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San Ramon Business Assistance Program

San Ramon Business Assistance Program
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of San Ramon is working with Townsend Public Affairs to offer a FREE program to assist San Ramon businesses and non-profits with accessing available resources offered by the state and federal governments. The City of San Ramon is proud to continue offering the program in 2021 for new funding sources that become available.

Below, you will find a description of the program, links to resources, a link to the online San Ramon-Based Business & Non-Profit Verification Form, and contacts for the San Ramon Business Assistance staff.

 

 


Latest Webinars

Paycheck Protection Program Round 2 (PPP2) & Other Programs

Townsend Public Affairs hosted a free webinar on Thursday, March 11, outlining updates to the Paycheck Protection Program Round 2 (PPP2) and other funding programs in 2021.

 

2021 COVID-19 Relief Programs

Townsend Public Affairs hosted a free webinar on Friday, February 5, outlining major funding programs available to small businesses and non-profits in 2021.

 

Quick Access: Guides to the Four (4) Major COVID-19 Relief Programs

The following guides are intended to provide a breakdown of what items are needed to apply for each funding source, as well as tips and FAQs to be successful in funding:

If you have not already signed up to participate in COVID-19 funding alerts and one-on-one assistance, we encourage you to fill out a Business Verification Form so that you can receive the full benefits of San Ramon's Business Assistance Program.

 

What does the San Ramon Business Assistance Program Provide?

  • Introductory Webinar

    This introductory webinar, held on May 4, 2020, provides an overview of the assistance programs available to businesses and non-profits, the services being offered through San Ramon's Business Assistance Program, and how to participate in the program. 

    Watch the 15-minute introduction here:



  • Participant Registration & One-on-One Triage

    This service is intended to serve San Ramon-based businesses and non-profits only. Register your business or non-profit by filling out the Business Verification Form.

    The City will screen applicants to ensure they qualify for the one-on-one business triage appointments.

  • Business Needs Assessment

    Once a business or non-profit has been qualified to be part of the program, program staff will connect directly with business owners and their representatives, to evaluate their individual goals and desired outcomes. Using this information, program staff will identify what assistance programs the business may be eligible for, and how they can leverage those programs to achieve their goals.

  • Guidance and Direct Support

    The Business Assistance Program will provide businesses with direct support as they apply for the identified programs, including assessment of eligibility, step-by-step instructions, identification of information needed to submit with any applications, and addressing any technical questions they may have with the application.

  • Assistance with Application Issues

    Where necessary and able, Business Assistance Program staff will act as a liaison to individual agencies and departments to assist businesses in resolving issues with their application. This includes utilizing legislative contacts, relationships with state and federal government officials, and collaboration with industry groups.

The City of San Ramon is working with Townsend Public Affairs to provide the Business Assistance Program. This service is paid for by the City of San Ramon for San Ramon-based businesses and non-profits.

 

Business Verification Form

Find out if you qualify for assistance by filling out the San Ramon Business Verification Form

Contact

Assistance questions will be handle through the one-on-one triage, but if you have questions regarding the program, please email [email protected].

Other Resources

Contra Costa County Small Business Assistance

The Contra Costa County Workforce Development Board has a hotline for small businesses affected by COVID-19. Staffed by experienced Workforce employees, the hotline is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Learn more here

Contra Costa County Resources for Businesses and Employees Affected by the Economic Impacts of COVID-19

View resources

California Relief Grant for Small Business

The Governor of California announced the creation of a $500 million COVID Relief Grant for small businesses that have been impacted by COVID and the health and safety restrictions. Funds would be awarded in amounts up to $25,000 to underserved micro and small businesses throughout the state by early 2021. Non-profits would also be eligible for these grants. Applications for Round 2 closed on February 8, 2021. Selection notifications will take place February 11-18, 2021.

Learn more

 

Business Resource Links

Resource

Website

Email

Phone #

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

https://www.sba.gov/

[email protected]

1-800-827-5722

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidance to Businesses and Employers

https://www.cdc.gov/

https://wwwn.cdc.gov/dcs/contactus/form

1-800-232-4636

California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA)

https://onlineservices.cdtfa.ca.gov

https://www.cdtfa.ca.gov/email/

1-800-400-7115

California Small Business Finance Center (SBFC)

https://www.ibank.ca.gov/

[email protected]

(916) 341-6600

 San Ramon Chamber of Commerce  https://sanramon.org/ [email protected] (925) 242-0600

 

Assistance Program Information

SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll during COVID-19 crisis. Loans will be fully forgiven if 75% of funds are used on payroll.

Paycheck Protection Program (sba.gov)

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

Working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing due to the COVID-19 crisis.

https://www.sba.gov/page/disaster-loan-applications

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance
(EIDL Loan Advance)

In addition to the standard disaster loan, a $10,000 loan advance is available to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue due to COVID-19. Advance funds will be made available within days of a successful loan application, and this loan advance will not have to be repaid.

https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/economic-injury-disaster-loan-emergency-advance

SBA Debt Relief

 

 

 

 

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