the Mayor of Los Angeles, the following establishments within the City of Los Angeles are closed to the public effective 12 a.m., March 16, 2020: Bars and Nightclubs, Dine-in Restaurants, Entertainment Venues, and Gym and Fitness Studios. Learn more.
- Governor Newsom issued a stay at home order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians and to establish consistency across the state in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. Read the order here. The order identifies certain essential services which can continue despite the stay at home order. Read the full guidance here.
- Governor Newsom Takes Emergency Actions & Authorizes $150 Million in Funding to Protect Homeless Californians from COVID-19
Governor Gavin Newsom has taken a series of significant, additional actions to protect Californians experiencing homelessness from COVID-19. Learn more.
- L.A. County Closures, Cancellations and Service Modifications (Including closures at the Department of Consumer & Business Affairs)
- SoCalGas announced their partnership with The Laundry Truck LA and Landi Renzo USA to provide additional mobile laundry services to thousands of homeless throughout Los Angeles
Resources for Nonprofits
Resources from Our Members
- See how some of our Chamber Members are giving back in the U.S. Chamber’s Corporate Aid Tracker.
- SoCalGas Announces Suspension of Service Disconnections as Part of Company's COVID-19 Response
Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has announced a suspension of service disconnections to any customers who are having a hard time paying their bill. Read more.
- Charter to Offer Free Access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi For 60 Days For New K-12 and College Student Households and More
Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1.844.488.8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. Read more.
- American Express is assisting many of their customers during this time with Funding Solutions. Contact Local Regional Manager, Lori Nuzzolilo, at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn what you qualify for and to handle the application process. Learn more.
- South Coast AQMD Expediting Permits to Aid COVID-19 Efforts
In order to provide full support for public health and safety efforts, South Coast Air Quality Management District will prioritize and expedite the permitting process for businesses and organizations changing operations or repurposing efforts to aid in supply issues in response to COVID-19. Read more.
- Sempra Energy Foundation To Donate Up To $1 Million To California Nonprofits Impacted By COVID-19
Sempra Energy today announced that the Sempra Energy Foundation will donate up to $1 million to help small to medium-sized nonprofits in California as they continue to serve critical needs related to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Read more.
- SoCalGas Launches “SoCalGas CAREs” Campaign to Bring Awareness to CARE Assistance Program for Customers Facing Financial Hardship due to COVID-19
With the economic impacts on small businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, now more than ever, it is critical to support our local restaurants, food and beverage vendors. See our full list of member restaurants, food and beverage vendors.
Human Resources & Workplace