COVID-19 / Businesses

Loans and Guidelines for emergency economic response and recovery - CARES, Chamber of Commerce, SBA, SVCN, Local Government Assistance


DISASTER - 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
EMPLOYER - Employer Vaccination Toolkit
5/21/21 The Employer Vaccination Toolkit provides employers with vaccine education materials, information on COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave and other guidance for employees, and an online form to request vaccination support. Employers interested in requesting group appointments at nearby providers, or setting up a mobile or pop-up vaccination clinic at their workplace, must complete an online form. A representative will follow up within three business days, and requests will be filled as resources allow. There is no financial cost to the employer. Multi-language: Spanish
EMPLOYMENT - CA COVID-19 Employer Playbook For a Safe Reopening
9/25/20 Guidance and links are provided to give employers the tools needed to open safely and mitigate risks associated with COVID-19.
EMPLOYMENT - CA State List of Essential Workers - Updated
6/16/21 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.
7/21 This study was conducted during the global pandemic (COVID-19) with businesses and organizations switching nonessential operations to remote work. Further, during 2020, there was civil and social unrest due to the exposure of racial and gender disparities across many health, economic, and criminal justice systems in Philadelphia, as well as across the United States. Also, this was an election year that saw an increase in civic participation by many marginalized or underrepresented groups resulting in a change in administration within the legislative and executive branches of U.S. government. ?The role of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the exposure to the social and political upheaval was at the forefront of our minds in the development of this tool.
FINANCE - ANewAmerica Women’s Business Center – San Jose
COVID-19 Update: Effective June 22, 2021 the center has resumed in-person operations. Please Note: We do require the use of a mask upon entry into our office regardless of vaccination status. We are also able to assist clients via phone and video meetings. 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 Multi-Language: Spanish
FINANCE - CA Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program — COVID-19
Small Businesses located in California with 1-750 employees that have been negatively impacted or experienced disruption by COVID-19 and Eligible Nonprofits that experience capital access barriers are eligible. . The loan guarantees provided for the Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program help to mitigate barriers to capital for those small businesses that do not qualify for federal disaster funds, including businesses in low-wealth and immigrant communities. Key Words: Coronavirus, disaster Spanish
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
HEALTH - CDC Communities, Schools, Workplaces, and Events
CDC guidance for work, school, community events, FBOs and also homeless programs. Multi-language: Spanish Vietnamese Chinese Korean Key Words: Disaster, COVID-19, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Children
HEALTH - 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 Spanish
HOUSING - COVID-19 CA Emergency Rent Relief Program
The CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program provides financial assistance for unpaid and/or future rent and utilities to income-eligible California renters and their landlords who have been impacted by COVID-19. Qualifying renters and landlords are now eligible for 100% of rent and utilities owed. Depending on the address of your rental property, you may be eligible for a local program. Click to determine which program is right for you . Apply Online at Housing is Key 0r call Catholic Charities at (408) 273-7478. Multi-language: English, Spanish | Chinese | Korean | Vietnamese | Tagalog Key Words: Pandemic
RESOURCE - 2021 American Rescue Plan Employer Tax Credit
The ARP Act of 2021 allows small and midsize employers, and certain governmental employers, to claim refundable tax credits that reimburse them for the cost of providing paid sick and family leave to their employees due to COVID-19, including leave taken by employees to receive or recover from COVID-19 vaccinations. The ARP tax credits are available to eligible employers that pay sick and family leave. for leave from April 1, 2021, through September 30, 2021. For more Information see our Key Words: Pandemic
RESOURCE - Disaster Relief Resource Guide for Businesses
GO-Biz offers a range of services to business owners and has dedicated representatives to field general business questions and to assist business owners as they seek to access business recovery resources such as federal relief from FEMA and the SBA.
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. Member of CA Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Networking, Business, Latino,
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 - Latino Business Foundation Silicon Valley
BUSINESS ACADEMY - One of the main causes for new small business operations to close is due to lack of knowledge in business planning and operations. Latino Business Foundation Silicon Valley has created a Small Business Academy Program aimed to provide small business owners with the training, education and coaching to plan, organize, direct, execute and control their resources in order to obtain maximum benefit and achieve sustainable positive results. Latino Business Foundation Silicon Valley recognizes the common obstacles women owned businesses often face and has developed workshops designed to assist the participants to overcome these struggles. ?
RESOURCE - SCC COVID-19 Businesses and Workplaces Portal
1/15/21 updated guidance for employers, workers and customers. COVID-19 Business Call Center: (408) 961-5500 Spanish | Vietnamese | Chinese | Tagalog |
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:
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 - iFundWomen
IFundWomen is a startup funding platform for women of color, providing access to capital through crowdfunding and grants, expert business coaching on all the topics entrepreneurs need to know about, and a network of women business owners that sparks confidence, accelerates knowledge, and ignites action. Raise Capital Get Coaching Make Connections Fund Startups Give a Grant