The 2nd Annual Taste of Guadalupe event is now over. A list of winners has been posted on the contest information page and winners have been notified by phone or contacted via email. If you are listed as a winner and haven't heard from us, check your voicemail or email for a notification or contact us at contact@visitguadalupe.org

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Application Filing Deadlines:

Physical Damage “Grace Period” Deadline Extension: March 31, 2023

Economic Injury: October 16, 2023

The Small Business Association has announced a Grace Period until March 31, 2023, to apply for SBA loans for any Physical Damage to your home or property.

The Grace Period announcement can be found here. The disaster loan application filing deadline date for this disaster was Mar 16, 2023. However, we recognize that it may be very difficult for you to complete the application and return it to SBA by that deadline date. Therefore, SBA will accept your application through Mar 31, 2023.


La Administración Federal de Pequeños Negocios (SBA por sus siglas en inglés) ha anunciado un período de gracia hasta el 31 de marzo de 2023 para solicitar préstamos de la SBA por cualquier daño físico a su hogar o propiedad.

La fecha límite para presentar la solicitud de préstamo por desastre para este desastre fue el pasado 16 de marzo de 2023.  Sin embargo, reconocemos que puede ser muy difícil para los sobrevivientes de las pasadas tormentas el completar la solicitud y devolverla a la SBA antes de esa fecha límite. Por lo tanto, la SBA aceptará su solicitud hasta el 31 de marzo de 2023.


Nearby Center Update as of March 21, 2023:


San Luis Obispo Library Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC)

995 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA  93401

Tuesdays – Wednesdays: 10 am – 6 pm

Thursdays – Fridays: 10 am – 5 pm

Saturdays: 9 am – 2 pm

Closed Sundays and Mondays


Guidance for the Presidential Declaration:

 U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Disaster Recovery and Resilience offers assistance for businesses, homeowners, and renters affected by the Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides that occurred on Dec. 27, 2022, through January 31, 2023.


INITIAL STEPS: Register with FEMA, Apply with SBA, and Visit a Disaster Recovery Center

Step 1: Register with FEMA at www.disasterassistance.gov  -or-  www.disasterassistance.gov/es (Spanish)

Step 2: Apply For A Disaster Loan (sba.gov) [disasterloanassistance.sba.gov]

Note: Homeowners and renters referred to SBA by FEMA should submit their SBA disaster loan application, even if they are not sure if they will need or want a loan. If SBA cannot approve your application, in most cases we refer the applicant to FEMA’s Other Needs Assistance (ONA) program for possible additional assistance.


♦ SBA offers federal low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, most private nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters.

♦ Businesses of any size may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace disaster damaged property.

♦ Small businesses, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster.

♦ Homeowners may borrow up to $200,000 to repair or replace their disaster damaged primary residence.

♦ Homeowners and renters may borrow up to $40,000 to replace disaster damaged personal property, including vehicles.

♦SBA Customer Service #: 1.800.659.2955

♦FEMA Customer Service # 1.800.621.3362


Up to One Year from the Note Date to Begin Making Loan Payments:

SBA disaster loan borrowers have up to one year from the date of the note to begin making payments. In addition, interest does not begin to accrue until 12 months from the date of the initial loan disbursement and accrues only on the amount disbursed.


Application Denial Letter Guidance:

 The denial letters will provide a reason—it may be a general reason, but the guidance to appeal the decline decision is in the applicant’s decline decision letter.

The applicant should provide a narrative and additional documentation to support the appeal, and send to the email address provided in the decline decision letter.

In addition, the applicant may call the phone number that is provided in the decline decision letter.


Information on How Disaster Declaration is Declared:

 The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has no authority to declare a disaster declaration without a governor’s request.

  • SBA disaster assistance must be requested by the Governor and is based on property damage or small businesses economic injury, which is lost revenue caused by the event.
  • County emergency management officials are the source for the status of safety and disaster assistance information in their county.

Generally, the process begins with local emergency management officials’ assessment of damage.

  • Accordingly, disaster impacted residents, businesses and nonprofit organizations should report their business, home or personal property disaster damage to their county emergency management officials.
  • In addition to physical damage, small businesses and private nonprofit organizations should report to county emergency management officials’ economic injury, which is lost revenue caused by the event.
  • The county emergency management officials forward the information on property damage and economic injury to the state emergency management officials.
  • The state emergency management officials coordinate any disaster declaration requests with the governor’s office, SBA and other federal agencies.

