Main Street Forward
Now more than ever, Main Street leaders have a crucial role to play in supporting small businesses, maintaining quality of life, and ultimately restoring the vitality of commercial districts. We are here to support you.
Our new COVID-19 recovery-oriented resource center, Main Street Forward, offers a wide range of free resources, including recovery planning tools, guidance as it relates to Four Point activities, research, advocacy efforts, and best practices and examples from around the Network.
Together we will move Main Street Forward.
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Who is open and practicing best practices go to Covid Community Alliance
We are committed to following safe practices to prevent the spread of coronavirus
We can prevent getting dialed back on reopening stages by doing so
Shop local, shop safely, be kind and tolerant
Stay strong Nevada County
We are in this together
NCGVFood: New website just for Restaurant take Out! for Grass Valley and Nevada City
Coronavirus updates: Go to www.mynevadacounty.com
Contact the County to ask questions at
Report or ask for items to be fixed at
Online Citizen Service Request HERE
Business and General information Resources
Resources, support, and information for small businesses in Nevada County. Creating community to work together to overcome the unique challenges we face in this region.
211 Connecting Point
Please use this resource link, Virtual Shop & Support Local – Nevada County, CA , or who is doing online shops, deliveries, call in orders, offers. This will be a real time link to what is happening in this fluid time.
We encourage everyone to support our local businesses as much as possible. Our local business community has been so faithful in supporting so many worthy causes – we are partners in helping to get through this crisis. All of us.
The most important thing is to take care of yourself and those you love. As always, we are encouraged and inspired by the great spirit of our community. This fuels all of us to do our best. Thank you for making a difference.
Your Grass Valley Downtown Association Team
Nevada County Reminds Residents
to Help Limit Spread of COVID-19
Over the summer take care and help limit the spread of COVID-19
As our case counts rise locally, Public Health asks our community to avoid gatherings with non-household members
Nevada County reminds residents to follow best practices for reducing the spread of COVID-19, including washing hands regularly, practicing physical distancing of at least six feet, staying home if you’re feeling sick, wearing a face covering (required in public), disinfecting high-touch surfaces and practicing good hygiene.
Gatherings between people from different households are still not allowed under the statewide Stay-at-Home Order.
Since June 1, the county has seen the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rise.
Most of the new cases in Nevada County come directly from informal gatherings between different households that are still not allowed.
Find shareable flyers on Nevada County website on:
Masks Make a Difference Fact Sheet in English (Nevada County Public Health): https://www.mynevadacounty.com/DocumentCenter/View/35029/COVID-Face-Coverings-Flyer
Masks Make a Difference Fact Sheet in Spanish (Nevada County Public Health): https://www.mynevadacounty.com/DocumentCenter/View/35054/COVID-Face-Coverings-Flyer-Espanol
Guidance on Gatherings (Nevada County Public Health): https://www.mynevadacounty.com/DocumentCenter/View/35052/COVID-Gatherings-Flyer
Contact the County to ask questions at
Report or ask for items to be fixed at
Online Citizen Service Request
Contact 211 about anything
General coronavirus questions can be directed to Connecting Point at 1-833-DIAL211 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Nevada County is in Stage 3 of reopening.
See updates as of June 11th HERE Nevada County Stage 3 Businesses May Reopen with Modifications June 12th
Details on reopening retail and restaurants in Nevada County in the link above
Businesses with questions about modifying business practices to keep customers safe and slow the spread of COVID-19 can email: COVID19recovery@co.nevada.ca.
You can also utilize the resource 211 Connecting Point for questions about anything as well as general coronavirus questions. Dial 2-1-1 or 1-833-DIAL211. This is a County information resource that is open 24/7 and is free.
Nevada County has updated the Reopen Nevada County plan to reflect the recent changes the State has announced for reopening hair salons, barbershops, and religious services:
- Hair salons and barbershops may now open under Nevada County’s attestation of readiness with the State. Guidelines for these modifications can be found at www.covid19.ca.gov/roadmap-counties/. Businesses practicing these modifications may open right away.
