Introduction

County Resources (FRE)

County Resources (FRE)

  1. General resources:
    1. For the most up-to-date information, see: https://www.co.fresno.ca.us/departments/public-health/covid-19/covid-19-reopening.
    2. The Fresno County Economic Development Corporation has established a Business Resource hotline for the Fresno county business community to provide up to date information on local, state, and federal resources to support businesses impacted by COVID-19. For further details, see: https://www.fresnoedc.com/covid19/.
  2. Financial resources:
    1. The City of Fresno’s Revolving Loan Fund is offering loans to small businesses located in its Empowerment and Enterprise Zones for the purposes of financing real estate, providing working capital, and/or for the financing of equipment. Loans are made in cooperation with a third-party lender; for further details, click here: https://cencalfinance.com/revolving-loan-program/.
    2. In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the City of Fresno received $830,000 in funding to create a new Business Recovery Loan Fund. Small and medium-sized City of Fresno businesses that have been impacted by and/or need funding to respond to the COVID-19 crisis can receive a loan of up to $100,000 from this program at a fixed low-interest rate. Payments can also be deferred for the first 6 months. For further details, see: https://www.fresno.gov/mayor/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2021/03/Bus-Recovery-Loan-Fund-English.pdf.
    3. The California State University, Fresno Office of Community & Economic Development has compiled a list of COVID-19 support resources for businesses and employers in Fresno County. For further details, see: https://www.fresnostate.edu/academics/oced/covid19-resources/businesses-and-employers/businesses-and-employers-fresnocounty.html.
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