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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, non-profits, and their employees, the County of San Joaquin is operating three cash grant programs to assist small businesses and non-profits 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 and non-profits 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 and non-profits 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 and non-profits 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 and non-profits with between 51 and 250 employees. The maximum grant is $100,000.

The Personal Protective Equipment Grant Program is intended to provide businesses and non-profits 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 and non-profits 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 and non-profits 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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