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March 30, 2021

Direct from LA Covid Fund

The LA Regional COVID Fund will be disseminating $4.7 million in financial relief through the new Keep Our Shops on the Block Grant, a $10,000 grant for small brick-and-mortar businesses in the personal care and retail sectors.

Eligible businesses include: hair and beauty salons, nail salons, esthetic, skin care, electrology, barbershops, shoe repair shops, dry cleaners, automotive or appliance repair, flower shops, party supply stores, bookstores, apparel stores, bakeries, donut shops, community grocery stores/markets and variety discount stores.

Led by the County of Los Angeles in partnership with LISC LA and other partners, the LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund was designed to provide a much-needed wave of financial relief to businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Eligible businesses can apply for the $10,000 grant from Monday, April 5th through Sunday, April 11th.

For all eligibility requirements and to apply, visit the LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund website.

Please note that while grant winners will be chosen through a randomized application system, applicants who meet certain criteria will be weighted more heavily in the system in order to support the most vulnerable Angelenos. Businesses that will receive higher weightings include those that: are veteran-owned, have an annual gross revenue under $500,000, or are located in County Districts with higher poverty rates, lower educational attainment and lower median income.

For more information, businesses can attend the following free webinars:

If you have any further questions and/or need assistance, please email:

March, 25, 2021

Direct from LA Covid Fund

COVID-19 Relief + Recovery Grant Opportunity Available for Small Businesses and Non-Profits up to $25,000 

Round 5 of the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program opens Thursday, March 25th through Wednesday, March 31st.

Lendistry, a minority-led, LA-based CDFI and a partner of LISC, was selected to administer a $500 million statewide grant fund on behalf of the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. The California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program will provide grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 to eligible small businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19 and the related health and safety restrictions.

Please note that receiving a grant from the LA Regional COVID Fund would not deem you ineligible for the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant. This new grant program is being administered separate and apart from the LA Regional COVID Fund. If you have any questions about this program please visit the website below.


SBA Disaster Assistant Program

Relief FAQ for Agents

Relief FAQ for Brokers

COVID Relief Hotline

Landlord Issues:

FAQ: Landlord Issues

REAL ESTATE as an Essential Service:
Guidance Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce

Safer at Home Order Guidance Businesses

Best Practices Guidelines

What Is Essential?

New C.A.R Forms
Coronavirus Addendum or Amendment Coronavirus Property Entry Advisory Declaration Listing Agreement Coronavirus Addendum Notice of Unforeseen Coronavirus Circumstances Notice to Tenant of Ability to Pay Rent During Coronavirus Pandemic Coronavirus Rent Payment Delay and Repayment Agreement

Other Resources:

Legal Hotline & Legal Webinar

U.S Department of Labor

Small Business Guide to the CARES Act (Info on all current disaster relief available to small Businesses)


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