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August 4, 2022


Dear Community and Communications Partners,


Here is this week's collection of up-to-date content that you can use to keep your community informed about available resources and updated best practices. We hope you will help us spread the word by downloading, copying, pasting and sharing this information on your social media platforms, newsletters and in other communications.


We thank you for your continued support.

LA County Launches Program to Strengthen Immigrant-Focused Community-Based Organizations


The Los Angeles County Office of Immigrant Affairs (OIA) in the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) has announced the launch of the Capacity Strengthening Grants for Immigrant Focused Community Based Organizations initiative, a program to support community organizations serving Los Angeles County immigrant residents who have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative’s goals include evaluating, sharing, strengthening, and implementing the best practices from the pandemic response and service for immigrant communities into the post-pandemic recovery period and beyond.

The grant program participants, 20 in total, will be selected through an application process administered by the Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM), an organization with a proven track record of strengthening nonprofit capacity, in partnership with the Los Angeles County Office of Immigrant Affairs. Ten recipient organizations will receive a grant award of $150,000 over a two-year period, along with technical assistance. Another 10 organizations will receive vital technical assistance and coaching from CNM to strengthen their capacity. Funds for this grant project originate from the American Rescue Plan Act.

For more information about the initiative, visit The application period for organization applicants is now open and interested applicants can register for an information session here

August is Essential Services Month


The Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) has launched its August “Essential Services Month” campaign to inform all County residents about its benefit programs and encourage anyone experiencing hardships to apply.  Follow us this month on our social media and other communications platforms. Visit to learn more about DPSS programs and services and to apply.

Careers for a Cause 


It's Never too late to start a career! LA County's Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) is seeking people with lived homelessness, re-entry, or other life experiences for an 8 week paid job training program that will lead to a potential entry-level job placement in the social services industry. For more information or to sign up, visit

Saturday, August 6, 2022

Safer at Work


LA County's Safer at Work campaign is designed to help businesses convey the steps they are taking to protect the safety of everyone associated with your business. Check out our FREE resource hub for businesses, employees and all Angelenos 👉


Free Legal Aid for Small Business Owners



Wondering whose responsibility it is to make repairs to a commercial property as a business? We got you covered! Get free legal help for your LA County small business. Visit to access support and more📚 


Sunday, August 7, 2022

Shop Safely


While masks are no longer required in indoor public settings or businesses, it's okay if you don't feel quite comfortable yet! You can continue to wear a mask as you shop your local grocery store or small business. Businesses can learn more here 👉



The Right Help is Right Here


The right help is right here. 988: The emergency number for suicide, mental health or substance use crisis. For more information, please visit



In Case You Missed It

LA County Recovery Resources


The American Rescue Plan, signed into law in March 2021, provides $1.9 billion in funding to LA County to build an equitable economic recovery from the devastating economic effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Los Angeles County has a growing list of resources to help you recover from the effects of the pandemic. Visit to learn about programs that help families get back on their feet.

Additional Resources

Access our full Social Media Toolkit here.

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