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Business Resources

The city’s economic development staff is working with the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce and the Carlsbad Village Association to provide business-related COVID-19 updates. If you have businesses related questions please contact us at business@carlsbadca.gov

State Relief Programs

California Relief Grant – next round opens Feb. 2.

  • Available to small business or small nonprofits operating in California
  • Provides cash payments based on eligible business’s gross revenue
  • Round Two applications open Feb. 2, 2021
  • Round Two is the final application window for the Small Business Relief Grant. Applicants who applied but did not receive funds in round one do not need to apply again. They will automatically be entered in round two. You can begin preparing your documents at CAReliefGrant.com.

California Rebuilding Fund

  • The California Rebuilding Fund is a loan program to support California’s small businesses—especially those located in economically disadvantaged and historically under-banked areas of the state.
  • Businesses who employed 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) and had gross revenues of less than $2.5 million or below in 2019 are eligible to apply.
  • Full eligibility requirements can be found here.
  • Fill out a pre-application here

Main Street Hiring Credit

  • Provides $1,000 per qualified employee, up to $100,000
  • Must have employed 100 or fewer employees as of Dec. 31, 2019, and
  • Suffered a 50% decrease or more in income tax gross receipts (generally, all income less returns and allowances), when comparing second quarter 2020 to second quarter 2019.

Tax deferrals

  • Automatic three-month extension for business taxpayers with up to $1 million in sales tax
  • Expanded interest-free payment agreements to larger companies with up to $5 million in sales tax
  • Expanded eligibility to industries heavily impacted by operations restrictions including bars & restaurants, hair salons, hospitality industry, etc.

San Diego County Small Business Stimulus Grant Program – Additional Funds

The County of San Diego announced an additional $20 million in small business grant funds to support small businesses. Each county district has its own pool of funds for businesses. For this round, restaurants, gyms, fitness centers, yoga studios, movie theaters, museums, zoos and aquariums that have been impacted by moving from the Red to Purple Tier, OR businesses that are part of the “event industry” are eligible. To apply, determine eligibility, or read more about the program, click here.   

 

Latest rules

Regional stay at home order lifted (01/25/21)
Regional stay at home order
County health order
More information about rules 

 

Loans and financial assistance

Carlsbad Small Business Loan program The city is accepting applications for small business microloans of up to $10,000 and small business recovery loans of up to $50,000.

Loans and Financial Assistance Programs for Business

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program for unemployed or partially unemployed individuals who are not eligible for regular unemployment insurance (contractors, self-employed and more)  
 

Reopening support 

City
How to move your business outdoors (sidewalks and parking lots)
Stay Safe to Stay Open signs 
What's open and what's not 
Ensuring plumbing safety when reopening
Commercial kitchen food waste prevention webinars

County
Safe reopening plan for businesses
Stay Connected - Support for businesses and employers
San Diego County COVID-19 Business Resource Page
Businesses with questions can email: COVID19BusinessQuestions@sdcounty.ca.gov

State
Guidebooks and checklists for reopening by industry
Resilience roadmap

 

Employees

Questions and answers for workers affected by COVID-19
Unemployment assistance, benefits and job help

 

City, Chamber, and CVA Joint Communication

Joint email to local businesses #29, 04-7-21
Joint email to local businesses #28, 03-17-21
Joint email to local businesses #27, 03-11-21
Joint email to local businesses #26, 01-25-21
Joint email to local businesses #25, 01-12-21
Joint email to local businesses #24, 12-03-20
Joint email to local businesses #23, 11-24-20
Joint email to local businesses #22, 11-12-20
Joint email to local businesses #21, 10-27-20
Joint email to local businesses #20, 9-24-20
Joint email to local businesses #19, 09-16-20
Joint email to local businesses #18, 09-04-20
Joint email to local businesses #17, 08-28-20
Joint email to local businesses #16, 08-21-20
Joint email to local businesses #15, 07-31-20
Joint email to local businesses #14, 07-24-20
Joint email to local businesses #13, 07-15-20
Joint email to local businesses #12, 07-08-20
Joint email to local businesses #11, 07-03-20
Joint email to local businesses #10, 06-10-20
Joint email to local businesses #9, 05-29-20
Joint email to local businesses #8, 05-21-20
Joint email to local businesses #7, 05-08-20
Joint email to local businesses #6, 04-29-20
Joint email to local businesses #5, 04-11-20
Joint email to local businesses #4, 04-03-20 
Joint email to local businesses #3, 04-01-20 
Joint email to local businesses #2, 03-23-20 
Joint email to local businesses #1, 03-17-20

Other updates

Email update for Carlsbad businesses #4, 12-23-20
Email update for Carlsbad businesses #3, 11-20-20
Email update for Carlsbad businesses #2
, 5-13-20
Email update for Carlsbad businesses #1, 5-12-20

 

Fees, utilities, taxes, licenses, regulations

Relief for the food and beverage industry
Solid Waste Services Economic Relief for Businesses program
SDG&E will waive late payment fees for businesses facing hardship
Water service shutoff moratoriums 
Governor's Executive Order providing tax, regulatory and licensing extensions for small businesses
California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control regulatory relief efforts
IRS taxpayer relief information

 

Healthy workplace tips

Guidance for workplaces and employee health
Tips for keeping workplaces safe 
Tips for keeping commercial establishments safe 
Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
Info for employers from the State Department of Public Health 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance on cleaning and disinfecting facilities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reopening guidance for cleaning and disinfecting
California Department of Public Health guidance for restaurants and food service operations

 

Landlords and property owners

Tenant and landlord resource page
Temporary suspension on commercial evictions
Resolution on Commercial Eviction Moratorium
 

News and info

Coronavirus and the 78 Corridor
Coronavirus Updates from the California Employment Development Department
Coronavirus FAQs from California Employment Development Department

 

City fees  

Business licenses
New applications and renewals can be submitted online, and fees can be paid online.

 

Other business resources

Resources for North County small businesses
2-1-1 San Diego resources for businesses and employees
San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation business resources guide
Federal, state and local list of resources
State's medical supply donation form

          

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