With Federal Coronavirus Aid Stalled, Controller Galperin Launches Resource Guide to Help L.A. Small Businesses Survive

LOS ANGELES — To aid small businesses that are suffering financially because of the coronavirus pandemic, L.A. Controller Ron Galperin released a new online resource with information on government assistance programs available to them during the crisis. “Getting Main Street Back on Its Feet” is an interactive guide that organizes the different types of relief programs and funding available to business owners at the local, state and federal levels.

“Small businesses are the lifeblood of our communities, but much of Main Street America has been severely affected by the financial repercussions of COVID-19.” said Controller Galperin. “My new online resource will help small business owners more easily understand what aid is still out there to help them stay afloat now and in the months ahead. With no additional federal aid package in sight, I want to do what I can to help local businesses get the assistance they need to survive these incredibly challenging times.”

In addition to information on government resources, “Getting Main Street Back on Its Feet” includes a section on Controller Galperin’s work to assist small businesses during COVID-19. This section includes Galperin’s COVID-19 Resources Hub, Small Business Emergency Microloan Tracker and recent report on contracting equity that recommends steps to help small, minority-owned businesses work directly with the City of Los Angeles.

Explore “Getting Main Street Back on Its Feet” at lacontroller.org/smallbusinessguide.

Check out all of Galperin’s COVID-19 data stories and resource maps: lacontroller.org/resourcemaps.

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