Member Resources

Our Mission Statement

The Grass Valley Downtown Association represents 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.

Inclusion Statement

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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. 

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National Trust for Historic Preservation

Save the Past/ Enrich the Future



Grass Valley Downtown Bylaws & Procedures

Grass Valley Downtown Association Bylaws 2023 Amended 05-25-2023

Strategic Plans

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 2022

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If you want to know what the City of Grass Valley has planned, short term and long term, visit their Strategic Plan here

California Main Street Association spotlight on Grass Valley Downtown Association

City of Grass Valley Strategic Plan 

Keep Nevada County Clean and Safe

MyNevadaCounty places the power of Nevada County Government in the palm of your hands. Easily report issues to the Community Development Agency (CDA) through our online app. Your request will automatically be routed to the correct department. Thank you for taking the time to keep Nevada County clean and safe.


Contacting the Police

Please do not call 911 unless it is an emergency.  You can call Grass Valley Police Department at dispatch

Community Police: contact dispatch: 530-265-7880

Officer John Herrera: 530-362-0075









Grass Valley Downtown Association Annual Report


Annual Report 2020-2021 Accomplishments of the Grass Valley Downtown Association.docx (1)


Business Information & Resources

Current Safety Measures

Masks are required for unvaccinated individuals in indoor public settings and strongly recommended in indoor public settings for all, regardless of vaccination status. 

California Department of Public Health Guidance on Masking

State Guidelines

As of June 15th, capacity and distancing restrictions have been lifted for most businesses and activities. Large-scale indoor events will have vaccination or negative test requirements for attendees through at least October 1st.

Financial Aid for Businesses

Below are “quicklinks” to the latest business resources and information, especially grants and loans.
For updates on grants and business resources, subscribe to the Coronavirus Business Task Force list at

Latest Grants & Loans

Get Support

Nevada County partners with the Sierra Business Council and the Sierra Small Business Development Center to provide one-on-one support, funding assistance, trainings, and workshops. 

If you need help with your small business recovery plan or applying for a grant or a loan, their advisors offer free assistance. 

State Resources for Businesses

The State of California has several websites to help you navigate the pandemic and access the resources to help your business recover. 

  • The Business page has information for businesses and employers on grants and loans, technical assistance, and how to manage COVID-19 in the workplace. The main page is full of useful resources and general updates, too. 
  • The GO Biz site is run by the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development and is a good resource for Covid-19 resources. Sign up for the GoBiz newsletter to receive updates and announcements as they happen.

Federal Resources for Businesses

Nevada County Relief Fund

The Nevada County Relief Fund provides grants to for-profit businesses that are complying with public health guidelines. Visit their website at for information on current funding opportunities.

No Cost PPE for Small Businesses

The County’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) is offering local small business owners (25 employees or less) masks and hand sanitizer at no cost. Learn more or apply here.

Workplace Exposure Information & Resources

Connect to employer resources for prevention, preparedness, workplace exposures, and outbreak management. Go to our Workplace Exposures page.

Resources & Support for Local Businesses

Business Assistance

Business Associations

Collaborative Resources for Nevada County Small Businesses Facebook Group

Share resources and support with other local small businesses. Moderated by the County of Nevada and the Sierra Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

Posters, Flyers, & Graphics

Download and print signs and graphics to display at your business.

Webinars & Workshops