Last updated: 2/26/2024 at 12PM PST

Our hearts go out to those affected by the recent floods in San Diego. Access to reliable information and resources is essential in times of crisis. This blog post aims to provide a comprehensive guide to support individuals and businesses after the flooding.

We will update this list as more resources become available.

Business Grants 

  • District 4 Flood Assistance Fund – In response to the recent flooding emergency in San Diego County’s District 4, the County of San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce (CSDBCC) is providing grant funding and technical assistance to affected businesses. To qualify, businesses must be located in District 4, have incurred damages to property, vehicles, or equipment from the flood, and either lack business insurance or have limited coverage. Click here for the application.
  • The City of San Diego announced an emergency response grant to provide funds for up to 100 small businesses and nonprofits in an effort to support local businesses impacted by this week’s record storm. Eligible expenses for the grant funds include supplies and labor for storm cleanup efforts; repairs and equipment replacement not covered by insurance; employee wages; and insurance deductibles. The current budget for this program is $370,000 through the City’s Small Business Enhancement Program. The application period will open in mid-February. If your business or nonprofit is eligible to apply, please track any expenses related to storm recovery in preparation for the application. More information can be found here. Applications will be accepted beginning February 12, 2024, through February 27, 2024. The application link is here

Small Business Resources: 

  • Put a recovery plan together -You can work directly with an San Diego Small Business Development Center (SBDC) advisor to access your situation and put a recovery plan together. The SBDC offers services free of charge. Connect with them here.
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration opened a SBA Business Recovery Center in National City, starting on Monday, Feb. 26, to provide a wide range of services to businesses impacted by the severe storm and flooding that occurred Jan. 21 – 23. The center is a one-stop location for businesses to access a variety of specialized help. SBA customer service representatives will be available to meet individually with each business owner. No appointment is necessary. All services are provided free of charge.
    • Business Recovery Center
      Southwestern College, Higher Education Center National City
      First Floor, Room 7100 – Center for Business Advancement
      880 National City Blvd.
      National City, CA  91950
      Opens at 12:00 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26
      Mondays – Fridays, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • SBA Disaster Loans – For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private, nonprofit organizations of any size, SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage. Interest rates can be as low as 4 percent for businesses, 3.25 percent for private nonprofit organizations, with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition. Applicants may apply online and receive additional disaster assistance information at

General Resources 

  • San Diego County issued a voluntary survey* to provide residents affected by Monday’s storm an opportunity to document any damages they may have experienced. You can also report damage by calling the City’s dispatch center at 619-527-7500.
  • The Red Cross has established an emergency shelter at Lincoln High School (4777 Imperial Ave, San Diego, CA, 92113) and Bostonia Recreation Center (1049 Bostonia Street, El Cajon CA 92021). The San Diego Humane Society is also on-site to provide co-located sheltering for pets of those affected.
  • Non-emergency services – Those who were impacted by the storm and need to talk to someone by phone about evacuations, shelters, road closures and other non-emergency disaster-related services may call 211. Those who are hearing impaired may dial 711 and ask to be connected to 858-300-1211.
  • Get it done app – report clogged storm drains, debris, or any storm-related cleanup with the county of San Diego by going here.
  • Make a plan visit the city’s storm preparedness webpage for information on how to make a plan for you and your loved ones to prepare for the next significant storm:
  • For Steps for Disaster Preparedness:
  • Sign up for Alert San Diego notifications for all your phone numbers.
  • The County and San Diego Foundation have set up a flood recovery fund, which is currently accepting donations.
  • For information on outage notifications, reporting an outage, and how to prepare, check out the San Diego Gas & Electric website.

*Completing the form does not guarantee any disaster relief assistance. Filling out the survey is not a substitution for filing a claim with your insurance.