Local Support Pages for Businesses
- Nevada County Relief Fund
- Nevada County Arts Council Artist Relief Fund
- Nevada County Strong: Building a Resilient Community Today for Tomorrow – Facebook Group – A resource and discussion group.
- Collaborative Resources for Nevada County Businesses
- Virtual Shop & Support Local – Facebook Group – A page where Nevada County businesses, contractors, employees, artists, creatives and non-profits can post their online shop, offer, membership page or virtual tip jar.
- Homebound Happenings Facebook Group – Local Information about local and worldwide virtual events – concerts, museum tours, theater performances, etc.
Reopening Guidance for Businesses
- Nevada County Reopening Guidance
- Nevada County Reopening Plan PDF
- Nevada County Rebound Resilience Kit PDF
- Resilience Roadmap – Industry Guidance to Reduce the Risk
- Dine-in Restaurant Guidance | Checklist for Dine-in Restaurants
- Wineries & Bars Guidance
- Gyms and Fitness Centers Guidance
- Retail Guidance | Checklist for Retail
- Hotel & Lodging Guidance | Checklist for Hotel & Lodging
- Hair Salons & Barbershop Guidance
- Expanded Personal Care Services Guidance
- Manufacturing Guidance | Checklist for Manufacturing
- Office Workspaces Guidance | Checklist for Office Workspaces
- California Hotel & Lodging Association Guidance for the Hotel Industry
- Ready to Reopen: A Playbook for Your Small Business- US Chamber
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce Reopening Business Guidance
- National Restaurant Association Reopening Guidance
- Restaurant Conduct Posters
- Six Steps for Safe and Effective Disinfectant Use
Promoting Safety in Your Business
The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act
NOTE: The Small Business Administration will resume accepting PPP loan applications on Monday, April 27 at 7:30AM PDT from approved lenders on behalf of any eligible borrower. Learn more
The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now.
- Review Full Guide to the CARES Act
- Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
- Guide to Economic Industry Disaster Loans, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
- Guide to the Employee Retention Tax Credit, U.S Chamber of Commerce
- Paycheck Protection Program Loan Summary
- Paycheck Protection Program Application
- CARES Act Flow Chart for Small Businesses
- CARES Act family & individual rebates FAQ | Spanish version
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) – Cares Act
The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act was signed on June 5th to provide businesses with greater flexibility and more time to maximize forgiveness of loans received under the PPP. You can apply through your existing banking partner until August 8, 2020. Changes to PPP Loans by the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act of 2020
To apply for a PPP:
- Review the summary of the program and the application and gather the necessary materials such as payroll tax filings, proof of lease payments, proof of mortgage payments, and proof of utility payments
- Get in contact with your accountant and/or bank that pays out your business’s payroll.
- Contact your bank to confirm whether if it is authorized to process your Paycheck Protection Program loan. Review their loan processing requirements.
Economic Injury Disaster Loan REOPENED (EIDL) – Cares Act
The SBA will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. SBA resumed processing EIDL applications that were submitted before the portal stopped accepting new applications on April 15 and will be processing those applications on a first-come, first-served basis. On June 15, SBA began accepting new EIDL and EIDL Advance applications from qualified small businesses and U.S. agricultural businesses.
- Loan amounts: Up to $2 million
- Rates: 3.75% for small businesses, 2.75% for nonprofits
- Terms: Up to 30 years, based on your ability to repay
- Check eligibility here
- EIDL Application
- View & download EIDL Guide here
Guide to the Employee Retention Tax Credit – Cares Act
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act created a new employee retention tax credit for employers who are closed, partially closed, or experiencing significant revenue losses as a result of COVID-19.
Who is eligible?
- Private employers, including non-profits, carrying on a trade or business in 2020 that:
- Have operations partially or fully suspended as a result of orders from a governmental authority due to COVID-19, or
- Experience a decline in gross receipts by more than 50% in a quarter compared to the same quarter in 2019 (eligibility ends when gross receipts in a quarter exceed 80% compared to the same 2019 quarter)
- With respect to tax-exempt organizations under 501(c) of the tax code, the requirement to be partially or fully suspended applies to all operations of the organization.
- Employers who receive a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan are not eligible for a tax credit.
