County Resources (VEN)

  1. General resources:
    1. For the most up to date information, see: and
  2. Financial resources:
    1. The City of Ventura’s website provides financial resources as well as local Ventura disaster relief options. See:
    2. The Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) provides start-up and expansion capital to small business that do not qualify for conventional bank financing. WEV’s loans are targeted to low- and moderate-income men, women, minorities, and others who have been traditionally underserved by lenders. See:
      1. For information regarding start-up and expansion loans of up to $25,000, a business must meet certain eligibility requirements. See:
      2. WEV provides capital to certain Santa Barbara County and Ventura County businesses who are now open or eligible to open under the most current government orders (subject to change based on updated orders). See:
    3. The Ventura County Economic Development Association provides a number of resources for members, businesses, and nonprofits. See:
    4. The Ventura/Santa Barbara County section of the LA Small Business Development Center provides a Resource Guide for small businesses affected by COVID-19, which includes financial resources. See:
    5. Ventura County maintains a website called “Business Forward – Ventura County” which provides a number of resources and general assistance to new and small business owners. See:
    6. The Ventura County Workforce Development Board offers resources for employers and job seekers, at no cost to job seekers and no or low-cost to employers. See:
    7. The Ventura County Credit Union provides Coronavirus Updates, including financial assistance and resources to members, on its website. See:

Federal Resources

State Resources


Apply today to the California Rebuilding Fund

А loan program to support California’s small businesses — especially those located in economically disadvantaged and historically under-banked areas of the state. Businesses who employed 50 or less full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) and had gross revenues of less than $2.5 million or below in 2019 are eligible to apply.