The U.S. Small Business Administration declared the primary counties of Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Marin, Mendocino, Modoc, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Plumas, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo, Yuba and the contiguous counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Los Angeles, Monterey, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco and Santa Clara a disaster area.
This declaration is the result of a January 23, 2014, U.S. Department of Agriculture disaster designation due to drought severity levels of D2 (for eight consecutive weeks), D3 or D4, as identified on the U.S. Drought Monitor.
The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is providing the following information regarding this declaration.
ASSISTANCE MADE AVAILABLE BY DECLARATION: SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 23 September 2014
WHO MAY APPLY:
Small non-farm businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and most private non-profit organizations of any size.
Small businesses include businesses doing business directly with growers, such as truckers and suppliers of agricultural equipment or services.
HOW TO APPLY: Contact SBA at 1-800-659-2955 or visit SBA's website. Hearing impaired individuals may call 1-800-877-8339