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Small Business Resources

UC San Diego is committed to serving the small and diverse business community by providing a list of COVID-19 funding opportunities and resources that may be available to you and your business. Small businesses that have been financially impacted by COVID-19 should explore their options carefully.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Disaster Loan Assistance

  • Update: the COVID-19 EIDL program is not accepting new applications, increase requests, or reconsiderations

University of California San Diego Business Support

  • Rady School Business Recovery Coalition

University of California  Performance Opportunity and Support

  • University of California - COVID-19 Enter/Update Capabilities 
  • Berkeley Law CARES Act and Small Businesses 

 San Diego Support

  • Explore Public Agency Consortium (PAC) Partners
  • San Diego Small Business Development Center
  • San Diego County Small Business Stimulus Grant Program
  • San Diego District Office |
  • San Diego Housing Commission
  • San Diego Regional EDC
  • The City of San Diego
  • The City of Santee
  • The City of Del Mar
  • The City of Solana Beach  

California Performance Opportunity and Support

  • Businesses and Employers - Coronavirus COVID-19 Response
  • State of California COVID-19 Medical Supply Contributions
  • California Governor's Office | Coronavirus-2019
  • San Business Majority Statewide Updates for California Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19.
    • Daily Updates for Small Businesses
    • Recording

U.S. Federal Support

  • CARES Act(Coronavirus Air, Relief and Economic Security Act) addresses the economic impact of COVID-19. 
  • Small Business Administration (SBA) business assistance to impact businesses. 
  • Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Program offers $7 billion in low-interest loans to businesses, renters, and homeowners located in regions affected by declared disasters. 
  • Internal Revenue Services (IRS)Federal Income Tax Extensions. 
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)interim guidance for businesses and employers to plan, prepare, and respond to coronavirus. 
  • Department of Labor OSHA guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19.

Non-UC Resource Articles 

  • SBDC - Adapting Your Business To The New Covid-19 Environment
  • SBA Programs - Scams and Fraud Alerts 
  • Qualcomm helps small businesses upgrade tech equipment 
  • Guide to COVID-19 small business support in each state 

We thank you for supporting the university, students, faculty, staff, and each other during this challenging time. It is with great appreciation.