The City of Aliso Viejo is committed to protecting the health, safety and welfare of the community, including our business owners and their employees. We understand that many businesses in Aliso Viejo have experienced operational disruption and financial strain due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and as your City, we are dedicated to working closely with partner agencies to gather Federal, State, and local resources to help business owners and their workforce navigate through this difficult time.
The City of Aliso Viejo is available as a conduit for information, resources and assistance wherever possible. The City will continue to explore opportunities to offer additional resources as we are able.
Please visit this page often, as we will be regularly updating it with new resources and amended links.
News and Updates
State of California Information:
Public Health Information:
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
- California Department of Public Health
- Orange County Healthcare Agency
- California launched a new Small Business and Employer website, with links to resources for accessing capital and updates on tax requirements.
- OSHA has developed resources for employers including guidance on preparing for COVID-19 in the workplace and preventing worker exposure.
- The CDC has developed Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers.
- The Orange County Inland Empire Small Business Development Center is providing resources to assist business in remaining successful despite the vastly changing concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19). Resources include virtual business consulting, webinars, and downloadable tools.
Loans & Financial Assistance Programs:
- California Infrastructure & Economic Development Bank (IBank) is offering assistance to help businesses find information, support and financing options. IBank has a loan guarantee program designed for Disaster Relief that is currently available to businesses. The program is designed to help small business borrowers impacted by COVID-19 by providing loan guarantees of up to $1 million. Businesses can apply through the SBDC.
- The SBA is offering Coronavirus Relief Options to small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Options include the Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance, SBA Express Bridge Loans, and SBA Debt Relief. For assistance, contact SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call 800-877-8339. Businesses are encouraged to apply early.
- The California State Treasurer’s California Capital Access Program (CalCAP) is a loan loss reserve program that may provide up to 100% coverage on losses as a result of certain loan defaults. With CalCAP’s portfolio support, a lender may be more comfortable underwriting small business loans.
ABC License - Renewal Fee Waivers:
- The Governor has signed legislation that includes fee waivers for eligible ABC licensees heavily impacted by the public health and safety restrictions imposed in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Specified licensees whose licenses expire between March 1, 2021, and February 28, 2023, may qualify for a waiver of the associated license renewal fee. After receiving your renewal notice in the mail use the Verify Eligibility tool to identify which license types are eligible for the renewal fee waiver.
- The California Employment Development Department (EDD) is providing information to employers about issues related to COVID-19. Information for employers includes tax assistance, potential closure and/or layoffs, and workplace health and safety. Employers experiencing a hardship as a result of COVID-19 can request up to a 60-day extension to file their state payroll reports and/or deposit state payroll taxes without penalty or interest. Call the EDD Taxpayer Assistance Center at 888-745-3886.
- The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is providing information regarding federal tax relief to assist taxpayers, businesses, and others affected by COVID-19 with tax relief and filing deadlines.
- The California Labor & Workforce Development Agency is providing information and resources for employers and workers affected by COVID-19.
- The California Employment Development Department (EDD) is providing information about worker issues related to COVID-19. Information for workers includes unemployment & disability insurance, paid family leave, reduced work hours, and more.
- The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is providing information regarding federal tax relief to assist taxpayers and others affected by COVID-19 with tax relief and filing deadlines.
- The California Labor & Workforce Development Agency is providing information and resources for workers affected by COVID-19.