Business Recovery Information
While our County is now facing challenging conditions with the Mosquito Fire threatening our foothill communities, Placer County is sincerely thankful to know the combined forces of CAL FIRE NEU/Placer County Fire, Placer County Sheriff’s Office, Placer County Probation, and the Foresthill Fire Protection District are going to extraordinary efforts to safeguard life and property.
To assist our businesses, Placer County Economic Development is collecting business information for those affected by the Mosquito Fire. Our office will be sharing information and resources via email as they become available. Please complete the form below to be added to our contact list.
Following the devastation of the Mosquito Fire, Placer County has launched a Business Assistance Program (BAP) to provide forgivable loans to businesses within unincorporated Placer County impacted by the Mosquito Fire.
We'll begin accepting applications March 13, 2023, and this is a first-come, first-served program. All applications must be submitted prior to or on March 27, 2023.
Program funding is provided through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
Free business disaster recovery guidance
- The Sierra Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has partnered with Placer County to provide disaster relief. The SBDC has business disaster recovery experts ready to guide you for free. You may reach the Sierra Business Council by emailing them at: firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up on their website at sierrasbdc.com/join and their assistance is free.
- The Sacramento Metro Chamber also has business disaster recovery professionals ready to help your business at no cost to you. You may reach the Metro Chamber by emailing them at: email@example.com. You may sign up by using this website (scroll down) Business - MetroBusiness Center. They also have a hotline if you prefer to call: 833-391-1919.
California Rebuilding Fund
The loan is typically easier to qualify for than a regular SBA 7a loan. These funds are expected to go fast. Here is some basic information:
For more information or to get started with the pre-application please visit: https://www.caloanfund.org/
Golden Sierra Training Agency
Golden Sierra Training Agency has Fire Recovery Assistance through their Disaster Relief Program. Some of their available services include:
- Financial aid to train for a new career
- Relief payments
- Career planning
- Mental health counseling
- Help navigating community resources
Learn more at: https://goldensierra.com/wildfire-relief/
North Lake Tahoe Wildfire Resources
North Lake Tahoe offers a range of information and resources for those impacted by the Mosquito fire, including evacuation guides and preparation collaborations such as The Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team. Learn more at: https://www.gotahoenorth.com/wildfire-resources/
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- Proclamation of State of Emergency (see #4 of Governor’s order, unemployment insurance assistance)
- Placer County Assessor Disaster-Relief (Placer County Tax Assessor property tax relief)
- Mosquito Fire Relief Fund (Placer Community Foundation has initiated a relief fund for those affected by the fire)
Other sources of additional information: