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CA State List of Essential Workers - Updated
4/28/20 The California State Public Health Officer has designated the following list of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” to help state, local, tribal, and industry partners as they work to protect communities, while ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security.
CHILDREN - Childcare Information for Providers - Santa Clara County Office of Education
As part of its response to the COVID-19 emergency, the SCCOE is responsible for gathering information on childcare availability and vacancies in the county. The SCCOE is also managing the state funds provided to reimburse programs for the additional cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment required to operate safely. SCCOE is waiting for the fund allocation from CDE and is in the process of developing a reimbursement, and purchasing & distribution process? for these supplies.? Please use our Child Care Vacancy and Supplies Form? to communicate your vacancy data and supply needs
CHILDREN - SVCF COVID-19 Childcare Project
Hosted by Silicon Valley Community Foundation's Center for Early Learning (CEL). The primary goals of the COVID-19 Childcare Project are: ***Provide economic relief to private childcare providers, who represent a sector of low-income workers ***Protect the role of private childcare providers as a valuable resource for underserved families ***Maintain and preserve the supply of childcare in our region. San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties Key Words: Grant
EMPLOYMENT - New CA Law - Apply for A Business or Professional License Without a Social Security Number
There are new laws in California that make it easier to start a business and pursue a professional career! Under AB 2184, the Immigrant Business Inclusion Act, you can apply for a local business license without a Social Security Number as of January 1, 2019. Key Words: Self Employment, Entrepreneur, ALLIES1
EMPLOYMENT - Unemployment Insurance Provisions in the CARES Act
This fact sheet from the National Employment Law Project details the new programs created by the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act and what they do. Key Words: COVID-19
EMPLOYMENT - Work2Future
COVID-19 Update: Shifted from in-person services to remote assistance. Information and links to Coronavirus relief information for individuals, businesses, and employment opportunities.
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Work2future operates One-Stop Centers that serve the areas of San Jose, Campbell, Morgan Hill, Los Altos Hills, Gilroy, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, and the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County. Free services and classes are provided for residents, businesses, and youth, including: job search, job training, ESL classes, assessments, career counseling, and more. Information in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. Key Words: Allies5, ALLIES1
FINANCE - TogetherMV Rental and Business Assistance
As part of an ongoing local relief effort and a follow-up to the $1.3 million relief package Mountain View City Councilmembers passed on March 27, the #TogetherMV initiative now has a live donation portal for people to help local renters and small businesses. Business owners who want to apply for funds can email SmBizCOVID19Help@mountainview.gov to get on an interest list. Interest list members will be notified when the application process is opened, and what they will need to apply. Tenants in need of rent help should continue to go through CSA by sending an email RentHelp@csacares.org .
FINANCE - AnewAmerica Women’s Business Center – San Jose
COVID-19 Update: During this extraordinary time, AnewAmerica is committed to working with our team, clients, small businesses, partners and supporters to work through the current situation and help our entrepreneurs and small business owners to mitigate the impacts of the COVID 19 virus (Coronavirus). We will be using remote tools during this time to work with clients. Multi-Language: Spanish
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AnewAmerica changes lives through creating economic opportunities for targeted communities. Many women, minorities and immigrants face economic insecurity with no means to accumulate wealth. AnewAmerica leverages entrepreneurship to train and coach individuals to start their own business to support economic growth for themselves and their communities. Offices in Oakland and San Jose, CA
FINANCE - Business for All Emergency Grants for Small Businesses
COVID-19 Business for All Grants The current COVID-19 crisis has been a game changer for To ensure Business for All, Hello Alice with the support of Verizon, Silicon Valley Bank, Ebay, and others is offering $10,000 emergency grants, being distributed immediately to small business owners impacted by this pandemic. If your business has been severely impacted by COVID-19, please complete the full COVID19 Business for All Grant application to apply for immediate support in the form of $10,000 grants
FINANCE - CA Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program — COVID-19
The Small Business Finance Center (SBFC) helps businesses create and retain jobs, and encourages investment in low- to moderate-income communities. The SBFC has several programs to support small business, including a Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee, a Jump Start Loan Program and more. Eligible Applicants include Small Businesses located in California with 1-750 employees that have been negatively impacted or experienced disruption by COVID-19 and Eligible Nonprofits.
