COVID Economic Resilience Committee (CERC)-Humboldt
A Committee got together for the first time Monday (3/16/2020) morning to work on providing information, resources, and services to support local businesses and employers through the COVID 19 pandemic. This group is self-organizing and currently comprises representatives from SBDC, the Chambers, County and City departments, and more. North Coast SBDC is on point for service and information delivery, so please keep telling us what your questions and needs are. The McKinleyville Chamber is an active part of this committee and working to help our members through this time.
North Coast Small Business Development Center: This is your beset resource for all of the compiled guidance and information.
Disaster Loan Assistance from US Small Business Association (SBA): SBA Disaster Loans are open for Humboldt and Del Norte.You can also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or to discuss a whole range of disaster funding options, reach out to the NorthcoastSBDC. https://www.northcoastsbdc.org/index_north_coast
Humboldt Health Alert: Daily updates on COVID-19 in Humboldt County.
Employment Development Department: Information for employers and employees about Unemployment, Paid Family Leave, Disability Insurance and more.
Watch this video which explains the available work share program: WORK SHARE
IRS: The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service are providing special payment relief to individuals and businesses in response to the COVID-19 Outbreak. The filing deadline for tax returns remains April 15, 2020. The IRS urges taxpayers who are owed a refund to file as quickly as possible. For those who can't file by the April 15, 2020 deadline, the IRS reminds individual taxpayers that everyone is eligible to request a six-month extension to file their return.
Read more information here: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/payment-deadline-extended-to-july-15-2020
Facebook Grants: Facebook has announced a program of cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries affected by COVID-19 pandemic.
Click here for more information. This was just announced, so they are in the beginning stages. You can sign up to receive updates when more information becomes available.
Bumble Grant: Until April 5th, small business owners can submit a request to receive up to $5k in monetary support from Bumble. To apply, head to the Bumble app and match with the Bumble Community Grants profile from any mode.