Now Open: San Mateo Credit Union (SMCU) is accepting Paycheck Protection Program loan applications!
Dear Small Business Owner,
The SMCU application portal is now open for new Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan applicants. The program is authorized through March 31, 2021 or until all funds have been disbursed. If you are still being affected by COVID-19 and are considering applying for the PPP loan, that was recently approved by Congress, please see below for the documents you will need in order to aide in the completion of your loan application or visit their webpage dedicated to PPP loan information.
Please be aware that if you apply for a PPP loan with SMCU, a membership will be required prior to funding a PPP loan. The following are the eligibility requirements for a business membership:  
  • Your business must be located or headquartered in San Mateo County, City of Palo Alto, or select San Francisco zip codes
  • Your annual revenue should not exceed $10,000,000.
  • Your monthly business activities should not require large cash deposits.

PLEASE NOTE: The application and all communication is an online only process. All communication regarding PPP loans will be distributed exclusively through an electronic channel. 
Documentation to verify identity and an authority to act on behalf of your business is needed along with documentation to validate the information contained in your application. Prior to starting your application, please gather the information and have it on hand. Click the Learn More button below for a more detailed explanation of the documentation requirements, as well as your starting point for applying for the loan. 
Be prepared to provide the following information:
  • A valid, unexpired government issued ID
  • Documentation of your EIN/TIN 
  • Unexpired Fictitious Business Name Statement 
  • Proof of Business Operation prior to February 2020
  • Active Status with the Secretary of State 
  • Proof of ownership and income.
 Additionally, you'll need:
  • A list of the names of all beneficial owners with 20% or more ownership with their SSN/TIN or EIN and their percentage ownership.
  • Documentation that shows average monthly payroll costs 
  • If you have employees you will need to provide additional forms
  • Proof of health insurance can also be provided to aid in documenting your expenses. 

*Not all business types qualify for membership.
For detailed or an expanded list of information needed please click 'Learn More'
Build Up for San Mateo County's Children is available to provide support for child care operators with questions and technical assistance about the PPP loan.
Please contact:
Pamela Campos, TA Coordinator

(650) 517-1436
On January 26, 2021 the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted to allocate $1.5M in support of Local Learning Hubs. Supervisors Dave Pine and Carole Groom championed this new grant program for operators of supportive spaces assisting socioeconomically disadvantaged students engaged in distance learning.

Application CLOSES TODAY, Wednesday, February 10 at 5 p.m.

A list of the requirements to apply can be found in the flyer and at bit.ly/LearningHubsInitiative
Resources for COVID-19
COVID-19 Vaccination Survey
4Cs of San Mateo County and the San Mateo County Office of Education, in partnership with San Mateo County Health, are conducting a survey with all early care and education providers in San Mateo County (early care and education includes licensed child care centers, licensed family child care providers, and license-exempt home-based providers). The purpose is to collect preliminary information in support of equitable vaccine distribution to the child care sector. Please share with your staff and colleagues in the field.
This survey will close on Friday, February 12, 2021
Encuesta sobre Vacunas de COVID-19
4C de San Mateo y la Oficina de Educación del Condado de San Mateo, en asociación con San Mateo County Health, están llevando a cabo esta encuesta con todos los proveedores de cuidado y educación temprana en el Condado de San Mateo (el cuidado y la educacion temprana incluye centros de cuidado infantil con licencia, proveedores de cuidado infantil con licencia en el hogar y proveedores a domicilio exentos de licencia). El propósito es recopilar información preliminar en apoyo de la distribución equitativa de vacunas en el sector del cuidado infantil

Esta encuesta se cerrará el Viernes, 12 de febrero 2021
Early Care and Education (ECE) Providers Can Access Vaccine Info
via Child Care Coordinating Council, 4Cs of San Mateo County
4Cs provides the latest information and resources on COVID-19 vaccines for the early learning and care field.

To sign-up for notifications, read about current strategies, and more, visit 4Cs webpage:
Additional Resources & Events
League of Women Voters ECE Panel
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 | 12-1:30pm
Join us for an exciting panel discussion of early childhood care and education across San Mateo County, featuring
Build Up SMC Director, Christine Padilla and
Build Up SMC Advisory Body Co-Chair, Supervisor Dave Pine.
Rental Assistance for South San Francisco Residents
Do you need help paying rent? Thinking of moving or facing eviction? The City of South San Francisco has partnered with YMCA and Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County to provide timely resources supporting residents in paying rent, finding emergency shelter, paying utility bills and understanding your legal rights as a renter.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Thank You Message to Child Care Providers!

Stay safe and please let us know if we can be of assistance!