Small Business Grant Program
To mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on Coalinga businesses and their employees, the City of Coalinga (City) will commit up to $80,000 in CARES Act funds to create a temporary Small Business Emergency Economic Relief Fund (Grant) to assist local businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19.
The application, can be found here:
Fresno County Small Business Grant Program
The Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation is collaborating with the County of Fresno in a relief program to provide $250,000 in grants to small businesses impacted by COVID-19. This program offers $5,000 grants to small businesses in Fresno County (not including the City of Fresno)
Apply Here: https://www.fresnoahf.org
or Call 559-222-8705
Applications will be accepted at noon on September 8, 2020 through September 29, 2020 at 11:59 PM.
COVID-19 Tenant Relief Guidie
HousingIsKey is an online portal for tenants and landlords, so that they can read the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Guide. This is vital information to renters and landlords alike.
News Flash - Email Updates
The City of Coalinga has created a "COVID-19" news flash item. To subscribe to this and receive email updates please visit https://www.coalinga.com/list.aspx and click the subscribe button (envelope icon) under News Flash > COVID-19 to get notifications. When you click the subscribe you will receive an email to confirm your subscription.
Also be sure to visit the Official City of Coalinga Facebook Page for updates as well.
The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) has compiled helpful information for employers, employees, and all Californians as it relates to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For a complete list of resources, please visit the California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response website.
The Fresno County Economic Development Corporation, the Fresno Chamber of Commerce and the City of Fresno have joined together to establish a Business Resource Response Team. An emergency hotline has been established for our business community to ask questions regarding your needs.
United Way Relief Fund: Fresno County
United Way Fresno and Madera Counties (UWFM) is committed to helping the most vulnerable members of the Central Valley, including during times of crisis. As such, the non-profit organization is providing multiple resources for people who have concerns about their well-being and financial stability during the COVID-19 pandemic, including a relief fund designed to provide aid for Fresno and Madera County-area residents affected by the current public-health emergency.
Funds collected for the relief fund will stay in the Central Valley and go directly to families and individuals impacted by the pandemic. While details are still being sorted out in terms of applicant requirements and how much money will be allocated per household, interested parties can start making donations to the fund at uwfm.org/relief. A text-to-give campaign will soon go live as well.
Concerned locals are also able to contact United Way’s 211 helpline for assistance with everything from emergency food and shelter to real-time COVID-19 information. Individuals can text “Coronavirus” to 211-211 for a localized list of pandemic-related resources, or text “Connect” to the same number for links to low-cost internet options. The service is also available online, at 211ca.org.
Central Valley residents who are interested in volunteering during this crisis can visit uwfm.org/giveback to learn steps for becoming a 211 phone operator. United Way Fresno and Madera Counties is collecting alternative volunteer opportunities as well – and an assortment of other helpful links and resources – and listing them at uwfm.org/covid19.
Updates will be announced as they occur.