City of San Carlos responds to risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Click here for up to date information and resources. 

Resources for Workers and Businesses Related to COVID-19 Hardships

Given the present situation surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, the City of San Carlos wants to keep our workers, employers, families, and community members safe. We understand COVID-19 is causing financial strain for businesses in town and the City of San Carlos will continue to work closely with our partner agencies to gather information on resources as they become available to help navigate this difficult situation. 

Governor Newsom has declared a State of Emergency for California due to COVID-19 concerns. Similarly, San Mateo County declared a State of Local Emergency. On this page you will find a list of resources available to small businesses and workers in the City. While the City of San Carlos does not offer small business loans or grants we are available to be a conduit for information and assistance wherever we can. The City is currently exploring opportunities to offer additional local resources. 


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Additional Resources

 San Mateo County Strong Fund

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors contributed $3 million in seed money to launch this fund providing emergency relief to local individuals, families, nonprofit organizations and small businesses. Learn more at San Mateo County Strong.

While the application portal for the Small Business Grants Program is now closed, those who applied but have not received a grant may be contacted in the future if additional funding is added.

San Mateo County Human Service Agency Emergency Safety Net Assistance

Emergency safety net services are available for residents of San Mateo County in need of food, emergency housing assistance, emergency utility assistance, shelter, and other basic needs during COVID-19. Learn more at San Mateo County Emergency Safety Net Assistance

Community Foundation of San Carlos COVID-19 Response Fund

In collaboration with the City of San Carlos, the Community Foundation of San Carlos has established The San Carlos COVID-19 Response Fund to assist those most affected. You can find more information on who this money will help and how to donate at Community Foundation of San Carlos.

 San Mateo County Economic Development Association (SAMCEDA)

SAMCEDA is closely monitoring the situation and will regularly update the information and links  to resources on their SAMCEDA website and social media platforms

Governor's Office of Business, Office of Small Business Advocate (OSBA)

Resources for small businesses are available through OSBA, which has a network of small business centers throughout the state to offer consulting and training and access to capital. Local centers and specialists are available to talk to directly.

The California Labor and Workforce Development Agency

The California Labor and Workforce Development Agency has guidance information for both workers and employers including support services for workers, interim guidance for protecting health care workers, and interim guidelines for protecting workers in general industry.


Contact Information

City of San Carlos Economic Development
Martin Romo
Economic Development and Housing Manager

Adam Aronson
Economic Development Coordinator

CA Governor's Office of Emergency Services
Abigail L. Browning
Chief, Office of Private Sector/NGO Coordination

CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development
Isabel Guzman
Director, Office of the Small Business Advocate

Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Assistance Center

San Mateo County Health Order Legal Call Center
1 (650) 363-4588