Welcome to The City of Firebaugh

No cost COVID testing – every Tuesday and Thursday
Pruebas de COVID sin costo – cada Martes y Jueves 

Eligible Employers for the purposes of the Employee Retention Credit are employers that carry on a trade or business during calendar year 2020, including tax-exempt organizations, that either:

  • Fully or partially suspend operation during any calendar quarter in 2020 due to orders from an appropriate governmental authority limiting commerce, travel, or group meetings (for commercial, social, religious, or other purposes) due to COVID-19; or
  • Experience a significant decline in gross receipts during the calendar quarter.

How to apply: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/faqs-employee-retention-credit-under-the-cares-act   

Employers: Must register by a state-required mandated deadline if the employer does not have an existing retirement plan offered to employees.

Employer Tax Leave Credit

WomensNet – Amber Grant

California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC)

Webinar Schedule use link below to register:

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July 28, 2021 9:30-10:30 a.m.         PDT
August 5, 2021 4:00-5:00 p.m.           PDT
August 10, 2021 11:00-a.m.-12:00 p.m. PDT


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Fresno County Emergency Rental Assistance

On April 12, 2021, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), began accepting applications for funeral assistance for deaths that occurred as a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The assistance will be offered similarly with normal funeral assistance claims following natural disasters. For a death to be considered for funeral assistance it must have occurred after January 20, 2020.

Eligible applicants may apply by calling 844-684-6333 or TTY: 800-462-7585 toll free, Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. pacific time. Applicants must provide FEMA with a copy of the death certificate, proof of funeral expenses incurred and proof of funeral assistance received from any other source.

Assistance is available to U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals and qualified aliens such as green card holders, asylees, refugees, and others – who provide the required information and COVID related documents. Eligible applicants, living in the United States, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia, will be reimbursed for up to $9,000 for each funeral.

Due to the large number of applicants expected and additional case work questions that may arise, FEMA established a funeral assistance task force and developed a process to handle all inquiries.

  • Phone number: 844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585
  • Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. pacific time

Resilience Fund: Help for California Restaurants

Fresno County COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program, in partnership with RH Community Builders, will begin taking applications Monday April 5, 2021

The California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program

Information about resources for Businesses
Please click on the following links for more information about each program and application deadlines:

LISC Rural Relief Small Business Grants:

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant:

Paycheck Protection Program:​ 

CA Relief Grant:

COVID – 19 Testing Dates

Fresno County COVID-19 Vaccine Survey – Please click here to take the survey.

Senior Citizens Home Delivered Meals / Entrega De Comidas A Domicilio

Must be for-profit and physically located in Fresno County* (including unincorporated areas and excluding City of Fresno)

  • Be operating for two full years, and have 10 or less full-time employees
  • Have no outstanding tax liens/judgments (or must have a payment plan)
  • No bankruptcy in the last 3 years (or must be related to COVID-19)
  • Not have received any other relief funds/grants (e.g. SBA PPP or EIDL, Save Our Small Businesses Grant, Fresno County HUB Grant)

The Fresno County Small Business Grant eligibility criteria and application is available online at https://www.fresnoahf.org/county

Small Business Hiring Tax Credit

Housing is Key: Tenant/Landlord Protection During COVID

Ridesharing Tips for Farm Workers
Maneras De Como Protejerse Para Trabajadores Del Campo

Mask Guidance 

Revive Fresno County

Police Chief Executive Order 2020-04

Helping Underserved Businesses (HUB) Grant 

Federal CARES Act For A Small Business Grant Program

Official Order for Social Distancing Continues

Fresno State Small Business Development Center CAN HELP YOUR BUSINESS PREPARE AND RECOVER

WestAmerica – Small Business Administration CARES Act

211 is a free, confidential, 24/7 helpline for emergency food, housing, counseling, COVID-19 updates and more  

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance 

Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Protect Renters and Homeowners During COVID-19 Pandemic

Social Distancing Protocol – Firebaugh

Letter from Mayor Elsa Lopez

California Association of Food Banks 

Order for Social Distancing 
Orden de Distanciamiento Social 

For more information on COVID-19 visit:
CDC – Center for Disease Control and Prevention 
Fresno Department of Public Health 

Small Business Tele-TownHall 

Layoff Assistance For Employees

New Guidance for Drive-In Events

Letter from The County of Fresno Department of Public Health
Carta del Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Fresno

Effective March 31, 2020: Submit Public Comment
Special notice regarding public comment: Pursuant to Paragraph 11 of Executive Order N-25-20, executed by the Governor of California on March 12, 2020, and as a response to mitigating the spread of Coronavirus known as COVID-19, the meeting will not be open to public. Members of the public who wish to address the City Council may do so by submitting a written comment on any agenda item via email to the Deputy City Clerk at deputyclerk@ci.firebaugh.ca.us , please provide council meeting date, item number your comment is pertaining to, name, email, and comment. Please submit a separate form for each item of the agenda you are commenting on no later than 3:00 p.m on the day of the meeting. If a written comment is received after 3:00 p.m on the day of the meeting, efforts will be made to read the comment into the record. However, staff cannot guarantee that written comments be made part of the record of proceedings, provided that such comments are received prior to the end of the City council meeting.


