Dear CCEDA Family and Friends,

The spread of the Coronavirus around the world, in the United States and across the State of California continues to expand and increase, as experts predicted. We are first concerned with the health and safety of community-based organizations statewide and the communities they serve. CCEDA is watching all newscasts, and is connected to regular meetings and conference calls to collect new information and get development updates in order to inform ourselves and act accordingly.

The more we work together the better we serve our communities, the better will we manage, and the better we will, together, respond to the threat of this global pandemic.

Below is a list of resources that may help your nonprofit organization during this time. We will continue to update this list as we find more resources.

Carson Small Business Covid-19 Business Assistance Program

The City of Carson, in partnership with the California Community Economic Development Association (CCEDA), has launched the Carson Small Business Covid-19 Business Assistance Program to provide support for small businesses impacted by the Covid-19 virus and associated restrictions.

The program provides technical assistance to businesses seeking Emergency Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) or Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding, as well as general business assistance in managing this crisis. Individual consultants will be assigned to each business seeking assistance.

Please go to our website at to learn more about this program and complete a loan inquiry. You also can call us at (213) 348-7504 and speak with our representative to secure business and financial assistance.

LISC LA: LA COVID-19 Regional Recovery Fund

LISC LA has partnered with the County and City of Los Angeles along with other philanthropic partners to oversee and manage the new LA COVID-19 Regional Recovery Fund. The county-wide Fund will create a much-needed new wave of relief and recovery tools for small businesses, nonprofits providing essential services, immigrant-owned enterprises and the most vulnerable Angelenos impacted by COVID-19. The first phase of the program includes a $3 million grant fund for microenterprises, small businesses and nonprofits.

Learn more at: 

FDIC – COVID-19 Resources

The FDIC has developed resources that will make it easier for consumers without a bank account to find a bank that can open an account online without going into a branch. The FDIC developed a new webpage which was launched last week dedicated to helping consumers get the information they need to receive the Economic Impact Payment (AKA stimulus check) electronically.

The program provides technical assistance to businesses seeking Emergency Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) or Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding, as well as general business assistance in managing this crisis. Individual consultants will be assigned to each business seeking assistance.

COVID-19 webpages:

FDIC’s Receiving Economic Impact Payment Page:

YouTube video:

Recent video via twitter:

COVID-19 Nonprofit Resources

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is working directly with states to provide targeted, low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans to small business and nonprofits that have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue.

Small businesses and nonprofits can receive up to $2 million in disaster assistance loans in certain eligible areas.

To qualify for loans, the business must be located in a Current Disaster Declaration Area. It also must qualify as a small business or non profit, meeting requirements for maximum number of employees or maximum revenue. More information on the requirements for specific industries can be found here.

The first step in the three-part process is to apply online, in-person, or by mail. Step two of the process is the property verification, loan processing, and Decision by the SBA. The final step is the loan close and funds disbursed.

Additional information may be necessary to process an application. If requested, the following information should be provided within 7 days of the information request:

Complete copy, including all schedules, of the most recent federal income tax return for each principal owning 20 percent or more, each general partner or managing member, and each affiliate when any owner has more than 50 percent ownership in the affiliate business. Affiliates include, but are not limited to, business parents, subsidiaries, and/or other businesses with common ownership or management

If the most recent federal income tax return has not been filed, a year-end profit-and-loss statement and balance sheet for that tax year; and,

A current year-to-date profit-and-loss statement.

You can fill out the application here:

CalCAPA and CCEDA Presented: SBA Funding Options for Community Action Agencies and CDCs During COVID-19

On April 8th, CalCAPA and CCEDA joined together to host a webinar on SBA Funding Options for Community Action Agencies and CDCs During COVID-19. We had Roberto Barragán, Executive Director of CCEDA and Mark Quinn, Senior Advisor at CAMEO present and provide important information.

You can view the recorded webinar here.

Download presentation here.

Philanthropy California

Philanthropy California is an alliance of Northern California, Southern California, and San Diego Grantmakers.

Philanthropy California’s disaster resilience team is coordinating with state agencies and partners to respond to the threat and potential impacts of COVID-19/Coronavirus.

We will be vetting funds, providing recommendations, and supporting our community with safety tips.

Check this page for updates on philanthropy’s response to the pandemic. The Philanthropy California team vetted the list of response funds below to help you direct resources to the most vulnerable communities. This list is updated daily. Follow updates here.

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll.

SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities.

The Paycheck Protection Program will be available through June 30, 2020.

The loan will be fully forgiven if the funds are used for payroll costs, interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities (due to likely high subscription, at least 75% of the forgiven amount must have been used for payroll). Loan payments will also be deferred for six months. No collateral or personal guarantees are required. Neither the government nor lenders will charge small businesses any fees.

Forgiveness is based on the employer maintaining or quickly rehiring employees and maintaining salary levels. Forgiveness will be reduced if full-time headcount declines, or if salaries and wages decrease.

This loan has a maturity of 2 years and an interest rate of 1%.

If you wish to begin preparing your application, you can download a sample form to see the information that will be requested from you.

California Capital Access Program (CalCAP)

The California Capital Access Program (CalCAP) was created in 1994 and is run by the California Pollution Control Financing Authority (CPCFA). The program encourages banks and other financial institutions to make loans to small businesses that have difficulty obtaining financing. CalCAP also provides for specialty financing programs targeted toward creating more charging stations for electric vehicles, helping at-risk small businesses comply with requirement of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, assisting small businesses and property owners finance the costs to seismically retrofit existing buildings and homes, and enabling small fleet owners to purchase trucks that comply with the California’s engine emission standards.

In recognition of the economic impact of COVID-19, CalCAP will authorize a supplemental contribution for a credit enhancement for 12 months following the emergency or disaster designation. Learn more here!

Small Business Survival Guide to Combat COVID-19

With the ongoing Corona Virus running rampant, small business owners are being hit particularly hard. Small retail outlets and restaurants are often only surviving from month to month, without any cash reserves. If a lease agreement is not forgiven, then it could be game over for many of them.

To avoid being hit, a number of relief programs are available from Government departments. Banks and large financial institutions are being incentivized at the Federal level to provide relief for local businesses, including a reduction of ATM and credit card fees.

There are also a number of other resources you can make use of that are still doing business despite the crisis. As grim as it may be, there are many avenues available to you, once you stay calm.

Learn more at:

Additional Resources

Commercial Evictions

  • Because of the extraordinary economic impacts of COVID-19, on 3/17/20 Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-28-20 specifically authorizing local governments to freeze evictions on tenants affected by COVID-19. As a result, over 70 counties and cities quickly enacted a patchwork of local commercial and/or residential “eviction moratoriums“
  • Although the statewide eviction moratorium (Executive Order N-37-20) applies everywhere in California, it applies only to residential tenants. Local governments have already enacted various eviction moratoriums covering both residential and commercial tenants. If a local moratorium provides greater protections-or protections for commercial tenants-the local moratorium applies. This local ordinance chart is updated frequently, but if your city or county is not listed check your local government web pages for the most recent information.


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