FINANCE - CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act)
4/1/20 Federal emergency legislation for worker protection, healthcare system enhancement and stabilization of the economy. Key Words: COVID-19, employment, business,
FINANCE - COVID-19 Business Resource Center
Updated daily, with real-world funding, resources, and support for small business owners adapting to the impacts of coronavirus. We've compiled 50+ Financial Support Resources - financing opportunities to help your business when funds are particularly tight. Key Words: Alice,
FINANCE - Jewish Family & Children's Services (JFCS)
COVID-19 Update: PANDEMIC EMERGENCY LOANS AND GRANTS PROGRAM: Our Financial Aid Center is here to help individuals, families, and small businesses get back on their feet. Demand for grocery staples has soared in recent weeks. For many, the JFCS Food Bank has swiftly shifted from a supplemental supplier of staples to their sole provider of sustenance. PLEASE CALL US IF YOU NEED SUPPORT OR ASSISTANCE. 415-449-1200
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Programs for adults, seniors, youth, children, refugees, emegres. Immigration, ESL and Citizenship assistance, financial assistance. Educational Scholarships and Loans Areas Served: Offices in Palo Alto, San Mateo, San Francisco, San Rafael, and Santa Rosa - Counties of Sonoma, Marin, San Mateo, SF, and Santa Clara. Key Words: SCC, Koret, LGBT, Domestic Violence, Hospice, Counseling, Emergency Assistance ALLIES2, ALLIES3, ALLIES5, ALLIES7
FINANCE - Opportunity Fund - Micro-loans for Small Business
3/25/20 Update - Micro-loans for Small Business Owners who are from low-income households or communities and: *a small business owner whose business has been impacted by the Coronavirus, and/or *Seeking microloans *People of color and/or recent immigrants *Women *LGBTQ *Veterans *In industries considered “undesirable” or risky, such as swap meet vendors, child care and elder care providers, food trucks and restaurants *Credit-challenged or credit invisible. Serving Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties Key Words: Disaster, pandemic, Finance, COVID-19
FINANCE - Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
4/27/20 The SBA has resumed accepting new PPP applications.
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SBA Fact sheet and link to application form for non-profits. The Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) authorizes up to $349 billion in forgivable loans to small businesses to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis. All loan terms will be the same for everyone. The loan amounts will be forgiven as long as: * The loan proceeds are used to cover payroll costs, and most mortgage interest, rent, and utility costs over the 8 week period after the loan is made; and ?*Key Words: Small Business Adminisration
FINANCE - Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Lender Finder
4/27/20 The SBA resumed accepting new PPP applications. Use this tool from the SBA to find a nearby lender eligible to issue a loan under the Paycheck Protection Program. Key Words: Finance, Small business, COVID-19
FINANCE - Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Programs include: Paycheck Protection Program Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance SBA Debt Relief SBA Express Bridge Loans Guidance for Businesses and Employers SBA Products and Resources Government Contracting Local Assistance Key Words: Coronavirus, Finance, COVID-19 Multi-language: Spanish
Federal Law- Families First Coronavirus Respose Act (FFCRA)
3/19/20 The new federal FFCRA requires employers with 50-500 employees, including nonprofits, to provide their employees two weeks of paid sick leave, paid at the employee’s regular rate up to $511 per day, to quarantine or seek a diagnosis or preventive care for the coronavirus. It also requires payment at two-thirds the employee’s regular rate up to $200 per day to care for a family member for those purposes or to care for a child whose school has closed or child care provider is unavailable due to the coronavirus. These provisions expire at the end of December 2020. Key Words: Know Your Rights, KYR, ALLIES1
GOVERNMENT - Cal/OSHA Guidance on Requirements to Protect Workers from Coronavirus
To protect workers and prevent exposure to the virus, employers must develop and maintain the required programs and plans for their facility or operation. Cal/OSHA recommends the interim guidance, educational materials and model programs and plans below be reviewed with an employer’s existing procedures to ensure that workers are protected. Key Words: pandemic, disaster Key Words: COVID-19, employment
HEALTH - CDC Guidelines for Schools, Workplaces & Community Locations and FAQ
3/20 CDC Updated guidelines and resources for Homes, K-12 Schools, Childcare Settings, Colleges, Workplaces, Healthcare Settings, Faith Based Organizations, First Responders, Commercial Settings, and Large Mass Gatherings. Specific mitigation plans for Santa Clara County, CA, Seattle, WA, , New York (NY), MA and Florida (FL) Multi-language: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) in English FAQ, Spanish FAQ , and Chinese FAQ Key Words: Pandemic, ALLIES4, COVID-19
INSURANCE - Can businesses rely on insurance to overcome COVID-19 losses?
