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Disaster Recovery Resources

As a part of our disaster relief efforts for COVID-19 and beyond, Menifee Economic Development has compiled resources on this page to help our business community during this time of great need. We will continue to add to these resources and update this information regularly.

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Resource Toolkit for Menifee Businesses

This kit will help assist small businesses affected by COVID-19 and includes:

Business Economic Impact Survey

Riverside County is working closely with Governor Newsom’s Office of Emergency Services to gather information about the impact caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to Riverside County businesses and non-profit/non-governmental organizations. We are in the preliminary stages of exploring various resources, including public assistance and funding from Federal, State, local governments, and private sources that will help support our business community during this challenging economic time and in the near future. In order to support these efforts, we need your help to determine the economic impact. Please fill out this survey no later than April 16th, 2020.

Thank you in advance for your time. If you have any questions, please contact (951) 955-0493 or visit RivCoBizHelp.org

Upcoming Events

Every Day in May  |  3 PM
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May Webinars for Small Businesses affected by COVID-19

The SBDC is providing daily webinars for the Small Business Community on information as it relates to funding information during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Topics will include but are not limited to:

  • The Economic Injury Disaster Loan
  • Payroll Protection Program
  • Disaster Bridge Loan
  • 7a Forgiveness Program

Information is changing and updating daily and the SBDC wants to make sure Small Business owners are being provided the most up to date factual information as to what is available for funding.

The webinar will be 30-40 minutes daily with a brief Q&A after.

Please click here to register.

Businesses located within Riverside County that have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic are encouraged to apply for $10,000 COVID-19 Small Business Grant from the County of Riverside

Before you start please note:

  • The deadline to apply is Friday, June 19th, 2020 AT 6:00 PM
  • You can return to your application once you start it.
  • For any questions, please send an email to: rcfaq@mainstreetlaunch.org

Great Plates Delivered: Home Meals for Seniors

Restaurants: Riverside County is currently accepting inquiries from businesses interested in participating in the Great Plates program.

For more information or if interested please call 1 (800) 510-2020 or email restaurantsdeliver@rivco.org

Restaurants offering pickup and delivery

Menifee’s businesses are the backbone of our local economy, providing necessary revenue to the City for continued vital services that our families, friends, neighbors, and businesses rely on. Contact us to be added to this list.

Senior designated shopping hours

Menifee businesses are taking action to reduce potential exposure COVID-19 as multiple stores are dedicating hours before their store opens to the general public, to allow for the most vulnerable populations to shop. Contact us to be added to this list.

Is Your Business "Essential?"

Essential services and businesses are absolutely necessary to help maintain the health and welfare of our City and community. Use this guide to determine if your business falls within the essential categories.

Workplace Health and Safety

For information on protecting workers from COVID-19, refer to the Cal/OSHA Guidance on Coronavirus.

Businesses and employers can visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for help with planning and responding to COVID-19.

Reduced Work Hours

Employers experiencing a slowdown in their businesses or services as a result of the coronavirus impact on the economy may apply for the UI Work Sharing Program. This program allows employers to seek an alternative to layoffs — retaining their trained employees by reducing their hours and wages that can be partially offset with UI benefits. Workers of employers who are approved to participate in the Work Sharing Program receive the percentage of their weekly UI benefit amount based on the percentage of hours and wages reduced, not to exceed 60 percent.

Visit Work Sharing Program to learn more about its benefits for employers and employees, and how to apply.

Potential Closure or Layoffs

Employers planning a closure or major layoffs as a result of the coronavirus can get help through the Rapid Response program. Rapid Response teams will meet with you to discuss your needs, help avert potential layoffs, and provide immediate on-site services to assist workers facing job losses. For more information, refer to the Rapid Response Services for Businesses Fact Sheet (DE 87144RRB) (PDF) or contact your local America’s Job Center of California℠.

Tax Assistance

Employers experiencing hardship as a result of COVID-19 may request up to a 60-day extension of time from the EDD to file their state payroll reports and/or deposit state payroll taxes without penalty or interest. A written request for an extension must be received within 60 days from the original delinquent date of the payment or return.

For questions, employers may call the EDD Taxpayer Assistance Center.

Toll-free from the U.S. or Canada: 1-888-745-3886
Hearing-impaired (TTY): 1-800-547-9565
Outside the U.S. or Canada: 1-916-464-3502