OCWDB COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Support Program
The OCWDB COVID-19 Layoff Aversion Support Program shall assist local small businesses in Orange County with accessing funds in order to mitigate layoffs and adhere to “social distancing” provisions established by state and federal public health entities, including California Executive Orders N-33-20(COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Orders).
Paycheck Protection Program
This loan program provides loan forgiveness for retaining employees by temporarily expanding the traditional SBA 7(a) loan program.
Apply through lender
SBA Express Bridge Loans
Enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly.
Apply through current SBA Express lender
SBA Debt Relief
The SBA is providing a financial reprieve to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)
Provides unemployment benefits to business owners, independent contractors, self-employed and those that do not typically qualify for unemployment benefits
Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program (DRLGP)
California’s Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBANK) is offering a assistance to help you with your working capital needs.
Facebook Small Business Grants Program
Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses.
US Chamber of Commerce Financial Assistance for Small Business
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is compiling a list of programs providing financial assistance to small businesses impacted by COVID-19. For nonprofit assistance, see Candid’s list of funds for coronavirus relief.
If you are self employed you can apply for insurance program benefits. Visit Self-Employed/Independent Contractor to learn more
Employers experiencing a slowdown in their businesses or services as a result of the coronavirus impact on the economy may apply for the UI Work Sharing Program.
Potential Closures or Layoffs:
Employers planning a closure or major layoffs as a result of the coronavirus can get help through the Rapid Response program.
IRS EMPLOYER CREDITS
Sick or Quarantined:
If you’re unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim.
If you’re unable to work because you are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Paid Family Leave (PFL) claim.
If your child’s school is closed, and you have to miss work to be there for them, you may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance benefits by filing an Unemployment Insurance claim.
Reduced Work Hours:
If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19, you can file an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim.
Orange County Rapid Response, Assistance for Dislocated Workers
Labor and Workforce Development Agency – Resources for employers and workers including workers’ compensation and paid sick leave.
Labor Commissioner’s Office FAQs – Employee leave options, compensation, and salary.
Department of Fair Employment and Housing – Job protection and employment discrimination.