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COVID-19 Employer and Employee Resources

In an effort to support local businesses and residents who may be affected economically by the COVID-19 pandemic, we've created the following webpage which contains local, state, and federal information.

  1. Business Assistance
  2. Open for Business
  3. Prevention
  4. Signage
  5. Loans
  6. Utility Discounts
  7. Employee Resources and Services
  8. Reduced Income Information

Business Assistance

City of Camarillo Business Recovery Loan Fund
The City of Camarillo committed $1,000,000 to a business recovery loan fund to help our local small businesses recover from COVID-19 impacts.

County of Ventura COVID-19 Business Assistance Grant
Businesses and nonprofits may be eligible for a $10,000 grant through the County of Ventura’s fourth COVID-19 Business Assistance Grant Program. This grant is available for businesses that did not receive a grant during any of the County’s previous business grant programs, and that are within the eligibility parameters found on the grant website. Applications open on August 19 at 8:00 am and end September 2 at 6:00 pm.

CA's Small Business Relief Grants
The State of California will reopen the application for its Relief Grant for small businesses impacted by COVID-19 from September 9th - 30th. This grant ranges from $5,000 - $25,000. If you have any questions, please contact 888-612-4370 or [email protected].

A loan program to support California’s small businesses that employed 50 or less full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) and had gross revenues of less than $2.5 million or below in 2019. 

Temporary Outdoor Business Safety Reimbursement Program
The City of Camarillo is assisting businesses by reimbursing up to $2,500 per business for the acquistion of water-filled barricades to help protect outdoor business areas from vehicles. Visit this page for more information and a list of water-filled barricade vendors.  

Economic Development Collaborative (EDC)
The EDC provides no-cost advising to businesses and locally sourced information for employers, employees and the self-employed.

English Hotline: (805) 409-9159
Spanish Hotline: (805) 309-5874

No landlord shall endeavor to evict a tenant for nonpayment of rent if the tenant demonstrates that the tenant is unable to pay rent due to financial impacts related to COVID-19.

No Penalties and Interest for Camarillo Business Tax
Penalties and interest have been waived for Camarillo business tax licenses until 90 days after Council declares the end to the emergency.

Pandemic Unemployment Insurance (PUA)
The CARES act expanded unemployment benefits to business owners, self-employed individuals and independent contractors. 

Governor's Business Assistance Information
The Governor's webpage on Business Assistance is constantly being updated with vital information for businesses. 

California State Treasurer 
The California State Treasurer has built various lists that describe various forms of assistance available for businesses and individuals.  

Main Street Lending Program
Established by the CARES Act, the Main Street Lending Program supports lending to U.S. small and medium-sized businesses who were financially effected by COVID-19. The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston administers the program under the Federal Reserve.

Open for Business

Camarillo's Hiring
If your business is hiring or you know someone who is looking for a job, please visit this page which shows available Camarillo jobs. You can browse jobs or post one of your own. Please note you must be a registered business in Camarillo to post a job opportunity.



Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Resources
OSHA has compiled information, with special consideration for workers and employees in healthcare, laboratories, and travel. Visit Cal/OSHA Guidance on Coronavirus to learn more about workplace requirements.


Camarillo Municipal Code allows businesses to fill up to 25% of the total window area with signage. Please feel free to make your own window signage and let people know you are open. Feel free to use the following signage to let people know you are still open. Open for BusinessOpen for Take OutOpen for Delivery, and Drive Thru Open

During the COVID-19 crisis, businesses may hang banners without a banner permit, as long as the banner conveys to the public that it is open during the public health emergency, and as long as the business is not abusing the privilege. 


Economic Development Collaborative (EDC)
EDC is offering microloans to give a cashflow boost to businesses impacted by reduced sales, supply chain disruption or other challenges. Camarillo recently partnered with EDC to provide a special $1,000,000 Economic Recovery Loan Fund. Inquire with EDC for more details.

Women's Economic Ventures (WEV) forgivable loan and coaching program
WEV is accepting applications for loans from $5,000 - $10,000 that will turn into grants upon borrower's completion of a 10 hour training program. This program is only available for BIPOC business owners. For more information please visit WEV's website at:

California Rebuilding Fund
A loan program to support California’s small businesses that employed 50 or less full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) and had gross revenues of less than $2.5 million or below in 2019. 

The CARES Act, provides additional assistance for small business owners and non-profits, including the opportunity to get up to a $10,000 Advance on an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). 

Utility Discounts for Business

Southern California Edison (SCE)
SCE has an Economic Development Rate which may apply to businesses that are risk of closing during this time. Please contact Jey Lacey, Economic Development Consultant for additional information at [email protected] or (559) 625-7175.

Employee Resources and Services

Employment Development Department (EDD) Resources
Workers experiencing reduced hours, those who are sick or quarantined, and those who are providing care for family members may be eligible to file a claim.  

Connect to resources and jobs. A one-stop resource for the people of California impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Reduced Income Information

Tenant and Landlord Assistance
Qualifying renters and landlords are now eligible for 100% of rent and utilities owed.

Camarillo's Hiring
This webpage shares available job openings in the City of Camarillo. Visit this page if you're looking for your next employment opportunity. Jobs are diverse and range from entry level to management and include various industries like retail, restaurants, life science, and manufacturing.

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program
 that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. If your household is eligible, you can receive:

  • Up to a $50/month discount on your broadband service and associated equipment rentals
  • Up to a $75/month discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50)

Get Financial Help
The Governor's webpage on financial help describes various mortgage relief plans as well as other helpful financial information. 

No landlord shall evict a tenant for nonpayment of rent if the tenant demonstrates that the tenant is unable to pay rent due to financial impacts related to COVID-19. 

SCE Assistance
Southern California Edison will work with those in need of assistance with their utility bills. 

Last updated: 8/20/2021

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