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Living with Fire Symposium Resources

Pepperwood Preserve

A compilation of resources from Pepperwood Preserve's Living with Fire in California’s Coast Ranges Symposium. The symposium brought together more than 400 participants, including members of the general public, scientific community, private sector, natural resource and fire safety agencies, and non-profit organizations. 

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Government Legislation

ADVOCACY ALERT! Sonoma County Housing Initiative

Rebuild NorthBay

Sonoma County is proposing Phase 2 of their Housing Initiatives program and they want to hear from you. Click here for more information about the program.

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Nixle & Emergency Alerts: Sign-up!

Rebuild NorthBay

Be prepared when disaster strikes! Visit this page to find a variety of County-specific Emergency Alert Services.

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Agricultural Recovery Guide

Rebuild NorthBay

A variety of State and Federal Resources for Agricultural-based businesses recovering from a disaster.

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Mendocino County Police Departments

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Mendocino County Police Services: Links + Contact Info

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Lake County Police Departments

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Lake County Police Services: Links + Contact Info

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Sonoma County Police Departments

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Sonoma County Police Services: Links + Contact Info

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Napa County Police Departments

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Napa County Police Services: Links + Contact Information

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Sonoma County Fire Departments

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Links + Contact Info for ALL Sonoma County Fire Depts

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Napa County Fire Deptartments

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Links + Contact Info for ALL Napa County Fire Depts

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Mendocino County Fire Departments

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Links + Contact Info for ALL Mendocino County Fire Depts

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Lake County Fire Departments

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Links + Contact Info for ALL Lake County Fire Depts

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Sonoma County: Chambers of Commerce

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Links to all Chambers of Commerce in Sonoma County

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Napa County: Chambers of Commerce

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Links to all Chambers of Commerce in Napa County

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Mendocino County: Chambers of Commerce

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Links to all Chambers of Commerce in Mendocino County

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Lake County: Chambers of Commerce

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Links to all Chambers of Commerce in Lake County

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Government

More State and Federal Resources

Rebuild NorthBay

When disaster strikes, information and resources from public agencies is critical. Visit these official pages to find out how to get help, what to expect, and get updates.

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Government

Federal

Rebuild NorthBay

Links to our Federal leadership & additional Federal resources.

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State of California

Rebuild NorthBay

A variety of links & additional information about our State of California leadership.

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Government

Local Government

Rebuild NorthBay

Links to local government leadership & agencies for Residents of Lake, Napa, Mendocino, and Sonoma Counties.

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Career Point North Bay - Pathways to Work

Career Point North Bay

CareerPoint is a network of workforce experts on a mission to provide the highest quality employment and training solutions for the North Bay’s businesses and career seekers.

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Condición de ciudadanía y elegibilidad para asistencia pordesastre

FEMA

Spanish document detailing who is elibigle for disaster assistance according to their citizenship status

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California Department of Food and Agriculture Homepage

California Department of Food and Agriculture

Provides information about CDFA programs, the Animal Health and Food Safety Services, disaster Preparedness materials for animal owners, and includes a directory of the County Agricultural Commissioners. This guide and appendices can also be downloaded from this site.

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National Weather Service

National Weather Service

Provides weather information and warnings for the United States.

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Animals in Disasters: Community Planning

fema Emergency Management Institute

Self-taught course from FEMA EMI. This course provides information for groups to meet and develop meaningful and effective plans that improve the care of animals, their owners, and the animal-care industries in disasters.

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Animals in Disasters: Awareness and Preparedness

Fema Emergency Management Institute

Self-taught course from FEMA EMI. This course is intended to help animal owners, care providers, and industries to understand incident management.

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Commercial Development Fire Code Requirements

County of Sonoma

The Sonoma County Department of Emergency Services Fire Prevention Division is primarily responsible for programs, procedures, and projects for preventing the outbreak of fires and regulate the storage, handling and processing of Hazardous Materials through the CUPA program within the unincorporated areas of the county.

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Fire Corp Volunteer

City of Santa Rosa Fire Department

Ways you can Get Involved with the local Volunteer fire department in Santa Rosa

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Santa Rosa Fire Department

City of Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa Fire Department Homepage

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Santa Rosa Police Department

City of Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa Police Department Homepage

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List of Road Closures

County of Sonoma

Details road closures around Sonoma County

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Santa Rosa Metro Chamber Homepage

Santa Rosa Metro Chamber

The Chamber offers a growing list of programs benefiting students, English language learners, young professionals, entrepreneurs and future leaders. For our members, we focus on creating new business opportunities, connections, and growth. In the community, we are proponents of business in every arena, including political Advocacy and action.

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California USDA Rural Development

US Department of Agriculture - Rural Development

California’s information hub provided by the USDA Rural Development to provide rural-based residents with grants and funds

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Petaluma Business Permit Research

Petaluma Economic Development Board

Research tools to help Petaluma businesses find and calculate their permit issues

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Sonoma County Job Weblink (WIB) Homepage

Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board

We offer services to job seekers, employers, and youths. Job Weblink has helped hundreds of Sonoma County residents find employment through funded training for new careers and provided the supportive services, such as child care, necessary to complete training.

