Upcoming NWSPNC Virtual Meetings

Virtual Meetings & Events

  • NWSPNC Executive Committee Meeting - March 1, 2021 - 5:30pm
  • NWSPNC Youth & Outreach Committee Meeting - March 2, 2021 - 6:00pm
  • NWSPNC Budget & Finance Committee Meeting - March 3, 2021 - 5:30pm

Updates from the Congresswoman
The Congresswoman's newsletter provides vaccine updates, events recognizing Black History Month, immigration information, and free resources for our community. READ IT HERE
An Update from Senator Bradford on Golden State Stimulus Payments
California will provide the Golden State Stimulus payment to families and people who qualify. This is a one-time $600 or $1,200 payment. You may receive this payment if you receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) or file with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).

The Golden State Stimulus aims to:

  • Support low-income Californians
  • Help those facing a hardship due to COVID-19

For most Californians who qualify, you don’t need to do anything to receive the stimulus payment.

Check if you qualify for the Golden State Stimulus

To qualify, you must:

  • A CalEITC recipient
  • An ITIN filer who made $75,000 or less (total CA AGI)

Qualify for CalEITC

To qualify for CalEITC, you must:

  • Have taxable earned income up to $30,000
  • Not use “married/RDP filing separately” if married or RDP
  • Live in California for more than half the year
  • Meet all other qualifications

What you'll receive

If you qualify, you may receive either:

  • A one-time $600 payment
  • A one-time $1,200 payment

To make sure you receive your payment, file your 2020 tax return by October 15, 2021The payment will be by direct deposit or check in the mail per tax return.

Check stimulus payment status

Refer to when you’ll receive your payment. Allow 45 days beyond mailing timeframes to allow for processing. If it’s been over 45 days, contact the Franchise Tax Board.

Visit CalEITC for more qualifications and other information.

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provides loans to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Borrowers may be eligible for PPP loan forgiveness.

In order to reach the smallest businesses, SBA will offer PPP loans to businesses with fewer than 20 employees and sole proprietors only from Wednesday, February 24 through Wednesday, March 10, 2021. President Biden has also announced additional program changes to make access to PPP loans more equitable. LEARN MORE...

Help for Small Businesses, Restaurateurs, Barbershops and Salons
State Assemblymember Patrick O'Donnell shares recent actions taken by the Legislature and the Governor to support small businesses affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19.

Small Business Assistance Grants

License Fee Waivers

COVID-19 Testing at the USS Iowa
Virtual Family Nature Club and More
From the PVP Land Conservancy
News from LA City Planning Dept.
The LA City Planning Department has adapted to the necessity for social distancing by moving many of its services online, making it possible to file applications, pay fees, attend hearings, and provide feedback remotely. 

City Planning’s new Online Application System (OAS) is part of this shift. The OAS makes it possible to take advantage of the Department’s development services from any place with an internet connection. In the short term, the program keeps critical services available to local businesses while also minimizing the need for in-person visits during the pandemic. Over the months and years ahead, the OAS will form part of the digital infrastructure that allows more planning services online, in the interest of convenience and transparency.  

While there is still work to be done to close the “digital divide,” so all Angelenos can enjoy access to these web-based services, LA City Planning is excited about the possibilities opening up through digital outreach, online filing, GIS maps, data analytics, and more to come.

Volunteer Opportunity
Neighborhood Purpose Grants
The Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council is pleased to announce grant applications for programs with an emphasis on COVID-19 Assistance and Relief are now being accepted. Click on this link for application requirements.

Applications must be received no later than March 31, 2021.
Virtual Armchair ArtWalk Tour - March 4th
Interested in Running for a Neighborhood Council Board Seat? Candidate Filing opened Feb. 13th

Neighborhood Council Candidate Information Sessions
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021 Time: 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
This FREE event is for elected officials, city staff, city commissioners, community and business leaders, and the general public. Register today at https://sbccog.swoogo.com/home

The South Bay Cities Council of Governments' General Assembly is an opportunity for our local thought leaders and residents to gather and engage in a dynamic dialogue to advance our goals as a sub-region.
The COVID-19 global pandemic has underscored how one change impacts many others.
This year we will examine how understanding the interrelationships of the issues we mutually face is critical to our success. Panelists representing state/local government and private/public sectors will explore new ideas, solutions and perspectives, and discuss how other regions have responded to similar circumstances.

FEATURING TED-LIKE TALKS ON Transportation • Housing • Public Safety • Public Health • Homelessness Environment • Economic Development • Technology AND Panels Exploring the Intersections Between State and Local Governments • Private and Public Sectors

News for Tenants & Property Owners
from LA County
Virtual Workshop: Tenants & Property Owners
Help Protect Tenants & Property Owners!
Help LA County protect Renters and Rental Property Owners!

Apply to become a Rental Housing Oversight Commissioner today.
We're looking for:
  • Renters 
  • Rental Property Owners or Rental Property Owner Representatives 
  • Mobilehome Space Renters

Greater Transparency in Public Salaries
LAPD Detectives found a device attached to an ATM in the Harbor area and seized it as evidence. It appears to be a device to film people's ATM card numbers when they use an ATM along with whatever their PIN code is when they enter it. It is disguised to look like part of the ATM.
Shop Local

Continue to support local San Pedro businesses!
Reputable Sources for Covid-19 Updates
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