Webinar-Apply for Funding During a Crisis: Navigating Available Applications


Online Event


In light of the COVID-19 crisis, there is a wide variety of emergency funding available including Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EDIL), and more. Learn what you will need to apply so that you can prepare the best possible application to increase your chances for approval. This webinar also offers information on business tax relief offered by the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) that can also help you stay afloat.


  • Am I Eligible for PPP  and/or EDIL? 

  • What Do I Need to Apply? 

  • Available Relief from FTB 

  • Additional Financial Resources 

Adrian: 40 minutes

Lucius : 35 minutes

Q&A:    15 minutes

Since 1997, Adrian Veliz has served marginalized communities in both Northern and Southern CA. With over 17 years of experience with the City of Los Angeles Community Development and Economic and Workforce Development Departments, partnered with strong community ties, Adrian offers his clients a unique understanding of government processes and procedures critical to establishing and maintaining contracts with the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, State, and  Federal entities.  He specializes in fostering change and establishing healthy, productive, sustainable models for progress within inner-cities, legacy communities, and archaic municipality constructs. Currently, Adrian is a Senior Business Strategist with the Vermont-Slauson Economic Development Corporation in Los Angeles, Ca.

Lucius C. Davis III is the Small Business Liaison in the Taxpayers’ Rights Advocate’s Office.  He assists with the development of small business education and outreach programs in order to help business owners better understand their income tax requirements and responsibilities.  He also provides information about the Franchise Tax Board’s (FTB) programs and services that are available to them.

Prior to becoming the Small Business Liaison, Lucius worked in Collections and in Filing in the Business Entities Section as an analyst at FTB.  In the private sector, Lucius owned a small business for 10+ years.  Prior to that, he played professional basketball overseas for 13 years. 

The Forms of Ownership presentation is a discussion of the most common forms of business ownership that are available to business owners.  Information is presented about Sole Proprietorships, Partnerships, Corporations, and Limited Liability Companies.  This information, along with specific filing information for each form of ownership, allows the business owner to determine which form of business ownership best fits their business needs. 

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