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Small Business Disaster Recovery Checklist

Small Business Association

Checklist for small businesses in order to better prepare for disaster recovery methods when a fire strikes

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Small Business Evacaution List

Small Business Association

Checklist for small businesses in order to better prepare for evacuation scenarios

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Small Business Disaster Planning guide

Small Business Association

EGuide to assist small business owners in properly setting themselves up for success in the event of of a major disaster.

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Wildfire Preparedness Checklist (PDF)

Small Business Association

PDF checklist for businesses to prepare for wildfires

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SBA Disaster Assistance

Small Business Association

US. Small Business Association’s official partners for disaster relief and Preparedness for small businesses

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Programs and Services

Mendocino Private Industry Council

Homepage for MPIC to assist employers in the Mendocino and Lake County areas, assist with Workforce Development and general business growth and support

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Working Solutions Homepage

Working Solutions

Specializing in start-up and early-stage financing, Working Solutions creates economic opportunity and builds Financial self-sufficiency through entrepreneurship and promotes microenterprise growth to strengthen the local economy, create jobs and build resilient communities.

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Lake County Chamber of Commerce

Lake County Chamber of Commerce

Lake County Chamber of Commerce Homepage

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Clearlake Chamber of Commerce

Clearlake Chamber of Commerce

Clearlake Chamber of Commerce Homepage

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Greater Ukiah Chamber of COmmerce

Greater Ukiah Chamber of Commerce

Greater Ukiah Chamber of Commerce Homepage

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Willits Chamber of Commerce

Willits Chamber of Commerce

Willits Chamber of Commerce Homepage

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Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce

Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce

Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce Homepage

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Anderson Valley Chamber of Commerce

Anderson Valley Chamber of Commerce

Anderson Valley Chamber of Commerce Homepage

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Monte Rio Chamber of Commerce

Monte Rio Chamber of Commerce

Monte Rio Chamber of Commerce Homepage

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Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce

Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce

Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce Homepage

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Calistoga Chamber of Commerce

Calistoga Chamber of Commerce

Calistoga Chamber of Commerce Homepage

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St. Helena Chamber of Commerce

St. Helena Chamber of Commerce

St. Helena Chamber of Commerce Homepage

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Napa Chamber of Commerce

Napa Chamber of Commerce

Napa Chamber of Commerce Homepage

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Yountville Chamber of Commerce

Yountville Chamber of Commerce

Yountville Chamber of Commerce Homepage

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HIspanic Chamber of Commerce

HIspanic Chamber of Commerce

HIspanic Chamber of Commerce Homepage

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North Bay Black Chamber of Commerce

North Bay Black Chamber of Commerce

North Bay Black Chamber of Commerce Homepage

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Mark West Area Chamber of Commerce

Mark West Area Chamber of Commerce

Mark West Area Chamber of Commerce Homepage

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Cotati Chamber of Commerce

Cotati Chamber of Commerce

Cotati Chamber of Commerce Homepage

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Redwood Coast Chamber of Commerce

Redwood Coast Chamber of Commerce

Redwood Coast Chamber of Commerce Homepage

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Rhonert Park Chamber of Commerce

Rhonert Park Chamber of Commerce

Rohnert Park Chamber of Commerce Homepage

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Forestville Chamber of Commerce

Forestville Chamber of Commerce

Forestville Chamber of Commerce Homepage

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Windsor Chamber of Commerce

Windsor Chamber of Commerce

Windsor Chamber of Commerce Homepage

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Geyserville Chamber of Commerce

Geyserville Chamber of Commerce

Geyserville Chamber of Commerce Homepage

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Sebastopol Chamber of Commerce

Sebastopol Chamber of Commerce

Sebastopol Chamber of Commerce Homepage

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Russian River Chamber of Commerce

Russian River Chamber of Commerce

Russian River Chamber of Commerce Homepage

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CalOES business Preparedness program

CalOES

Information and resources about disaster Preparedness for business owners & organizations

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Disaster Related Services

CAL Employment Development Department

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) provides a variety of services to individuals and businesses affected by disasters in California. EDD staff located throughout the state are often called upon to lend a hand at Local Assistance Centers established by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) who provide assistance with filing claims for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits and job search services.

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Crisis Communication Checklist for Small Business

Small Business Association

Checklist to prepare a comphrensive communication plan between employees and employers.

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Governor’s Office of Business or Permit Assistance

Governor’s Office of Business of Economic Development

This website assists you in finding appropriate permit information for your business. It also provides contact information for the various agencies that administer & issue these permits.

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Everything You need to Know about Small Business Insurance

Northcoast Score

Webinar explaining everything any small business owner woud want or need to know about Insurance and disaster Preparedness.

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Top Small Business Grants for Women

Northcoast Score

5 resources to help women focused businesses find grants to grow their company.

