affected businesses and employees
The county of Sonoma Economic Development Board on Monday shared links to resources for businesses and their employees impacted by the fires.
Also on Monday, the county of Napa opened a local assistance center for those affected by the Napa fire complex, originally called the Atlas fire.
California Department of Insurance: Assistance with filing claims
Sonoma County Assessor: Property tax reassessment due to misfortune or calamity
UPDATE: Sonoma County residents at this point don’t have to file calamity claim forms to start the property tax adjustment process for significantly damaged properties. But Napa, Mendocino and Lake counties are requiring such forms to get the tax relief procedure started. (Read the full story.)
Franchise Tax Board: Info on deducting disaster losses
Board of Equalization: Manufacturing and R sales and use tax exemptions for equipment
Working Solutions: Small business microloans
Small Business Administration (SBA) financingSonoma County Job Link’s Business Services Team is assembling resources to help employees of businesses affected by the fires who need to:
Apply for unemployment benefits and COBRA coverage.
Looking for new job opportunities with other local employers.
For the latest employer resources,
visit the Economic Development Board’s fire recovery resources page.
Sonoma County local assistance center
FEMA, county and state officials opened the “one stop shop” on Oct. 14.
Napa County local assistance center
The county of Napa on Monday opened the center to assist impacted county residents. The center offers federal, state and local disaster assistance resources, including financial assistance.
The county reiterated that the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bureau is suspending routine immigration enforcement operations in the Northern California fire areas,
including at the Napa assistance center.