- Disaster Recovery Resources
Disaster Recovery Resources
The main role of Humboldt County Economic Development during a disaster is to collect and disseminate information which may aide our business community and workforce. For resources not related to business or workforce response and recovery;
- County Disaster hotline 707-441-5000
- Visit the Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services (OES) Website
- Visit Humboldtgov.org/alerts for emergency information from Humboldt County's OES (Office of Emergency Services).
- Subscribe to Humboldt County's Civic Alerts at CivicEngage
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2022 Humboldt Earthquake Recovery ResponseLink to page
COVID-19 Recovery Resources
Links are provided to program pages providing information on the COVID-19 business recovery.Link to page
General Disaster Resources for Businesses & Workforce
The Job Market
The Job Market is available to help employees who have lost their jobs or who are experiencing employment displacement as a result of a disaster: The Job Market | Humboldt County Economic Development, CA (gohumco.com)
Rapid Response & Layoff Aversion
Rapid Response is a free program which is a pro-active, business-focused, and flexible program designed to respond to layoffs and business closures by quickly coordinating services and providing immediate aid to companies and their affected workers. If you are a business, or work for a business, in need of Rapid Response assistance, contact the Humboldt County Rapid Response Coordinator, Peggy Murphy at email@example.com. If you are an employee, that has already experienced layoff and are in need of supportive services, please reach out to the Job Market at HWC@humboldt.edu.
Small Business Administration (SBA)
Depending on the Disaster, the Smal Business Administration may offer emergency loans to businesses and people affected. Those affected by a disaster may also rebuild stronger by increasing their SBA disaster assistance loan up to 20% of the verified physical damage to make mitigation improvements. For more information, and to learn how to apply, please follow the links below.
SBA Disaster Loan Fact Sheet (SBA Disaster Loan Fact Sheet - Spanish)
Mitigation Improvements Loan Guide
AEDC Small Business Lending Center finances small businesses in a six county area of Northern California including Humboldt, Del Norte, Lake, Mendocino, Siskiyou and Trinity Counties and is approved to offer SBA Microloans in Shasta County.
The Redwood Region Economic Development Commission (RREDC) is a collaboration of Humboldt County communities dedicated to expanding economic opportunity in Humboldt County and offers loans to businesses.
Loans For Your Business! - Redwood Region Economic Development Commission (rredc.com)
Humboldt Area Foundation & Wild Rivers Community Foundation
Community response team: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 707-442-2993
Disaster Response and Recovery Fund is able to help nonprofits, tribal agencies, and service agencies identify emergency grant funding.
Chambers of Commerce
Chambers of Commerce are often the first line of defense for mitigating the impacts of disasters on small businesses. For information about the resources available for businesses during disasters, please reach out to your local Chamber.
Humboldt County Chambers of Commerce - Contact Information - PDF
Community Economic Resiliency Consortium (CERC)
The Community Economic Resiliency Consortium (CERC) was originally created to deal with the impacts of COVID-19, and has since evolved into a variety of ongoing to discussions around economic development which may help our community prepare for the future, including disasters. We encourage local businesses to ask to be added to the local mailing list for updates and meeting invitations from the Humboldt CERC.
Sign up at RREDC.com.
North Coast Small Business Development Center
The SBDC is ready to help you apply for disaster loans and grants, assess the numbers on the financial impact of the disaster(s), brainstorm recovery strategies, and much more: northcoastsbdc.org/join, 707 445 9720 x210, email@example.com
Humboldt Community Organizations Active in Disasters (COAD)
Humboldt Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) develops and enhances partnerships for communication, coordination and collaboration within our whole community, including businesses, tribes, non-profit and faith-based organizations, and government agencies, before and throughout a disaster, including prevention, mitigation, protection, preparedness, response and recovery.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Business resources for disaster preparedness and recovery: Plan Ahead for Disasters | Ready.gov
California Office of Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA)
Disaster Preparedness & Resilience for Small Business Owners: Outsmart Disaster | Outsmart Disaster is a statewide preparedness initiative aims to equip all Californians with the tools they need to be resilient in the face of natural disasters.
California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED)
Economic Development Recovery and Resiliency Playbook