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North Coast Email Marketing and Social Media - Ways to Survive and Thrive in an Emergency

Northcoast Score

Disaster planning and Emergency Preparedness to ensure your business gets back up and running in a safe, timely manner after a disaster or emergency situation takes place. Primarily focused on how to use marketing tools to help your business stay on track.

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North Coast Score Get Your Business Ready for an Emergency

Northcoast Score

Webinar designed for business to improve, measure, and practice your emergncy disaster plan.

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North Coast Score - Building Disaster Resiliency

Northcoast Score

A webinar to assist and prepare small businesses for disasters.

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EDB Business Guide

Sonoma County Economic Development Board

The EDB has compiled a comprehensive list of resources for businesses that have been affected by the fires. Print it double sided or add it to your presentations and meetings with customers affected by the fires.

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Sonoma County Resource Guide

Santa Rosa Metro Chamber

Resources for businesses Impacted by the 2017 California Wildfires, created by the Governor’s office & CalOES

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Business Portal

Governor’s Office of Business of Economic Development

The California Business Portal is the one-stop shop if you’re looking to start or grow a business in California. The portal provides businesses with resources for Financial assistance, relocation services, international trade and investment guidance, tax incentive information, registration and permit requirements, information about California regulations and more of what businesses need to get up and running.

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Green business Certification

County of Sonoma

Steps to start and enroll in a green business certification.

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Helpful Weblinks and Tools for Napa and Sonoma

Small Business Development Center Napa-Sonoma

List of business resource Weblinks for Napa and Sonoma Counties.

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City of Napa Business Resources/Information

City of Napa

Information for any business operating in Napa County. Provides resources for anything related to running a business in Napa County.

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Mendocino County Business Services Mainpage

Mendocino County

A variety of business-related Weblinks & resources for business owners in Mendocino County

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Small Business Development Center Napa-Sonoma

Small Business Development Center Napa-Sonoma

Organization offering tools and resources for various small businesses in the Napa and Sonoma areas

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Northern California Financial Development Corporation

NorCal FDC

To provide greater access to a variety of sources of capital to under served markets and small business persons located in California that are considered economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs.

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Sonoma County Fire Information - Santa Rosa Metro Chamber

Santa Rosa Metro Chamber

As we recover from the recent fires that swept through our community, the Santa Rosa Metro Chamber is committed to serving our members as we all successfully adjust to current circumstances. We are here to help your business and improve our economy through a variety of means.

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The Sonoma Rebound Project

The Sonoma Rebound Project

NGO offering mental health and emotional support groups and services to those affected by recent Wildfires

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Helping Artists Build

CERF+ serves artists who work in craft disciplines by providing a safety net to support strong and sustainable careers. Our core services are Education programs, Advocacy, network building and emergency relief.

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Pepperwood Preserve Homepage

Pepperwood Preserve

Pepperwood’s Dwight Center for Conservation Science produces cutting-edge research, provides comprehensive environmental Education for all ages, and facilitates an innovative citizen science initiative. Our singular focus is applying science to safeguard the future of nature for generations to come.

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Sonoma County Resource Conservation District Homepage

Sonoma County Resource Conservation District

The RCD works with communities to voluntarily conserve, protect, and restore natural resources in a landscape that supports Agriculture, urban areas, and wild lands. We provide technical assistance, Educational programs, monitoring and assessment services, and grant funding to help land managers meet their conservation goals.

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Mendocino County Resource Conservation District Homepage

Mendocino County Resource Conservation District

The RCD works with communities to voluntarily conserve, protect, and restore natural resources in a landscape that supports Agriculture, urban areas, and wild lands. We provide technical assistance, Educational programs, monitoring and assessment services, and grant funding to help land managers meet their conservation goals.

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PACE in California

PaceNation

PACE permits financing for renewable Energy and Energy efficiency improvements to homes and businesses. In 2010, state legislators set up the state’s Loan Loss Reserve Fund for residential PACE programs. Residential and commercial PACE has flourished in the state since then, financing over $2 billion for clean Energy improvements throughout the state. Find your nearest financing today.

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Thrive! Lake County

Thrive Lake County

Thrive! Lake County is supporting a community of innovators in green building, sustainable Agriculture, renewable Energy, supporting independent businesses in town centers, and mentoring a new breed of entrepreneurs that have designed their business with a sustainable vision.

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Sustainable Napa County

Sustainable Napa County

At Sustainable Napa County, we understand that conversations about climate and Energy can be complex and even polarizing. We know that our economy and our environment are interdependent, and that taking local action to keep them both healthy is an opportunity, not a burden. We work with partners locally and around the state to find resources, tools, and information that inspire people to take action in whatever way that makes the most sense for them.

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Napa Resource Conservation District

Napa County Resource Conservation District

The RCD empowers the community to voluntarily conserve, protect, and restore natural resources in a landscape that supports Agriculture, urban areas, and wild lands. We provide technical assistance, Educational programs, monitoring programs, and funding sources to help land managers meet their conservation goals

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Post-Fire Resources for Managing your Land

Napa County Resource Conservation District

RCD is working closely with our partner, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), to provide the following services: Site visits and planning services for landowners and managers about concerns related to potential erosion, stream impediments, Connect agricultural landowners with potential funding resources, coordinate a growing interest in re-oaking Napa County, and provide facts sheets and resources.

