Covid 19 Resources for Businesses
Businesses play a significant role in the Stockton community. Protecting the health and safety of the City of Stockton’s residents and businesses from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is the City’s top priority as we continue to monitor and make recommendations to slow the spread of COVID-19. The City has gathered a list of assistance programs and other resources from local, state, and federal agencies:
Stockton Small Business Relief Program: $3,000 grants for eligible local small businesses that can be used for inventory, working capital (e.g. rent, payroll, utilities), and/or equipment.
Due to limited funding, this program is currently closed.
Stockton COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant Program - Frequently Asked Questions
City of Stockton updates and council actions
Essential Services Guide for an interactive map of local businesses and healthcare facilities offering services
Visit Stockton COVID-19 Recovery: Cleaning and Re-opening Resources for hotels, restaurants, and attractions
Dine Stockton for local restaurants offering delivery and pickup services
San Joaquin SBDC for webinars and business resources
San Joaquin County WorkNet for business and employee resources
African American Chamber of Commerce
Central Valley Asian American Chamber of Commerce
Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce
San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Downtown Stockton Alliance
San Joaquin Partnership
United Way of San Joaquin County
Financial Support from the City of Stockton
Temporary Outdoor Dining Permits
Homeless Prevention Rental Assistance Program
Small Business Micro Loan Program
Financial incentives for businesses
Financial Support for Small Businesses
San Joaquin County Small Business Assistance Grant Program for small businesses affected by COVID-19 with up to 50 employees located in San Joaquin County.
San Joaquin County WorkNet Revolving Loan Fund for loans from $25,000 to $1 million for businesses located in San Joaquin County.
San Joaquin County WorkNet Emergency Business Support Fund for low-interest loans of up to $75,000, or four (4) months of operating expenses, whichever is less, for businesses affected by COVID-19 with up to 100 employees located in San Joaquin County.
Federal Reserve System Main Street Lending Program for business loans from $500,000 to $200 million to eligible small- and medium-sized business affected by COVID-19.
SBA Paycheck Protection Program offers a forgivable loan for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll during COVID-19.
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Advance provides small business loans and an advance of up to $10,000 for agricultural businesses that have been affected by COVID-19 with no more than 500 employees.
SBA Express Bridge Loans enables small businesses with an existing business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 during COVID-19.
SBA Debt Relief will waive 6 months of principal, interest, and any associated fees for existing SBA loan borrowers during COVID-19.
EDD Pandemic Unemployment Assistance for business owners, self-employed workers, independent contractors, and others not usually eligible for regular state UI benefits.
EDD Work Sharing Program for businesses experiencing a reduction in production or services as a result of COVID-19 and seeking temporary alternatives to layoffs.
IBank Small Business Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program provides loans for small businesses affected by COVID-19 with up to 750 employees located in California.
Stockton Impact Corps provides loans from $1,000 to $5,000 to small businesses.
Main Street Launch offers small business loans from $10,000 to $250,000.
Access Capital offers microloans of up to $50,000.
Kiva for 0% interest loans of up to $15,000 for small businesses.
Resources While you Work
GO-Biz Website with State resources for employers and employees
EDD Website for employers who need extensions to file payroll reports or deposit state payroll taxes experiencing hardships as a result of COVID-19 may request a 60-day extension of time to file payroll reports and/or deposit state payroll taxes w/o penalty or interest.
CA Office of Small Business Advocate (SBA) to talk to specialist and connect with advisors
Open for Business Hub for a list of tech companies helping small businesses work remotely
US Chamber of Commerce with a response toolkit for businesses
CAMEO offering updated lists, resources, and trainings
Resources for Employers and Employees
CA Resilience Roadmap for the state’s stages towards reopening and industry guidance to reduce risk
Ask SBDC about information regarding state and federal support at 833-ASK-SBDC
Federal OSHA Guidance on preparing for COVID-19 in the workplace
CA Employment Development Department website with resources for workers & employers
Guidance for Businesses & Employers from the SBA
CA Labor & Workforce Development Agency with Information for Workers & Employers
IRS Guidelines on Tax Relief during the Coronavirus outbreak
CDCs Resources for Managing Stress and Anxiety
10 Reasons to Stay Calm from The Conversation
SBDC Employer Resource Guide
Interim Guidance from the CDC for Businesses & Employers
Postmates has offered a Small Business Relief Pilot for restaurants transitioning to take out options
8-Point Plan for Restaurants & Hospitality Employers