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COVID-19 Related Relief and Loans

Post Date:04/30/2020 9:24 AM

Burbank, CA (April 30, 2020) - The following COVID-19-related financial relief and food assistance programs have become available to Californians: 

California Governor highlights expansion of  of CalFresh and EBT programs, including new Pandemic-EBT, and EBT for online purchasing. 

  • Beginning April 28, people getting CalFresh food benefits can use their EBT card to buy groceries online at Amazon and Walmart statewide
  • Beginning in May, families can get up to $365 for each child who is eligible for P-EBT benefits. The total amount depends on how many eligible children are living in your home
  • Students can still pick up to-go meals even if they are receiving P-EBT benefit


The California Small Business Loan Guarantee Program (via IBank) is making available $50 million in state funding, providing potential capital for individuals who do not qualify for federal funds.

  • Small Businesses located in California with 1-750 employees that have been negatively impacted or experienced disruption by COVID-19 and nonprofits are eligible.


Economic Injury Disaster Loan Funding - With the additional funding provided by the new COVID_19 relief package, SBA will resume processing EIDL Loan and Advance applications that are already in the queue on a first come, first served basis. 


Unemployment Benefits - Newly unemployed? Visit the EDD website to file for unemployment. 


Unemployment Benefits - Self-employed and independent contractors can also qualify under the CARES Act. 

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