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Marin Clean Energy

Marin Clean Energy

Clean power company powering several counties including Napa

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NeWT’s - NEighbors Working Together

Sonoma Ecology Center

Participating in NeWTs can help you achieve your goals. We are stronger when we work together! NeWTs supports residents in learning and doing: by providing you with tools you need to connect with your neighbors, try a new project, and make a difference.

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GreResources

Green Business California

Offers several resources for business owners looking to green their business and the Best Practices and steps to beecome green certified

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Fire Mitigation and Forest Health Initiative

Pepperwood Preserve

In the wake of the 2017 Wine County wildfires, Pepperwood’s work has become more important than ever to help frame long-term, science-based solutions that make our communities more resilient in the face of future extreme events. As an organization dedicated to leveraging your philanthropy to advance conservation.

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Fire Recovery Assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture

US Deptartment of Agriculture

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has multiple agencies that provide Financial and/or technical assistance to help farmers, ranchers and rural landowners recover from natural disasters, such as wildfires.

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Emergency Watershed Protection Program Q&A

National Resource Conservation Services

The Emergency Watershed Protection Program, EWP, was created by Congress to respond to emergencies caused by natural disasters. The program is designed to help people reduce imminent hazards to life and property caused by floods, fire, drought, earthquakes, windstorms and other natural disasters.

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Habitat For Humanity Sonoma County

Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County

Volunteer sign up page for Sonoma County Habitat for Humanity

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Volunteer Center of Sonoma County

Volunteer Center of Sonoma County

Volunteer Center of Sonoma County has been matching prospective Volunteers with local nonprofits to help them help others. We inspire thousands of people from all walks of life to share their skills and talents with worthwhile causes and organizations that help our community thrive.

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Volunteer Napa

Center for Volunteer and Non-profit leadership

We advance nonprofits and Volunteerism by strengthening leadership, encouraging innovation and empowering individuals in our community. Offers various opportunities in several counties for Volunteerism.

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Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity

Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity

Landing page for the Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity group

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211 Mendocino County

2-1-1 Organization

Local Mendocino County 2-1-1 Organization to assist with various fire and community recovery meeting.

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North Coast Opportunities: Homepage

North Coast Opportunities

North Coast Opportunities, Inc. (NCO) is the Community Action Agency that serves Lake and Mendocino Counties with the mission of assisting low-income and disadvantaged people to become self-reliant. NCO provides a safety net of emergency assistance, employment, and training services for low-income individuals and families.

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Fire Safe Sonoma Homepage

Fire Safe Sonoma

Fire Safe Sonoma’s mission is to promote fire safety and protect natural and manmade resources in Sonoma County through Education, information exchange, resource sharing and community cooperation. Includes a fantastic homeowners guide off of their main page.

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North Bay Association of Realtors Homepage

North Bay Association of Realtors

Protect private property rights, promote the value of realtors, provide members tools for success through Advocacy and policy work.

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Rural Chicks Homepage

Rural Chicks

The Rural Chicks are a group of women working in, or supporting, local Agriculture in and around Sonoma County. The organization, as such, is simply a space to find one another, support one another, patronize each other’s businesses and learn about all things AG -related

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Sonoma County Farm Bureau Homepage

Sonoma County Farm Bureau Homepage

We will work toward solutions of problems that are unique to farmers and ranchers and the rural community through being pro-active and implementing organized action to benefit those engaged in the various branches of Agriculture and improvement of conditions surrounding rural life and for the cultivation of such sentiments and ideals that promote neighborliness, citizenship and community.

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Napa Valley Vintners Homepage

Napa Valley Vintners Homepage

Through our marketing programs, industry Advocacy and comprehensive member resources, we work to be the voice of the Napa Valley wine industry for consumers, members of the wine trade and Media outlets around the globe, and we strive to be the essential trade organization for any vintner producing Napa Valley wine in the Napa Valley.

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Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance Homepage

Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance Homepage

Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers specifically make efforts to: to promote awareness in the marketplace of the superior quality of Sonoma Valley grapes and wines, raise community awareness and to protect the central importance of the grape and wine industry to the local economy and to the quality of life in Sonoma Valley, and assure a healthy social and political environment conducive to grape growing and winemaking

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Northern California Grantmakers Homepage

Northern California Grantmakers

Northern California Grantmakers is an association of great people doing great work. We bring together foundations, nonprofit organizations, Government, and business to tackle our region’s most pressing social issues. We pool resources, share information, and learn from each other, making our collective impact far greater than if we were going it alone.

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Operating Engineers Local 3 Homepage

Operating Engineers Local 3

Local OE3 is a trade union focused on operating engineers working throughout California and other states. They offer career training services, political Advocacy, and other resources for their members.

