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San Ramon Business Assistance Program

San Ramon Business Assistance Program 
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of San Ramon is working with Townsend Public Affairs to offer a FREE program to assist San Ramon businesses and non-profits with accessing available resources offered by the state and federal governments. 

Below, you will find a description of the program, links to resources, a link to the online San Ramon-Based Business & Non-Profit Verification Form, and contacts for the San Ramon Business Assistance staff.

What will the San Ramon Business Assistance Program Provide?

  • Introductory Webinar

    This introductory webinar, held on May 4, provides an overview of the assistance programs available to businesses and non-profits, the services being offered through San Ramon's Business Assistance Program, and how to participate in the program. 

    Watch the 15-minute introduction here:



  • Participant Registration & One-on-One Triage

    This service is intended to serve San Ramon-based businesses and non-profits only. Register your business or non-profit by filling out the Business Verification Form.

    The City will screen applicants to ensure they qualify for the one-on-one business triage appointments.

  • Business Needs Assessment

    Once a business or non-profit has been qualified to be part of the program, program staff will connect directly with business owners and their representatives, to evaluate their individual goals and desired outcomes. Using this information, program staff will identify what assistance programs the business may be eligible for, and how they can leverage those programs to achieve their goals.

  • Guidance and Direct Support

    The Business Assistance Program will provide businesses with direct support as they apply for the identified programs, including assessment of eligibility, step-by-step instructions, identification of information needed to submit with any applications, and addressing any technical questions they may have with the application.

  • Assistance with Application Issues

    Where necessary and able, Business Assistance Program staff will act as a liaison to individual agencies and departments to assist businesses in resolving issues with their application. This includes utilizing legislative contacts, relationships with state and federal government officials, and collaboration with industry groups.

The City of San Ramon is working with Townsend Public Affairs to provide the Business Assistance Program. This service is paid for by the City of San Ramon for San Ramon-based businesses and non-profits.

 

Business Verification Form

Find out if you qualify for assistance by filling out the San Ramon Business Verification Form

Contact

Assistance questions will be handle through the one-on-one triage, but if you have questions regarding the program, please email bap@sanramon.ca.gov.

Other Resources

New Contra Costa County Small Business Assistance

The Contra Costa County Workforce Development Board has a new hotline for small businesses affected by COVID-19. Staffed by experienced Workforce employees, the hotline is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Learn more here

Business Resource Links

Resource

Website

Email

Phone #

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

https://www.sba.gov/

answerdesk@sba.gov

1-800-827-5722

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidance to Businesses and Employers

https://www.cdc.gov/

https://wwwn.cdc.gov/dcs/contactus/form

1-800-232-4636

California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA)

https://onlineservices.cdtfa.ca.gov

https://www.cdtfa.ca.gov/email/

1-800-400-7115

California Small Business Finance Center (SBFC)

https://www.ibank.ca.gov/

COVID19loan@ibank.ca.gov

(916) 341-6600

 San Ramon Chamber of Commerce  https://sanramon.org/ info@sanramon.org (925) 242-0600

 

Assistance Program Information

SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll during COVID-19 crisis. Loans will be fully forgiven if 75% of funds are used on payroll.

https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program-ppp

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)

Working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing due to the COVID-19 crisis.

https://www.sba.gov/page/disaster-loan-applications

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance
(EIDL Loan Advance)

In addition to the standard disaster loan, a $10,000 loan advance is available to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue due to COVID-19. Advance funds will be made available within days of a successful loan application, and this loan advance will not have to be repaid.

https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/economic-injury-disaster-loan-emergency-advance

SBA COVID-19 Express Bridge Loans

COVID-19 response-funded express loans for small businesses with existing SBA loan agreements. Up to $25,000 in additional loans added to existing SBA agreements.

 

https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/sba-express-bridge-loans

 

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