The State of California announced a statewide order for residents to stay at home, except for essential services. The City of Firebaugh has every expectation that businesses and residents in our city will comply with the measures and we will follow the State guidelines in enforcement.
Essential services listed include: click here for the full list and definitions of essential workers
 Police and Fire Services
 Medical offices
 Public Utilities including water, sewage, and trash pickup
 Transit
 Gas stations
 Pharmacies
 Food: Grocery stores, food banks, convenience stores, take-out and delivery restaurants
 Banks
 Laundromats/laundry service

General questions can be emailed to Olga Flores oflores@firebaugh.org

COVID-19 Small Biz Resource List – Fresno County


Click here for more information about The Executive Order set by the State of California due to COVID-19.

What to do if you are sick with Coronavirus
Que hacer si esta enfermo por el nuevo Coronavirus

REMINDER: Please DO NOT flush any items down the toilet except toilet paper. Antibacterial wipes, paper towels, coffee filters, napkins and similar items flushed down the toilet will lead to potentially catastrophic sewer or septic back-ups causing harm to our wastewater treatment system and the environment. Only flush toilet paper! Thank you for doing your part to protect our system.

RECORDATORIO: NO tire ningún artículo al inodoro, excepto el papel higiénico. Las toallitas antibacterianas, las toallas de papel, los filtros de café, las servilletas y otros artículos similares que se descarguen del inodoro provocarán una alcantarilla potencialmente catastrófica o problemas sépticas que dañarán nuestro sistema de tratamiento de aguas residuales y el medio ambiente. ¡Solo tirar papel higiénico! Gracias por hacer su parte para proteger nuestro sistema.

This small community is located northwest of Fresno off Highway 33. Incorporated in 1914, Firebaugh has grown from ferry crossing to a small agriculture based city. Before the railroad, the San Joaquin River was the major thoroughfare to upstream communities. The ferry, located in Firebaugh, was the major crossing for prospectors heading for gold country. Ferries were the only way to cross the river until the late 1800’s when the first bridges were built. The San Joaquin River played a major role in the settling of the valley and Firebaugh is one of the oldest historical towns on the Westside.


The City of Firebaugh has prepared the attached Initial Environmental Study for the project “Valley Health Team Project”.  The project is a series of planning permits for the development of an employee parking lot (to serve a previously-approved medical clinic) on a lot containing approximately 7,800 square feet (0.2 acre) located on the southeast corner of N Street (State Highway 33) and Zozaya Street.  Planning and zoning requests include a General Plan Amendment, a zone change, and an amendment to a previously-approved Conditional Use Permit.

The study has been prepared in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).  The study includes a description of the project and a discussion of potential environmental impacts that may result from the project.  The study indicates that the project will not have a significant impact on the environment provided that mitigation measures are incorporated into the project design and operation.  As such, the study recommends the City adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration.

Interested persons and agencies are invited to review the study and send comments before the closing date of November 22, 2019.  If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact the City’s planning consultant, Karl Schoettler at (559) 734-8737 or by email:  karl@weplancities.com.

Please send written comments to:
Collins & Schoettler
1002 W. Main Street
Visalia, CA 93291
ATTN:  Karl Schoettler or by email:  karl@weplancities.com

The project will also undergo public hearings before the Firebaugh Planning Commission and the Firebaugh City Council.  If you wish to be notified of the time and date of these meetings, please contact the Firebaugh City Clerk at (559) 659-2043.

Left your pet in the car with the windows open to stay cool? They’re still at risk for heat stroke in our summer heat. You may be prosecuted for leaving your pet unattended. Wherever you go, no matter the season, be sure to take your pets out of the car with you when you’re running errands.

See a dog or cat left in a hot car? Call 9-1-1 immediately and help save a life and avoid heatstroke.

If you have lost your dog in the City of Firebaugh.  It is important to start looking immediately if your dog is lost.  Animals can travel long distances so the sooner you start your search the better.
Click here for instruction for finding your pet and getting them back home safe.

Firebaugh Pizza – (559) 659-1112
941 N Street

Pizza Factory – (559) 659-3009
999 O Street

Giant Burger – (559) 659-4229
1284 N Street

Arambula’s Taqueria Mexican Restaurant – (559) 659-2340
1044 O Street

Star Cafe – (559) 694-2114
1320 N Street

Antojitos Guanacos – (559) 659-1545

Latino Market (559) 659-1694
1291 O Street – 9:00 am – 11:00 pm

Fiesta Latino Market (559) 296-5131
1611 N Street – 8:00 am to 10:00 pm