Helping Burbank Small Businesses Navigate COVID-19

City of Burbank
Small Business Assistance Program

The City of Burbank, in partnership with the California Community Economic Development Association (CCEDA), has launched the City of Burbank Small Business Assistance Program to provide support for small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 virus and associated restrictions. The program provides technical assistance to businesses seeking Emergency Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) or Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding, as well as general business assistance in managing this crisis. Individual consultants will be assigned to each business seeking assistance.

Businesses may be eligible for forgiveable loans of up to $10,000 from the City of Burbank.*

UPDATE - July 1, 2020: The Burbank Small Business COVID Assistance Program has reached its application limit. The program will be reopened when more funding becomes available.

Apply for Assistance Today

If you have already submitted your loan application to the SBA for an EIDL or to your bank for a PPP loan, you can apply through the City of Burbank Small Business Assistance Program. Microenterprises in Burbank are eligible for forgivable loans of up to $5,000, small business are eligible for forgivable loans of up to $10,000 from the City of Burbank.

Microenterprise Assistance up to $5,000*

  • Must be Burbank resident and business owner with no employees (contractor, gig worker, or entrepreneur)
  • Your business was financially impacted by COVID-19
  • Your business has unpaid, extended, or soon to be due delinquent operating expenses, such as rent, utilities, inventory, taxes, etc.
  • Annual household income must be at or below the Low-Income Level

Small Business Assistance up to $10,000*

  • Must be a Burbank Small Business with at least 2, but fewer than 20, employees
  • Your business had to lay-off, furlough, or reduce work hours/shifts for any of your employees
  • Your business has unpaid, extended, or soon to be delinquent operating expenses, such as rent, utilities, inventory, taxes, etc.
  • Must create or retain 1 full-time equivalent position for a low-income employee
  • A valid business license from the City of Burbank that was issued prior to January 21, 2020
  • All applicable business insurances must be valid and up to date
  • Valid and current federal and state tax ID numbers

*Is My Business Eligible?

Any small businesses that has received assistance from the federal Small Business Administration (SBA), may still apply. However, any SBA assistance will be taken into consideration in determining the loan amount that will be provided. If you received $10,000 or more from SBA, you are not eligible for the CDBG Small Business Assistance Programs.

FY 2020 Income Limit – Median Family Income

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Low (80%) Income Limits - Annual$63,100$72,100$81,100$90,100$97,350$104,550$111,750$118,950
Low (80%) Income Limits - Monthly$5,258$6,008
$6,758$7,508$8,113$8,713$9,313$9,913

Small Business Resources

For more information or to learn about other resources, please call the City of Burbank at (818) 238-5180, or call CCEDA at (213) 625-0105.

Visit the websites below for information about Small Business Administration programs in response to the pandemic, and for State of California coronavirus response assistance.

Brought to you by the City of Burbank in partnership with the California Community Economic Development Association (CCEDA)