If you are a business owner or employee of a business that has been affected by a recent natural disaster, check here for information about your next steps.
The EDB has worked with various partners to compile a comprehensive list of local, state and government resources and benefits for businesses affected by disasters. Resources listed below include potentially available funding to help rebuild, cover payroll, tax credits and incentives, and help filing claims.
Affected Businesses and Employees
- Creative Sector Recovery
Emergency Preparedness: Whether you are an artist, creative professional, or arts organization manager – it pays (both in time and money) to have an emergency preparedness plan.
Emergency Resources: Provides lists of emergency resources for artists and arts organizations, sorted by discipline, followed by general assistance organizations. These resources are available for a variety reasons – from natural disasters to personal medical needs.
- Sonoma County Recovers: Official website for all information concerning the Sonoma County recovery.
Payroll Extension: Extension on filing State payroll reports and taxes.
California IBank: Low interest and state-guaranteed business loans and microloans affected by a disaster. Small businesses, including small farms, nurseries, agriculture-related enterprises and nonprofits that have suffered an economic loss and/or physical damage may apply for the Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program (DRLGP) which offers loans up to $1 million for Disaster Relief Borrowers.
CalCap: Small business and state-guaranteed loans
Working Solutions: Small business micro-loans
- Business owners and managers can coordinate unemployment services.
- Job matching for dislocated workers, workshops, and more.
Employees of Affected Businesses
- Apply for unemployment benefits and COBRA coverage.
- Looking for new job opportunities with other local employers.