Greetings!

We want to keep you updated with information that will help you and your business and hope you find these links useful.

Check out upcoming Chamber events at the bottom of this email, or click on these links.

LA COUNTY ALLOCATES $12.8 MILLION TO ADDRESS DIGITAL DIVIDE, NEW PRE-K TO KINDERGARTEN TRANSITION FRAMEWORK IS UNVEILED, AND 'LEADING WITH RESILIENCE IN SCHOOL COMMUNITIES' SYMPOSIUM SERIES

Valley Area Women Honored, Including Two of Our Members!
Congratulations to all, including

 The Executive of the Year award went to Debra Donovan, executive director of Valley Village
 The Business Owner of the Year honor went to Adrianna Cruz of the U-Frame It Gallery

Disaster Relief Resources from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

1-888-My-Biz-Help (888-692-4943) for direct support from disaster recovery experts.
  • Resilience in a Box—Resource guide based on best practices designed to help educate business leaders on disaster preparedness and business resilience.
  • Disaster Recovery Quick Guides—made possible by Shell, has tailored tips for small businesses and chambers looking to prepare and recover.
In addition to sharing the number for the Disaster Help Desk for Business, we also encourage you to connect directly with Ines Pearce who leads the support for the Help Desk. We respectfully request (as possible) that as your recovery unfolds – please keep us in the loop as to the number of businesses impacted and any needs so we can act quickly in determining how to support your efforts, and to assist you with economic recovery, if needed. Any additional information is much appreciated.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation are here to support your community. If you need additional support or have questions, please contact U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Senior Director, Global Resilience, Corporate Citizenship Center Global Resilience senior director Brooks Nelson at BNelson@USChamber.com or reach out to the Disaster Help Desk directly at 1-888-MY-BIZ-HELP (888-692-4943).
LA County Board of Supervisors approves funding to address digital divide
Action supports LA County Office of Education proposal to ensure all students have tools for distance learning

REMINDERS
Got questions about the general election? Find answers here.
WEBINARS & VIRTUAL EVENTS: FINANCIAL RELIEF PROGRAM UPDATES
LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS) Constructors would like to let our certified firms community know about upcoming online presentations and meetings about financial relief programs that are available during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as well as general small business support:

This fall, City Planning will host Planning 101 training sessions focusing on the topics of project and community planning. The annual Planning 101 series provides a general overview of the core functions of planning in Los Angeles and serves as an educational resource for anyone interested in learning more about participation in the land use process, especially residents, newly elected neighborhood council board members, and members of other community-based organizations.
 
In keeping with Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Safer at Home Order, this year’s training will be offered virtually to minimize and stop the spread of COVID-19. Attendees will be able to join by telephone or remotely, through GoTo video conferencing software.

L.A. Regional COVID Fund Update
Do you know a nonprofit providing social safety net services serving low-to-moderate income communities?
If so, please share this information with them. Approximately 100 grants of $75,000 will be awarded. Learn more by attending one of three info sessions to go over how to apply for funding.
Applications open on September 21st and close on September 25th.
 
National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family, community and business disaster planning now and throughout the year. As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, hurricanes and wildfires, there is no better time to be involved this September.

PLUS
SBA Elevates Women-Owned Small Businesses

Federal Coronavirus Resources
Virtual Mentoring and Training 

Census Bureau Adapts Operations to Ensure Everyone Is Counted
As the U.S. Census Bureau continues to monitor the impacts COVID-19 has on 2020 Census operations, changes to operations are being deployed to ensure the safety of staff and the public while maximizing the number of households that respond on their own to the 2020 Census.
“We are taking steps and adapting our operations to make sure everyone is counted, while keeping everyone safe,” said Census Bureau Director Dr. Steven Dillingham. “Our commitment to a complete and accurate 2020 Census is absolute. In this challenging environment, we are deploying these tactics to make sure we reach every household in every community. If you haven't responded, the time to respond is now! 
Responding to the 2020 Census online, on paper, by phone, or in person with a census taker, helps secure vital resources for your community."

Virtual Meetings and Webinars
Reminders for programs you may be aware of.
 
Small businesses, private non-profits and agricultural businesses impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, can still apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan. EIDL proceeds can be used to cover a wide array of working capital and normal operating expenses, such as continuation to health care benefits, rent, utilities and fixed debt payments.

We wanted to let you know that we are making the LA Regional COVID Fund even better with a few key updates. The LA COVID Grant Fund Round 4 will open on August 31. This round will have the following updates:
  • We are adding an additional grant opportunity for for-profit entities with gross revenues of $1,000,000-$5,000,000. Eligible entities will receive a $25,000 grant.

15 locations. 750 grants. $15 million.
 
Thanks to extraordinarily generous funding from Lowe's, LISC is inviting small business owners in 15 locations across America to apply for the LISC-Lowe's Neighborhood Business Grants program. The application period is now open. Apply here

You may already be aware of this program from the LA Regional Covid-19 Recovery Fund that will open on Monday July 6th.
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.
September Chamber Events
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