STAY AT HOME ORDERS ARE IN EFFECT. ALL NON-ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES SHOULD BE CLOSED. The support available, as related to the economic impact of the global pandemic, will be changing rapidly. For the most up-to-date information please use the button below to contact the City of Selma. Agencies listed below also have valuable resources on their websites.
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
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)
Grants for Businesses
SBA Disaster Relief Loans
Apply with approved lender for the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Approved lenders may include:
Central Valley Community Bank (559-298-1775)
Suncrest Bank (559-225-1700)
Wells Fargo (only open to existing customers)
Bank of America (only open to current customers)
BBVA (pending confirmation)
Union Bank (pending confirmation)
California Bank and Trust (pending confirmation)
Questions? Contact the local SBA office: (559) 487-5791 or visist 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
Business Supporting Agencies
Minority Business Development Center
Women's Business Center
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. Some businesses may be deemed "Essential Infrastructure" as noted above. 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
Independent Contractors: Call 800-300-6516, provisions may be relaxed. Call and speak to a customer service representative for details specific to workers on 1099 tax form classification and contracts.
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.”
Kuppa Joy – 30 lbs of Coffee to local Coffee Shops
“We are offering to all local coffee shops in the Central Valley - up to 30 pounds of free espresso and drip coffee to help out on overhead cost. Please email to inquire about ordering coffee for your cafe. We will do our best to assist as many businesses as possible.”
518 Clovis Ave, Clovis, CA 93612. (559) 298-7234
Ordrslip – Online ordering and mobile app
Facebook – $100M Grant program
Advertisement credits and cash grants can be spent on operational costs. www.Facebook.com/business/boost/resource