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance – Cares Act
As part of the federal CARES Act, the new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program helps unemployed Californians who are business owners, self-employed, independent contractors, have limited work history, and others not usually eligible for regular state UI benefits who are out of business or services are significantly reduced as a direct result of the pandemic.
The PUA benefits are payable if you don’t qualify for regular UI benefits in California or another state and also do not qualify for State Disability Insurance or Paid Family Leave benefits. This includes:
- Business owners
- Self-employed individuals
- Independent contractors
The EDD will begin accepting online applications for this program on Tuesday, April 28.
SBA Funding Programs – Capital Access
Incidents can strain a small business’s financial capacity to make payroll, maintain inventory and respond to market fluctuations (both sudden drops and surges in demand). Businesses should prepare by exploring and testing their capital access options so they have what they need when they need it.
IBANK Jump Start Loan Program
IBank is offering loans from $500 to $10,000 to low-wealth entrepreneurs in the declared disaster and emergency areas through its Jump Start Loan Program.
Free SBDC Webinars for Coping with COVID-19
Featuring interviews with experts in capital resource, e-commerce and more… These FREE SBDC webinars are designed to equip you with tools to navigate the economic difficulties posed by COVID-19.
PAST WEBINAR RECORDINGS
Prepping to apply for Emergency SBA Economic Injury Loans
Assistance Available for Businesses & Nonprofits
What resources are available to you in these challenging times. Learn about Federal, State and Local resources that can help you think through business decisions.
Cash Flow and Scaling Operations with Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation
Running a small business or nonprofit means navigating timely decisions with limited resources.
What are the key questions and options that you have to make the best choices that are available to you today.
Virtual Workforce and Meetings with Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation
Businesses, now more than ever, are relying on electronic communications, on-line meetings and a virtual workforce. How do you start to put the right tools and procedures in place to help ensure a productive transition into new platforms.
HR Topics in challenging times with Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation
There are so many decisions facing us as business managers. Human Resources is one of the most important resources to any business. How do we ensure that fair practices and clear policies are in place during this rapidly changing time?
Meeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/337376753
Coping with COVID: Emergency cash flow resources and opportunities
Northern California SBDC Hosts a panel of expert advisors who will offer sugestions and answer your questions on how small businesses can cope with tight cash flow during the Covid-19 emergency
Free Webinar from NorCal SBDC for RESTAURANTS AND BARS
This webinar is for restaurants, bars and the hospitality industry employers to get information and resources for their employees and businesses.
COVID-19 HR Guidance and Best Practices from ThinkHR
Resources for Employees of CA Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
Preparing Small Businesses for the Next New Normal: hosted by the Sierra SBDC and Nevada County Executive Office
This interactive session will cover how to come to terms with your current cash situation, options for emergency financing (including tips for SBA loan applications) and planning for the next phase of your business.
- Nevada County Attestation for Readiness (Readiness Plan)
- Nevada County Efforts to Reach Individuals Experiencing Homelessness during COVID-19 Pandemic
- Nevada County Rescinds Local Order
- Nevada County FAQs on Rescinding the Local Order
- Board Resolution 20-101: Limitations on Residential and Commercial Evictions and Judicial Foreclosures, through May 31, 2020
- Board Resolution 20-063 and 20-062: Declaration of Local Health Emergency to Increase Coronavirus Response Resources
- Adolescent, Parent, Children & Family Resources from Granite Wellness Center
- The Latest News and Resources for Your Business, California SBDC
- COVID-19 Top Resources for Employers (CalChamber)
- CA Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) FAQ on COVID-19 for Employers
- CA Labor & Workforce Development Agency – Resources for Employers and Workers
- CA Employment Development Dept. Work Sharing Program.
- Information about how employers can apply Unemployment Insurance Work Sharing Program if reducing hours/production
- An alternative to Layoffs
- Rapid Response Services Fact Sheet for Businesses facing mass layoffs or closures
- Each covered employer must post a notice of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requirements in a conspicuous place on its premises. An employer may satisfy this requirement by emailing or direct mailing this notice to employees, or posting this notice on an employee information internal or external website.
- If your business needs help putting a plan in place, use the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s toolkit created in partnership with the UPS foundation.