No Cost PPE for Small Businesses
Apply HERE while supplies last
The County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services (OES) is offering local small business owners, with 25 employees or less, masks and hand sanitizer at no cost. This personal protective equipment (PPE) has been made available to California small businesses through the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) in collaboration with the Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA).
PPE will be available for pick up in Western Nevada County at two locations: the Nevada County Contractors Association and the Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce. In Truckee, small businesses may pick up PPE from the Truckee Chamber of Commerce.
To request PPE, small business owners must complete an online application in advance to apply, click one of the application buttons above.
After completing the online PPE request form, small businesses may print their confirmation email, or display their confirmation email when picking up PPE. Small businesses may send a family member, volunteer, or employee as a proxy to pick up the protective equipment. Please complete one form per business only. Hand sanitizer and surgical masks will be available while supplies last.
Want to start a business? Ask us what spaces are available and contacts to 530-272-8315
Make sure to visit
City of Grass Valley/ How to Start a Business
Grass Valley Downtown Association Newsletter with compilation of financial aid and business resources Sign up by emailing email@example.com
Nevada County Artists Relief Fund
As 2020 draws to a close Nevada County Arts Council is inviting professional artists whose livelihoods have been impacted by the COVID-19 public health crisis, to apply for relief funding.
Artists who wish to apply for micro-grants can do so by visiting Nevada County Arts Council’s Artist Relief Fund page at https://www.nevadacountyarts.org/artist-relief-fund where guidelines and eligibility criteria are outlined, and where a link to apply can be found. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 15, and the fund will support up to thirty micro-grants for its first round.
In addition to its Artist Relief Fund, Nevada County Arts Council is simultaneously running two other initiatives, both connected with its work in support of Nevada County’s two California Cultural Districts during the pandemic. Shopping with Artists is a local, online shopping experience designed for a holiday season like none other, at the same time as supporting local professional artists. Artists in Storefronts is a revitalization project bringing to life six otherwise vacant storefronts with the work of eleven artists.
City of Grass Valley
Covid Business Resources HERE
Sierra Business Council for free counseling HERE
Sierra SBDCServing Modoc, Lassen, Nevada, Placer, El Dorado, Sierra and Plumas County. Free classes HERE
Norcal SBDC Finance Center Presents: Disaster Relief Loan Updates & CASEFORCE, starting a Facebook page for your business, and more.
Energy Action Plan Survey HERE
New parking for Downtown on Mill and Main Streets
2 new ADA parking spots and 10 more new spots available for customers at Church St lot.
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.
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.
Business Resilience Tool Kit
While this kit was created for phase 2 reopening, there are many resources still useful for business owners.
Download the Business Resilience Tool Kit
Signs for Businesses
Download the Open Sign Grass Valley
Nevada County Relief Fund
Apply or donate here: https://www.nevcorelief.org/apply/
Covid Community Alliance
Who is open and practicing best practices? Go to Covid Community Alliance
Shop local, shop safely, be kind and tolerant
Find shareable flyers on Nevada County website on:
Contact the County to ask questions at COVID19Recovery@co.nevada.ca.us
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.
Sierra Small Business Development Center Norther California Network
Call 211 on your phone for information about anything 24 hours a day or visit their website
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
The Sierra SBDC offers free one-on-one consulting topics, including strategic planning, cash flow management, feasibility, social media, site selection, marketing, operations, human resources, and other specialty programs for small businesses and startups in the service area.
If you are a small business or local entrepreneur in need of assistance, please reach out to us today by calling or emailing Jessica Carr, the Sierra SBDC Associate Director, at 530.582.5022 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SIERRA SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER (SBDC)
A foundational program of Sierra Business Council’s work in Economic Empowerment, the Sierra SBDC provides free consulting and training to help new and existing businesses in Nevada, Placer, El Dorado, Sierra, Plumas, Modoc, and Lassen counties.
SIERRA BUSINESS COUNCIL
Free Business Counseling
Assistance to small businesses and employers
California and the federal government are providing broad assistance to small businesses and employers impacted by COVID-19. This includes:
Tax relief, including deferrals and credits
State’s ongoing support throughout the pandemic can be found here
Trusted information sources
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
Updates from Governor Newsom’s office