Flood Recovery Business Resources 

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If you are a business owner or employee of a business that has been affected by the Russian River flooding, check here for information about your next steps.

The EDB is actively working with partners to ensure that the community receives disaster-related benefits from the local, state and federal government. Once the information is available it will be posted on this website. Resources listed below include potentially available funding to help rebuild, cover payroll, tax credits and incentives, and help filing claims.

Affected Businesses and Employees


  • EDB Business Recovery Guide - The EDB has compiled a comprehensive list of resources for businesses that have been affected by the floods. Print it double sided or add it to your presentations and meetings with customers affected by the floods.  It highlights:
         - Grants, Loans and Financing
         - Workforce resources
         - Tax Credit and Property Reassessment Resources

          Affected Businesses


          California Department of Insurance: Assistance with filing claims

          Property Taxes

          Sonoma County Assessor: Property tax reassessment due to misfortune or calamity

          Business Taxes

          Payroll Extension: Extension on filing State payroll reports and taxes.

          Tax Credits

          Franchise Tax Board: Info on deducting disaster losses


          California IBank: Low interest and state-guaranteed business loans and microloans affected by the floods. 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

          Relocation / Rebuilding

          GoBiz Business Investment Services: Site consultation and business incentives for relocation.

          North Coast Builders Exchange: Connects businesses needing repair and rebuilding services with local construction firms.

          Workforce Resources

          • Business owners and managers can coordinate unemployment services.
          • Job matching for dislocated workers, workshops, and more.
          • Contact Chanel Ruiz-Bricco at cruizbricco@schsd.org or 707-565-5626 for layoff assistance and support.

          Employees of Affected Businesses

          Employee Resources

            • Apply for unemployment benefits and COBRA coverage.
            • Looking for new job opportunities with other local employers.

            Contact Information

            Ethan Brown

            Business Retention and Expansion Program Manager

            Economic Development Board
            Contact us by Phone
            141 Stony Circle, Suite 110
            Santa Rosa, CA 95401