COVID-19

OCA Resilient Communities

THE OCA SUMMIT VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE Resilient Communities is a virtual five-day summit of plenaries, workshops, and entertainment for Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and allies across the country. The summit will consist of advocacy training and issue-based workshops on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted AAPI communities.  Community members will be able to discuss anti-Asian discrimination and hate incidents, civic engagement during …

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Paycheck Protection Program Town Hall on Forgiveness – Goldhouse Collective & U.S. SBA Event

Goldhouse SBA PPP

The Small Business Administration and Goldhouse are partnering up to host a virtual event on the PPP and Loan Forgiveness for minority businesses affected by COVID-19. Spread awareness of the SBA’s forgivable Paycheck Protection Program loan, specifically to small business owners from communities of color and other marginalized communities.$130Billion Left in the PPP Program!Minority-owned small businesses who have been disproportionately impacted by the …

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Ideas to have a special and memorable summer Transitioning to a smoke-free “new normal”

For a typical summer, you might have planned to go hiking, camping, visiting family or even travelling to other countries. This summer, however, is different than most due to the coronavirus outbreak. While some states have lifted their stay-at-home orders, many local businesses are still not up-and-running, which means it is harder to take normal summer vacations. The pandemic brings …

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CARES Act Updates and PPP Loan Forgiveness Recommendations

Register here Description Join the webinar to hear about CARES Act Updates, learn how to properly use PPP funds and how to get maximum loan forgiveness. Bring your questions and ask the experts at the webinar.

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Public must comply with face mask mandate or suffer crippling economic lockdown

DALY CITY – San Mateo County Supervisor David J. Canepa made the following statement today after the Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution urging face covering compliance and directing staff to develop a community outreach plan. Violations of the order can currently be charged as a misdemeanor with associated fines, according to the state Dept. of Public Health and …

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Business owners encouraged to submit reports of damage by civil unrest by July 17

Individuals and businesses that faced damage or other losses due to looting, property damage and violence during the protests in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police have until July 17 to submit reports of those losses. Businesses in King County that suffered property damage or other losses since May 25, 2020 may be eligible for …

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SBA and Treasury Announce New EZ and Revised Full Forgiveness Applications for the Paycheck Protection Program

WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, posted a revised, borrower-friendly Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application implementing the PPP Flexibility Act of 2020, signed into law by President Trump on June 5, 2020.  In addition to revising the full forgiveness application, SBA also published a new EZ version of the forgiveness …

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SBA Rolls Out Dedicated Tool for Small Businesses to Connect with CDFIs, Small Asset Lenders Participating in PPP

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza announced the launch of a dedicated online tool for small businesses and non-profits to be matched with Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs), Certified Development Companies (CDCs), Farm Credit System lenders, Microlenders, as well as traditional smaller asset size lenders in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).   SBA’s Lender Match is an additional …

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Anthem Blue Cross Rolls Out Digital Kiosks to Help Californians Achieve Better Health Outcomes

New technology empowers clinicians and Medi-Cal members by providing access to interpretation services for non-English speaking Californians. Anthem Blue Cross has deployed hundreds of digital solutions kiosks in health centers across the state to provide real-time video interpretation services and access to telehealth. The kiosks help clinicians overcome communication barriers and improve service to the growing number of non-English speaking …

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City of Burien Small Business Relief & Recovery Grant Program Available Now!

The City of Burien has made grant funding available to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19-required business closures. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to qualifying businesses. Funding is limited and applications will close July 13. Loading… Taking too long? Reload document | Open in new tab

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