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Small Business Assistance and Personal Protective Equipment Grant Programs

To mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on San Joaquin County businesses and their employees, the County of San Joaquin is operating three cash grant programs to assist small businesses with up to 250 employees and a separate grant program for directly obtaining Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) supplies.

The objective of these grant programs is to offer immediate financial assistance to small businesses located in the boundaries of San Joaquin County, in both the unincorporated and incorporated portions of the County, to address unfunded expenses resulting from impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The focus is reimbursement for COVID-19 related expenses realized.

Available San Joaquin County Grant Programs


The Micro Business Assistance Grant Program is intended to assist businesses with zero full-time employees (other than the business owners). The maximum grant is $4,000.

The Small Business Assistance Grant Program is intended to assist businesses with between 1 and 50 full-time employees. The maximum grant is limited to the number of full-time employees multiplied by $2,000.

The Enhanced Small Business Assistance Grant Program is intended to assist businesses with between 51 and 250 employees. The maximum grant is $100,000.

The Personal Protective Equipment Grant Program is intended to provide businesses of any size with PPE supplies, such as masks, which will be available for pick-up at a location determined by the County.

OVERVIEW


  1. The Micro Business, Small Business, and Enhanced Small Business Assistance Grants are for qualified businesses in San Joaquin County that have documented, unfunded expenditures incurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. Grant funds may only be used to cover expenditures incurred between March 1, 2020 and the date of the grant application.
  3. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis for qualified applicants.
  4. The Personal Protective Equipment Grant is open to all qualified businesses in San Joaquin County.
  5. The County has partnered with TMC Financing and Valley First Credit Union to process grant applications. Applicants should expect to receive emails and/or phone calls from these trusted partners.
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