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At a time when information is more crucial than ever, RSG is working hard to keep you informed on resources that may help your community during these challenging times.
Introducing the RSG COVID-19 Economic Response Team
For over four decades, RSG has had the privilege of helping cities all over the state build better communities and bolder futures. With those very same communities now facing unprecedented challenges in the wake of COVID-19, RSG has created a highly skilled team to help our clients manage the current and post COVID-19 economic landscape.
The RSG COVID-19 Economic Response Team is a qualified team of leaders who are dedicated to helping our clients respond to and recover from this crisis. Principals Jim Simon and Tara Matthews head up the team and are joined by Senior Associates Suzy Kim and Dominique Clark and Associates Alexandra Lawrence, Brandon Fender, and Rosa Romero. With each team member accomplished and proficient in the fields of economic development, fiscal health, and housing, this team possesses a combined total of over 40 years of experience.
Whether it be helping to identify and facilitate financial resources for your community’s small businesses or explore rental subsidy options for your residents, RSG’s COVID-19 Economic Response team is here to help. We invite you to reach out to any of our team members listed above to see how RSG can help you. As we navigate these trying times, we have come to find now more than ever that we are all in this together.
Small Business Assistance Programs Overview
RSG has created a one page breakdown of the top (3) small business loan assistance programs currently available: Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loans/Emergency Economic Injury Grants, and Small Business Debt Relief Program
Small Business Resource Matrix
RSG has created a one page matrix identifying state and federal resources available to small businesses in need of assistance due to COVID-19.
COVID-19 Best Practices and Resource Guide for Economic Development
RSG has created a best practices and resource guide to help cities assist their business communities in the wake of COVID-19. For questions on this guide or how RSG can help, please reach out to RSG Associate Alexandra Lawrence at [email protected].
Resilience Toolkit for Los Angeles Small Businesses
In an effort to support local, community businesses, the City of Los Angeles has created the Resilience Toolkit for Los Angeles Small Businesses. This document provides a list of local, state, and federal resources along with tips for both workers and businesses impacted by COVID-19.
COVID-19 Local Action Tracker
The National League of Cities, in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies, has created the “COVID-19 Local Action Tracker.” Featuring a list of the various actions taken by community leaders all across the country, this resource serves as a tool to see how cities are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. NLC continues to update the tracker’s features and information as it comes in.
Local Economic Development Provisions of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act – CALED
The California Association for Local Economic Development created the Local Economic Development Provisions of The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARE Act) as a comprehensive summary of provisions in the CARES Act related to economic development. This resource aims to help readers identify ways the Act can provide assistance to their communities during these tough times.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
As the nation’s leading public health institute, the CDC’s website provides up to date information and vital resources on this rapidly developing situation.
California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Website
Stay up to date on how California is addressing COVID-19. This site provides a variety of resources including guidance for residents, small businesses and employers, statewide action alerts, and a COVID-19 toolkit.
LA Covid-19 Community Connectory
The LAEDC Community Connectory provides crucial resources for vulnerable residents, small businesses, and nonprofits.
Californians For All
This newly launched website provides a myriad of ways to volunteer during the COVID-19 crisis. From volunteering at food banks, delivering meals, and online tutoring to donating blood and volunteering at shelters, this site helps match people with opportunities to contribute resources to communities in need.
CAMEO – Predatory Lending Awareness Campaign & Social Media Toolkit
Recognizing that small businesses may find themselves vulnerable to predatory lending practices in the wake of COVID-19, the California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity Network (CAMEO) has put together a Predatory Lending Awareness Campaign & Social Media Toolkit. This resource provides small businesses with resources that identify questions and considerations when entertaining the idea of using an online loan product.
Housing Resources Matrix for Local Governments
RSG has created a one page matrix identifying available state and federal resources geared towards housing. Local governments may find some of the programs listed to be of use when addressing the housing needs of their communities.