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:
Visit EatLocalEffort.com for more details on program.
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
PPP FORGIVENESS RESOURCES
Did you receive a PPP loan and are ready to apply for forgiveness?
The SBA released a PPP EZ Loan Forgiveness Application (pdf). You can use the EZ application if you meet the following criteria:
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 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.