Post-Fire Business Resources

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If your business was impacted as a result of the fires, either physically or financially, local, state, and federal agencies offer resources to assist businesses following a disaster. 

The City of Thousand Oaks is here to assist you in the recovery process and will host an information meeting for businesses on January 31st.  Click here for more information.

Our Economic Development staff are working closely with regional, state, and federal agencies to compile a list of resources that are available to assist our business community.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

RESOURCES

  • The Ventura County Disaster Recovery Center located in the Janss shopping center has now closed.  However, assistance is available at these centers:
  • AGOURA HILLS Disaster Recovery Center (DRC)

Conrad L. Hilton Foundation, 30440 Agoura RoadAgoura Hills, CA  91301

Mondays – Saturdays:  10:00 am – 8:00 pm

  • MALIBU Disaster Recovery Center (DRC)

Malibu Courthouse, 23525 Civic Center WayMalibu, CA  90265

Mondays – Saturdays:  10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Bilingual:  Spanish

These centers are operated by the state of California and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, in partnership with other federal, state and local agencies. Representatives from the agencies, including the U.S. Small Business Administration, will be on hand to provide information about available services and assistance programs. They also can help survivors complete or check the status of applications.

Officials encourage survivors with losses to register for assistance before visiting the center. You can register at DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 800-621-3362. Those with hearing impairments can use the TTY system at 800-462-7585. 

  • In addition to disaster recovery assistance and access to capital, the EDC through the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers no-cost consulting services through confidential consultations on topics ranging from business resiliency, operations, staff management, debt reduction and more. Additionally, EDC offers a wide range of loan products to assist in economic recovery..  Businesses interested in receiving assistance can call their BUSINESS RECOVERY HOTLINE at (805) 409-9159 to schedule an appointment. Flexible appointments available as requested but you must call in advance to schedule.

  • The Small Business Administration has a very helpful Disaster assistance section on its website which goes over the types of assistance they offer.The SBA also produced a video which gives an overview of their Disaster Assistance programs, resources, tips, and regulations.