Recovery Resources

Small Business Restart & Recovery Grant

The County of Humboldt Small Business Restart & Recovery Grant (SBRR) provides direct aid to local for-profit businesses, nonprofit organizations, and special districts that have suffered financial hardship as a result of COVID-19.

Step 1: View the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for grant guidelines.

Aviso de Disponibilidad de Fondos

NOFA Amendment - Updated, as of August 19th, 2020, covering supporting documentation

NOFA Amendment - Updated, as of October 2020, adding nonprofits and special district qualifiers.

Online Applications

Restart Grant Application (up to $500) 

Recovery Grant Application (up to $12,000)

If you need a W-9 form click here

Restart and Recovery Grant Frequently Asked Questions 

Printable Forms 

Restart Grant Application - English

Recovery Grant Application - English

If you are an SBDC client and you would like to allow SBDC to reach out to Economic Development on your behalf, please submit this form to North Coast SBDC Lender & Resource Partner Communications Release Acknowledgment 

Submit Your Reopening Plan

Local businesses may now apply to reopen on a gradual basis consistent with state and local orders. Businesses already open to the public will be prioritized.

Economic Impact

A map of revenue and job loss by region can be found here.

Pie charts displaying revenue and job loss by sector can be found here.

Data is current as of 06-23-2020.

Data is based on Humboldt County businesses who are self-reporting and who have submitted responses through the Humboldt County OES Economic Impact Survey. Losses have not been independently verified and may be subject to change.


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  1. Oct. 13, 2020 - State Releases Weddings Guidance

    The State of California has released guidance to assist residents in safely planning wedding ceremonies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on...
  2. Oct. 7, 2020 - Supervisors allocate additional $600K for County’s Small Business Restart and Recover

    The Board of Supervisors approved an allocation of $600,000 to the County's Small Business Restart and Recovery (SBRR) grant program. This allocation supplements the authorized $3.2 million relief program for local small businesses affected by COVID-19. Read on...
  3. Oct. 7, 2020 - County Moves to Less Restrictive ‘Yellow’ Tier

    Many local businesses and organizations can now expand services and increase occupancy and capacity limits Read on...
  4. Aug. 20, 2020 - Businesses with EOC-Certified Reopening Plans Eligible for Grant Funding

    Small businesses with certified Reopening Plans from the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) may be eligible for up to $12,500 in grant funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act. Read on...
  5. Aug. 12, 2020 - Small businesses eligible for up to $12,500 of local COVID-19 relief funding

    The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors recently authorized a $3.289 million relief program for local small businesses that are affected by COVID-19 and have had their reopening plans approved by the county, and funding is now available. Read on...
  6. July 30, 2020 - Supervisors approve $3.2 million in CARES Act funding for local businesses

    The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors approved an allocation of CARES Act funding for the Small Business Restart & Recovery Grant Program. This program will provide direct aid to small and locally owned and operated businesses impacted by COVID-19. Read on...
  7. July 22, 2020 - Ag Officials Encourage Safe Industry Practices to Prevent COVID-19 Spread

    County and state officials are encouraging agriculture and livestock business owners to adjust workplace protocol and behavior to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Read on...
  8. July 14, 2020 - Encroachment Permits Allow Businesses to Operate Outdoors

    Following the state’s order to restrict certain industry sectors to outdoor-only operations, businesses in the unincorporated areas of Humboldt County are invited to apply for a no-cost encroachment permit to convert parking lanes or stalls for... Read on...
  9. July 14, 2020 - State Places Additional Restrictions on Certain Sectors; Takes Effect Locally Friday

    California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a statewide order to close bars and transition six industry sectors to outdoor-only operations to limit spread of COVID-19. Local implementation has begun and will take full effect Friday. Read on...
  10. June 23, 2020 - Most Industry Sectors Cleared to Begin Reopening With EOC-Certification

    Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich today announced that businesses in industry sectors with state-provided guidance can begin to reopen after their reopening plan has been certified Read on...
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