COVID-19 RELIEF FOR BUSINESSES
covid-19 relief for individuals
COVID RESOURCES FOR SAN DIEGO BUSINESSES
1. The City of San Diego Small Business Relief Fund (SBRF)
Small Business Relief fund
The City of San Diego’s Small Business Relief Fund (SBRF) provides grants and forgivable or low-to-zero-interest-rate loans to eligible small businesses for working capital, such as retaining employees and sustaining continuity of business operations.
Approximately $6.1 million is available in the SBRF and is administered by the City of San Diego Economic Development Department. Grants and loans will range from $10,000 to $20,000 and will be distributed to eligible, qualified small businesses based on availability of funds, program guidelines and the submission of all required information dn supporting documents.
2. South County Economic Development Council 0% Interest Loan (restaurants)
Small BUSINESS LOAN
South County Economic Development Council is offering emergency 0% interest loans to restaurants in San Diego County.
The South County Economic Development Council (South County EDC) is offering a no-interest loan to eating establishments in South County with the goal of providing economic relief. South County EDC will provide a one-time $5,000 zero-interest loan with repayment due on April 1, 2021. At that time the total amount will be due.
3. San Diego Foundation COVID-19 Community Response Fund
The San Diego Foundation has created the COVID-19 Community Response Fund in order to provide resources to community-based nonprofits in food security, rental and utility assistance, and income replacement or gap funding.
The type of funding varies depending on the program. Grants programs may offer the following types of support:
Project Support: These grants are restricted to a specific piece of work that provides direct benefit to the organization’s constituents over a period of time to achieve measurable results.
Capacity Building Support: This type of support is generally awarded for activities that strengthen an organization, or a coalition of organizations, to better achieve its mission. Capacity building may include expansion of services, infrastructure improvement, organizational assessment, strategic planning, board/staff development, and so on.
Core Operating/General Support: An organization may use the funds in any way to support its mission.
COVID RESOURCES FOR SAN DIEGO INDIVIDUALS AND EMPLOYEES
The San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund has created the San Diego Worker Assistance Initiative to provide resources to individuals impacted by layoffs and reduced working hours implemented by employers.
Financial awards can go towards utilities and rent/mortgage payments and payments will be made directly to landlords, mortgage companies, and utility service providers. Utility payments will only cover the following: gas, electric, water, trash, telephone, and internet.
5. The Jewish Federation of San Diego County
The Jewish Federation of San Diego County, Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego and Leichtag Foundation have come together to create the San Diego Jewish Community COVID-19 Emergency Fund.
The Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego has currently raised 1.6 million to launch the Fund.
RENTERS (RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL)
The City of San Diego enacted an eviction moratorium that prohibits residential and commercial evictions for tenants facing financial hardship due to COVID-19. The law will stay in effect until May 31, 2020. It will not relieve a tenant of their requirement to pay rent or restrict a landlord from recovering rent at a future time. All owed rent is due upon move-out if a tenant decides to relocate while this emergency ordinance is in effect.
7. San Diego Workforce Partnership Program
eMPLOYEES AND eMPLOYER rESOURCE
San Diego Workforce Partnership offers videos and detailed tutorials on the benefits employers and employees affected by COVID-19 are eligible for.
A detailed list of information about unemployment insurance, tax assistance, work-sharing programs to avoid layoffs, financial planning, and remote career services can be found here.
To specifically view the steps on how to apply for various types of paid leave or unemployment/disability benefits, click here.