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We want to keep you updated with information that will help you and your business and hope you find these links useful.
NOTE: Tune into L.A. County COVID-19 briefings every Monday and Wednesday.

PUBLIC NOTIFICATION OF THE VIRTUAL BRIEFING
L.A. County officials deliver COVID-19 updates
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Pro Tem Hilda L. Solis welcomes the L.A. County Departments of Public Health and Health Services to provide updates on the coronavirus (COVID-19) response. Officials will stress to the public the need to continue the practice of physical distancing and wearing a cloth face covering.
WHEN:
Wednesday, July 29
1:00 p.m.
WHO:
  • Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, Chair Pro Tem, First District
  • Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director, Public Health
  • Christina Ghaly, MD, Director, Health Services
  • Jacqueline Valenzuela, Chief Advisor to the Health Officer, Public Health (Spanish)
  • Nona Oganisyan, Registered Environmental Health Specialist, Public Health (Armenian)
  • Yuanzhi (Allen) Cheng, REHS, PhD, Public Health (Mandarin)
WATCH LIVE:
Questions about COVID-19:
  • Visit the Los Angeles County website: covid19.lacounty.gov
  • Call 2-1-1 L.A. County at any time for emergency preparedness information and other referral services. The toll-free 2-1-1 number is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week. 
COVID-19 CRISIS POINTS TO THE NEED FOR EVERYONE IN L.A. COUNTY TO COMPLETE THE CENSUS
Health officials sound the alarm that current low census response rates put L.A. County at risk of losing out on federal funding to respond to emergencies like COVID-19 for the next ten years

Los Angeles County health leaders urged residents to complete the 2020 Census, highlighting the COVID-19 crisis as an example of how important federal funding is to maintaining a strong local health care system. An accurate count is essential because the census influences billions of dollars in federal funding that helps patients access health care services, as well as funding for substance use disorder treatment and prevention, schools, support for people who lose their jobs and services for seniors.

Census forms can be completed online at my2020census.gov , by phone at 844-330-2020 or by mail if you receive a paper form. The L.A. County 2020 Census website at census.lacounty.gov offers county-specific information in 16 languages. The U.S. 2020 Census website offers general information in 59 languages including in-language guides.
RISING TO THE CHALLENGE
In this difficult time, LACOE remains committed to improving the lives of students and our educational community through service, leadership and advocacy. Here, we share best practices, tips and success stories from the county’s 80 districts as we innovate and adapt together to ensure continuity of learning and safety of students, staff and families.
The California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to locate in California or stay and grow in California. Businesses of any industry, size, or location compete for over $180 million available in tax credits by applying in one of the three application periods each year. Applicants will be analyzed based on twelve different factors of evaluation, including number of full-time jobs being created, amount of investment, and strategic importance to the state or region.

Application Period Timeline
For fiscal year 2019-2020, GO-Biz will accept applications for the California Competes Tax Credit during the following periods:
  • July 27, 2020 – August 17, 2020
  • January 4, 2021 – January 25, 2021
  • March 8, 2021 – March 29, 2021
Please refer to the  Notice California Competes Tax Credit Fiscal Year 2020-21  for more information.

Sherman Oaks, CA - The United Chambers of Commerce Government Affairs Committee took the following position(s) on July 20, 2020 
 
For Immediate Release:  

  • OPPOSED: AB 398 | Local Government & School Recovery & Relief Act
  • OPPOSED: SB 1383 | Unlawful Employment Practice, Family Leave
  • SUPPORT: POLICY PLATFORM GUIDELINES

Information on
  • Disaster Relief PROPERTY TAX RELIEF FOR DISASTERS
  • Annual Assessment Roll Completed 
  • Seniors Missing Savings Deadline REPLACEMENT DWELLING MUST BE BOUGHT WITHIN 2 YEARS
  • Complete the Census BE COUNTED, TODAY! 

Virtual Meetings and Webinars
Free Legal Webinars for Small Businesses (July 28 and 31)
LA County's Department of Consumer & Business Affairs (DCBA) is teaming up with top lawyers, this week, to offer free Small Business Legal Webinars for LA County's small business community impacted by COVID-19.
REGISTER TODAY for either (or both) of our webinars:
Webinar participants can:
  • learn about commercial leasing, negotiating a lease, basic lease terms, strategies, "dos and don'ts" & more (July 28)
  • learn about employment laws applicable to small businesses, employee classifications, anti-discrimination laws, employee benefits, tips on hiring & managing employees & more (July 31)
  • sign up to be screened for pro bono legal representation
  • receive information on applying to Bet Tzedek for free legal services related to the impact of COVID-19 on your small business
For more on Small Business Legal Resources, visit bettzedek.org/smallbusiness .
SBA Presents: COVID-19 Road to Recovery for AAPI Entrepreneurs
On Monday, August 3, 2020 at 2:30 pm PT, please join an Access Live event for AAPI entrepreneurs. Small businesses, non-profit organizations and faith-based organizations in need of financial assistance may join this call and learn what opportunities exist to recover from the COVID-19 global pandemic. Join the SBA and many other experts to learn how we can overcome these challenging times.
Ways to Connect to this Event:
  • Dial a number listed below to participate at the time of the event.
  • Register in advance at http://www.access.live/SBA to receive a call at 2:30 pm PT on August 3rd & select your language preference when called.
  • Listen to the event live in English at the time of the event @ http://www.access.live/SBA or on Facebook @SBAGov. Links to stream the other languages will be provided with the Facebook live stream.
Dial in to the event on August 3rd at 2:30 pm Pacific Time
  • English: 833-380-0652
  • Guam: 833-946-1516
  • Hindi: 833-946-1517
  • Vietnamese: 833-946-1518
  • Japanese: 833-946-1519
  • Korean: 833-946-1521
  • Mandarin: 833-946-1522
  • Hmong: 833-419-0142
Reminders for programs you may be aware of.
You may already be aware of this program from the LA Regional Covid-19 Recovery Fund that will open on Monday July 6 th.
Just a little information to share:
There will be 6 rounds of being able to apply
July 6- 10
July 20-24
August 10-14
August 24-28
September 7-11
September 21-25
It is NOT based on a first come first served basis, you have the week to apply…they take all the applicants and decide who is qualified and based on several different factors notify if you will receive a grant.
If you didn’t make the first round you have to reapply for additional rounds each time.
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