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

* 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 

CDC Guidelines for Businesses
 
Department of Labor Workplace Postings 4/1/20 (required)
  • 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

Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

​SBA Disaster Relief Loans​

Apply online for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) through Small Business Administration (SBA)

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 Fresno@SBA.gov or visist www.sba.gov/coronavirus

Small Business Guide to the CARES Act
 
Webinars for Businesses

Small Business Development Center

Minority Business Development Agency

Business Service Center (WDB)

Workforce Development Board (WDB) Rapid Response Program
  • 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

California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-Biz)

Fresno County Economic Development Corporation

Valley Community Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Workforce Development Board Business Service Center (WDB-BSC)

Minority Business Development Center

Women's Business Center

Business FAQ:

Can My Business Stay Open?

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

https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm

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

Comcast Xfinity - wifi.xfinity.com

Comcast has opened their public hotspots to everyone on the "xfinitywifi" SSID. Click the link below to view a map of the hotspots near you.

  • 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

Guide to Internet Services During Coronavirus

Utility Information

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.

Other Resources

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 groceries@bitwiseindustries.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 orders@kuppajoy.com 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

First three months free and waiving setup fee. For restaurants looking to pivot to alternative sales. https://ordrslip.com/  887-219-6215 sales@ordrslip.com

Facebook – $100M Grant program

Advertisement credits and cash grants can be spent on operational costs. www.Facebook.com/business/boost/resource

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