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In addition to the programs listed below, more resources may be found at:

BUTTON Exband Business

FREE Landscaper Contractor Training Program 

Eligibility: Licensed Landscape Contractors

Important Dates: Registration Open

Description: FREE Online Contractor Training Program for landscape contractors offered by Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD). Registration is now open for the on-demand training, which teaches contractors about customer incentive programs and introduces technical skills that could help businesses grow. Topics covered in the training include an overview of EMWD’s upcoming Outdoor Water Use Efficiency Program for residents, including: incentives and rebates, customer service tips, irrigation equipment, water management tools, planting and maintenance, and landscape design. Contractors may finish the lessons at their own pace and as their schedules allow with coursework materials provided by EMWD for free that include online instruction, homework, quizzes and a final exam. Licensed landscapers who successfully complete the training may be on the Landscapes for Living website.

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Farmers and Ranchers

Visit the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) website for California offices that can help with USDA assistance.

U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance includes Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Advance, now open to offering agricultural businesses low-interest, long-term loans, also available in Spanish.

Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) offers financial and technical assistance for small business, labor and workforce support for business and employees, information about business tax extensions and more.

California State Treasurer offers small businesses contact information for federal, state and local program resources and tax relief.

California Infrastructure Economic Development Bank (IBank) offers a Small Business Disaster Relief Load Guarantee Program and other resources.

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