We've compiled a list of resources for our local customers.
The COVID-19 pandemic has us all adjusting to a new normal, and we know it's especially hard on our local business community. Following are some resources that may be of help.
Updated as of 7/17/2020
City of Sacramento Small Business Emergency Economic Relief Loan Program
The City’s Small Business Emergency Economic Relief Loan Program application is on a first-come, first-served basis and has been translated to various languages. More information is available at the Sacramento City Express.
City’s Small Business Hotline
The city has established a Small Business Hotline at 1-916-808-7196. Staff will return your call within one business day, depending on call volume. For more information, please visit the city’s COVID-19 resources web page, Twitter and Facebook.
Sacramento Metro Chamber
The Coronavirus Rapid Response Hub works to navigate the impacts of COVID-19 on businesses, our economy and the greater Sacramento community.
The Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce and the SACC have partnered to provide a free Rapid Response Business Triage Hotline providing business support for our small business community. They can answer general and financial questions and offer support for HR and legal issues. 1-833-391-1919
- Donate4Sacramento - micro grants for small business owner
- EDD Employer resources
- Small Business Development Center
- Business Environmental Resource Center (BERC)
- Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce Small Business Triage Program
- Sacramento County Resources for COVID-19
- City of Sacramento Resources for COVID-19
- Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce Business Resources
- City of Folsom COVID-19 Resources & Updates
- Folsom Chamber of Commerce Business Resources & Webinars
- City of Rancho Cordova COVID-19 Resources & Updates
- City of Roseville COVID-19 Resources & Updates
- Midtown Association
- Sacramento Black Chamber Small Business Resources
State and federal resources
- Federal disaster loans
- California Employer Development Department – employer resources
- Small Business Administration – low interest loans available to for-profit and nonprofit organizations (Hotline: 1-800-659-2955)
COVID-19 information and resources
- World Health Organization's rolling updates on coronavirus disease for COVID-19
- CDC: Center for Disease Control
- California Department of Public Health
- Sac County Public Health
- CDC Resources for Households
- Live numbers of global infections
- A Guide: How To Prepare Your Home For Coronavirus
- COVID-19 and CDC fact sheets
COVID-19 Relief: SMUD Nonprofit Microloan Program
SMUD has partnered with California Capital to create a low interest microloan program to help nonprofits in our service area counter the economic fallout of COVID-19. Microloan applications from qualifying nonprofits can be submitted July 17 - September 1, 2020.
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army has activated its Emergency Disaster Response to help those in need amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. There are many ways the nonprofit is working to alleviate hardship for individuals and families here in Northern California.
3213 Orange Grove Ave, North Highlands
Family Services is adjusting its regular food distribution service to include a drive-thru system. Food will be pre-packaged and sealed to ensure safety.
Sacramento Citadel Alhambra Campus
2550 Alhambra Blvd, Sacramento
They will operate food box drive-thru operations to support the Oak Park/South Sacramento area.
Rancho Cordova Community Center
10309 Folsom Blvd, Rancho Cordova
They will hand out food boxes from the parking lot.
Roseville Community Center
100 Lincoln St, Roseville
Provides activity and lunch bags for children ages 4-17. They’re currently asking for donations of items to fill activity bags, such as small toys and arts and crafts, and for volunteers to pack bags and make deliveries.
Auburn Community Center
286 Sutter St, Auburn
Providing food boxes and activity packets.
San Joaquin County
Stockton Community Center will be delivering weekly activities and lunch bags for children ages 4-17. They’re currently asking for donations of items to fill activity bags, such as small toys and arts and crafts, and for volunteers to pack bags and make deliveries. Those interested in receiving an activity and food bag, donating or volunteering should email Maria Rojas.
The Vallejo office (630 Tuolumne St, Vallejo) and Fairfield office (1216 Missouri St, Fairfield) are providing extra food and food boxes to those in need. They are also implementing a drive-thru style pickup to minimize contact.
Chico Community Center
567 E 16th St, Chico
Implementing a drive-thru to give out food to those in need, but they are running low on non-perishables and are accepting donations.
Oroville Community Center
1640 Washington Ave, Oroville
This facility is opening its food pantry for those in need.
Redding Community Center (2691 Larkspur Ln, Redding) is working with the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster to deliver food to the vulnerable in Shasta and Tehama Counties.
How you can help
- The Salvation Army runs on volunteer power. Those interested and able to donate their time to help others during this trying time should email the volunteer coordinator, Hannah Hubner, at Hannah.Hubner@usw.salvationarmy.org.
- Those who are unable to give their time can still help meet the needs in their community by making a monetary donation. All of the community centers, facilities and programs need support to continue serving the most vulnerable populations. Donate online at gosalarmy.org.
- Corporations and foundations looking to get involved in the COVID-19 relief effort should contact Teri McClanahan at Teri.McClanahan@usw.salvationarmy.org.
The following is a list of online shopping sites that are set up for pick-up or home delivery for either a minimum purchase or a minimal fee.
- Target.com/Target App: Same day delivery is available for orders over $35. Many grocery items are available. Delivery fee is $9.99.
- Amazon Fresh: This service includes free delivery if you are a prime member with a minimum purchase amount of $35. Choose porch delivery or a 1-hour window for a fee.
- Amazon Whole Foods: This is an option for those who are looking for healthier, nutritionally-specific or fresh items. It's free delivery with a $35+ order for Prime members.
- Raleys.com/Raleys App: Offers delivery or in-car pick-up options. In-car pick-up is $4.95 (cannot tip) and home delivery is $6.95 + tip. They will call or text you if the items you have requested are out of stock and if they have substitutions.
- Costco/Instacart: They mark up prices on normal Costco items to cover the delivery.
- Safeway.com/Safeway App: Provides a home delivery option.
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