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File #: 2020-298    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/6/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/7/2020 Final action:
Title: CONSIDER AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO A CONTRACT WITH THE CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION, A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION, TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO CARSON BUSINESSES IN APPLYING FOR LOANS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE CARES ACT, ESPECIALLY THE PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM ("PPP") LOANS AND ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOANS ("EIDL"), AND TO ADMINISTER THE CITY'S CORONAVIRUS SMALL BUSINESS LENDING PROGRAM, AND CONSIDER RESOLUTION NO. 20-111, AMENDING THE CITY'S 2020-2021 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $75,000 FROM THE CITY'S FUND BALANCE (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. CCEDA Amendment No 1, 2. Budget Resolution No. 20-111, 3. April 21 Staff Report
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Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, July 07, 2020
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CONSIDER AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO A CONTRACT WITH THE CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION, A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION, TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO CARSON BUSINESSES IN APPLYING FOR LOANS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE CARES ACT, ESPECIALLY THE PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM ("PPP") LOANS AND ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOANS ("EIDL"), AND TO ADMINISTER THE CITY'S CORONAVIRUS SMALL BUSINESS LENDING PROGRAM, AND CONSIDER RESOLUTION NO. 20-111, AMENDING THE CITY'S 2020-2021 BUDGET APPROPRIATING $75,000 FROM THE CITY'S FUND BALANCE (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

On April 13, 2020, the Disaster Council approved a contract in a form acceptable to the City Attorney with the California Community Economic Development Association ("CCEDA"), a California non-profit organization, to quickly create and implement a focused business assistance program for Carson businesses, with a special emphasis on the COVID-19 response and accessing funding through federal programs offered through the Small Business Administration. While the Disaster Council had the authority to approve the contract, the appropriation of new funds from the City's Fund Balance required an action of the City Council. The City Council approved the transfer of $75,000 from Community Development to the Coronavirus Emergency Account and the contractor proceeded.

In terms of reaching out to businesses, the initial push was to call and email businesses on the City's Business License list and make the services available. These services included a program of business technical assistance, assistance with applying for the two SBA lending programs, and the marketing and administration of the City's Coronavirus Small Business Lending Program, which provides loans up to $10,000 to Carson-based businesses during this period.
It was anticipated that the $75,000 toward the contract would last just a few months given the pace and the sc...

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