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COVID-19 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.

University of California San Diego Business Support

  • Rady School Business Recovery Coalition Learn more

University of California  Performance Opportunity and Support

  • University of California - COVID-19 Enter/Update Capabilities Learn more
  • BerkeleyLaw CARES Act and Small Businesses Learn more

 San Diego Support

California Performance Opportunity and Support

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

U.S. Federal Support

  • CARES Act(Coronavirus Air, Relief and Economic Security Act) addresses the economic impact of COVID-19. Learn more
  • Small Business Administration (SBA) business assistance to impact businesses. Learn More
  • 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. Learn more
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)interim guidance for businesses and employers to plan, prepare, and respond to coronavirus. Learn More
  • Department of Labor OSHA guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19. Learn more.

Non-UC Resource Articles 

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

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

Contact Us

For more information about our Small Business Development Office and Business Diversity Program, email us at or give us a call at (858) 534-SBDO (7236).