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 eviction protection moratorium period ran from March 24, 2020, through June 30, 2020. Find updates 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.

Contact Us

  1. Economic Development Team

    201 S Anaheim Boulevard
    Suite 1003
    Anaheim, CA 92805

    Phone: 714-765-4592
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FRAN: Food Run Around the Neighborhood:

Have a craving for your favorite Center City restaurant? FRAN, Center City’s free microtransit system is back in action with free, contactless delivery from noon to 8 p.m., seven days a week. In partnership with Anaheim Transportation Network, FRAN, which standards for Free Rides Around the Neighborhood, is now transforming to become Food Run Around the Neighborhood! Anaheim residents can continue supporting their local businesses and enjoying great eats and treats throughout Center City even during these difficult times.

Place an order with a participating restaurant and let them know you would like FRAN to deliver your order. Participating restaurants will text you updates when your food is on its way and FRAN will deliver your order! FRAN is free for restaurants and residents.

Are you a restaurant interested in participating? Contact Anaheim’s Economic Development Team at economicdevelopment@anaheim.net or (714) 765-4592 to confirm you are in the service area.

All participating businesses are required to follow all state and county industry guidelines including observing social distancing, wearing face coverings and other safeguards.