City of Selma, County, and State Information
Eviction Protection Information
Notice to Landlord Form - 4/7/20
* Submit this form in writing or notify your landlord immediately if you are unable to pay all or some of the rent due because of affects of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Resident and Community Resources
Child Care Resource website: covid19.ca.gov/childcare
Comprehensive Youth Services -English and Spanish
Immigrant Support Resources: covid19.ca.gov/guide-immigrant-californians/
Payments have started to be deposited. Your particular circumstances may change the amount of payment made to you and your family. Timing for payments will also be affected by your tax filing status. If you are a veteran, or receive social security income your payments may be delivered in a different way. Please be aware of scams at this time. Get confirmation of name, title, and organization of anyone you speak with and verify they are who they say they are before giving bank information.
Selma Senior Center: 559-891-2239
FOOD AND PHARMACY
EBT Online Use Information: cdss.ca.gov/ebt-online
County of Fresno Mental Health 559-600-9276
Business Resources and Information
Employee Rights: Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
Federal Employee Rights: Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
Business Supporting Agencies
Minority Business Development Center
Women's Business Center
Grants for Businesses
Restaurant Workers Community Foundation
Private Low/No-Interest Business Loans
SBA Disaster Relief Loans
Questions? Contact the local SBA office: (559) 487-5791 or visit www.sba.gov/coronavirus
Webinars for Businesses
For employers who need immediate assistance for potential business closure. *Please contact both the City of Selma and Martha Espinosa at 559-490-7147
The City of Selma will be following the guidelines provided by the State of California and the Federal Department of Cyber and Infrastructure for classification of businesses that are deemed essential to the continued functioning of the local and national economy.
Who do I call if I see a business operating when they shouldn't be?
Please call City hall or the Police non-emergency line. The city will respond to all reported businesses and determine if they are allowed to operate while the orders are in effect. You may also use the Contact Us page to report any non-emergency issues related to COVID-19.
Who can I call to report really high prices (price gouging) at a Selma store?
To report price gouging call the District Attorney's Consumer Protection Unit at (559) 600-3156
Employers and Employees
Information about leave and compensation options for workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Businesses: Note the Work Sharing program available.
Employees: If your work hours have been reduced apply for Unemployment Insurance. Governor has waived the 1 week waiting period. Benefits can start immediately. Contact EDD: (800) 480-3287
Direct service line in Fresno 559-230-4158
WiFi and Internet Access
Increased access with Comcast includes:
Xfinity WiFI Hotspots Free for Everyone
Pausing of Data Plan - Unlimited Data at no extra charge
No Disconnects or Late Fees
Internet Essentials Free to New Customers
PG&E - Will not be disconnecting service.
Voluntarily implementing a moratorium on service disconnections for non-payment effective immediately for both residential and commercial customers. PG&E External Communications 415-973-5930
CAL Water - Restored service and no shutoffs.
Temporarily suspended collections activities and shutoffs on residential services for non-payments. Restored service to accounts previously disconnected for non-payment. Re-certification requirements have been frozen for low-Income Ratepayer Assistance Program. Call 559-896-4546 for more information.
SoCal Gas - No disconnects and no late fees for businesses.
US Bartender Guild Assistance Programs – The USBG has grant programs available for employers and employees affected by bar closures due to COVID19. Visit their website to apply.
California Restaurant Association Foundation – The CRAF is offering grants and other resources for those in the restaurant industry. More information is available here.
United Way – Community Economic Relief Fund
The United Way of Fresno and Madera Counties is working to set up a local relief fund for people who need housing, income, food, or other related assistance due to COVID-19 impacts. (559) 244-5710. https://www.uwfm.org/
Bitwise Industries – Grocery Delivery
“We recognize this is a difficult time for many folks. As we continue to prioritize social distancing to protect ourselves, family, friends, and the greater public, we know many folks may not have access to everyday items they need. If you have an elderly or sick loved one that you can’t get to, or if you are elderly or sick, Bitwise is delivering groceries. Have cash? We’ll settle up. Don’t have cash? Bitwise will cover the bill. Please either send the recipient, address, and shopping list to email@example.com or call 559-460-7809 to let us know what you need. Our direct messages and comment sections are open for requests as well. Bitwise team members are volunteering to make grocery runs for folks in Madera, Fresno, and Tulare County. Keep in mind many stores are low or sold out of certain items, but we’ll do our best to get you what you need.”
Ordrslip – Online ordering and mobile app