For Information, call 211

Assistance for Businesses

Assistance for Businesses

Small Business Administration:
The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help small businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters. For information, go to https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance .

California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development
(GO-Biz):

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) was created by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. to serve as California’s single point of contact for economic development and job creation efforts. GO-Biz offers a range of services to business owners including attraction, retention and expansion services, site selection, permit assistance, regulatory guidance, small business assistance, international trade development, assistance with state government, and much more. For information and resources, go to http://www.business.ca.gov/.

Santa Barbara County Small Business Development Center (SBDC):
The Santa Barbara County Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is part of the Ventura County EDC-SBDC, the Los Angeles Regional Network, and the national Small Business Administration. We provide individualized consulting and training to new and growing businesses. For information or to schedule a free and confidential consultation, go to http://www.sbcountysbdc.org/ or call (805) 892-3643.

FEMA :
The Federal Emergency Management Agency can provide information about federal assistance programs. By completing an anonymous questionnaire online at https://www.disasterassistance.gov/get-assistance/find-assistance , you will be given a list of potential resources based on your particular situation and needs.

These include:

Disaster Legal Services (available through Department of Homeland Security for low-income disaster survivors) for assistance with:

  • Insurance claims for medical bills, loss of property, loss of life
  • New wills, powers of attorney, and other legal papers lost during the disaster
  • Home-repair contracts and contractors
  • Problems with landlords

Low Interest Loans offered through the Small Business Administration for those with no or insufficient private insurance:

  • up to $200,000 to repair or replace damaged structures
  • up to $40,000 to replace basic possessions

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Be Radio Ready

Radio Ready

During an emergency when the power is out and when critical and timely information must get out to the general public, the County Office of Emergency Management will utilize satellite equipment to regularly communicate with designated County radio stations that have generators and can continue to broadcast. Visit this link for a list of stations to check if you lose power and cannot access the Internet.

Contact The County

105 E. Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: 211