Recovery resources offered by the County of Humboldt

The County of Humboldt has expanded their COVID Restart & Recovery grant program to include nonprofits!

The County of Humboldt Small Business Restart & Recovery Grant (SBRR) provides direct aid to local for-profit businesses, nonprofit organizations, and special districts that have suffered financial hardship as a result of COVID-19.

Step 1: View the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for grant guidelines. For Spanish: Aviso de Disponibilidad de Fondos

Find the Restart and Recovery applications below, each provide further information on each grant application:

Restart Grant Application (up to $500)

Recovery Grant Application (up to $12,000)

For FAQs, additional forms and more information visit the County of Humboldt’s Recovery Resources page, here.

Updated 6-15-2020

PPP Update:

“Senators Cardin, Shaheen, and Coons (D-DE) announced their intention to introduce the Prioritized Paycheck Protection Program (P4) Act. The bill would authorize a second installment of lending under the PPP to small businesses with 100 employees or less. Eligible businesses would have to have already expended an initial PPP loan, or be on pace to exhaust the funding, and must demonstrate a revenue loss of 50 percent or more due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We presume, but can’t confirm, that the bill will make charitable nonprofits eligible.” (from Nonprofit Association of Oregon)

COVID compliance certification for reopening:

Updated 5-13-2020

Keep an eye on this website for County Reopening Certification:

1) Come up with a safety plan for your business, and assign someone in your organization to be responsible for enacting the plan.

2) make sure employees are trained in safe practices, and address self-health checking for employees, and encourage self isolation if they are ill.

3) have handwashing stations/sanitation for employees and customers.

4) keep all surfaces disinfected.

5) supply PPE for all employees.

6) practice social distancing.

Please fill out the County Certification form as soon as possible. Let me know if you need help - we want it to be reasonably easy for everyone. If you are partially re-opened already, the County still wants you to fill out the certification form.

There are small grants available to businesses, for something like a computer, or other important tools -

Supportive Services Grants – small grants ($400-800) for things like a computer, etc.

Contact Sunshine at the Small Business Development Center – or call 707-382-3413

More COVID information for business:

If you are a local business or have questions related to the Shelter in Place Order and your business, please contact the COVID Business Information Line at 707-268-2527.

Small business owners should check in with the North Coast Small Business Development Center, which is maintaining a mailing list and a list of federal, state and local resources to assist local businesses through the crises. See the SBDC’s COVID-19 page here.

Economic Impact

  1. Should I close my business?

  2. Where can I find more information about how COVID may impact my business?

  3. Further Resources

Grant info:

Information provided by Humboldt County Government site: county Department of Health and Human Services: Coast Small Business Development center:
Slides for SBA Loan Programs Webinar 4-9-20 FINAL.pdf

North Coast Small Business Development Center

Email Updates

Sign up: North Coast Small Business Pandemic Updates Mailing List

Read previous: North Coast Small Business Pandemic Updates

Other Resources

Humboldt County

2020 Small Business Resources - State Treasurer's Office.xlsx