Additional Resources

PPE for Businesses Now Available

A partnership between the California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA), Autodesk, and the State of California created the Safely Making California Marketplace to help fill a critical gap for all sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will connect CMTA member manufacturers and other manufacturers to employers that need to purchase non-medical grade Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Employment Development Department (EDD) Resources

The EDD provides a variety of support services to individuals affected by COVID-19 in California. View the EDD’s online options and Coronavirus information page for fast and convenient access to those services.

Sick or Quarantined

If you’re unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim

The Governor’s Executive Order waives the one-week unpaid waiting period, so you can collect DI benefits for the first week you are out of work. If you are eligible, the EDD processes and issues payments within a few weeks of receiving a claim.

Reduced Work Hours

If your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19, you can file an Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim

The Governor’s Executive Order waives the one-week unpaid waiting period, so you can collect UI benefits for the first week you are out of work. If you are eligible, the EDD processes and issues payments within a few weeks of receiving a claim.

Job Opportunities

Join the U.S. Small Business Administration, virtually!

  • The SBA is hiring additional employees to assist with COVID-19 disaster relief efforts. Bilingual language skills are a plus. Remote jobs are available nationwide. 

Have you lost your job? The State of California has a one-stop resource for the people of California impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Attention Job Seekers! Search for jobs, job fairs and workshops,  educational programs and apprentices, and more with CalJOBS.

SBDC Resources

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering various webinars and resources with COVID-19 related information.

Ask SBDC

As information changes and updates rapidly, SBDC is offering webinars to discuss business funding and loan programs related to COVID-19. These 30-40-minute webinars are followed by a brief Q&A. Click here to learn more or to register online.

Video Guides

The SBDC offers videos providing step-by-step guides to complete various SBA forms needed loan and financing assistance.

Attention Restaurants! 

Great Plates Delivered: Home Meals for Seniors

The Great Plates Delivered program, as announced by Governor Gavin Newsom on April 24, is administered by the Orange County Office on Aging. Businesses interested in providing meals may submit an interest form now. Daily reimbursements total $66, with $16 allocated for breakfast, $17 for lunch, $28 for dinner, and $5 for incidental costs (delivery, overhead/admin).  The Orange County Office on Aging is overseeing the restaurant application and registration process.  Please contact them at 714-480-6450 or visit the Orange County Office on Aging website for more information.