Economic and Workforce Development Department
The Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD) provides a broad range of programs that offer assistance in the areas of business support, employment, and youth development.
Small Business Recovery Resource Guide
Compiled information on grants, loans and tax credits available to small businesses affected by COVID-19.
CD4 Small Business Consultation Request
Fill out this form to let us know more about your business and direct you to relevant resources. Outreach will be on a first-come, first-served basis with priority for businesses based in CD4.
CA Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program
The Office of the Small Business Advocate announced new funding rounds for the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. New applications opened on September 9th, and will be open until September 30th, for amounts up $25,000
For more information and to apply, click HERE.
Comeback Checks Program
COMING SOON -- The City of Los Angeles is launching a new program called “Comeback Checks” — round one has $37 million for small businesses in LA! More information to come soon. Reach out to EWDD BusinessSource Centers for any questions in the meantime.
LA Optimized Accelerator Academy
LA Optimized is a program launched by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on January 2021 to bridge the digital divide and help small businesses access the assistance they need to adapt and compete in the digital marketplace. In recognition of the setbacks small business faced during the pandemic, this programs aims to provide the resources, tools, and services necessary to help them remain competitive, grow, and thrive.
EWDD BusinessSource Center
The Economic and Workforce Development Department can connect you to Business Source Centers for 1:1 counseling and consulting programs.
Business Source Centers offer services in Spanish, Armenian, French, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Vietnamese, and more.
PACE’s SBA Women’s Business Center
PACE Women's Business Center (WBC) serves women who live throughout Los Angeles County. They welcome all aspiring entrepreneurs to use our services.
WBC provides a business assessment and one-on-one counseling sessions help Center staff understand your concerns to be able to provide direction and resources to help meet your goals.
Council District 4 Small Businesses
CD4 Small Business Highlights
Tell us about your favorite small businesses in District 4!
We want to visit the business, learn about its history, and highlight their stories on our social media platforms. #ShopCD4
Council District 4 Small Business Policy Updates
Check out CD4’s latest business legislative updates or new business-related motions!
Commercial Rent Assistance
Eviction Moratorium for Commercial Tenants
LA County’s commerical eviction moratorium is extended until September 30, 2021. During the effective dates of the Moratorium, commercial tenants may not be evicted for COVID-19 related nonpayment of rent.
Commercial Rent Debt Survey
We are trying to understand potential issues that could arise at the end of the Commercial Eviction Moratoriums. Please help take 5 minutes to share how commercial rent debt may affect your business!