Important Updates:

The City of Palm Desert is closely monitoring the evolving coronavirus/COVID-19 situation. Click here for more information.



COVID-19 Business Resources

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Quick Links to Key Resource (Details on resources below)

Coachella Valley Resource Centers – Free of Charge

Each of these entities can assist with SBA loan applications as well as micro and bridge loans.  Click here for the Streamlined SBA Loan Application

Loan Assistance

  • SBA Disaster Assistance Loan (Economic Injury Disaster Loan)   
    • This loan includes a $10,000 emergency grant that is not required to be repaid as long as stipulations are adhered to.  Funds are made available within three days of an approved application.
    • Low interest loans (3.75%) up to $2 million with a 30 year repayment option.
    • Loan applications assistance is provided free of charge by the SBA, SBDC, and CVWBC through the contacts above.
    • Loan processing time of 2-4 weeks.

  • SBA Bridge Loan Program

  • This program is for businesses that have existing SBA loans to quickly borrow up to $25,000.

  • Paycheck Protection Program
    The Paycheck Protection Program provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits, can be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities.

Tax Assistance - Tax deadlines are extended until July 15, 2020

Employer/Employee Information

Toolkits and COVID19-Specific Information

For Nonprofits

  • Sempra COVID-19 Energy Hardship Fund Grants
    The COVID-19 Nonprofit Hardship Fund provides grants ranging from $500 to $50,000 to small to medium-sized non-profit organizations serving people and families significantly affected by COVID-19.

For Condominiums, Homeowners Associations, and Housing Cooperatives

State and Local Resources

Local Marketing Opportunities