Last Updated: April 16, 2021
Alameda County moves to Orange Tier in the State's four-tier color-coded Blueprint for a Safer Economy. The following activities and businesses permitted to open in the Orange Tier may resume operation effective March 31, per State Industry Guidance.
INDOORS, with modifications:
OUTDOORS, with modifications:
Private gatherings that are small, time-limited, and with no more three households are permitted outdoors. Masks and physical distancing are still required.
Activities eligible to start on April 1 include:
Visit State's Blueprint for a Safer Economy for information on industry and activities restrictions.
Through the City of Pleasanton Business Support Fund program, nearly $1 million has been provided as assistance to over 100 Pleasanton businesses. The program sets aside approximately $3 million dollars to provide zero-interest, unsecured, short-term loans to eligible independently, locally owned micro-enterprise businesses.
Learn more about the Business Support Fund
Meet Shipra Channon, owner of JJ’s Threading Salon at the Rose Pavilion. Shipra is one of the many business owners that applied for and received funds through the City’s Business Support Fund loan program. Hear how the simple application process provided funds to help her small business prepare to reopen during COVID-19.
Calls, emails, or other communications offering COVID-19 related grants or payments requesting personal financial information, advance fees, charges, including the purchase of gift cards are likely scams. Report any suspected fraud to Office of Inspector General Hotline at 800-767-0385 or online.
The Small Business Administration is accepting new Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) applications from all qualified small businesses, including agricultural businesses, and non-profit organizations. SBA's EIDL program offers long-term, low interest loans that can be used to cover payroll and inventory, pay debt or fund other expenses.
Applications are funded on a first come, first serve basis. Applicants who have already submitted their applications will continue to be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. For submitted application inquiries, call SBA Disaster Office at (800) 659-2955 or email questions at DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov.
EIDL Deferment Period extended until 2022 - see Press Release
The Paycheck Protection Program reopened for new and certain previous applicants. The PPP provides loans to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The application period will close on May 31, 2021. The SBA is offering:
Businesses are to apply through a SBA-approved community financial institution (CFI) or other participating lenders. Please contact your financial institution to inquire about the PPP application process. To prepare your application and gather the necessary information, the following is provided as guidance.
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness application portal is open. Borrowers should complete their application and submit to their lender.
The Internal Revenue Service has issued guidance for employers claiming the Employee Retention Credit under the CARES Act modified by the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020 (Relief Act). See Employee Retention Credit Guidance. Employers would file Form 7200.
California's Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), part of the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), recently announced four new funding rounds for the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. This follows the Governor's signed package of immediate relief to those significantly impacted by economic hardship due to COVID-19, providing an additional $2.075 billion to the initial $500 million for the grant program. Grants are up to $25,000 for small businesses. The new package also includes a $50 million allocation for non-profit cultural institutions.
Visit the Grant Program WEBSITE for detailed Round Information
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