With the global outbreak of COVID-19 in San Diego and the county, we understand your need for resources and guidance during this trying time. Below, we’ve provided information and links to financial assistance being supplied by local, state, and federal sources.
As this continues to impact your businesses, families, and communities, we know that you have many questions and uncertainties. In order to best assess each situation and help those most in need, we ask that you complete this tenant questionnaire so that we may better evaluate and assist on a case-by-case basis. In addition, as required by City ordinance documentation is required to be provided to the landlord within 1 week of submittal of rent assistance. See the below link that will guide you through this process.

Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

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Local Assistance Resources

City of San Diego Small Business Relief Fund

The city of San Diego has established a Small Business Relief Fund to provide grants and forgivable or low-to-zero-interest-rate loans to eligible small businesses. An application will be posted on March 27, 2020, at 5 PM PDT. Find out more HERE.


– Reach out to your nearest SBDC for guidance and resources about navigating the chaos surrounding COVID-19 and provides assistance with cash flow concerns, supply chain interruptions, insurance coverage and more at no cost to you. Register for free one-on-one SBDC business counseling HERE.

Small Business Survival Resources Guide

Small Business Survival Resources Guide – This resource was put together by SBDC and can be downloaded HERE.

San Diego Workforce Partnership

San Diego Workforce Partnership – This is a resource for employers needing information and assistance surrounding work stoppages, layoffs or furloughs. It also provides resources for impacted employees, including unemployment insurance info, tax assistance, work-sharing to avoid layoffs, financial planning, career services and more. Learn more HERE.

State Assistance Resources

  • California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED)CALED has gathered a list of economic development resources Learn more
  • California Department of Tax and Fee AdministrationOffering tax filing extensions. Learn more
  • California Franchise Tax Board – has extended the deadline for state income tax filing. Learn more
  • California Small Business Finance Center’s California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBANK)  – IBANK is offering financial resources such as:
  • California State Treasurer’s Office – offers the California Capital Access Program (CalCAP). Learn More HERE.

EDD Resources and Assistance

EDD Tax Assistance: Request a 60-day extension to file payroll and more. Call the EDD Taxpayer Assistance Center 1-888-745-3886 (toll-free). Learn more

Other Assistance Resources