Economic Development Resources for Communities and Businesses Impacted by the Coronavirus

The California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED) has assembled resources for communities and business impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19). The page will be continually evolving as new resources become available. To go directly to the CALED resources, click here.


Use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds for Infectious Disease Response

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds may be used for a range of eligible activities that prevent and respond to the spread of infectious diseases such as the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Check out the Quick Guide to CDBG Eligible Activities to Support Infectious Disease Response for guidance and additional information.


Federal Disaster Loan Assistance Available from the Small Business Administration

Applications are now being accepted by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for federal disaster loans to help alleviate economic injury caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19). All fifty-eight (58) California counties are designated as eligible. To apply, please visit SBA’s Disaster Loan Assistance portal here.


Deadline Extended: Wildfire Resiliency and Recovery Planning Grant Program

In light of the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) and the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) are working on a plan to extend the deadline to submit applications for the Wildfire Resiliency and Recovery Planning Grants. Although the new submission deadline has not yet been confirmed, there will be a minimum three-week extension to the original March 18th deadline. Once a revised submission deadline has been established, all applicants who have started applications on the Grants Review and Tracking System application platform will receive a notification from OPR/SGC.