- EDB Business Recovery Guide - The EDB has compiled a comprehensive list of resources for businesses that have been affected by the fires. Print it double sided or add it to your presentations and meetings with customers affected by the fires. It highlights:
- Grants, Loans and Financing
- Workforce resources
- Tax Credit and Property Reassessment Resources
- Sonoma County Recovers: official website for all information concerning the Sonoma county fires and recovery.
- Fire Recovery Guide: Quick resource on steps to register and apply for federal FEMA and SBA assistance from Congressman Mike Thompson.
Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Recovery Center
The U.S. Small Business Administration opened a Business Recovery Center at the Sonoma County Economic Development Board, in partnership with the City of Santa Rosa.
- Location: 141 Stony Circle, Suite 155, Santa Rosa (The Courtyard Building).
- Hours: Monday- Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Disaster Recovery Centers
Beginning November 12th, affected residents and businesses can visit the Santa Rosa DRC for in-person support when seeking state and federal aid. Representatives from FEMA will be at these locations to provide information about disaster assistance programs and help survivors apply for aid. If possible, survivors should register with FEMA before visiting a Recovery Center. You will not be asked to show proof of legal citizenship to receive assistance.
You need to register for Disaster Assistance, which then allows you to apply for either home or business disaster assistance (or both). If you are applying for your home and business disaster assistance, you only need to complete one registration to cover both.
Register for FEMA Disaster Assistance
Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans
Disaster loans may be available to individuals and businesses to repair or replace disaster-damaged property, inventory, and supplies. Homeowners and renters may also be eligible for SBA loans to repair or replace disaster-related damages to homes or personal property.
The SBA offers low-interest, long-term disaster loans for physical damage, working capital, and economic injury. The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Dec. 11, 2017. The deadline to return economic injury applications is July 12, 2018.
Apply for a SBA Disaster Loan
After registering with FEMA, businesses and homeowners may apply for SBA Disaster Loans.