Pandemic Assistance Programs for Businesses
Here’s a list of several pandemic assistance programs for businesses, including those that provide financial assistance and forgivable loans for entrepreneurs impacted by COVID-19:
Pandemic assistance from State and Local government
A number of local foundations and other philanthropic groups have also launched COVID-19 small business relief funds. Here are just a handful of them:
Small Business Relief Fund provides loan and grant funding, as well as technical assistance, to small businesses and self-employed individuals. It's overseen by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, in partnership with Opportunity Fund.
Facebook's Small Business Grants Program is offering $100 million in cash grants and ad credits.
Pacific Community Ventures offers free remote business advising with financial, human resources or crisis management experts.
SUNNYVALE COVID‐19 RESOURCES
City Service Impacts – Before calling or visiting a City facility, check the City COVID‐19 webpage. Sunnyvale Serves Phoneline – If you need assistance related to the public health order, call the City at 408‐730‐7360, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., or submit inquiries online at Access Sunnyvale.
Sunnyvale Community Services – SCS helps low‐income families and seniors with financial aid, food distribution and case management. Learn about services and how to donate.
Support Sunnyvale Businesses – Find store listings and information on the Sunnyvale Business webpage.
Entertainment – Find creative ideas and helpful tips while sheltering in place by following us on Facebook: @sunnyvalelibrary; @SunnyvaleRecreation; @SunnyvaleEnvironmentalServices
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley: Call 800‐984‐3663 or text GETFOOD to 408‐455‐5181 to request assistance with food resources.
Senior Nutrition Program: Serves adults aged 60+, their spouses, and disabled adults living with older adults. Following a take‐out model at most locations.
Housing – If you are at risk of losing your housing or missing an upcoming rent payment, contact the Homelessness Prevention System to request financial assistance and supportive services.
Employment – File a claim with the California Employment Development Department if you are unable to work, have reduced hours or are caring for an ill or quarantined family member.
Give Blood – The Red Cross needs healthy, eligible people to give blood or
platelets. Visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 800‐RED‐CROSS (800‐733‐2767).
Avoid Scams – The Federal Trade Commission has tips to protect yourself and a way to report scams.