Local Assistance

Find out if your business is considered an essential business here. For specific questions or information click here.

Anaheim: Executive Orders

  • For a summary of business relief click here.
  • Anaheim has eased city rules for businesses to operate outdoors, display signs and sell alcohol to-go during the coronavirus crisis. The relief is based on a series of executive orders by our city manager. They are listed below.
    • No. 3 restaurant takeout, alcohol sales
      • Allows restaurants to sell takeout alcoholic beverages in conjunction with the purchase of food at restaurants, extends alcoholic beverage sales to 2 a.m. Read more here.
    • No. 4 restaurant, retail signage
      • Temporarily suspends special event permit requirement for businesses wanting to display signs informing customers of curbside pickup and food pickup services. Read more here.
    • No. 6: restaurant outdoor dining
      • Temporarily suspends special event permit requirement  and outdoor dining standards for restaurants to create or expand outdoor dining and use of outdoor space to promote physical distancing. Find out more here and read the full order here.

Anaheim: Eviction Protection Program

  • Anaheim's City Council has reinstated the city's moratorium on residential and commercial evictions, effective Aug. 11 through Sept. 30. Find more information here.

Anaheim: Public Utilities Small Business Assistance

  • Anaheim Public Utilities understands that these are uncertain times for everyone, especially small businesses. They remain committed to providing helpful resources and tools needed to help businesses get back on track. Find more information here.

Orange County: SafeDineOC Restaurant Program

The county of Orange now offers $1,000 grants to restaurants to pay for coronavirus safeguards such as cleaning supplies, protective equipment or staff training.

Applications for the program, called SafeDineOC, are now open online.

Orange County:  Back2Business Initiative

If you need help reimagining your space to serve customers during the pandemic, the county has expanded its Back2Business initiative by offering access to free floor plan software. The first 1,000 businesses can use the software through Dec. 31, 2020. 

Get more details here

Contact Us

  1. Economic Development Team

    201 S Anaheim Boulevard
    Suite 1003
    Anaheim, CA 92805

    Phone: 714-765-4592
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