COVID-19 Business Resources
It’s heartbreaking to think of the struggle that many of our local businesses are facing during this pandemic. We applaud you for your strength and efforts to continue to provide your services through online, remote, and take out options. Many of you have found ways to leverage your services to assist others in our community too. Thank you!
There are several resources evolving from the County, State, and Federal levels for the business community. As these continue to be developed, we will work to provide you with links and connections to find assistance that may be appropriate for your business on this webpage.
The Chamber of Commerce has also been working tirelessly to be a conduit of information for our businesses and community.
In addition, I am happy to continue to be a resource for our current and perspective businesses. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly with questions, or for assistance getting connected to a resource. Hang in there. I wish you all health, wellness, and resiliency.
Warm regards, Monica Renn, Economic Vitality Manager
COVID-19 Resource Links for Businesses
County of Santa Clara Eviction Moratorium Includes Small Businesses Santa Clara County has issued an Ordinance covering March 24 through to May 31, unless otherwise extended, ordering that small businesses located across the County renting or leasing real property for commercial, business, income-producing, or otherwise non-residential use, cannot be evicted for nonpayment of rent if such business suffered substantial loss of income due to COVID-19. Refer to for further details. The County’s ordinance relies on U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) based on industry. Find on the County’s moratorium page.
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Known as GO-Biz, the State Governor’s office provides a comprehensive California COVID-19 website: https://covid19.ca.gov/
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|Facebook is Awarding $15 million in Grants for Bay Area Small Businesses!|
Which businesses are eligible?
How much are the individual grants?
When may I apply?
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NOTE: Lapse in Appropriations Notice: SBA is unable to accept new applications at this time for the Paycheck Protection Program or the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)-COVID-19 related assistance program (including EIDL Advances) based on available appropriations funding. EIDL applicants who have already submitted their applications will continue to be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.SBA Financial Assistance Slideshow Presentation: The SBA provided a series of webinars to share information regarding their business assistance programs during this COVID crisis. While new applications have been suspended at this time, the SBA is recommending that businesses not in the process understand the information and prepare should more funding be appropriated.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has a variety of small business assistance programs. Visit the link above to learn more about the programs. Please check their page often. The programs are continuously evolving. In addition, the SBA offers business counselors to assist you with your individual questions and needs: find local assistance now.
To register your email address to receive updates from the SBA, visit: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USSBA/subscriber/new?topic_id=USSBA_205?
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|The State Treasurer is providing information and resources for local businesses. Including a Press Release dated 3.23.20 providing information and links to business, food, and tax relief resources.|
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|The California Labor & Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) is an executive branch agency that provides leadership to protect and improve the well-being of California’s current and future workforce. https://www.labor.ca.gov/coronavirus2019/#chart|
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Essential Businesses: Is my business defined as an essential business?
On March 31, 2020 by order of the Health Officer of Santa Clara County, the Shelter in Place order was extended and included an update to those businesses considered essential. Please take a moment to review this information carefully to ensure that your businesses is in compliance with the order. The County’s site also offers the opportunity to ask additional/unaddressed questions or share concerns.