1. Financial Assistance
  2. COVID Compliant Partnership Program
  3. Donations
  4. Employee Assistance
  5. Financial Assistance
  6. Fontana To-Go Menu
  7. Re-Opening Assistance
  8. Temporary Outdoor Operating Permit

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.

Increase Funding for the California Rebuilding Fund by $12.5 million

Last week, the Governor announced the opening of the California Rebuilding Fund which makes available $25 million to help impacted small businesses rebuild from the economic crisis and keep local economies strong. This program is built to be a resource in the market for the next year as businesses pivot and recover. 

An increase of $12.5 million would allow the Fund to be fully capitalized. The additional funding will help the 3rd party administrator of the fund raise $125 million to make more low-interest loans to small businesses with less access to loans from traditional banking institutions. 

Business Assistance - City of Fontana
Business Assistance

As of Friday, August 21st at 5 PM, the City is no longer accepting applications for the Business PPE Reimbursement program or Microbusiness Assistance program.  If you would like to be placed on a waitlist, please complete the form using the link below.  If funds become available, then potential applicants will be contacted in the order of the waitlist to submit an application with supporting documentation.

Click here for the waitlist. 

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.