Fruitvale Business Improvement District Specific Resources

The Fruitvale Business Improvement District (FBID) is here to help you! FBID is rolling out the Pandemic Response & Economic Recovery Program to address the needs of Fruitvale businesses. All staff is bilingual in Spanish and ready to answer your questions. These are the services they provide:

  • Small Business Help Line, call (510) 535-6916 Monday – Friday
  • Financial Resource Navigation
  • Marketing and Promotion
  • Business management/operations advising
  • Tax, Accounting, HR & Legal Services Referrals

For help with your Fruitvale small-business fill out our intake form, and a member of our team will contact you. 

Local Resources & Information

Tax Assistance

Employers experiencing hardship as a result of COVID-19 may request up to a 60-day extension of time from the EDD to file their state payroll reports and/or deposit state payroll taxes without penalty or interest. A written request for an extension must be received within 60 days from the original delinquent date of the payment or return. For questions, employers may call the EDD Taxpayer Assistance Center.

  • Toll-free from the U.S. or Canada: 1-888-745-3886
  • Hearing-impaired (TTY): 1-800-547-9565
  • Outside the U.S. or Canada: 1-916-464-3502

Square Resource Hub

Square Resource Hub – English: Resources for small businesses impacted by COVID-19 that Square recently released, that includes information on how to: limit in-person contact, sell and accept orders online, promote digital gift cards, and communicate with your customers.

Centro de Recursos de Square en español: Recursos para pequeñas empresas impactadas por COVID-19 que Square lanzó recientemente, que incluye información sobre cómo: limitar el contacto en persona, vender y aceptar pedidos en línea, promover tarjetas de regalo digitales y comunicarse con sus clientes.

Grants for Small Businesses

Children of Restaurant Employees Grants: CORE is a national nonprofit organization that is dedicated to granting support to food & beverage service employees with children, who are faced with life-altering circumstances and in need of help. CORE provides support to food & beverage service employees with children, who have been medically diagnosed with COVID-19/Coronavirus. You are also eligible for support if you are a food & beverage employee with children, and a family member who resides in the same home is diagnosed with COVID-19 and a doctor requires you to quarantine.

Loans for Small Businesses

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program: The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. 

Payroll Protection Program Loan Applications: The Payroll Protection Program (PPP) officially launched on Friday, April 3. This new loan program from the federal government is designed to help small business owners affected by the coronavirus pandemic obtain funding to cover payroll, rent, and other obligations. If your business has been impacted, it’s time to figure out where to apply for a Payroll Protection Program loan

KIVA Loans: In response to the COVID19 pandemic, Kiva US is offering small business applicants expanded loan sizes up to $15,000 with grace periods between 1 – 6 months.

Filing for Assistance as a Small Business Employee

If you are an employee of a small business and are sick or quarantined you can apply for disability benefits. If you are an employee and have experienced reduced work hours you can apply for unemployment benefits.