LOS ANGELES COUNTY ENCOURAGES BUSINESSES IN THE PORTER RANCH AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES TO REPORT ECONOMIC INJURY/HARDSHIP
January 28th 2016
The Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is requesting businesses in the Porter Ranch and surrounding communities that have been economically impacted by the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak event to complete the Economic Injury Worksheet that is now available on the Los Angeles County’s website at lacounty.gov/alisocanyon, 211 LA County’s website at 211la.org or call 211 LA County for assistance.
Completing and submitting the Economic Injury Worksheet will assist the region in qualifying for a United States Small Business Administration (SBA) Declaration. A declaration will allow the SBA to offer low interest loans in the County to any business directly or indirectly impacted by this event. With five businesses that can demonstrate economic injury opens up the opportunity for all businesses, whether or not any of the five seek the bridge loan.
Businesses with economic injury or hardship should complete the Economic Injury Worksheet, print it, and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information or questions, please contact OEM Deputy Director Leslie Luke at 323-980-2260.
Los Angeles County residents and businesses, including persons with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, may call 211 LA County for emergency preparedness information, and other referral services. The toll-free 2-1-1 number is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week. 211 LA County services can also be accessed at http://211la.org. To register for the Specific Needs Awareness Planning program please go to snap.lacounty.gov. For disaster/emergency preparedness information, please access lacoa.org and/or espfocus.org.
Download the press release here: FINAL PRESS RELEASE - LOS ANGELES COUNTY OEM IS REQUESTING FOR PORTER RANCH AND OTHER BUSINESSES TO REPORT ECONOMIC INJURY HARDSHIP (1-28-16)