- Religious services may now reopen with modifications and limited capacity in place. Guidelines for these modifications can be found at www.covid19.ca.gov/industry-guidance/ under “Places of Worship.”
- Local businesses are not required to get approval from the County or State to reopen when their industry is allowed by the State, but are required to follow all state-provided guidance listed at www.covid19.ca.gov and should make their reopening plans available to the public.
- Businesses, non-profits, and houses of worship requiring more guidance should contact us at COVID19Recovery@co.nevada.ca.us and we will be in touch to connect you with the appropriate department or resources. General coronavirus questions can be directed to Connecting Point at 1-833-DIAL211 or email@example.com.
Downtown businesses can call 530-798-9690 to talk to the GVDA director or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We can add to this list as you let us know. Email email@example.com
New parking for Downtown on Mill and Main Streets
In an effort to make pick-up easier for our restaurants and retailers the City posted signs to allow for some parking places on Mill and Main Streets to be either 15 minutes or 30 minutes long. We hope that this will make it easier for the Downtown Customers to be able to pick up their food or merchandise from the stores that are offering curbside pick up for merchandise or to go food.
Also if you or any of your employees are working in your business the City and GVDA would ask that you don’t park your cars on Mill or Main. Please leave these space open for the convenience of the Downtown customers. Please utilize the City lots to park in and leave the street parking for those that are picking up.
If you have any questions feel free to call me at the office, 530-272-8315. If you have any questions for the City please feel free to call Mayor, Lisa Swarthout 530-274-4315.
Thank you all for your cooperation.
About and to donate https://www.nevcorelief.org/
Stay on trusted information sources for valid updates, resources: mynevadacounty.com, ca.gov , 211 to stay tuned. Please do not call 911 unless it is an emergency. You can call Grass Valley Police Department at dispatch
Those resources include information about SBA Loans, and EDD Unemployment, testing etc. at mynevadacounty.com
All Nevada County updates at https://www.mynevadacounty.com/
MyNevadaCounty has a list of resources for EDD, SBA loans, and an extensive list of resources and updates.
Nevada County FB site at https://www.facebook.com/NevadaCountyCA/
Subscribe to newsletters from the County at https://www.mynevadacounty.com/list.aspx
Stay up to date on the State Information at ca.gov
Link for a printable annual events schedule here: GVDA Annual Event Sheet 2020
Nestled in the heart of the Sierra Nevada Foothills, Grass Valley, California is truly a postcard image. Bathed in a wondrous mix of cedar, pine, and an assortment of deciduous trees that burst forth a multitude of Fall colors as the cooler temperatures arrive, this circa 1800 Gold Rush era town offers a window into the past while providing the best the present has to offer.
Some things change…and some things remain the same!
Our Mission Statement:
The Grass Valley Downtown Association represent its general membership with a unified voice in economic development and historical preservation of downtown Grass Valley and our community.
We utilize the National Main Street Four Point Approach as the structure we use for supporting the beautification activities and community events that we host thus fostering a viable, healthy downtown business district that is recognized as one of California’s certified Main Street communities.
We believe Main Streets are for everyone. At the core of our approach to revitalization is a commitment to creating places of shared prosperity, equal access to opportunity, and inclusive engagement. We believe Main Streets are for everyone. At the core of our approach to revitalization is a commitment to creating places of shared prosperity, equal access to opportunity, and inclusive engagement.
The National Main Street Center models and champions this vision through our actions and programs. More HERE
We are an arm of the City of Grass Valley, alongside the Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Visit our vision for downtown Grass Valley in our GVDA Strategic Plan Jan 2019
Sign up for our weekly email- contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to know what the City of Grass Valley has planned, short term and long term, visit their Strategic Plan.
Second Wednesday of the month
8:30am at Tofanelli’s
Third Wednesday of the month
9:00am at BrewBakers Coffee House
Economic Restructuring Committee
Closed Committee. For more information please email: Nicole Arbaugh @ email@example.com
GVDA Board of Directors
Fourth Wednesday of the month
8:30am at City Hall
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