Recovery Resources

Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant - Closes January 13

The State is offering a new COVID-19 relief grant to businesses who have been impacted by COVID-19. Up to $25,000 is available for eligible businesses. The application period for this program closes January 13, 2021 at 11:59 PM PST. For more information please reference the grant guidelines at California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program (careliefgrant.com) or contact the County of Humboldt office of Economic Development at 707-445-7745.

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.


CLOSED - Small Business Restart & Recovery Grant

Note: This program has closed and applications are no longer being accepted.

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.

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 admin@northcoastsbdc.com- North Coast SBDC Lender & Resource Partner Communications Release Acknowledgment 

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  1. Jan. 7, 2021 - Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant - Closes January 13

    The State is offering a new COVID-19 relief grant to businesses who have been impacted by COVID-19. Up to $25,000 is available for eligible businesses. The application period for this program closes January 13, 2021 at 11:59 PM PST. Read on...
  2. Dec. 30, 2020 - Compliance Calls Migrating to Local Jurisdictions

    Effective Jan. 1, 2021, all COVID-19 compliance activities will be handled by the jurisdiction in which violations are alleged to occur. The COVID-19 Compliance Tip Line, which has been operated by... Read on...
  3. Dec. 29, 2020 - County Officials Express Concern About COVID Tier Reassignment

    The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced that local COVID-19 data places Humboldt County in the “Red” or Substantial tier under the state’s “Blueprint for a Safer Economy.” Read on...
  4. Dec. 3, 2020 - State Adds Regional Approach to COVID Containment Efforts

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom today announced the state will enact new restrictions on business sectors based on regional intensive care unit (ICU) capacity to limit spread of COVID-19 and protect health care systems. Read on...
  5. Nov. 17, 2020 - Local COVID-19 Travel Advisory Issued

    A local travel advisory issued today strongly discourages all non-essential travel and recommends residents self-quarantine after returning from high-risk travel out of the county. Read on...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
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Humboldt County COVID-19 Business Info Line 707-268-2527 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 7 days a week