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COVID-19 RESPONSE Resources

We have compiled these resources for Latino restaurant owners with information from Federal, State and local resources to help them navigate the issues facing small businesses in today's environment. We encourage you to stay up-to-date and take all necessary precautions for your business and employees.

PPP FORGIVENESS RESOURCES

Did you receive a PPP loan and are ready to apply for forgiveness?

1. Contact your lending institution.

Loan forgiveness applications are processed through your lender. In addition to the SBA application, your lender may require additional documentation. 

2. Fill Out the SBA Loan Forgiveness Application (pdf).

English Version / Spanish Version.

The SBA released a PPP EZ Loan Forgiveness Application (pdf). You can use the EZ application if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are self employed and have no employees;
  • You did not reduce the salaries or wages of your employees by more than 25% and did not reduce the number of hours for your employees; or
  • You experienced a reduction in business activity as a result of health directives related to COVID-19 and did not reduce the salaries or wages of your employees by more than 25%.

Click here for more info from SBA on loan forgiveness details

RESTAURANT REVITALIZATION FUND

The SBA Restaurant Revitalization Fund Applications period has ended.


REOPENING CALIFORNIA

As of June 15, 2021 the Governor has terminated the Stay at Home and Blueprint for a Safer Economy orders.

Restrictions that are ending include:

  • Physical Distancing
  • Capacity limits on businesses

Masks and capacity limits still exist for some sectors. Visit Reopening California for details.

 Check your county for specific details in  your area.

RESTAURANT RELIEF

Uber Eats: Eat Local Support Effort

Uber Eats has launched a support program for local independent restaurants on the Uber Eats or Postmates platforms. The program includes:

  • 0% marketplace fees for restaurants for pick-up orders (through June 20, 2021)
  • 0% restaurant fee for online orders via restaurant website and delivered via Uber Eats
    (through June 20, 2021)
  • 0% fees for daily payouts (through June 20, 2021)

Visit EatLocalEffort.com for more details on program.


PPE Unites

PPE Unites provides a free 30-day supply of much needed personal protective gear for eligible businesses and nonprofits in LA County. There are 2 pick-up locations and 1 day PPE--Up Events in communities across the county. Sign up and schedule a pick up at www.ppeunite.org


California Small Business Emergency Relief Package

New relief programs from the State of California for businesses impacted by the virus. This includes:

  • New Sales Tax Deferral
  • Additional funding for the California Rebuilding Fund. Businesses can apply for grants up to $25,000
  • Main Street Hiring Tax Credit
Visit CA Business and Employers for more details on each program.

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