Covid-19 Corona Virus Relief San Diego Business

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COVID-19 RELIEF FOR BUSINESSES

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COVID RESOURCES FOR SAN DIEGO BUSINESSES

1. The City of San Diego Small Business Relief Fund (SBRF)

Small Business Relief fund

Summary

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.

Requirements

Requirements

  • Employ 100 or fewer Full-Time Equivalent employees
  • Have a City of San Diego Business Tax Certificate
  • No illegal activity
  • Show proof that your business has been operational for at least 6 months
  • Provide proof of economic hardship due to COVID-19
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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.

 

Requirements

  • Restaurant must be located in South County. Qualifying zip codes include: 91902, 91908, 91909, 91910, 91911, 91912, 91913, 91914, 91915, 91921, 91932, 91933, 91950, 91951, 92118, 92136, 92143, 92153, 92154, 92155, 92173, 92178, and 92179.
  • Owner must be a San Diego Resident with Proof of Residence
  • Restaurant must be an independent establishment and not part of a franchise or chain
  • Restaurant owners may not have a financial interest in more than 3 other restaurants located in San Diego County
  • Current business license
  • Legal authority to sign a promissory note
  • Restaurant must be currently open for takeout and/or delivery service only in compliance with current San Diego County guidelines. South County EDC retains the right to verify this.
  • Fill out application and sign a promissory note
  • Owner will provide South County EDC with a brief description of how the funds were used. South County EDC reserves the right to share that information.
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  • Any 501(c)(3) organization located in or providing services to San Diego County is eligible to apply for a grant through The San Diego Foundation
  • Grantseekers working with a fiscal sponsor (an organization willing to administer the grant if awarded) that meet these criteria are also eligible
  • **Do not accept unsolicited proposals

3. San Diego Foundation COVID-19 Community Response Fund

NON-PROFIT GRANT

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

iNDIVIDUALS /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.

Requirements

  • Low-wage workers who have experienced job loss or a reduction in pay since March 1, 2020 as a result of COVID-19, and seek assistance with paying their utility bill or rent/mortgage, are eligible to apply.
  • Funding decisions will be based on financial need and family size, using United Ways of California’s Real Cost Measure for San Diego County, as well as the availability of funds.

5. The Jewish Federation of San Diego County

INDIVIDUALS

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.

Requirements

  • Relief for those who are out of work and those struggling to meet their basic needs.
  • Support for isolated individuals, especially the most vulnerable, including the elderly, Holocaust survivors, those with disabilities, and others.
  • Food and nutrition programs for those of all ages.
  • Relief for Jewish organizations substantially dependent on lost tuition, membership, programmatic or event income.

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.

Requirements

  • Tenants must demonstrate a substantial decrease in income or medical expenses caused by COVID-19 in order to qualify

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.

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FEDERAL COVID RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYERS

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FEDERAL COVID RESOURCES FOR EMPLOYEES

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