• Reopening Resources

  • This page is intended to provide DBA Members and other local small businesses and nonprofits with financial, operational, and healthcare resources regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. Please know that this info changes often, and we will update as quickly as possible.

    The DBA is currently working to connect with our members to hear about how this situation has impacted their business and understand their needs. Email us here to share how COVID-19 has impacted your business.

    If you know of a resource which should be added to this page, please contact us here. We will update as often as possible.



    Support for Small Businesses and Nonprofit Employers

    Grants & Funds

    US Small Business Administration – The SBA offers several types of low-interest loans, including multiple Coronavirus Relief Options. These include:

    Click on the link to learn the options and eligibility, and to access the application forms.

    Each has a specific application process and specific eligibilities.  


    Paycheck Protection Program Funding Resources – For the PPP, you must apply through a lending institution. It is suggested that you start with your regular business bank to see if they are participating with this program.

    If they are not, you can locate a local lender here.  Note: Some lenders require that you already be a customer.

    However, there are a number of banks who are accepting applications from non-customers. Check the list here.


    Assistance in Learning Your Options and Applying

    Small Business Development Center (SBDC) – A Coachella Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC) consultant can provide you with guidance into your funding options, as well as help you with the process, all at no cost.

    The best way to reach them is to schedule a virtual consulting session from their website.  


    Other Resources for Your Business: There are other small business resources in and for the Coachella Valley.

    IBank, through the State of California, has resources that can issue loan guarantees up to 95 percent of a loan through its Financial Development Corporation partners. These are to help small business borrowers who were impacted by this disaster and who need term loans or lines of credit for working capital.

    IBank may also be able to assist low-wealth entrepreneurs affected by this disaster through its Jump Start Loan Program.

    For more information on how to apply, visit the Small Business Finance Center.


    The Coachella Valley Women’s Business Center can provide guidance and support to help you grow your business, and be better prepared when we exit this pandemic. These include workshops, counseling, and entrepreneurship programs to develop the skills necessary to build your business.  


    Labor and Workforce Development Agency – This State of California agency has multiple COVID-19 Resources for Employers and Workers.  There is also a useful chart that outlines the Benefits for Workers Impacted by COVID-19.


    Employment Development Department – Provides information on Unemployment Insurance, and how to file a claim for Unemployment Benefits. This includes information for workers who were totally or even partially unemployed.


    Riverside County Economic DevelopmentRivCoBizHelp.org has developed a Toolkit that gives additional resource links that may be needed for your business. There are also numerous videos and webinars listed that may be helpful to further explain programs and services available.


    State Government Resources

    California Governor Gavin Newson has enacted numerous Executive Orders made by surrounding COVID-19. You can access them here.


    CA Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) has much information for your business, and particularly about extending tax deadlines, the process for payment plans, and other information.  

    There is more specific filing guidance in this document: State Tax Filing Guidance for Coronavirus Pandemic from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. (California-specific info starts on page 44)


    CA Department of Insurance Website: Information regarding COVID-19 and how it affects insurers and those insured during this pandemic.


    County Government Resources

    The County of Riverside has placed a number of Executive Orders, primarily through its Department of Public Health. Most prominent is the “Shelter in Place” order declared by the County’s Public Health Officer. More information for Riverside County’s Public Health Department can be found here.


    City Government Resources

    City of Palm Springs – Established a page with various resources while impacted by COVID-19. This includes each of the local Emergency Orders established.  

    Also noted are various video resources of Town Hall sessions and Business Resources.


    General Information – Overall states and facts about Coronavirus (Center for Disease Control)

    Workplace Tips - Resources for employers to combat the Coronavirus (source: United States Chamber of Commerce)

    ‚ÄčStaying Safe

    The United States Department of Health Occupational Safety & Health Administration has a comprehensive guide for employers which includes impacts in your workplace, specific precautions for vulnerable populations, how to emphasize hygiene and respiratory etiquette, and incorporate routine environmental cleaning practices.

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