Small Business Support

During this time of national emergency related to COVID-19, there are many resources available to small businesses.

  • Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster assistance for COVID-19
  • Facebook Small Business Grants Program
  • California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED) business, employer, and employee resources for COVID-19
  • Assisting Business Access Resources & Training: Sophie Konuwa, Butte SBDC, (530) 895-9017
  • General Assistance for Employers: or (530) 616-0563
  • Chico Business Advocates:
  • Chico Business Assistance Hotline

    Chico Business Assistance Hotline There is a lot of information out there, as well as constant change, and we know that businesses could benefit from having someone to reach out to for questions and guidance. Our economic development partnership, Team Chico, is here for you. We bring our Chamber of Commerce, workforce, finance, and education partners together to support you. Email or call (530) 896-7299 to reach your business concierge who can help direct you to the best partner for your needs.

    Essential vs. Non-Essential Services - Critical Infrastructure Sectors

    There are critical infrastructure sectors whose assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, are considered so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effecting on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination thereof. These critical infrastructure sectors are as follows:

  • Chemical Sector
  • Communications Sector
  • Commercial Facilities Sector
  • Critical Manufacturing Sector
  • Dams Sector
  • Defense Industrial Base Sector
  • Emergency Services Sector
  • Energy Sector
  • Financial Services Sector
  • Food and Agriculture Sector
  • Government Facilities Sector
  • Healthcare and Public Health Sector
  • Information Technology Sector
  • Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste Sector
  • Transportation Systems Sector
  • Water and Wastewater Systems Sector
  • For more information and descriptions on these sectors, please visit the US Department of Homeland Security Cyber and Infrastructure's website on this topic at