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Financial Assistance for Small Businesses

  • California Capital Access Program (CalCAP) (1-500 employees) is a loan loss reserve program which may provide up to 100% coverage on losses as a result of certain loan defaults. Learn more​​

  • The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) has compiled helpful information as it relates to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic including weekly webinars and important messages from the Governor. Learn More​​

 

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Resources for Veterans

  • Veterans Crisis Line is available for veterans experiencing unanticipated stress due to COVID-19, the Veterans Crisis Line can be reached at 1-800-273-8255, option 1, or by texting 838255. The Veterans Crisis Line is available 24/7 and connects veterans in need with caring and qualified responders to provide mental health support. Learn More

  • Veterans receiving social security will still receive monthly social security checks via direct deposit or by mail. Register now if you receive SSI or VA benefits, have qualifying children under 17 and didn’t file a tax return in 2018 or 2019. Use the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here IRS tool to register to have $500 per child added to your $1,200 Economic Impact Payment. Learn More 

  • The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Climate Snapshot Poll: Top Resource Needs of Veterans and Active Duty Service Members – Summary and Full Report examines the coronavirus and its impact on the military and veteran community. Learn More

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Labor and Workforce Support

  • Employer Resources including Workplace Health and Safety Guidelines, Reduced Work Hours, Potential Closure or Layoffs, California WARN, and Tax Assistance. Learn More

  • Guidance from the Alcohol Beverage Control: Learn More

  • OnwardCA is a one-step resource for the people of California impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn More

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Local Resources (Sacramento, CA)

  • The Small Business Hotline was established to answer your questions about how or where to find business assistance. Please contact the City's Office of Innovation and Economic Development staff through the Small Business Hotline at (916) 808-7196 or by emailing smallbusiness@cityofsacramento.org​

  • Temporary Eviction Ban on Residential & Commercial Tenants was adopted on March 17 to establish a temporary ban on evicting residential and commercial tenants unable to pay rent due to a loss of income caused by COVID-19. Learn more

  • BankOn Sacramento: If you don’t have a bank or credit union account set up to receive your COVID-19 economic impact payment, like the federal stimulus check, BankOn Sacramento can help you find a safe, affordable bank account, with no overdraft or hidden fees. Learn More

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Tax Resources for Businesses

  • State and federal tax filing deadlines have been extended. As shared by the State Franchise Tax Board, tax file and pay deadlines have been extended to July 15, 2020. Learn More

  • Employers experiencing a hardship may request up to a 60-day extension from the Employment Development Department to file their state payroll reports and/or deposit state payroll taxes without penalty or interest. Learn More

  • The Employee Retention Tax Credit is a fully refundable tax credit for employers equal to 50 percent of qualified wages (including allocable qualified health plan expenses) that Eligible Employers pay their employees. Learn More

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Health Resources

  • Stay informed about how to protect yourself from COVID-19 and what to do when you are sick from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Website. Learn More

  • View the latest research regarding COVID-19 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and how you can help stop the spread of novel coronavirus. Learn More

  • The outbreak of coronavirus may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can cause strong emotions in adults and children. Here are some numbers to call should you need support during this time: 

    • Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990

    • National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224

For regularly updated information and resources, visit https://business.ca.gov/coronavirus-2019/.

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