Covid-19 Information - February 2021
- 2-18-21- How to register for the COVID-19 Vaccine on County's Othena website
- 2-11-21 - Apply for Mission Viejo Community Development Block Grant Business Relief Program
- 2-4-21 - 2nd Application Round Open for State's Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program through Feb. 8
- 2-1-21 - Applications now available for County's Emergency Rental Program
How to register for the COVID-19 Vaccine on County's Othena website
If you are having trouble registering through the County of Orange’s Othena website for a COVID-19 vaccine, don’t fret. The County shared this short video featuring step-by-step instructions of how you can register online.
To view a list of folks eligible to receive a vaccine, visit https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/phased-approach-vaccine-distribution.
For more information regarding the Orange County Health Care Agency’s (HCA) COVID-19 vaccination program, visit http://www.ochealthinfo.com/novelcoronavirus or follow the HCA on Facebook (@ochealthinfo) and Twitter (@ochealth). Information is also available by contacting the County’s COVID-19 Hotline at 714-834-2000 or via email at ETeam@ochca.com.
The County on Thursday reported that the Disneyland Resort Super POD site was forced to close until Monday, Feb. 22 due to a lack in the vaccine supply. The Soka University POD site remains open to provide a second-dose Pfizer vaccine, dependent on the vaccine supply. Folks with appointments at the affected sites will receive a notification through Othena with information regarding rescheduled appointments.
Apply for Mission Viejo Community Development Block Grant Business Relief Program
Part of an ongoing effort to support local businesses impacted by the pandemic, the City of Mission Viejo is now accepting applications for its Community Development Block Grant Business Relief Program.
Grants of up to $10,000 are available for eligible businesses.
To be eligible to apply for the City’s Business Relief Grant Program, the Mission Viejo-based business must meet criteria established by the City and meet all applicable Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) requirements.
2nd Application Round Open for State's Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program through Feb. 8
Round 2 of the State’s Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program is open, the California’s Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) announced Wednesday.
The $500 million program is intended for small businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. Grants range in size from $5,000 to $25,000. Approximately half of the available funds were awarded in Round 1, with disbursement beginning January 22, and the remainder will be awarded to eligible businesses in this second round. The application portal is open and remains open through 6 pm February 8. Eligible applicants who submitted all necessary documents in Round 1 but did not receive a grant will be rolled over for consideration in this second round – there is no need to reapply.
The California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant is administered by CalOSBA through a competitive bid award to its intermediary, Lendistry, and its statewide network of community-based lenders and partners. Many of the State-supported small business centers, which prioritize the expansion of technical assistance to underserved business groups, are also available to help small businesses with the application process in multiple languages and formats.
For more information on grant requirements and eligibility along with links to application tips and webinars, visit CAReliefGrant.com.
Applications now available for County's Emergency Rental Assistance Program
The County of Orange is offering rental households up to $10,000 in financial assistance for unpaid rent or utility bills due to the impact of COVID-19 as part of its Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
Applications are available until February 28. Certain income criteria applies (see this flier), and eligible expenses include unpaid rent or utility bills due to the coronavirus (not future rent or utility costs). Landlords can also encourage tenants to apply.
To apply and for more information, visit ERA.211OC.org. Information is also available by texting ERA to 898211 or by calling 2-1-1.