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COVID Compliant Business Partnership Program – Deadline Extended to December 13, 2020, New Program Enhancements


The County of San Bernardino has extended the deadline for the COVID Compliant Business Partnership Program to December 13, 2020. Funding for this program has increased from $2,500 to $5,000 for or eligible Small Businesses and Nonprofits with 1-100 employees (some exceptions made for businesses with 0 employees). Previous funding recipients that applied before the initial deadline of October 31, 2020 will receive a check for the additional funding (except short term rentals and private schools) for a combined total of $5,000 per business.

In addition to the extended deadline, the County’s program has expanded to include support to small businesses and nonprofits that have incurred expenses moving their operations outdoors. In addition to the $5,000 provided to eligible participants, eligible businesses will receive an increase for outdoor funding, from $1,200 to $2,500 per business to comply with State regulations.  Previous recipients for outdoor funding that applied before October 31, 2020 will receive a check for the additional funding.

The application period closes on December 13, 2020 or when funding is exhausted. The program is on a first-come, first-served basis and applying is easy! Businesses that have not yet applied for the program are encouraged to do so as soon as possible.

Review eligibility and submit an application at

Questions about the program may be sent to 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

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.

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.