COVID-19 Business Resources

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The County of Sacramento Stay At Home Order​​​

The SBA resumed accepting Paycheck Protection Program applications from participating lenders on Monday, April, 27, 2020 at 10:30am EDT.

On June 15, SBA will begin accepting new Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance applications from qualified small businesses and U.S. agricultural businesses.

Workplace Health, Safety, and Local Agency Information

Reduced Work Hours or Potential Layoffs 

  • ​​EDD’s UI Work Sharing Program
    • ​This program allows employers to seek an alternative to layoffs, retaining their trained employees by reducing their hours and wages that can be partially offset with UI benefits. Workers of employers who are approved to participate in the Work Sharing Program receive the percentage of their weekly UI benefit amount based on the percentage of hours and wages reduced, not to exceed 60 percent. Visit Work Sharing Program to learn more about its benefits for employers and employees, and how to apply.

Potential Closure

Tax & Finance Assistance - Federal

 Tax & Finance Assistance - State
  • California EDD Taxpayer Assistance Center​
    • Employers experiencing a hardship as a result of COVID-19 may request up to a 60-day extension of time from the EDD to file their state payroll reports and/or deposit state payroll taxes without penalty or interest. A written request for extension must be received within 60 days from the original delinquent date of the payment or return. For questions, employers may call the EDD Taxpayer Assistance Center. 
      • Toll-free from the U.S. or Canada: 1-888-745-3886. 
      • Hearing impaired (TTY): 1-800-547-9565. 
      • Outside the U.S. or Canada: 1-916-464-3502​
    • California Capital Financial Development Corporation​
      • Please call for more information: 916-442-1729​
  • Hotline Help with Paycheck Prevention Program​
      • ​The Sacramento Asian Chamber has partnered with the Sacramento Metro chamber to launch a Rapid Response Business Triage hotline, a toll free number for small businesses to call for support navigating access to capital and human resources issues they're facing as a result of COVID-19
        The hotline number is 833-391-1919 and the program offers resources and assistance in English, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Spanish

Food & Beverage Industry​

​​​Self-Employed​
    • California EDD’s Self-Employed/Independent Contractor website
      • The available benefits are insurance programs. To be eligible, either you or an employer had to make contributions in the past 5 to 18 months. It is possible these contributions were made at a prior job, or if you were misclassified as an independent contractor instead of an employee. We encourage you to apply for the benefit program that is most appropriate for your situation. 
​​​Health Resources​