Economic Development

RESOURCES & TOOLSResources During the COVID 19 Pandemic

COVID-19 Related Small Business Assistance Loan to Grant Program

The application process for the COVID-19 Related Small Business Assistance Loan to Grant Program is now closed and we are no longer taking applications.  If you have any questions, please contact us at 909-797-249 ext. 227 or email cvelarde@yucaipa.org.

COVID Compliant Grant Program

The County is no longer accepting applications for the COVID Compliant Business Partnership Program. For more information, please visit https://sbcovid19.com/covid-compliant-business-partnership-program/ or call 909-387-3911.

COVID-19 Business Reopening Plan Template

In order to support the safety of employees and customers as the local economy begins to recover with the reopening of businesses from the COVID-19 pandemic, each business shall establish a risk mitigation “Business Operation Plan” (Plan) and shall maintain each plan at their business location. The purpose of the Plan is to formally develop and establish the Best Management Practices (BMPs) the business will complete and implement to ensure a safe environment. The BMPs will explain the necessary policies, practices and conditions that will be implemented to meet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and San Bernardino County Department of Public Health (SBCDPH) guidelines for COVID-19, and also the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards related to worker exposure to COVID-19.  Download the Word Doc HERE.  Click HERE for the pdf version

Message from Yucaipa’s City Manager

“Businesses are the foundation of economic growth and prosperity.  During this unprecedented pandemic, the City of Yucaipa is even more devoted to supporting our businesses by providing resources and information on the many financial opportunities afforded by various governmental entities and companies. Dedicated City staff is available to assist business owners in navigating through these and other resources, and connecting them to other resources and support opportunities as they become available. We take pride in the many businesses that call Yucaipa home and are committed to helping them through this challenging time!”


Below is a list of resources that businesses are encouraged to consider. Please check back often as new resources will be added to this list as they become available.

Agency LevelProgramAgency / CompanyProgram Summary
Private CorporationSmall Business Grants ProgramFacebook $100m in cash grants and ad credits to eligible businesses.
Private CorporationSmall Business Grants ProgramVerizon Small Business Recovery Fund LISC will use Verizon funding to provide grants of up to $10,000 to businesses facing immediate financial pressure because of COVID-19—especially entrepreneurs of color, women-owned businesses and other enterprises in historically under served communities who don’t have access to flexible, affordable capital.
Private CorporationSmall Business Grants ProgramHello Alice COVID-19 Business for All Emergency Grant $250,000 in grants will be awarded to Business for All applicants, as a critical step towards tackling entrepreneurs’ single greatest barrier to growth: access to capital.
Government - StateComprehensive Resource GuideCA Labor and Workforce Development Agency Comprehensive guide for workers and employers in the areas of paid sick leave, disability and unemployment insurance, paid family leave, workplace health and safety guidance, and employer assistance.
Government - StateComprehensive Resource GuideDepartment of Industrial Relations Various resources for employers and businesses, in the areas of paid sick leave and worker's compensation, including information on how to file a claim for these State programs and benefits.
Government - StateDisability Insurance, Paid Family Leave, Uneployment Insurance BenefitsEmployment Development Department Various resources for employers and businesses, including information on how to file a claim for these State programs and benefits.
Government - StateTax ReliefCA Department of Tax and Fee Administration Relief and extensions for taxpayers, including extensions for filing tax returns, extensions for filing a claim for refund or tax appear, and small business relief payments plans.
Government - FederalSupport for U.s. Exporting CommunityExport-Import Bank of the United States Various relief programs and provisions for exporters of U.S. goods and services, and financial institutions located throughout the United States that may have been affected by COVID-19
Government - FederalTax ReliefInternal Revenue Service Tax assistance for taxpayers, businesses, tax-exempt organizations and others - including health plans - affected by Coronavirus.
Government - FederalCoronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic SecurityVariousThe programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress to assist business owners with their needs during this pandemic. There are many new resources available for small businesses, certain non-profits, and other employers. CARES Act Guide
Government - FederalDebt ReliefSmall Business AdministrationThe SBA will automatically pay the principal, interest, and fees of current 7(a), 504, and microloans for a period of six months. The SBA will also automatically pay the principal, interest, and fees of new 7(a), 504, and microloans issued prior to September 27, 2020. Finally, the SBA will also provide automatic deferments through December 31, 2020 for current SBA Serviced Disaster (Home and Business) Loans if the disaster loan was in "regular servicing" status on March 1, 2020.
Government - FederalExpress Bridge LoansSmall Business AdministrationAllows small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly. These loans can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing and can be a term loan or used to bridge the gap while applying for a direct SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). If a small business has an urgent need for cash while waiting for decision and disbursement on an Economic Injury Disaster Loan, they may qualify for an SBA Express Disaster Bridge Loan.
Government - FederalEconomic Injury Disaster Loan ProgramSmall Business AdministrationEligibility for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) is based on the financial impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The EIDL program offers businesses low interest disaster loans up to $2 million to support working capital needs for small businesses suffering economic injury as a result of COVID-19, including a forgivable $10,000 cash advance for eligible businesses. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses and 2.75% for nonprofit organizations. Long term repayment options are available to help keep payments affordable, up to a maximum of 30 years and are available to entities without the financial ability to offset the adverse impact without hardship.
Government - FederalPaycheck Protection ProgramSmall Business AdministrationThe program would provide cash-flow assistance through 100 percent federally guaranteed loans to employers who maintain their payroll during this emergency. If employers maintain their payroll, the loans would be forgiven, which would help workers remain employed, as well as help affected small businesses and our economy snap-back quicker after the crisis. Loans are available through June 30, 2020.
Government - CountyCOVID-Compliant Business Partnership ProgramCounty of San Bernardino$2,500 of grant funding to eligible businesses with 1-100 employees to help offset costs and impacts directly related to complying with COVID-19 related business protocols. In addition to the grant funds, businesses participating in the County's COVID Compliant Business Partnership Program will have access to PPE from the County at a discounted rate ("County cost") and receive a window placard to place at their store front to demonstrate their commitment to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. Total funding available for this program is $30,000,000. Deadline for Application: August 31, 2020. http://sbcovid19.com/covid-compliant-business-partnership-program


The goal of the Economic Development division is to maintain a close working relationship with the local business community and also with area wide economic development organizations, developers, site location specialists and others involved in business development. The division is responsible for coordinating the City’s economic development activities with potential and existing businesses and to implement the City’s vision for economic prosperity through its value-added economic development programs, partnerships, and innovative opportunities to create quality jobs for the community.

Yucaipa continues to support business, new as well as existing, and encourages quality development in the community.  For more information on how we can help, contact the Economic Development Division at 909-797-2489, ext. 227.