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Economic Development Boards sets up Recovery Guide for Businesses Impacted by Flood

Mar 5, 2019


EDB Business Recovery Guide - The EDB has compiled a comprehensive list of resources for businesses that have been affected by the floods. It highlights:

     - Grants, Loans and Financing

     - Workforce resources

     - Tax Credit and Property Reassessment Resources

Recovery Guide can be found here :

In addition to financing programs, the list includes a number of programs to assist with insurance, taxes, rebuilding&unemployment.      

The County is working to assess damage to businesses, jobs lost, etc. An accurate assessment could help bring more resources to the area to rebuild, and to support displaced employees. Several government and non-profit organizations are currently mobilizing to provide additional assistance. 

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 thiswebsite.

Resources listed below include potentially available funding to help rebuild, cover payroll, tax credits and incentives, and help filing claims.   

Sonoma County Recovers: Official website for all information concerning the Sonoma County floods and recovery.

Disaster Declaration for Sonoma County:Disaster declaration details for the California winter storms


Insurance -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 


The Small Business Disaster Loan Guarantee Program helps agriculture-related enterprises and other small businesses obtain financing needed to recover from losses caused by natural disasters. The Governor may activate the program in areas declared to be in a State of Emergency, whiich has been declared for Sonoma County

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.


Sonoma County Job Link:

Business owners and managers can coordinate unemployment services.

Job matching for dislocated workers, workshops, and more.

Contact Chanel Ruiz-Bricco at or707-565-5626 for layoff assistance and support.


Sonoma County Job Link:

- Apply for unemployment benefits and COBRA coverage.

- Looking for new job opportunities with other local employers.

At Job Link you can get help and support writing a resume, learning job interview skills, searching for open jobs and career planning with a Job Link employment counselor. You can also connect with employers, attendhiring events, find current open positions (CalJOBS and ‘Hot Jobs’) and utilize our computer lab.


Job Link staff have an in-depth understanding of the local job market and can help you get the education, training, and support you need to land Sonoma County’s best jobs. We offer customized career planning, tips and advice for improving your job search, training and education opportunities and, if eligible, the financial support to make it all possible.




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