Small Business Relief (CARES)


Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers and themselves healthy.

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development has compiled helpful information for employers, employees and all Californians as it relates to the cornonavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The Small Business Owner’s Guide/FAQ to the CARES Act

CARES ACT Q&A (page 6 small BUSINESSES) (04/02/20)

Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Advance (EIDL)

All small business owners are eligible and ENCOURAGED to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000, and the loan advance will not have to be repaid.

Further, the EIDL program provides small businesses with working capital loans up to $2 million that can provide economic support to small businesses, with terms up to 30 years and deferred payments for one year.  Apply Now Online.

Paycheck Protection Plan

An SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Application process beginning April 3, 2020


Three Step Process SBA Disaster Loans (PDF)

Additional Business Resources:

SBA Three Step Disaster Loan Graphic

small business relief fund

The Danville Area Chamber of Commerce has created a Small Business Relief Fund to support small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. To show your support, Tee-Shirts can be purchased and 100% profit goes to the fund. Businesses are encouraged to share on their social medial pages. #danvillestrong #shopdanvilleca #livelocally

Tee Shirt