COVID-19 Business Resources

Financial Resources

Keep LA County Dining Grant Program

The Grant Program is available to restaurants who have been impacted by COVID-19. The program provides grants of up to $30,000 for working capital assistance. Application period is December 3, 2020 at 12:00 a.m. through December 6, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. OR until 2,500 applications have been submitted, which ever occurs first. Be prepared and compile your required documentation NOW, don’t wait. For more information visit or call (626) 943-3833.

Small Business Grant Program

The City is offering grants of up to $10,000 to businesses have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and that create or retain a job for a low and moderate income person.

SBA Re-Opens EIDL Application

EIDL Loan Advance
This loan advance will provide up to $10,000 of economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing temporary difficulties.

This loan program provides loan forgiveness for retaining employees by temporarily expanding the traditional SBA 7(a) loan program.
Enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly.
The SBA is providing a financial reprieve to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has approved the Small Business Recovery Loan Program that is available to the eligible business located in Los Angeles County Community Development Block Grant Participating Cities and the Los Angeles County unincorporated communities. This program is being administered by the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA). The City of Azusa is a participating CDBG city.

LA Regional COVID Fund

In response to the devastating effects that COVID-19 is having on the local economy, the County of Los Angeles and the City of Los Angeles, in partnership with institutional and corporate philanthropy, have come together to create the LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund. It will provide grants of $5,000 to micro-entrepreneurs and $15,000 to small businesses and nonprofits.

The regional fund will offer loan and grant resources as well as coaching and technical assistance to micro-entrepreneurs, small businesses, and non-profits.

The Program is now open. Learn more at or by calling (833) 238-4450.

Business Resources

The shared space dining program allows for the temporary usage of adjacent private outdoors areas such as walkways, sidewalks or parking stalls to serve food and drinks to customers. 

LA County COVID-19 Safety Compliance Certificate Program

Business Toolkit

COVID-19 Toolkit Dine-In Restaurants

SBDC’s Guide to COVID-19 Loans and Forms

Restaurant Resource Guide
An SBDC’s resource guide for restaurants to help streamline operations given the new reality they are facing.

5 Strategies to Keep Your Business Healthy During Interruptions
Read the SBDC’s guide on steps you can take to keep your business running despite current interruptions.

Coronavirus Response Page at LAEDC

CDC’s Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers


Sign up for Emergency Alerts from the City by following these instructions.
Business Communication to the Pubic Posters
Open for Business Poster


Coping with COVID-19 Webinars

The SBDC Northern California has compiled an online webinars series related to COVID-19 small business assistance. Watch their full series here.

EIDL Supplemental Forms that may be needed for Disaster Assistance

View this video created by the Northern California SBDC Financial Advisor and get a step-by-step walk through of all the forms needed to apply for the SBA Disaster Relief loan.

Recursos en español

Orientación y recursos de préstamos para las pequeñas empresas

Visite la página de recursos de la U.S. Small Business Administración (SBA) para obtener más información.  

SBDC East Los Angeles
El Centro de negocios SBDC del Este de Los Ángeles presta asesoría gratuita para negocios y empresarios. Llamen al 1(800) 794-1402 para más información o visiten su sitio de web.

Síganlos en su página de Facebook: SBDC East Los Angeles @centrodenegociossbdc donde publican información en español y seminarios gratuitos.