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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.


DoorDash Local Restaurant Grants

DoorDash's Main Street Strong restaurant grants provide $5,000 to restaurants in select cities and areas in the US. Application deadline is February 17

Check eligibility here. In California restaurants in Sacramento and San Diego are eligible. Select  cities in NY, MD, MN, WI, OH, MO, PA and AK also eligible.

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:

  • $4.5 million in grants. Check eligibility here. Application go live February 16.
  • 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.


    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.
    1. 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%.

    Chick here for more info from SBA on loan forgiveness details


    California has gone back to the color-coded reopening tiers. The previous tier-based reopening guidelines for outdoor dining with safety protocols can open again, pending county approvals. Visit the Blueprint website for the status of activities in your area.

    All Southern California counties are still in the most restrictive purple tier. Tier 1/Purple Tier means outdoor dining only with previous safety protocols still in place. this includes social distancing, six feet between tables, and mandatory masks and face shields for staff. Check your county for additional details.


    EaterLA: Here's What California's Color-Coded Reopening Tiers Actually Mean for Restaurants.

    LB Press-Telegraph: Long Beach to allow outdoor dining, salons and other businesses to reopen.

    Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti announces $800 stipends for food service works. Applications open on Monday.

    Governor Newsom announces sales-tax deferral to help businesses hurt by COVID-19 restrictions. Small businesses with less that $1 million in sales tax, will receive an automatic three-month extension on payments.

    The Latino Restaurant Association promotes, supports and educates restaurateurs and small business owners to ensure the equitable economic growth of the Latino restaurant sector across Los Angeles.

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