We are dedicated to serving as a resource to support economic relief and recovery as our region continues to grapple with COVID-19. Please take a moment to visit our Resource List.


 While the impacts from COVID-19 continue to unfold, East Bay EDA will continue to serve as a regional voice and resource to support economic resiliency during these uncertain times. We know that this crisis will disproportionately impact our region’s most vulnerable populations and that the unfolding economic disruption is already hitting small business owners and workers who need to sustain basic needs like food, housing, and healthcare.  As the Bay Area continues to respond to this public health emergency, we remain committed to providing forums and venues to share promising practices, resources, and tools that can help us all.


East Bay EDA is compiling real-time trusted information and resources for employers and workers in our communities. Visit this page regularly for the latest information and any other helpful resources that emerge. Please contact us if you would like to contribute a resource or information and visit the link below for a comprehensive view of the list and table of contents.



State of California 

Subscribe to the state’s COVID-19 newsletter to receive updates and announcements as they happen, including information shared by the California Department of Public Health. 


Alameda County 

Contra Costa County 


State Funding Programs

**Deadline Extended** California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program (Deadline 10/19/22) Funding is on a first-come first-served basis but with priorities

California Dream Fund

California Rebuilding Fund (Low-Cost Loan Program) 

Local Loan Programs

Community Bank of the Bay


Main Street Launch

Pacific Community Ventures

TMC Financing 

Working Solutions

Click here for East Bay EDA’s Business Resources Map to view additional resources and contact information. 


The East Bay is fortunate to have a vast network of chambers of commerce and small business assistance centers that offer no-cost one-on-one-consulting and low-cost training services and programs to small businesses and entrepreneurs. Expert advisors are on hand that can assist with all stages of your business including startup business plans, access to financing, growth, resiliency plans, e-commerce, marketing, and more. We encourage you to reach out and make an appointment as soon as possible. 

Click here for the statewide map. 

Click here for East Bay EDA’s Business Resources Map for contact information.


Check with your local jurisdiction on current COVID-19 information and business resources. Be sure to also subscribe to your city’s newsletters to receive important updates and announcements.  

If you are located in unincorporated Alameda County, please visit: 

If you are located in unincorporated Contra Costa County, please visit: 

Click here for East Bay EDA’s Business Resources Map for contact information. 


Workforce development boards offer services for job seekers and workers, as well as business services for employers seeking assistance with hiring efforts, safe re-opening, subsidized training programs, downsizing activities, or connection to additional business resources. 

Oakland Workforce Development Board 

Alameda County Workforce Development Board 

Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County 

Click here for East Bay EDA’s Business Resources Map for contact information. 


View upcoming webinars and trainings or browse through past recordings from the following business resources:

CA EDD Payroll Tax Seminars – The CA EDD offers State payroll tax seminars to help employers comply with State payroll tax laws. Classroom style, in-person seminars are offered throughout California. The online courses allow you to learn at your own pace.

NorCal Small Business Development Center – No-cost webinars and trainings to help business owners on a variety of topics, from bookkeeping to e-commerce.

Small Business MajorityUpdates on state and federal small business resources and policy briefings


UC Berkeley Law Community Law Clinic provides free legal assistance to survive the COVID-19 pandemic to small businesses that can’t afford an attorney. Email for support. 

East Bay Community Law Center provides legal services to East Bay residents on a range of topics. 

Centro de la Raza provides legal services to low-income, immigrant, Black, and Latinx communities through bilingual legal representation, education, and advocacy. 

Legal Aid at Work provides low-income and unemployed people with confidential information about their legal rights related to work in California. They provide services in Spanish, Mandarin, and Cantonese, and can accommodate other languages. 

Alameda County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) can match you with a pre-screened Alameda County lawyer who is qualified to help you with your legal needs. LRS lawyers have been carefully screened to ensure that they have ample experience in the area of law in which you need assistance.

Contra Costa County Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral & Information Service (LRIS) can match residents of all parts of Contra Costa County to lawyers to help resolve their legal issues. 


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Contact Info

1221 Oak Street, Suite 555

Oakland, CA 94612

+1 (510) 272-6746