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L.A. REGIONAL COVID-19 RECOVERY FUND

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 Recovery Fund. The fund will offer loan and grant resources to micro-entrepreneurs, small businesses, and non-profits.

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LOAN AND GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP

In this video, Supervisor Kathryn Barger moderates a panel of experts to help you learn how to successfully access and apply for grant and loan opportunities from the county, state, and federal governments.

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SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DISASTER LOANS

The application link is now open for any California business wishing to apply for a disaster loan related to economic damage from the COVID-19 health crisis. You can also contact the Small Business Administration Disaster Loan center by calling 800.659.2955.

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SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE CENTER LOANS FOR SMALL BUSINESS

California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) provides IBank loans for businesses from one to 750 employees (small businesses).

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FIRST SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT COVID-19 BUSINESS RELIEF GRANT

The First Supervisorial District COVID-19 Business Relief Grant was established to support businesses in the unincorporated areas within Los Angeles County’s First Supervisorial District. This program was created by Supervisor Hilda Solis and is administered by Inclusive Action for the City. Apply at the Los Angeles County Development Authority website.

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AVOIDING LAYOFFS

LAYOFF AVERSION/RAPID RESPONSE

Employers planning a closure or major layoffs as a result of the coronavirus can get help through the Los Angeles County America’s Jobs Centers of California (AJCCs) Rapid Response Program. The specialized Rapid Response Representatives at the AJCCs can meet with you to discuss your needs and help prevent layoffs. They can also provide information about unemployment benefits, Trade Adjustment Assistance Act benefits, COBRA benefits, and re-employment services available through the AJCCs; and coordinate Labor-Management/Workforce Transition Committees. For additional information, email: RapidResponse@wdacs.lacounty.gov.

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LA SERVICES

Is your business facing the possibility of laying off employees or even closing? The Los Angeles County America’s Jobs Centers of California (AJCCs) can help you get your business back on track. Specialized Business Service Representatives can work with you and your employees to minimize losses and improve morale.

The Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community services can also provide Rapid Response Services which start with conducting planning meetings to assess layoff aversion strategies and then conduct on-site orientation to impacted employees where they can provide information about unemployment benefits, Trade Adjustment, Assistance Act benefits, COBRA benefits, and re-employment services. For additional information, email: RapidResponse@wdacs.lacounty.gov.

LOS ANGELES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

LAEDC, the County’s provider for Layoff Aversion services, can work with businesses one-on-one to see if they qualify for other non-traditional loan programs. You may e-mail LAEDC at covid19response@laedc.org to request Layoff Aversion services. Make sure to include a business name and city where the business is located so LAEDC can assign a regional manager to follow up with you. For information about LAEDC Coronavirus response, visit: laedc.org/coronavirus/

Employers can also apply for the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Work Sharing Program if reduced production, services, or other conditions cause them to seek an alternative to layoffs.

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BUSINESS OPERATIONS

SAFE REOPENING AND OPERATION FOR BUSINESS

On July 13, 2020, the L.A. County Health Officer released their most recent revision to the “Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community” order. Many businesses in Los Angeles County can reopen if they follow the proper protocols. Visit the Department of Public Health website for the latest updates.

PUBLIC HEALTH WEBSITE

REOPENING TOOLKIT FOR RETAILERS

BUSINESS CLEANING GUIDE

L.A. COUNTY ROADMAP TO RECOVERY

ESSENTIAL BUSINESS LIST

Under the original March 21, 2020, “Safer At Home” Health Order, certain businesses, organizations, and facilities are considered Essential Businesses.

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EVICTION MORATORIUM

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors extended the temporary moratorium through July 31, 2020 for residential and commercial evictions in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County and Cities without their own or expired moratoria. The moratorium includes a ban on evictions for nonpayment of rent, if the tenant can show they have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 health emergency. For more details:

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833.223.7368

HELPING YOUR WORKERS

L.A. COUNTY COVID-19 SUPPLEMENTAL PAID SICK LEAVE ORDINANCE

On April 28, 2020, the Board of Supervisors approved an interim urgency ordinance providing supplemental paid sick leave benefits requiring employers with over 500 employees nationally located within the unincorporated areas of the County of Los Angeles and that fall under the jurisdiction of the County of Los Angeles, to provide its employees with 10 days or 80 hours of supplemental paid sick leave for COVID-19 related reasons for the term of the emergency, to ensure that workers who have symptoms can stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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CAL/OSHA GUIDANCE ON REQUIREMENTS TO PROTECT WORKERS FROM CORONAVIRUS

Cal/OSHA has posted guidance to assist employers in complying with workplace safety regulations in California which require them to protect workers exposed to airborne diseases such as the Coronavirus. Protection is required for employees working at health care facilities and other services including hospitals, medical facilities, labs, correctional facilities, homeless shelters and more.

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510.286.7000

Business Concierge

Businesses throughout Los Angeles County have been experiencing impacts associated with coronavirus since it emerged and are suddenly facing declining sales, operational challenges, or financial uncertainty. The County’s Department of Consumer and Business Affairs’ Office of Small Business can help connect you to local, state and federal resources, including layoff aversion and emergency loans.

Visit https://dcba.lacounty.gov/small-business-services/ for more business resources.

800.593.8222 or 844.432.4900

Los Angeles County Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS)

WDACS Economic and Business Development team is here to help your business overcome the challenges of this global pandemic by providing resources that may be useful during this difficult time, including layoff aversion and access to emergency capital.

WDACS has compiled a comprehensive resource guide for employers whose business has been impacted by the coronavirus emergency.

Unemployment Insurance Work Sharing Program

Employers can apply for the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Work Sharing Program if reduced production, services, or other conditions cause them to seek an alternative to layoffs.

The Work Sharing Program can help minimize the need for layoffs, retain trained employees and quickly prepare for when business conditions improve, and avoid the cost of recruiting, training and hiring new staff. It also helps employees whose hours and wages have been reduced keep their current job, receive UI benefits, and avoid financial hardships. For more information call 916.464.3343 or use the links below.

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