Help for Local Businesses & Employees

Assistance and Guidance for Businesses and Workers Impacted by COVID-19
San Mateo County Economic Development Association (SAMCEDA)

The San Mateo County Economic Development Association (SAMCEDA) has developed a COVID-19 Business Continuity Action Plan for small and medium-sized businessClick here for a two-page document full of helpful links.

Salesforce Care Small Business Grants of $10k
"Salesforce will be offering Salesforce Care Small Business Grants of $10,000 to provide capital to help keep businesses afloat. These grants will support small businesses as they work to replenish materials, pay salaries, or adapt their business model to overcome these challenging times. The grant application will be available to US businesses in mid-April and we will be providing additional details on financial support to international small businesses in the near future, for a total financial commitment of $5 million."

Layoff/Furlough Transition Webinar: Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.  via Webinar, click here to sign-up
NOVA and the Employment Development Department (EDD) are offering this informative webinar every Thursday from 10:00 - 10:45 AM. They will be providing information about:
• Filing for unemployment insurance
• Registering for Covered California
• Free job-search assistance

PG&E is offering support for business customers experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic by offering temporary loan deferrals for customers with an active On-Bill Financing (OBF) loan under PG&E’s Energy Efficiency Financing program.

To help business customers, payments on the 0% interest loans can now be deferred for up to six months. These no interest loans allow business customers to replace old and worn-out equipment with energy-efficient models.   Click here to learn more.

Signage & Graphics
Essential businesses can download sign templates to post on their windows. These encompass the County's more restrictive health order to wear a face mask at all times in public and maintain 6 feet of social distancing.  Click here for the Essential Business sign template or here for Face Mask and Social Distancing Protocol template.