San Francisco and Bay Area health officials announced a 'shelter in place’ order for all residents with the exception of essential needs. This order is an important step to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our communities (learn more). We recognize the challenges this poses for residents and the impact this has to our businesses, nonprofits, and their employees.
The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) remains committed to supporting our business, nonprofit, and workforce communities. Over the past weeks, San Francisco and public and private partners have implemented a number of policy measures and programs available to assist businesses. You'll find information on the resources we've created and the services necessary for stability and recovery such as:
- COVID-19 Small Business Resiliency Fund (OEWD) - Funding up to $10,000 for employee salaries and rent.
- Revolving Loan Fund (OEWD/Main Street Launch) - Microloans of up to $50,000.
- Emerging Loan Fund (OEWD/Main Street Launch) - Loans between $50,000 to $250,000.
- Economic Injury Disaster Low Interest Loans (Small Business Administration) - Loans to to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue and provide economic support to small businesses.
- Deferral of Business Tax and Annual License/Permit Fees (Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector)
- Payroll Report and Payroll Tax Extension (Employment Development Department - EDD)
- Tax Payment Deferment and Extended Deadline (Internal Revenue Service - IRS)
- Paid Sick Leave- Workers and Families First Program (OEWD) - Funding to provide an additional five days of sick leave pay to workers beyond their existing policies.
- Rapid Response Services (OEWD) - Orientation for impacted employees to provide information on job training programs, healthcare, disability insurance, unemployment, etc.).
- Partial Claims (Employment Development Department - EDD) - For employers that want to keep employees when there is a lack of work.
- Work Share Program (Employment Development Department - EDD) Unemployment insurance for employers to help minimize the need for layoffs when there is lack of work.
- Childcare for Children of Parents on the Front Lines and Low-Income Working Families (Recreation and Park, and Public Library)
- Expanded Childcare for Health Care Workers and Other Essential Workers (Recreation and Park, and Dept. of Children, Youth and their Families)
- San Francisco's COVID-19 webpage
- California's COVID-19 webpage
- Guidance on Continuity of Payment to City Nonprofit Partners (Controller’s Office)
- Webinars on Adapting and Responding to Coronavirus (California's Employers Association)