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La Luz Center Homepage

La Luz Center

La Luz offers multiple services for Spanish speakers including health & wellness, Financial security, and Educational opportunities.

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Sonoma County ROC

County of Sonoma ROC

ROC Sonoma County grew out of the catalytic efforts of several local emergency agencies and based upon experience, understood the resources needed to promote long-term recovery within a community. The purpose of ROC Sonoma County is to establish and maintain a network within and on behalf of faith-based, non-profit, Governmental, business and other organizations and agencies, which will provide a coordinated fire recovery effort.

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For Community

Mendocino-ROC (Rebuilding Our Community)

Mendocino-ROC (“Rebuilding Our Community”) is a collaborative long-term fire recovery committee lead by the County of Mendocino, the Community Foundation of Mendocino County, and North Coast Opportunities (NCO) along with faith-based leaders and community partners.

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City of Sebastopol CERT Homepage

City of Sebastopol CERT

The Sebastopol CERT program provides direct training with FEMA based curriculum and specific documentation to support Preparedness training focused on our Sebastopol experience. Please take the time to review the site and consider participating with us to help Sebastopol to be more resilient.

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Lake County Winegrape Commission

Lake County Winegrape Commission

Offers various resources for wineries to help them recover from wildfire damage.

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Sonoma County Vintners Foundation

Sonoma County Vintners Association

The Sonoma County Vintners Foundation provides support to our local community through philanthropic giving. Our fundraising efforts have a direct impact in the areas of literacy, Education, health and human services, the environment and arts and culture. Through community grants and Fund the Future initiatives, we have the ability to impact all needs, ranging from the imMediate to the long term.

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Fire Recovery Community Meetings

Sonoma County Office of Recovery and Resiliency

The County of Sonoma is hosting a series of Fire Recovery Community Meetings that will gather public input and shape the Recovery and Resiliency Plan that will provide a framework for our County’s future.

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Lake County Recovers

County of Lake CA

One stop shop for Lake County residents to get the most update-to-date information pertaining to their situation. Great news and resource section

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Sonoma County Recovers

County of Sonoma/City of Santa Rosa

Local, State, and Federal Agencies have partnered to assist those affected by the Sonoma County fires. Our community partners have also generously offered services and supplies to those in need. This page offers a comprehensive listing of where to get started if you have been affected by the fires.

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Resilient City Recovery Datas

City of Santa Rosa

Interactive Datas detailing Rebuilding information and construction information.

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Prescreen Contractors Checklist

Contractors State License Board

Printable checklist to help residents ensure they are receieving the best work possible when Rebuilding their home.

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Doing it Right: Hiring a Licensed Contractor

Contractors State License Board

15 minute Video detailing all the steps to hiring, working with, and holding a Contractor accountable if things go awry in your rebuild.

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Sustainable Construction Technology Program

Mendocino College

Our certificates combine hands-on technical skill development with sustainability concepts and business skills, to prepare students for career advancement in new and evolving technical industries. Our three certificates include Construction, Renewable Energy, and Building Efficiency & Performance.

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Academics

Mendocino College

The Institutional Student Learning Outcomes for Mendocino College are based on the General Education requirements and support the idea that a general Education should equip students with knowledge that they can use "when evaluating and appreciating the physical environment, the culture and the society in which they live."

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Napa Hospitality Industry Partnership Homepage

Napa Hospitality Industry Partnership

Napa HIP invests in the future of the Napa Hospitality Industry through employer and community collaboration, industry Education and employee sustainability, to build a world-class workforce that supports our industry’s growth.

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Economic Development Division

City of Napa Economic Development Division

The City of Napa Economic Development Division is committed to facilitating developer opportunities, business attraction, retention, and expansion in order to grow and help Napa County thrive.

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Workforce Development

Mendocino County Office of Education

Supports the development and implementation of career pathways within Mendocino County high schools, and prepares students to be college and career ready by providing instructional and administrative leadership to school districts.

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Economic Workforce Devlopement

Napa Valley City College

Workforce Development training helps our economy thrive. Napa Valley College offers vital training and Workforce Development services to help people seeking assistance in finding a new job, as well as those who need skills to advance in their field.

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Career Training Programs

Napa Valley City College

Napa Valley College offers a wide variety of career training programs that prepare students for jobs in both the public and private sector.

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Vocational Training

Lake County Be Well

Weblinks to various vocational training programs, job seekers help, and general advice for residents of Lake County.

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Trainings and Workshops

Small Business Development Center

The Napa-Sonoma SBDC conducts a wide variety of business seminars across Napa and Sonoma Counties on various subjects focusing on best practice programs designed to help small businesses use the best techniques possible to increase sales and profits.

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CALJobs - Search

CalJobs

Homepage for CALJobs so workers can find a new job, employers can find new workers, or citizens can receive training for a new career.

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Training, Jobs, and Employment Services

California Human Development

The Farmworker Services and Workforce Development division helps individuals affected by drought and wildfire get back on their feet and in many cases to build new skills leading to steady employment and successful futures.

