Tornado Recovery

In the aftermath of the tornado damage caused in south Montebello on March 22, 2023, the City of Montebello has partnered collaboratively with our LA County, State of California and other agencies in a unified taskforce offering information and assistance resources to business owners and employees affected by this weather event. 

UPDATE: Small Business Administration (SBA) fact sheet regarding Disaster Loans. Click for filing details. CA 17842 Fact Sheet Presidential-Amendment 3.pdf

Eligible applicants may go to a temporary SBA office located in Monterey Park for assistance in applying and filing for a loan:

Business Recovery Center

Barnes Park Service Club House
440 S. McPherrin Ave.
Monterey Park, CA 91754

HOURS: Mon to Thurs / 11AM to 7PM

Applicants can apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information, and download applications at Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email [email protected] for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Anyone requiring hearing assistance may call 7-1-1.

Please review the list of agencies below and their descriptions to find resources that best fit your needs. All resources are hyperlinked to their respective websites:

LA County Department of Public Works
211 LA is a locally based, nonprofit guide to the services & information you need to navigate life in Los Angeles County.

LA County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs
Fraud/scam investigation, small business services, financial education, mediation, small claims, and foreclosure prevention, and consumer education.

LA County Office of Immigrant Affairs: 
The Los Angeles County Office of Immigrant Affairs helps all immigrants learn about available services for them and their families. These are some of the services they can connect you to: Landlord/tenant disputes and foreclosure prevention, wage disputes and small business support, food security and nutrition, and immigration legal representation and public charge concerns.

Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management

LA County Assessor
Information regarding the Misfortune and Calamity Tax Relief and Proposition 19 Disaster Relief.

LA County Internal Services Department
"Delete The Divide" is an initiative led by the County of Los Angeles to advance digital equity in underserved communities through partnerships, infrastructure investments, and technology resources that empower residents and small businesses.

LA County Department of Social Services
The Department of Social Services helps low-income families and individuals; visit the website to see what types of assistance you need.

LA County Office of Small Business
The Small Business Concierge is a service that assists business owners in the unincorporated areas of the County.

LA County Department of Economic Opportunity
DEO is committed to helping communities & businesses build back better in economic and workforce development.
Tornado Resources
Tornado Recovery Tips for Businesses
"Staying Safe After a Tornado"
Small Business Recovery
Emergency Network Los Angeles (ENLA, or the LA VOAD)
o ENLA Members
• Grants:

• Free Legal Services: LA Regional Small Business Owners Legal Aid Program – Small Business Development
o Contact info: 866-375-9511; contact form for assistance

Contact info: (844) 432-4900 or email at [email protected]

California Department of Insurance
California’s Low Cost Auto (CLCA) Insurance program helps good drivers that are income eligible afford auto insurance that meets the state’s financial responsibility laws.

City of Montebello- Community Development and Building
Montebello Building Inspectors are working closely with all impacted building owners on business recovery efforts and building engineering and expedited permit needs on a case-by-case basis. City staff will remain engaged in this effort indefinitely.  For assistance call the department directly at (323) 887-1478.

Air Quality Management District (AQMD)
South Coast AQMD offers a broad range of programs for businesses, the community, and local government that offer financial incentives for implementing new clean air technologies.

East Los Angeles AJCC: 
Services for job seekers including no-cost jo training assistance and opportunities for specialized populations.

Employment Development Department (EDD) Workforce Services:
Provides food assistance to families, older adults and other individuals at community and senior centers including select congregate meal sites through the Emergency Food Assistance Program.

EDD Unemployment Insurance: 
The Unemployment Insurance program pays benefits to workers who have lost their job and meet the program’s eligibility requirements. 

Covered California: 
Helps individuals and families obtain health coverage that includes the minimum essential benefits required by the law.

Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC)
The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation is a nonprofit organization focused on equitable economic growth and provide business assistance and workforce education.

Maravilla Foundation
Maravilla Foundation is a non-profit 501 c (3) community-based organization that assists with utility bill assistance.

For general inquiries related to the services the City of Montebello provides, please call (323) 887-1478 during normal business hours and staff will be happy to assist you.