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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.

RESTAURANT REVITALIZATION FUND

The SBA Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) provides $28.6 Billion in emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses.The RRF was established by the American Rescue Plan Act to providing funding to help  restaurants keep their doors open.

Restaurant Revitalization Fund

  • Registration opens Friday, April 30, 9am ET
  • Application opens Monday, May 3, 12pm ET
  • Sample Application
Restaurants can also apply thru SBA-approved POS Vendors including

Square, Toast, Clover, NCR Corporation (Aloha). If you apply through your POS Vendor you DO NOT need to register in advance.

Priority Groups

For the first 21 days of the open application period only priority group applications will be processed and funded. The Priority Groups are businesses that are at least 51% owned by individuals who are women; veterans;  socially disadvantaged and/or economically disadvantaged individuals.

RRF Webinars

US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Briefing on the SBA's new Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Webinar Recording YouTube | Facebook


SBA Orange County/Inland Empire District Office

SBA Restaurant Revitalization Fund Overview

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Overview Deck (pdf)

Webinar Recording

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.
  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

BLUEPRINT FOR A SAFER ECONOMY

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 now in the moderate orange tier. The Orange Tier means some indoor business operations are open with modifications. This includes social distancing, six feet between tables, and mandatory masks and face shields for staff. Check your county for specific details.

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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