COVID-19 Business Resources

  1. CARES Act: Economic Support - Details Second Supervisorial District

The Los Alamitos CARES Small Business Relief Program provided Los Alamitos small businesses with some monetary relief from business interruption costs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible small businesses were able to apply for up to $5,000 in grant funds to be used for the reimbursement of certain eligible expenses.

In this first round of funding, 50 small businesses received CARES Act grants to help weather the economic hardships caused by COVID-19 pandemic. Los Alamitos distributed over $200,000 in grant money to qualified small businesses in this first round of funding.

You may view or download the full list of business here, starting on page 63.

  1. Elisha Boothe

    Economic Development Supervisor

  1. California Small Business Relief Grant

Three additional rounds announced with the $1.5B expansion to the California Relief Grant to support California small businesses and nonprofits who have been highly impacted by COVID-19.

New applicants and waitlisted applicants from certain previous rounds may apply Thursday, September 9 through Thursday, September 30.

Learn more at

  1. Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

Do you operate a live venue, performing arts organization, movie theater or cultural institution? You may be eligible to apply for the U.S. Small Business Association's Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program.

Learn more.

SBA Contacts

  1. State Tax Relief & Grants

The State of California is providing relief for businesses including tax deferrals, an emergency relief package, and grants.

Learn more.

  1. California Rebuilding Fund

The California Rebuilding Fund, public-private partnership, is aggregating funding from private, philanthropic, and public sector sources to address the needs of California’s small businesses as they reopen and recover from the COVID-19 health and economic crisis.

Learn more.

  1. Federal Disaster Assistance Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury.

Learn more and apply.

SBA Contacts

  1. Other Resources

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Work Sharing

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Licensing and tax extensions

On March 30, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that will provide tax, regulatory and licensing extensions for businesses. Learn more. 

Employment Development Department

For employers faced with the difficult decision of laying off employees, the usual waiting time under Employment Development Department regulations has been waived. Learn more. 

Benefits for Workers 

What employees are entitled to may be confusing. Understand what resources may be available. Learn more.

California Treasurer’s Office

The California Capital Access Program, or CalCAP, offers a small business loan program with special disaster assistance provisions. Learn more. 

California IBank

The Small Business Loan Guarantee Program provides loans up to $1 million, and the JumpStart micro lending program provides loans up to $10,000 with accommodations for disasters. Learn more.

California Franchise Tax Board

Affected taxpayers have been granted an extension to file 2019 California tax returns and make certain payments until June 15, 2020. Learn more. 

California Restaurant Association

Find guidelines and resources specific to the restaurant industry affected by the coronavirus. Learn more. 


A new website has launched to match out-of-work Californians with critical jobs available. More jobs are being added on a regular basis. Learn more.