Small Business Economic Resiliency Grant

To mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on Yuba County businesses and their employees, Yuba County has committed up to 500,000 in one-time funds to create a second temporary Small Business Economic Resiliency Grant Program. The application period will open November 10 and close November 24 or until all funds have been exhausted.


Program Overview 

Yuba County, through YSEDC, is offering up to $20,000 per eligible business in Small Business Economic Resiliency Grants to mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19. All impacted businesses except for ineligible businesses listed below are encouraged to make application.. Grant funds may be used to cover the day-to-day operating expenses of the business such as payroll, rent/mortgage, utilities or operating inventory or supplies.


Businesses that previously qualified and received grant or loan assistance from Sutter County are eligible to apply although the total grant funds awarded may not exceed $20,000 in total, including any previously awarded grants or loans.


Webinar Series for Resources

and Technical Assistance 

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Yuba-Sutter Economic Development Corporation’s (YSEDC) vision is to provide support for both the public and private sectors to improve sustainability of the Yuba-Sutter region through economic development and collaborative partnerships among the community, community organizations, health providers and the private and public sectors. YSEDC conducted an online COVID-19 impact assessment from August 27 through September 30, 2020 to obtain information on current organizational capacity, impact and needs of local businesses. Please click on the image to the left to see the complete summary report.

Federal, State & Local Government Updates & Resources

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Workplace, Health & Safety Resources

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EDD – Emergency and Disaster Assistance for Employers

Employers statewide directly affected by the new coronavirus (COVID-19) may request up to a 60-day extension of time from the EDD to file their state payroll reports and/or deposit payroll taxes without penalty or interest. This extension may be granted under Section 1111.5 of the California Unemployment Insurance Code (CUIC). A written request for extension must be received within 60 days from the original delinquent date of the payment or return.

EDD – Disaster Unemployment Assistance for Employees

The EDD provides services to people and businesses affected by disasters in California. If you lost your job or cannot work because of a disaster or emergency, you may be eligible for Unemployment Insurance (UI), Disability Insurance (DI), or Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits. When authorized by the President of the United States, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) may also be available.


Cal/OSHA Guidance on Requirements to protect workers:

Workplace safety and health regulations in California require employers to protect workers exposed to airborne infectious diseases such as the coronavirus. Cal/OSHA has posted guidance to help employers comply with these safety requirements and to provide workers information on how to protect themselves.

Storefront Safety:

If you close and/or vacate your business for an extended period of time, follow these important steps for crime prevention.

  • To avoid attracting negative activity at your business – If you choose to post an exterior sign to notify customers you are closed, please add this important language: This space is monitored by the [insert local police or sheriff department].

  • Tape an interior-facing phone contact list at all entry and exits into your business to provide quick contacts for first responders. This should not be visible from the exterior.

  • Notify your alarm company of the extended absence and ensure they have accurate contact information for your business. If you receive an alarm call, do not cancel it.

  • Notify your landlord to share an email and phone contact that should be utilized in case of emergencies

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 Yuba City, CA 95993

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