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. 9 (extension of 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. Find out more details here. See the order here.
    • No. 10 (extension of 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 details here. See the order here.
    • No. 11: permit and inspection fees
      • Temporarily suspends permit and inspection fees for addition of tents, outdoor canopies, generators, temporary power poles, etc. See the order here.

Anaheim: Emergency Small Business Assistance Program

  • Anaheim small businesses and non-profits play an important role in our community and Anaheim Public Utilities wants to help. Apply now through  April 30, 2021 for the Emergency Small Business Assistance program. Eligible applicants may receive a $1,000 electric bill credit. Find more information here.
  • Businesses must be:
    • An Anaheim Public Utilities electric account holder for at least 12 months
    • On a small business rate plan
    • On a payment plan or current on their electric bill
    • Able to demonstrate financial hardship from COVID-19
    • Continuing to provide services benefitting the Anaheim community

Anaheim: Restaurant Assistance

  • Anaheim Restaurant Safe
    • With a gradual return to indoor dining, Anaheim is helping eligible restaurants by providing free face masks and other protective gear as part of a program known as Restaurant Safe. The Restaurant Safe package is designed to keep customers and employees safe as we all support the economic recovery of Anaheim restaurants. The package includes: 400 disposable masks, 200 disposable gloves, 32 hands sanitizer bottles and one contactless thermometer. Eligible restaurants must be based in Anaheim, licensed by the city and adhere to California's reopening guidelines for restaurants. Find more information here.
  • Take It Outdoors: Restaurant Relief Grant Program
    • Anaheim Restaurants can get up to $2,000 through our Restaurant Relief Grant Program to pay for current or previous expansion of their outdoor dining space. This could include purchase of shade structures or umbrellas, decor, barricades or even renting tables and chairs. Applications are now open and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, funds are limited. Click here to download the application. For questions, call (714) 765-4925 or email outdoor@anaheim.net.

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.

Contact Us

  1. Economic Development Team


    201 S Anaheim Boulevard
    Suite 1003
    Anaheim, CA 92805

    Phone: 714-765-4592
    economicdevelopment@anaheim,net
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