1. Financial Assistance
  2. Employee Assistance
  3. Re-Opening Assistance
  4. Donations
  5. Temporary Outdoor Operating Permit

Financial Assistance

Tax Relief for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

The Governor will direct the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration to do the following:

  • Provide an automatic three-month extension for taxpayers filing less than $1 million in sales tax on the return and extend the availability of existing interest and penalty-free payment agreements to companies (with up to $5 million in taxable sales)
  • Broaden opportunities for more businesses to enter into interest-free payment arrangements.
  • Expand interest-free payment options for larger businesses particularly affected by significant restrictions on operations based on COVID-19 transmissions. 

 $500 Million for New COVID Relief Grant for Small Business

The Governor announced the creation of a $500 million COVID Relief Grant administered by the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development for small businesses that have been impacted by COVID and the health and safety restrictions. Funds would be awarded to selected intermediaries with established networks of Community Development Financial Institutions to distribute relief through grants of up to $25,000 to underserved micro and small businesses throughout the state by early 2021. Non-profits would also be eligible for these grants. Learn more here


Businesses can apply for FEMA Disaster Assistance here.

Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan

The SBA is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to California small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus. Apply here.

Learn more about the economic injury disaster loan, business interruption insurance, taxpayers’ relief and more through the SBA COVID-19 Resource Guide here.

Tax Relief

The Franchise Tax Board announced special tax relief for California taxpayers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Affected taxpayers are granted an extension to file 2019 California tax returns and make certain payments to June 15, 2020, for all tax filings and payments due between March 15, 2020, through June 15, 2020. Learn more here.

IBANK Small Business Loan Guarantee Program

Apply for the California Small Business Loan Guarantee Program and Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program through CA Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBANK).

CA Tax and Fee Administration

The CDTFA has the authority to assist individuals and businesses impacted by complying with a state or local public health official’s imposition or recommendation of social distancing measures related to COVID-19. This assistance includes granting extensions for filing returns and making payments, relief from interest and penalties, and filing a claim for refund. For more information, click here.

CA Treasurer’s CalCap Program

This special loan program encourages banks to make loans to small businesses that have difficulty getting financing. Learn more here.

Inland Empire Microenterprise Collaborative

This resource is a collection of microlenders who can provide loans up to $75,000.00 to small businesses. Learn more here.


The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. Learn more here.

Inland Empire Small Business Development Center 

Free resources for small businesses to get consulting and access to capital programs. Learn more here.