4/1/20 United Policyholders is hard at work curating solid guidance to arm businesses for the coverage battles that lie ahead. Just as we arm the victims of natural disasters with tools and tips to pro-actively document and value their losses, understand insurance realities, enforce their legal rights and find qualified help, we will be helping businesses in a similar way. Businesses that carry any kind of insurance for their operations need to get complete and current copies of all policies that may be in force and review them carefully and be tracking and documenting their losses. A 2006 ISO exclusion for virus-related losses is in many policies and will be a substantial obstacle to insurance recovery in this situation. For businesses that have policies that don't contain that ISO exclusion, there is another hurdle to securing insurance coverage: Longstanding policy language that requires physical damage to trigger a covered business interruption loss.
Protecting Asian American and Pacific Islander Working People In response to COVID-19 - Workplace Poster
In light of the outbreak of COVID-19 (also known as coronavirus) cases emerging in the US, Asian American workers are speaking up on how xenophobia and racism interact with America’s inadequate healthcare system and outdated labor laws to endanger workers and hinder disease prevention. Over 2 million Asian American and Pacific Islanders work in healthcare, transportation and service industries--these workers are facing xenophobic and racial discrimination in the workplace in addition to increased exposure to communicable diseases. From APALA (Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance) Key Words: Employer Resource
RESOURCE - Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce Silicon Valley
The mission of the HCC Silicon Valley is to maximize Hispanic business and economic development by serving as an advocate and resource for its members, business owners, professionals, students and the community in general. Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Networking, Business, Latino, ALLIES1
RESOURCE - Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern CA
The Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California (JCCNC) was founded in 1950 to promote business, mutual understanding, and goodwill between Japan and the United States.
RESOURCE - San Jose Business Info
The City of San Jose web page serves as a centralized resource and provide critical resource information to employers, employees and small businesses. Multi-Language: Spanish | Vietnamese
RESOURCE - Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Hispanic Satellite
Our mission is to provide services to Latino small business owners and entrepreneurs, helping them to grow and establish successful businesses. Northern California SBDC's offer free, individualized and confidential one-on-one advising for existing businesses and start-ups with the potential for job creation, revenue and profit growth, and new business development ideas which could stimulate economic development in Northern California and beyond. San Jose Office. Multi-Language: Spanish Key Words: ALLIES1
RESOURCE - Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce - Silicon Valley
Serving businesses' needs with the core focus in Vietnamese businesses and businesses serving Vietnamese community. Promoting and supporting member businesses for the advancement of economic growth throughout the Silicon Valley area.
RESOURCE - Vietnamese Small Business Resource Center
In February, 2019, the Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center, opened a Vietnamese American Satellite, specifically to help Vietnamese entrepreneurs — the first office in the U.S. dedicated to serving Vietnamese-speaking business owners. The center will offer resources in English and Vietnamese to help the Vietnamese business community navigate bureaucracy, new technologies and market expansion. The one-stop shop offers expert advice, low-cost workshops and small business training, among other services. Key Words: ALLIES1