State Orders Closure of Indoor Dining and Other Indoor Activities – Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce

Notice from Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce:

State Orders Closure of Indoor Dining and Other Indoor Activities in Riverside County

On July 1, Governor Newsom ordered the closure of indoor dining and activities in 19 counties, including Riverside County. Restaurants and other indoor attractions identified by the state must cease indoor operations immediately for at least 3 weeks until permitted to resume by the State and County. Businesses ordered to cease indoor operations include:

  • Indoor Dine-in restaurants – Outdoor dining service and take out and delivery are allowed
  • Indoor Wineries and Tasting Rooms
  • Indoor Movie Theaters
  • Indoor Family Entertainment
  • Indoor Zoos and Museums
  • Indoor Cardrooms

These are not effective immediately. We anticipate they may go into effect late tomorrow or Friday.

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Riverside County Nonprofit Assistance Fund

The Riverside County Nonprofit Assistance Fund is a collaborative effort to provide financial support to nonprofit organizations significantly impacted by COVID. In response to the pressure COVID has placed on our nonprofits, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved $5 million in CARES funding to establish the Riverside County Nonprofit Assistance Fund. Operating grants will be awarded to organizations to assist with their operating expenses and costs associated with loss of revenue due to the outbreak.

The Inland Empire Community Foundation (IECF) was awarded the funds to administer, in partnership with the Riverside County Homeless Solutions and Workforce Department and the Inland Empire Funder’s Alliance.

Grants range from $2,500 – $10,000

Opening Date: July 1, 2020

Closing Date: July 31, 2020

  • Nonprofit, public benefit organizations with evidence of tax-exempt status under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and not classified as a private foundation. Fiscal sponsors are welcome.
  • 501(c) (6) organizations such as Business leagues, Chambers of Commerce, Real estate boards, or Boards of trade are also eligible to apply
  • Nonprofits that have less than 50 employees
  • Nonprofits that have received less than $100,000 in assistance from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) or the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL)
  • Nonprofits with budgets of less than $750,000
  • Nonprofits headquartered in Riverside County or who have an office in Riverside County

Need more info? Download the Portal Guide

Download Grant Guidelines

Apply for the Riverside County Nonprofit Assistance Fund

Return to Application in Progress

Download the required Safe Reopening Plan Form

For help with applying, register for our online information sessions:

July 2, 4:00pmJuly 9, 12:00pm or July 16, 5:00pm.

If you cannot attend, all sessions will be recorded and uploaded on the website.

Contact Riverside County:

Organizations are encouraged to contact IECF staff at any time should they have questions about their application. Because IECF offices are currently closed, the best way to reach staff with general questions and inquiries about the Fund is through

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