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EWDD Messaging During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Keeping You Safe is Our Priority


In light of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Safer at Home Order, EWDD’s BusinessSource, WorkSource, and YouthSource Centers will provide resources remotely, via phone, email, and social media. EWDD is postponing all major events, including job fairs, until the COVID-19 health crisis subsides. During these uncertain times, EWDD remains committed to continuing to provide services.

EWDDs BusinessSource Centers will continue to help small business owners with loans and grant programs. WorkSource Centers will help job seekers with Unemployment Insurance (UI) applications and limited job placement assistance. Additional resources for Angelenos whose jobs are impacted by COVID-19 can also find additional information at Centers will continue to provide information, referrals, and access to support services to the City’s Youth.

We want to assure EWDD’s clients and participants that we are doing everything possible to ensure your health and safety. We will continue to provide updates as we receive them. For additional COVID-19 information and updates, please visit the following resources:

City and County of Los Angeles


  • CA Food Manufacturer Grants
    The California Energy Commission is now accepting applicants for the Food Production Investment Program. For food producers with NAICS in food and beverage manufacturing (lots qualify under these umbrellas). $60m available. Deadline Feb. 05, 2021.

  • CA Small Business Credit
    New and starting December 1st, $1000 tax credit per new hire for small businesses impacted by COVID-19 under the CA Small Business Hiring Credit

  • CA Small Business Loan Fund
    Launch of California Rebuilding Fund, a loan program to support California’s small businesses—especially those located in economically disadvantaged and historically under-banked areas of the state. Businesses who employed 50 or less full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) and had gross revenues of less than $2.5 million or below in 2019 are eligible to apply.

  • CA Full Sales and Use Tax Exclusion
    CAEATFA for the full sales and use tax exclusion for CA manufacturers is now accepting Applications under the Program for the 2021 calendar year. A revised Application reflecting the current regulations is available on the Program's website.

  • Onward CA
    One-Stop Resource Website for the people of California impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic that matches job seekers with real-time resources, trainings and jobs

  • Office of the Governor,
  • California Department of Public Health,
  • California Labor Federation,


Health Organizations

EWDD will continue to support Los Angeles communities and businesses through this health crisis and beyond. Now more than ever, we are stronger together, apart.

Carolyn M. Hull
EWDD General Manager

return to the EWDD Resources for Angelenos Impacted by COVID-19 webpage