COVID-19 Small Business Supporter Update

Updates from the San Francisco District Office


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SBA To Provide Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) Up to $2 Million in Disaster Assistance Loans

 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. Applications can be modified and adjusted after submittal.

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The unprecedented economic impacts of the Coronavirus on the business community in California are already being felt.

CAMEO, in coordination with the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Disaster Assistance, will be holding a call on Wednesday, March 18th at 4:00PM to explain the SBA disaster loan application process and answer questions from small business support organizations.

We’ll cover:

  • What the program is
  • How it works and how to apply
  • Common missteps or misunderstandings that impact business owner applicants

 

Join the Webinar at 4:00PM March 18th

(Call-in information: Dial US: +1 669 900 6833 Webinar ID: 956 176 760)

SBA Guidance for Businesses and Employers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers the most up-to-date information on COVID-19. This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). For updates from CDC, please see the following:

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As a public service, the SBA may provide links to other organizations that provide information of benefit to small businesses. The links below are external links. They do not constitute an endorsement by the SBA of the opinions, products or services presented on the external sites, or of any sites linked to it.


Updates from throughout the region


The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development is compiling updates, programs, and guidance for employers across state agencies

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development has compiled helpful information for employers, employees and all Californians as it relates to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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San Francisco Announces Local Measures to Support Small Businesses in Response to COVID-19

These efforts include deferring business taxes and licensing fees, launching a relief fund for impacted businesses, supporting nonprofits funded by the City so workers don’t lose their incomes, and working with partners in the philanthropic and private sector, as well as advocating for state and federal support for workers and businesses. The City will also be launching a website that will serve as a one-stop shop for all resources, contacts, and updates for small businesses: www.oewd.org/covid19

San Francisco Assistance Programs

Benefits for Workers Impacted by COVID-19

The California Labor and Workforce Development Agency is keeping a central summary chart of resources available to employees from different state and federal programs.  Employers should share this resource with their employees.

See the Summary Chart Here

Reading and Research


Community Resources


Printable SBA Handouts

SBA Lending Data Dashboard

U.S. Small Business Administration San Francisco District Office

455 Market St, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94501
Phone: 415-744-6820
sfomail@sba.gov
sba.gov/ca/sf

Monica Vargas

Monica is an Information Officer for the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). She has been involved in the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak, Valley Fire, Butte Fire, historic drought, Oroville Dam Emergency Spillway Incident, 2017 winter storms, North Bay Fires, Camp Fire, Ridgecrest Earthquake and EMAC PIO support to 2020 Puerto Rico earthquake. She previously served Cal OES as an analyst in international affairs, technology operations and executive staff support.

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