Grants of $2,500 Available for Microbusinesses Impacted by COVID-19
San Bernardino County microbusinesses that suffered with pandemic-related issues are eligible to apply for $2,500 grants to help with losses and cover COVID-19 impacts on their business.
The Microbusiness COVID Relief Grant can be used by a small business with five or fewer employees to pay for operation permits, new equipment, and debt.
To qualify, a business must have been in operation before Dec. 31, 2019. In addition, the businesses gross revenue in 2019 and 2020 must have been $50,000 or less.
The window to apply began on Feb. 28 and will remain open until funds are exhausted.
Qualified applicants will receive their grant money in a debit card, issued by AmPac Business Capital.
Click here to learn more or to apply for the Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant.
Dr. Alia Rodriguez, the CEO of the Corona Norco United Way, grew up in San Bernardino County and survived every challenge put in front of her with the help of San Bernardino County’s Transitional Assistance Department.
“On the Record with Chairman Hagman” answers your questions about County government and shares information about how the County fulfills its promise to create a community where residents and investors can prosper and achieve well-being.
This week, Chairman Curt Hagman welcomes Brian Berard, General Manager and Director of Operations for Topgolf to mark today’s opening of Topgolf Ontario.
Public Works Completes Lytle Creek Force Main Replacement Project
The Department of Public Works Special Districts team completed the Lytle Creek Sewer Force Main Replacement Project.
Special Districts operates a sewer force main and two lift stations to convey sewage from the community of Lytle Creek to the Lytle Creek wastewater treatment plant.
The system serves approximately 400 connections, including the Lytle Creek camp areas. The sewer force main line was 38 years old, in poor condition, and needed replacement. The completed project replaced 665 linear feet of sewer force main line with new four-foot line and repaved the asphalt road.
Also included in the project was the installation of two new submersible pumps and an access cover to the sewer lift station. The new line and lift station upgrade will eliminate sewer clogging, thereby avoiding disruption in sewer conveyance and potential sewer spills into Lytle Creek.
The improvement will increase pump efficiency thus decreasing energy costs for the community. The project was completed in February, at a total construction cost of $270,367.
The Department of Behavioral Health Celebrates National Social Work Month
The Department of Behavioral Health recognizes National Social Work Month and is highlighting the department’s social workers on their social media platforms, starting with Dr. Georgina Yoshioka, interim department director.
“I decided to get my degree in social work when I took my first class in sociology called ‘Marriage and Family’ and while I sat in class every week, I began to realize that I found my purpose,” Yoshioka said. “As I heard all the topics that we talked about, I felt so connected. It wasn’t just about me feeling connected from my own lived experience but realizing how I can take my experiences in life and help others who were going through similar struggles and needing reason to keep putting one foot in front of the other. It was at that time that I realized my journey was into the field of social work. The best way I can sum it is by a quote by Maya Angelou, ‘You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.’”
Job Openings and Hiring Events in San Bernardino County
San Bernardino County has jobs that will be opening on Saturday, March 12.
We encourage you to apply and share these job openings with those who may be interested in them. Recruitments listed are subject to final department approval. Check sbcounty.gov/jobs for the most up- to -date recruitments.
For all COVID-19 related information, including case statistics, FAQs, guidelines, and resources, visit the County’s COVID-19 webpage at http://sbcovid19.com/. Residents of San Bernardino County may also call the COVID-19 helpline at (909) 387-3911 for general information and resources about the virus. The phone line is NOT for medical calls and is available Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have questions about social services, please call 211.