Last Updated: January 25, 2021
The Bay Area region exits the State's Regional Stay-at-Home Order as criteria has been met including 4-week projections for Intensive Care Unit (ICU) bed availability is above 15%. Alameda County Announcement
Alameda County reverts back to the restrictive Purple Tier in the State's four-tier color-coded Blueprint for a Safer Economy. The following activities and businesses permitted to open in the Purple Tier may resume operation immediately, per State Industry Guidance.
OUTDOORS ONLY, with modifications:
INDOORS, 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.
Visit Alameda County's Open & Closed Businesses for information on industry and activities restrictions.
Visit Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) Shelter in Place for the latest information. Resources for businesses, schools, and organizations to plan for safe, modified reopening are available HERE.
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.
The Paycheck Protection Program reopens for new and certain previous applicants. The PPP provides loans to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 pandemic. 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 California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) is administering a new $500 million California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program to support small businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19 and the health and safety restrictions. Grant funding ranges from $5,000 to $25,000 for eligible micro and small businesses impacted by the pandemic. It is not a first-come, first-serve program, nor a rolling approval process.
Round Two opened on February 2, 2021 and will remain open until Monday, February 8 at 6:00 pm.
Grant Program WEBSITE
Applicants who submitted all necessary documents in the first round and met eligibility requirements, but did not receive a grant, do not need to reapply; their application will be rolled over for consideration in the second round.
RebootAccel helps connect women with jobs through online resources, ReBootAccel Job Board, and free coaching ranging from resume or LinkedIn tips and personal inventory to crafting your elevator pitch and refining interview skills.
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