It can be difficult to think about business or life after COVID-19 if you’re unsure of your finances. We’ve created this list of resources where you can find the help you need. Some are federal and some are local for our clients and friends in Los Angeles and the state of California. If you live elsewhere, you can find similar resources in your area. Make sure the URL ends in .gov if you’re looking for a government site. There are a lot of scams out there. Stay safe online and off.
To receive your stimulus payment – This CNBC article includes a calculator to help you figure out how much you will receive – https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/27/the-stimulus-payment-calculator-tells-you-how-much-money-you-could-get.html
To ensure that the IRS has your banking information to receive your stimulus payment sooner – Visit https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment
SBA Disaster loans – https://disasterloan.sba.gov/
To file for unemployment with the State of CA, even if you’re self-employed (new rule as part of the coronavirus stimulus/relief package) –– https://www.edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/Filing_a_Claim.htm
Microloans for businesses from the City of LA ($5,000 to $20,000) – https://ewddlacity.com/index.php/microloan-program
More loan sources are listed here – https://laedc.org/coronavirus/#additional
CalJobs lists available jobs – https://www.caljobs.ca.gov/
City of LA Jobs Portal lists available jobs – https://lajobsportal.org/
This article contains a list of websites listing work-from-home jobs during the COVID-19 crisis – https://www.forbes.com/sites/advisor/2020/03/31/websites-to-find-work-from-home-jobs-hiring-during-the-covid-19-crisis/#280fc243c43d
These sites list the many resources and programs that are available from the Federal government.
U.S. Government – https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus
U.S. Department of Labor – https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus
World Health Organization – https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
State of California – https://covid19.ca.gov/
Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation – https://laedc.org/coronavirus/
City of Los Angeles – https://corona-virus.la/
Stay well and keep going!
Founder & Lead Trainer at Expert Media Training