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Applicants - Learn how to get a Contractors license

Contractors State License Board

Application information for people interested in learning how to be a licensed Contractor in California.

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Employment Training Panel

CA Government Employment Training Panel

The Employment Training Panel (ETP) provides funding to employers to assist in upgrading the skills of their workers through training that leads to good paying, long-term jobs.

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Short Term Career and Technical information

Sonoma County Adult Education

The short-term Career Technical Education (CTE) certificates are a series of courses to help you find a new job or advance in your current one. Most short-term CTE certificates also include industry-recognized certification. Take an individual course or take multiple to earn a certificate!

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CTE: North Bay Construction Corps

CTE Foundation

The North Bay Construction Corps is a 5-month training program that introduces high school seniors to careers in construction and the trades while earning college credit.

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Job Seekers

Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board

Job Weblink staff have an in-depth understanding of the local job market and can help you get the Education, training, and support you need to land Sonoma County’s best jobs. We offer customized career planning, tips and advice for improving your job search, training and Education opportunities and, if eligible, the Financial support to make it all possible.

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Workforce Development

City of Santa Rosa

Resource page detailing various opportunites for Education and apprenticeships in technical trade industries.

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Business Services around Sonoma County

Sonoma Economic Development Board

A one-stop business resources page! No matter where you are in your business planning—whether it is researching a business idea, looking for business counseling services, or funding options—this is the place for you!

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Workforce Aliance North Bay

Workforce Aliance North Bay

Workforce Alliance of the North Bay leverages regional funding and aligns partners in the North Bay to ensure a skilled workforce today and in the future. Our network of career centers, employment and training initiatives, and programs result in a regional talent pool that drives economic growth for businesses and social mobility for workers and career seekers in the North Bay.

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EDB Economic Recovery Resources for Businesses

County of Sonoma Economic Development Board

If you are a business owner or employee of a business that has been affected by the Sonoma County Fires, check here for information about your next steps. Resources listed below include potentially available funding to help rebuild, cover payroll, tax credits and incentives, and help filing claims.

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County of Sonoma Economic Development Board

County of Sonoma Economic Development Board

The Strategic Sonoma Action Plan sets the economic priorities for Sonoma County over the next five years. The Sonoma EDB provides local businesses with the resources they need to start, recover, or grow their businesses.

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Mendocino County Community Foundation Homepage

Mendocino County Community Foundation

The Community Foundation of Mendocino County is a county-wide nonprofit organization that administers permanent charitable funds established through gifts and bequests from individuals, families, businesses, and other organizations.

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Time Bank

Thrive Lake County

The Time Bank of Thrive Lake County enables Lake County residents, businesses and non-profit organizations to build community and get access to necessary services through the cooperative currency of time dollars.

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Incentives and Financing

California Business Portal

The State of California offers a variety of incentive and financing programs to encourage business development in California.

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Economic Development

Lake County Government

The Lake County Marketing and Economic Development Program is a division of the Lake County Administrative Office and actively works to promote tourism to and commerce in Lake County; efforts include Media relations, visitor attraction, film commission, community beautification, and business assistance.

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CalFire Grant Opportunities

CalFire

A variety of grant opportunities from CalFire.

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CalOES Resources for Tribal

CalOES

Building Partnerships with Tribal Governments is essential in emergency management​ planning, response and recovery. Effective relationships with tribes are a necessary step in working together to build more resilient and better prepared communities.

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Emergency and Disaster Assistance for Employers

State of California Economic Development Department

Provides employers with dates and information regarding payroll tax relief in the event of a wildfire catastrophe.

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Disaster Assistance Search

FEMA

Allows users to see the current disaster delcared regions and whether they are eligable for FEMA assistance.

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United Way Wine Country Homepage

United Way Wine Country

Everyone deserves a good life: a quality Education that leads to a stable job, income that can support a family through retirement, and good health. To create lasting change, United Way focuses on solving the underlying causes of common problems related to Education, income and health. We are committed to achieving lasting solutions - not just quick fixes - for our entire community.

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Resources for Fire and Disaster

Napa County UCCE

University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources resource page for fire and disaster related emergencies and problems.

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Disaster Myths

Sonoma County

Debunking myths about anything disaster-related from Insurance to finances to "go-bags," Sonoma County’s FES has you covered.

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Rancho Adobe Fire Prevention

Rancho Adobe Fire Protection

Fire prevention tips from Rancho Adobe Fire Department

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Fire Prevention

Geyserville Fire Department

Fire prevention tips from the Geyserville Fire Department

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Disaster Preparedness

Sonoma Valley Fire & Rescue Authority

The City of Sonoma Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) addresses the planned response to extraordinary emergency situations associated with large-scale disasters affecting the City of Sonoma. This plan is not intended to address the normal, day-to-day emergency or well-established emergency procedures.

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Berkeley Fire Research Resources

UC Berkeley

Includes surveys assisting homeowners, builders and businesses discover their fire risk and steps to mitigate their exposure.

