As our Assembly District 65 communities respond to the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (hereinafter, COVID-19), it is important to stay informed and be proactive about keeping yourself, your family, and your community healthy and safe. Here are some resources that can help provide guidance, updates, and useful information on COVID-19:
COVID-19 Health Guidance and Protocols
Assembly District 65 County and City Updates:
Please remain up to date by going to the following city, county, state, and federal sites to learn about any updates regarding the coronavirus.
COVID19 OC Health Tracker or call the OC Health COVID-19 Hotline 833-426-6411
SafeDine OC Grant Program: The County of Orange is supporting local restaurants that are reopening safely. Recipients can receive up to $5,000 in grant funds to reimburse for masks, employee training, site reconfiguration, cleaning supplies, and more
- Up to $234 per person per month in food assistance through CalFresh, whether or not a person is working.
- Rental and utility assistance through Housing Is Key.
- Free or low-cost health insurance through Covered California or Medi-Cal.
- Californians who received unemployment insurance in 2021 may be eligible for Covered California's best coverage for $1 per month.
- Cash aid and services for families with children through the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program.
- Golden State Stimulus payments for millions of qualified residents who file taxes, even if not required.
- Filing taxes may also qualify you for the child tax credit under the American Rescue Plan.
All schools in the 65th Assembly District have implemented emergency temporary closures of schools in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. These actions were taken as a precautionary measure to prevent and mitigate the spread of the virus. We encourage families of students to stay updated with the latest information on their schools by visiting their websites:
State Resources Small Businesses and Employees:
California secures $4.5 billion for Lost Wages Assistance Program. Individuals who are currently eligible to receive at least $100 per week in unemployment benefits may qualify for an additional $300 weekly supplement.
California Grants Program for businesses and individuals in need of assistance you can go to the States new Grant Portal
California Competes Tax Credit application period for the California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) opens up on Monday, July 27 and runs through August 17
U.S. Department of Labor resources for employers and employees
Cal/Osha guidance on requirement to protect workers from COVID-19
Labor & Workforce Development Agency resources for employers and employees
Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development resources for employers and employees
California Employment Development Department disability/paid family leave benefits & unemployment insurance benefits for COVID-19
SoCalGas and Goodwill Southern California have teamed up to provide easy ways to save money and energy The Energy Savings Assistance (ESA) program and the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) bill discount program help customers save money on their SoCalGas bill and improves the safety & comfort in their homes
Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) today announced a virtual enrollment option for the Energy Savings Assistance Program, which continues to provide eligible customers with an average of $705 worth of energy-efficiency home upgrades at no cost to help improve the safety and comfort of customers’ homes
California Grant Relief Program: Small Businesses in need of assistance during these difficult times can apply for up to $25,000.
Resources for Constituents:
Please continue to check the CVS Health website for frequent updates and please feel free to reach out to us as needed. We hope that you continue to stay safe, healthy as we go through these times together.
OC One Stop Mobile Unit: For those seeking assistance with employment, EDD, and other concerns.
Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development CARES Act Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG-CV) being administered by the State’s Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) through allocations to counties. This $315 million investment provides one-time COVID response funds to address homelessness through emergency shelter, street outreach and rapid rehousing that must be expended by the fall of next. The HUD deadline to expend 20% of the funds is in just over a month’s time by September 30, 2021.
HCD is pleased to be a resource to you in this effort and if you are interested in learning how your district’s homelessness response system is intending to use ESG-CV funds or have questions, please contact: Stephanie Hershberger at Stephanie.Hershberger@hcd.ca.gov and cc: Pedro Galvao at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also call Stephanie at 916-820-1280.
With the eviction moratorium set to end today, now is the time to utilize state resources available to renters and landlords. Starting October 1, landlords cannot seek an eviction of tenants who are eligible for the program without completing a rental assistance application with the program.
Learn more at housingiskey.com or by calling 833-430-2122.
DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES (DMV)
Please visit the DMV website for more information.
DISCLAIMER - Updated information will be added as more services become available and circumstances change.
Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva's staff will continue to monitor the situation and keep constituents updated with information and resources. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to the District Office at (714) 525-6515 with any questions, concerns, or need for assistance. We are here to help.