computers with dataThe following resources may assist businesses in the recovery process:

 Local Resources

Mission Community Services Corporation

  •  Provides tools for launching a business, growing a business, conducts webinars for businesses to learn,     provide mentorship and consultation.
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Cal Poly Small Business Development

  • Provides tools for entrepreneurs, connections with like businesses, workshops and consulting.
  • Website:
 State Resources

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development - COVID-19

  •  The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development has compiled helpful information for employers, employees and all Californians as it relates to the cornonavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
  •  Website:

Department of Industrial Relations

 Employment Development Department

 EDD Tax Assistance

Small Business Finance Center

California State Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy

  • Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes, who chairs the Assembly JEDE Committee, has developed a webpage to assist small businesses, entrepreneurs, workers, and economic and workforce development professionals in responding to COVID-19 challenges. 

  • Website:
 Federal Resources
 U.S. Economic Development Administration
  • Provides tools for funding opportunities, resource directory, disaster recovery and opportunity zones.
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U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

  • Small business and nonprofits can apply for SBA disaster assistance programs online or seek assistance from a customer service center at 800-659-2955.
  • Website:


Small Business Owner's Guide to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act


Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Other Business Related Information

 Transient Occupancy Tax Deadline Extended

The County and several cities are waiving penalties and interest and/or tax deadlines associated with Transient Occupancy Taxes (TOT) for certain reporting periods.

  • The County's Transient Occupancy Tax deadline has been extended for commercial lodging businesses and vacation rentals in the unincorporated areas of San Luis Obispo County. The months of February and March 2020 may be paid by August 31, 2020 to avoid penalty and interest.
  • City of Grover Beach is temporarily delaying late penalties until no later than August 31, 2020 for certain TOT payments.  
  • City of Paso Robles is waiving penalties and interest associated with TOT for the reporting periods of February and March 2020. 
  • City of Pismo Beach is delaying penalties and interest for late TOT revenues and Lodging Business Improvement District (LBID) assessment revenues for the February and March 2020 reporting periods until no later than August 31, 2020. 
  • The City of Arroyo Grande is waving late payment penalties and interest for deliquent Transient Occupancy Tax received for stays during March, April and May and extending the payment deadline until August 21, 2020. 
  • The City of San Luis Obispo is delaying late fees and penalties on delinquent TOT for February and March 2020 until August 31, 2020.