Leave a Legacy! LeRoy Park Capital Campaign

Want to be a permanent part of the LeRoy Park renovations and improvements? Consider donating to the LeRoy Park Capital Campaign – donate a tree for a $300 contribution, or buy a paver for $200 with your business name, your family name, or a special tribute message. Thinking about something bigger, like an entire playground? There’s lots of options!  Our partners over at Los Amigos de Guadalupe (LADG) have all the info!

The Guadalupe Business Association

This site is maintained by the Guadalupe Business Association - a 501(c)6 organization dedicated to the promotion, expansion and development of local businesses. Becoming a member is easy. Membership in the Guadalupe Business Association is priced by tier and comes in two flavors. The Basic plan offers a wide variety of benefits that are meant to help and support businesses in the community with tools and resources. The Prime plan offers all of the benefits of the Basic plan with some additional extras. Contact us for more information!

Discover Guadalupe

Guadalupe is located in Santa Barbara County, on the Central California coast near the famous Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes. As of the census of 2010, there were 7,080 people residing in the city. The city was established in 1840 and incorporated on August 3, 1946. California’s Pacific Coast Highway, California Highway 1, runs right through the downtown of Guadalupe. Guadalupe is an attractive home for families, providing safe and affordable neighborhoods, excellent restaurants, good schools, and a friendly environment.

a cinematic destination

Guadalupe has been on Hollywood's map since 1923 when legendary director Cecil B. DeMille filmed the cinematic epic The Ten Commandments. Since then, over 20 movies have been filmed in and around the historic town of Guadalupe and it's incredible sand dune landscape. If you're looking for a location for your next project, come take a look at Guadalupe and see how this charming little gem on California's central coast can add that missing "something" to your motion picture or documentary production.


According to the Small Business Administration:

For every $100 spent at small businesses, $48 is put back into the local economy.

But if that same $100 is spent at big box store or national retailer, only $14 makes it back to our local economy.

Business Spotlight

Periodically, the Guadalupe Business Association will feature one of our members in our business spotlight.  Take a moment and learn about some of our amazing members!

Sonam Narayan, Realtor

I am a local Guadalupe Realtor.  I enjoy helping buyers & sellers within our city.  My goal is to be completely transparent & ensure each of my clients get the best service.  I aim to educate & give all the facts so my clients can make the best informed decisions.  I strive to be the agent that puts themselves in YOUR shoes!  I want to know your story, earn your trust and go above and beyond for your housing needs.  I look forward to helping make houses into HOMES!




“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

-Jane Goodall

We are a family-owned Mexican restaurant.  It all started in 1988 with my father Manuel Diaz deciding on leaving farm working in the past and starting his adventure as a business owner.  In 2010 my father asked if I was ready to take over and I now run the business and love every second of it.  My wife and I really enjoy feeding the community!

We really appreciate everyone and everything all of our customers do for us.  Every day is a great day and we are glad to be a part of this community!

El Tapatio is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am to 4pm and can be found on Instagram at el_tapatio88You can also reach them at 805.343.2850.

Rural Community Development Corporation of California (RCDCC) was formed in 2017 to help fill the gap in capacity that rural communities, especially those considered disadvantaged, are beleaguered by. We at RCDCC believe with training, direction (planning) and support California’s rural communities can be more self-reliant, and create sustainable, livable communities that gain not lose populations.


To enhance and develop the capacity of rural citizen, community organizations, local business, and government entities through community development plans and actions to support rural communities in becoming resilient, strong communities that will grow from disadvantaged to livable, sustainable communities. 

Destination: Guadalupe

The (re)ascension of a Small American Town

Founded in the late 1800s, Guadalupe was once a boom town.  Over the following century, like many small towns, social, economic and infrastructure changes heavily impacted the city and other, larger cities grew around it.  Yet Guadalupe’s story is far from over.  With a new housing development and influx of new ideas, Guadalupe is poised to reassert itself as a destination location for shopping, arts, and tourism – the Gateway to the Dunes!

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