COVID-19 Resources

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If you have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, help is available. Sacramento residents and businesses can access a wide variety of services and resources, including help with managing debt or bills, youth programs, housing assistance, help for small businesses and non-profits and more. Find everything you need, all in one place, at SacramentoCOVIDrelief.org.

Following the onset of the COVID‑19 pandemic, the City of Sacramento received $89 million in federal funding as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. A wide variety of services provided by city, county and community organizations are available to help Sacramento’s residents and businesses who may be impacted by the COVID‑19 pandemic.

Find the latest updates and information regarding COVID‑19 in Sacramento on this website. And remember Sacramento, together we move forward!

Small Business Recovery Program

The Small Business Recovery Program will provide up to $25,000 in forgivable loans and technical assistance to businesses and non-profits located in the City of Sacramento.

 

The forgivable loan program aims to ensure an equitable distribution throughout the City of Sacramento to assist local businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure this happens, the City has set a goal to have at least: 

  • 75% of funds go to economically disadvantaged communities

  • 25% of the funds go to micro-enterprises, defined as those with fewer than five employees

The application period will be from Monday, June 29 through Monday, July 13. Once the application window closes, applications will be screened using specific criteria followed by a lottery/random draw.

** The City Council also expanded the program to include all home-based businesses with 1-2 full time employees which would receive a flat rate of $2,500.

COVID-19 EMERGENCY RENT & UTILITIES ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

HOW TO APPLY:

  • Apply online at www.shra.org/sera beginning on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. The application period is not closing at this time.

  • Community organizations that can assist you with the application process are listed at www.shra.org/sera.

  • Both landlords and renters can apply.

If you submitted an application during the first opening (February 25 -March 19, 2021), please do not re-apply again. You can check your status at www.shra.org/sera. Use your original log in for access.

 

For program details, go to www.shra.org/sera. Email: sera@shra.org

 

This project is being supported in whole or in part, with federal funding (Assistance Listing Number 21.023) awarded to the City and County of Sacramento and the State of California by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. 

RESTAURANT REVITALIZATION FUND 

The Restaurant Revitalization Fund was established as part of the 2021 American Rescue Plan and is being administered by the Small Business Association (SBA). The application process is expected to open soon.

 

This program provides restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location. Recipients are not required to repay the funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023.

 

Who can apply:

  • Restaurants

  • Food stands, food trucks and food carts

  • Caterers

  • Saloons, inns, taverns, bars, lounges, brewpubs

  • Tasting rooms, tap rooms (or any alcohol producer where the public may taste, sample or purchase products).

Ineligible entities:

  • A business that has received a Shuttered Venues Operations Grant (SVOG) or has a pending SVOG applications

  • Publicly traded companies

  • Government-owned businesses

  • A business with more than 20 locations

How to apply:

The application process will be administered by SBA via online portal at sba.gov. The application process is expected to open by the end of April. A 21-day priority application period will be given to entities owned by women, veterans and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.

 

How much can I apply for?

Grants will be equal to 2019 gross revenue minus 2020 gross revenue – with a maximum grant of $5 million ($10 million for restaurant groups). Funds can be used for expenses such as payroll, rent, debt, utility payments, construction of outdoor seating and more.

 

Get prepared now. Review the draft application, get documents ready and sign up to receive email alerts from SBA as additional information becomes available.

 

Need help applying? These organizations can help you apply in multiple languages:

   County of Sacramento Health Flyer   

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  • The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development has compiled resources for employers, employees and all Californians for updates on public health, and loan assistance/Puede encontrar aquí información adicional de GoBiz sobre los recursos del estado para pequeñas empresas HERE

 

  • SBA Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), such as access to capital, SBA products and resources, exporting assistance, government contracting, and local assistance HERE

  • SBA En Español

 

  • Labor & Workforce Development Agency compiled information for support services, entitlement, guidelines, and more for employers and employees HERE

 

  • California Employment Development Department (EDD) COVID-19 resources and facts guide for workers and employers impacted by COVID-19 HERE

 

  • Cal/OSHA Guidance on Requirements to Protect Workers from Coronavirus HERE

 

  • Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)- FAQs on laws enforced by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office HERE

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