You can now sign-up for Orange County's official vaccine app. Once you are registered, you will receive updates, be alerted when it's your turn, and be able to make a vaccine appointment. You can learn more about vaccine distribution plans on the County website.
Beginning Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 9 am ET, the SBA will establish a 14-day exclusive PPP loan application period for businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 20 employees.
This will give lenders and community partners more time to work with the smallest businesses to submit their applications, while also ensuring that larger PPP-eligible businesses will still have plenty of time to apply for and receive support before the program expires on March 31, 2021.
For more information, visit sba.gov
On February 23rd, Governor Newsom signed into law a comprehensive package providing urgent relief for the small businesses of CA. The package provides an additional $2 billion – a four-fold increase over the $500 million currently being distributed – for grants up to $25,000 for small businesses impacted by the pandemic, and allocates $50 million of this total for non-profit cultural institutions.
Please read below for additional information about each round.
Round 3 (waitlisted applicants from Rounds 1 and 2): This is a closed funding round; no new applications will be accepted
Round 4 (non-profit cultural institutions only): Tuesday, March 16th through Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021
City of Laguna Beach COVID-19 Business Assistance Services - Update on the PPP for Sole Proprietors/Self Employed
For anyone still applying to the Paycheck Protection Program Round 2 (PPP2), the White House has directed the SBA to allow Sole Proprietors/Self-Employed to calculate their PPP loans using Gross Revenue.
What Has Changed?
But I Already Received PPP Funds With Only Net Revenue. Can I Expand My Loan?
For your convenience, please click on the following links to access our guide to the PPP2 as well as the three (3) other major COVID-19 relief programs available to you:
The California Department of Health announced that Orange County may move into Red Tier of the State's new reopening guidelines on Sunday, March 14 -meaning restaurants, gyms, churches, museums, and movie theatres may now resume indoor operations at limited capacity. Bars that do not serve meals must remain closed.
Indoor malls, barbershops and hair salons may also increase indoor capacity under Red Tier, and Middle and High Schools may reopen for in-person hybrid instruction.
Most other retailers can continue operating, as long as they limit how many people are inside at one time.
What can now be open?
Maximum indoor capacities are dependent on business type and should be referenced in the Reopening Tier Guideline Chart and its corresponding capacity limits.
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