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.

Anaheim: Restaurant Relief Grant Program

  • Anaheim Restaurants can get up to $2,000 through our Restaurant Relief Grant Program to expand their outdoor dining space. This could include purchase of shade structures or umbrellas, décor, 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: Eviction Protection Program

  • Anaheim's city moratorium on residential and commercial evictions concluded on 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:  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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