UPDATE on Civil Unrest Disaster Assistance, LA County Parks' Call to Entrepreneurs, & Incident Report



COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center


June 18, 2020


Los Angeles County Joint Information Center - COVID-19



The County of Los Angeles is regularly updating resources on COVID-19 and offers today's update in an effort to keep you and yours informed. Please share the following up-to-date information:

Now Available: Disaster Assistance Due to Civil Unrest

Disaster Assistance

Disaster recovery loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are now available to all LA County small business owners and nonprofits who suffered physical damage or economic injury due to the recent civil unrest that began on May 26, 2020.

What It Is

Disaster assistance is being provided in the form of low-interest loans for: 1) property damage and/or 2) economic injury. Loan amounts & terms are set by the SBA and are based on an applicant’s financial condition. Interest rates can be as low as:

  • 3 % for businesses and
  • 2.75 % for private nonprofit organizations

Who Is Eligible

Property Damage Assistance

  • Businesses of All Sizes & Private Nonprofit Organizations: may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets.
  • SBA can also lend additional funds to businesses to help with the cost of improvements to protect, prevent or minimize the same type of disaster damage from occurring in the future.

Economic Injury Assistance

  • Small Businesses, Small Agricultural Cooperatives, Small Businesses Engaged in Aquaculture & Most Private Nonprofit Organizations of Any Size: may apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster.
  • Economic injury assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage.

When and How to Apply

Applications for Property Damage are due by August 17, 2020. Applications for Economic Injury are due by March 17, 2021.

  • Online: applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information & download applications at disasterloanassistance.sba.gov.  
  • By Phone: interested applicants who do not have access to the internet, have limited computer proficiency or speak languages other than English may instead contact the County’s Disaster Help Center at (833) 238-4450. Multilingual counselors are standing by to assist applicants in completing the survey Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • By Mail: Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX  76155.

For More Information

Please visit the LA County Disaster Help Center at lacountyhelpcenter.org for additional information, and to learn more about disaster recovery resources available to LA County business owners.

Applicants may also contact the SBA via:

  • SBA's Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center: (916) 735-1500 (Mondays through Fridays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.); E-mail: FOCAWAssistance@sba.gov; staff will answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan program, explain the application process & help each individual complete their electronic loan application.
  • SBA’s Customer Service Center: (800) 659-2955; individuals who are deaf or hard‑of‑hearing may call (800) 877-8339.
  • E-maildisastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance.

PLEASE NOTE: The Virtual Disaster Loan Center listed above is for Civil Unrest related assistance. The SBA will be establishing a Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center, in the future, for assistance with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Showcase Your Talents with LA County Parks!

LA County Parks

Are you an avid artist, musical maven, fitness fanatic, or enthusiastic entrepreneur? If so, bring your talent to LA County Parks and be part of the Contract Class Program.

LA County Parks is looking for highly talented independent instructors for the Fall 2020 season in:

Fine Arts, Urban Dance and Music, Photography, Music Instruction, STEAM Classes, Sports, Zumba, Ballet, Folklorico, Fitness, Crafts and a variety of hobbies.

Instructor applications & class proposals will be accepted through June 26 for the Fall 2020 season (scheduled to begin on September 1, 2020).

To apply or learn more, click here.

Questions? E-mail questions to ContractClasses@parks.lacounty.gov.

Are You a Senior In Need of Free Meal Assistance? 

Great Plates Delivered

If you're a senior in need of meal assistance, it's not too late to apply to join LA County's  Great Plates Delivered Program.

Through Great Plates Delivered, LA County is providing three (3) home-delivered meals a day to qualifying older adults & adults over 60 who are at high-risk for COVID-19.

This effort aims to assist County residents in need of home delivered meals, as well as help get our local restaurant, hospitality and transportation community back to work. 

See if you're eligible, by clicking here

Click here to apply in English.To apply in Spanish, click here.

If you have questions & are a meal applicant, e-mail: greatplates@wdacs.lacounty.gov or call 211 for multi-lingual assistance over the phone.

Incident Report

Our daily report is a high-level summary of L.A. County Emergency Operations Center's response to the COVID-19 health emergency. Click here to view.

COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide & Toolkit

View our updated COVID-19 Digital Communications Guide, and get tips on Best Practices, Do's and Don'ts, Key Messaging, and our Social Media Toolkit - with multi-lingual graphics and messages like the ones seen below. 

Access our Social Media Toolkit here.

Three Cs

You can easily reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 outside the home by:
• Avoiding the Three C's (confined space, crowds, close contact)
• Taking Steps to Reduce Your Risk
• Planning Ahead
For more information on how to reduce your risk, visit publichealth.lacounty.gov/coronavirus

SpanishUsted puede reducir fácilmente su riesgo de contraer COVID-19 fuera del hogar al:
• Evitar estos tres pasos (espacio confinado, multitudes, contacto cercano)
• Tomar medidas para reducir su riesgo
• Planificar el futuro
Para obtener más información sobre cómo reducir su riesgo, visite publichealth.lacounty.gov/coronavirus

Additional Resources

The County of Los Angeles appreciates your continued partnership in responding to COVID-19 questions and needs of residents. For additional information, please visit: