Business Information & Resources

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Financial Aid for Businesses

Below are "quick links” to the latest business resources and information, especially grants and loans. 

For updates on grants and business resources, subscribe to the Coronavirus Business Task Force list at

Latest Grants & Loans

Get Support

Nevada County partners with the Sierra Business Council and the Sierra Small Business Development Center to provide one-on-one support, funding assistance, trainings, and workshops. 

If you need help with your small business recovery plan or applying for a grant or a loan, their advisors offer free assistance. 

State Resources for Businesses

The State of California has several websites to help you navigate the pandemic and access the resources to help your business recover. 

  • The Business page has information for businesses and employers on grants and loans, technical assistance, and how to manage COVID-19 in the workplace. The main page is full of useful resources and general updates, too. 
  • The GO Biz site is run by the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development and is a good resource for Covid-19 resources. Sign up for the GoBiz newsletter to receive updates and announcements as they happen.

Federal Resources for Businesses

Nevada County Relief Fund

The Nevada County Relief Fund provides grants to for-profit businesses that are complying with public health guidelines. Visit their website at for information on current funding opportunities.

No Cost PPE for Small Businesses

The County's Office of Emergency Services (OES) is offering local small business owners (25 employees or less) masks and hand sanitizer at no cost. Learn more or apply here.

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State Tier System

Learn more about California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy to reduce COVID-19 in the state with revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities.

To find the status of activities in our county, enter Nevada into the county field, select the business or activity you are interested in, and click the blue "Get Latest Risk Levels" button. This will bring up links to State guidance for your selected industry.

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FAQ on the Statewide Order and Nevada County Re-Opening

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions from the Nevada County Public Health Department. This document is updated regularly.

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Report a Business

Are you aware of a business in our community that is not following state COVID-19 restrictions? Submit a business compliance complaint using our online service request system. All business non-compliance complaints are shared with city and town officials.

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Workplace Exposure Information & Resources

Connect to employer resources for prevention, preparedness, workplace exposures, and outbreak management. Go to our Workplace Exposures page.

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Resources & Support for Local Businesses

Business Assistance

Business Associations

Collaborative Resources for Nevada County Small Businesses Facebook Group

Share resources and support with other local small businesses. Moderated by the County of Nevada and the Sierra Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

Posters, Flyers, & Graphics

Download and print signs and graphics to display at your business.

Webinars & Workshops

View past webinars, workshops, and meetings of the COVID-19 Business Resource Task Force, and more.

Still Have Questions?

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