The Rotary District 5130 Fire Relief Fund, with the support of the Redwood Credit Union Community Fund, Inc. and its partnership with the Press Democrat and the Office of Senator McGuire, has made available a grant program to small businesses located in the areas of Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Lake counties affected by the recent wildfires.

The Rotary Business Grant Recovery Program began in 2015 in Lake County.

The goal of the grant program is to assist in fire recovery with an emphasis on getting storefront, agriculture and home businesses back into operation to prevent potential closure due to losses suffered as a result of the fires. Losses can be economic or physical, and grants of up to $5,000 will be made based upon need to businesses with 25 or fewer employees.

In addition to the Business Recovery Grants, the Rotary District 5130 Fire Relief Fund is also taking General Assistance grant requests to assist the recovery in the areas of Youth Services, Tree Reforestation and Grief Counseling.