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The Small Business Administration (SBA) website states, “Smart planning can help you keep your business running if disaster strikes. You’ll want to take the right steps to prevent and prepare for a disaster and know where to get aid if disaster strikes.”

Here, you will find numerous resources from the SBA, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), State of California, and County of Monterey that will help you prepare for, cope with, recover from, and rebuild your business should your business when the need exists. We are here to help you as well.


Please click on the resources below for more information.

i. Prepare & Respond:

OSHA-Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
CDC-Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
CDC-Recommendations for Facilities with Suspected/Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019
CDC-Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event
CDC-Coping with a Traumatic Event
SBA Emergency Preparedness
Department of Homeland Security Business Resilience Planning
Department of Homeland Security Business
Resources for Business Continuity Planning
Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
CA Office of Emergency – For Businesses
Monterey County Office of Emergency Services
PG&E Public Safety and Power Shutdown Address-Lookup Tool

ii. Disaster Assistance:

COVID-19: Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
Declared Disaster Declaration
Impacted by fires? Power Outage and Fire Response Resource
SBA Disaster Assistance
Insurance: CA Department of Insurance (Assist with filing claims)
Property Taxes: Monterey County Assessor (Property tax reassessment due to misfortune or calamity)
Payroll Taxes Disaster Assistance Extension
Declaration of Emergency Tax Relief
EDD Disaster Unemployment Insurance Assistance
Monterey County Workforce Development Board

iii. Rebuilding:

Monterey County Building & Fire Codes
Cal Coastal Small Business Development Center
El Pajaro Community Development Corporation

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