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Business Assistance - State of California

Tax Relief for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

The Governor will direct the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration to do the following:

  • Provide an automatic three-month extension for taxpayers filing less than $1 million in sales tax on the return and extend the availability existing interest and penalty free payment agreements to companies (with up to $5 million in taxable sales)
  • Broaden opportunities for more businesses to enter into interest-free payment arrangements.
  • Expand interest-free payment options for larger businesses particularly affected by significant restrictions on operations based on COVID-19 transmissions. 

 $500 Million for New COVID Relief Grant for Small Business

The Governor announced the creation of a $500 million COVID Relief Grant administered by the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development for small businesses that have been impacted by COVID and the health and safety restrictions. Funds would be awarded to selected intermediaries with established networks of Community Development Financial Institutions to distribute relief through grants of up to $25,000 to underserved micro and small businesses throughout the state by early 2021. Non-profits would also be eligible for these grants. Learn more here.

Emergency Microbusiness Assistance

The Emergency Microbusiness Assistance (EMA) program will provide grants up to $5,000 to microbusinesses (5 or less employees including owner) that were adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Microbusiness grants can be used for the following purposes: 

  • Rent/utilities    
  • Payroll    
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) supplies required for business operation
  • Business services to increase capacity to carry out business activities (e.g. Point of Sale system, website development, etc.)

Business PPE Reimbursement

Fontana businesses adversely affected by COVID-19 are eligible for reimbursement of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).  

Businesses must document that they have neither received nor will seek other grants, loans, or other assistance from any private, local, state, or federal funding source for the same uses as identified in the application. For example, if a business received the SBA PPP Loan for PPE Supplies, CDBG assistance could not be used for PPE supplies for the same supplies.