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Make an Emergency Kit

City of Santa Rosa - COPE

Recommended list of items for an Emergency Kit in case of a wildfire from Santa Rosa’s COPE organization.

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Fire Safe Mendocino: Planning Ahead for Survival

Fire Safe Mendocino

Information and resources for Mendocino County residents for survival planning in the event of a wildfire and the Best Practices to ensure firefighters can help save your home.

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SoCo Report It (and alerts)

Sonoma County Recovers

SoCo Report It. See a service request in Sonoma County and want to see it fixed? Report it here!

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Mendocino County Alerts: Sign Up

County of Mendocino

Mendocino County Emergency Alerts: Sign Up. Stay informed on emergency events in your area.

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Sonoma County Alerts: Sign Up

Nixle

Sonoma County Alerts: Sign Up. Stay informed on emergency events in your area.

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Napa County Alerts: Sign Up

Nixle

Napa County Alerts: Sign Up Stay informed on emergency events in your area.

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Lake County Alerts: Sign Up

Lake County Alerts

Lake County Alerts: Sign Up. Stay informed on emergency events in your area.

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Santa Rosa ACES

City of Santa Rosa

The City of Santa Rosa Auxiliary Emergency Communications Service (SR AECS) is a program created by Government to supplement its emergency communications with professional, unpaid Volunteer staff.

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CAL OES News

CAL OES

Press Releases by California OES department, contains updates on state benefits related to disaster assistance

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Interactive Datas

County of Sonoma

Various interactive Datas for tracking Emergency Services

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Ready.org Evacuation

Department of Homeland Security

Evacuation guidelines for before, during, and after an evacuation as determined by the Department of Homeland Security

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Santa Rosa Emergency information

City of Santa Rosa

General emergency information. Includes all important information and location in the event of fire emergencies

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Business Resources - Sonoma County

Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board

List of Weblinks to various business resources in Sonoma County

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Healthcare Access

American Indian & Alaska Native Health

Native American resource guide specifically for healthcare. Has several Weblinks to several programs and partner organizations dedicated to serving Tribal Nations

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Citizens Prepared to Organize for Emergencies (COPE)

City of Santa Rosa

Citizens Organized to Prepare for Emergencies (COPE), was started by residents of the Santa Rose Community of Oakmont, in cooperation with the Santa Rosa Fire Department and the American Red Cross

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Fire Safe Council Homepage

California Fire Safe Council

CFSC is a leader in encouraging grassroots movements which make communities more Fire Safe, Firewise and Fire Adapted. CFSC, a statewide non-profit organization, receives federal grants from agencies like the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and National Park Service.

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Contract Training

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa Junior College’s Contract Education Department has served the training needs of Sonoma County employers by providing assessment, on-site customized training, seminars, and workshops. Contract Education specializes in developing customized performance-based training packages that provide imMediate support to the employer.

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Resources

United Policyholders

United Policyholder’s resource page for any and all Insurance related issues.

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Disaster Unemployment Assistance

United States Department of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor oversees the DUA program and coordinates with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to provide the funds to the state UI agencies for payment of DUA benefits and payment of state administration costs under agreements with the Secretary of Labor.

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Disaster Relief

State Board of Equalization

Revenue and Taxation Code section 170 provides that if a disaster destroys your property, you may be eligible for property tax relief if the county where your property is located has adopted an ordinance that allows property tax relief to owners of damaged or destroyed property, without fault from the assessee

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Careers in the Building and Trades

Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board

Prior to the fires, the Building and Trades industry was already struggling to meet demand. Due to retirements, and a limited incoming workforce there have not been enough people available to ‘do the work’. This is where you come in…

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Sonoma Workforce Investment Board

Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board

The Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) leads an integrated Workforce Development system to ensure the County’s economic vitality and quality of life.

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Video

Unexpected Disasters that can derail small business success

Northcoast Score

Video with tips detailing how to help prepare your business for emergency situations

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Questions & Answers

UP Answers Insurance Questions (April 2018)

Neighbors Together

Q&A for specific Insurance related questions-including waiving inventory requirements and participating companies.

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Podcast

Disaster Help

Contractors State License Board

Podcast detailing tips on what to do after a disaster

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Podcast: Insurance - Emergency and Disaster

Northcoast Score

Podcast detailing what to do for your business in the event of an emergency

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TOP 20 TIPS FOR BUSINESS Preparedness

US Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Top 20 tips for businesses to prepare for wildfires; step by step directions on getting prepared in all aspects of their business.

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Business Prepared Checklist

US Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Checklist for businesses to assess their Preparedness for wildfires and disasters

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Best Practices Guide for Wildfire - Commercial Properties

Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety

Best Practices for sustaining your commercial property in the event of a wildfire.

