COVID-19 Resources

SacramentoCovidRelief.org

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.

Temporary Moratorium (Extended)

On March 17, 2020, the Sacramento City Council adopted an emergency ordinance to establish a temporary moratorium on evicting residential tenants unable to pay rent due to a loss of income caused by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

 

On March 24, 2020, the emergency ordinance was amended to add commercial tenants and to waive late fees. The City’s ordinance allowing non-payment of rent was been extended based on Governor’s Executive Order issued on May 29, 2020. The City’s ordinance was extended to July 28, 2020.

On June 30, 2020, the Sacramento City Council amended the emergency ordinance to limit the temporary moratorium on evicting commercial tenants impacted by COVID-19 to only retail tenants (as defined in Chapter 17 of the City Code) located on first floor of buildings. For all other commercial tenants, such as office uses and retail tenants on 2nd floor of shopping centers, the moratorium expires on June 30, 2020.

CARES SBA (forgivable) Loan

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated almost $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses.

 

Importantly, these loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain their payrolls during the crisis or restore their payrolls afterward.

 

These funds will be ready to apply for on Friday, April 3 -- please check with your bank for qualifications!

 

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City of Sacramento's Al Fresco Program

To mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on Sacramento restaurants and their employees, the City of Sacramento will assist restaurants in temporarily adding or expand their outside dining options to accommodate COVID-19 related health standards.  This will assist with business reopening and allow patrons to enjoy Sacramento’s dining options safely under Sacramento’s summer skies.

  

Eligibility

  • Independently or locally owned franchise restaurant within the City of Sacramento

  • Current City of Sacramento Business Operations Tax Certificate (BOTC) and in operation as of May 26, 2020.  

Funding

  • The City will provide up to $3,000 per participating restaurant for expenses related to the new or expanded outdoor dining service.   

   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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