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the Sonoma County Ag and Open Space’s Watershed Collaborative report

Sonoma Open Space

This report represents a compilation of prioritized recommendations focused on the long-term resiliency of Sonoma County watersheds - including our natural and working lands. A wide variety of experts provided recommendations, and the report includes the highest agreed upon priorities, but does not represent any one organization, nor does it reflect consensus among the participating organizations

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Sonoma RCD Natural Resources Recovery Guide

Sonoma County Conservation District

Natural Resources Recovery Guide, created by Sonoma County Resource Conversation District to assist landowners in restoring their natural wonders

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Protect your Property from Wildfire - CA Edition

Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety

This guide was created specifically for Californians and considers appropriate building styles and construction materials, common topographical features, and other factors. This guide will provide information that will help your home or business and your community prepare for and survive a wildfire.

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Last Minute Checklist to Protect Your Property

Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety

Checklist to help homeowners with some last minute efforts they can accomplish to save their home

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Top 10 Ways to Protect Your Home from a Wildfire

Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety

10 Ways to help prevent a wildfire from destroying your home

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Wildfire Home Assessment & Checklist

Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety

Use the following checklist to help determine what parts of a home and the surrounding property may be most vulnerable during a wildfire. Reduce those risks with the guidance provided in the following pages.

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Grants & Scholarships

Sonoma County Wildfire Recovery & Resilience Neighborhood Grants Program

United Way Wine Country

The NGP is a competitive grants program of the United Way of the Wine Country in partnership with Sonoma Clean Power. Together, we are committed to providing Financial support to resident- and community-led groups for projects in their neighborhood or community that help its residents rebuild and recover from the October 2017 wildfires and/or build the resiliency necessary to address future disasters.

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Creative Sonoma: Economic Loss Fund (APPLICATON)

Creative Sonoma

Recovery Fund created by Creative Sonoma for art community; for those who have experienced economic loss due to the fires. Funds are available to individuals who are residents of Sonoma County, or organizations/businesses located in Sonoma County, to mitigate these losses.

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Creative Sonoma: Physical Loss Fund (APPLICATION)

Creative Sonoma

Recovery Fund for those who have experienced physical loss or damage due to the fires. Funds are available for imMediate and short-term basic human and art related needs including shelter, medications, art supplies, instruments, rent, mortgage, or utilities, office and creative supplies and equipment, repair and/or mitigation, and relocation costs, and more.

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Creative Sonoma Homepage

Creative Sonoma

Creative Sonoma provides programs/services to help/support creative community in Sonoma County. They offer trainings and workshops, networking opportunities, Financial Resources, communication and marketing activities, and innovative collaborations.

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Government

City of Petaluma Fire Prevention Bureau - Weed Abatement Guidelines

City of Petaluma

This guideline is necessary to provide fire control points and to create or maintain a defensible space around buildings and property lines.

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Disaster Playbook - The Three Step Loan (Spanish)

US Small Business Adminstration

Three steps to apply for business disaster loans to get your business back on its feet. (Spanish)

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Disaster Playbook - The Three Step Loan

US Small Business Adminstration

Three steps to apply for business disaster loans to get your business back on its feet.

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Protecting your Business from Wildfire

Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety

Article detailing ways to save your business from a wildfire.

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Insurance Recovery Tips for Dwelling Part of Your Claim

United Policyholders

A helpful Article containing information to help you collect the full amount your insurer owes you for what it would reasonably cost to repair or rebuild your home.

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Insurance Topics

Neighbors Together

Privately aggregated list of resources to help with Insurance issues and Best Practices when dealing with your Insurance company after a wildfire.

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Gas Safety

Pacific Gas & Electric

Instructions and Best Practices for turning your gas on and off during emergencies or suspected leaks

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Turning Your Power on and Off

Pacific Gas & Electric

Instructions by PG&E for turning your electricity on and off during emergency situations

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Consumer Awareness

California State Wildfires Recovery Resources

Be aware of potential scams! This page details everything a consumer recovering from a wildfire disaster needs to watch out for when dealing with Rebuilding.

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Tax Assistance - Special Fee Waivers and Filing Extensions

California Statewide Wildfires Recovery Resources

Weblinks for business owners, employers and individuals to get tax relief from CA state and federal Taxes due to wildfire disasters.

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Wildfire Recovery Financial Section

California Statewide Wildfires Recovery Resources

California’s Statewide Financial resource page for wildfire disaster survivors.

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Recursos en Espanol

California Wildfires Satewide Recovery Resources

Weblinks and various resources for Spanish speaking wildfire survivors

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Governor's Office of Business or Permit Assistance

Governor's Office of Business of Economic Development

This website assists you in finding appropriate permit information for your business. It also provides contact information for the various agencies that administer & issue these permits.

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Thrive

Thrive Lake County

Thrive! Lake County is supporting a community of innovators in green building, sustainable Agriculture, renewable Energy, supporting independent businesses in town centers, and mentoring a new breed of entrepreneurs that have designed their business with a sustainable vision.

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NeWT's - NEighbors Working Together

Sonoma Ecology Center

Participating in NeWTs can help you achieve your goals. We are stronger when we work together! NeWTs supports residents in learning and doing: by providing you with tools you need to connect with your neighbors, try a new project, and make a difference.

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