Covid 19 Resources for Businesses

Local Resources for Businesses

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:


COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant Program Guidelines

$3,000 grants for eligible local businesses negatively financially impacted by COVID-19. Funds can be used for inventory, working capital (e.g. rent, payroll, utilities), and/or equipment.

COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant FAQ
COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant Program Guidelines
COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant News Release

Local Resources

City of Stockton COVID-19 Updates for COVID-related updates, resources, and actions.

City of Stockton COVID-19 Business Guide for an interactive map of local businesses and healthcare facilities offering services.

Visit Stockton: Cleaning and Re-opening Resources for hotels, restaurants & bars, attractions and more.

Visit Stockton: Stockton Healthy Pledge for local businesses making the commitment to create a clean, safe, and healthy environment for residents and visitors.

Visit Stockton: Dine Stockton where local restaurants can provide information on their menus, delivery options, pick-up schedules, and outdoor dining services.

San Joaquin County Employer Resources for the SJC business toolkit, and resources for employers, employees, and jobseekers.

Financial Support from the City of Stockton

Temporary Outdoor Dining Permits for restaurants that have space available to use public space and make use of City right-of-way.

Financial assistance for businesses including grants

Business Resource Coalition Team

San Joaquin SBDC

San Joaquin County WorkNet

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

Miracle Mile

Visit Stockton

San Joaquin Partnership

United Way of San Joaquin County

Local Financial Support for Small Businesses

Add to the top of the list California Relief Grant Program for grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 for small businesses and small nonprofits.

San Joaquin County Small Business Assistance Grant Program for grants of up to $25,000 for businesses with up to 100 full-time employees.

San Joaquin County Personal Protective Equipment Grant Program for small businesses and non-profits with up to 250 employees and a separate grant program for directly obtaining Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) supplies.

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.

Downtown Stockton Enterprise Loan Fund (DSELF) for loans ranging from $25,000 to $65,000 for businesses located in Downtown Stockton.

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.

State Financial Support for Small Businesses

California Relief Grant Program for grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 for small businesses and small nonprofits.

Up & Running California will equip up 300 California business with interactive coaching and instruction to help them effectively compete and grow online.

Small Business Relief Payment Plans for Sales and Use Tax allows small business taxpayers with less than $5 million in taxable annual sales, to take advantage of a 12-month, interest-free, payment plan for up to $50,000 of sales and use tax liability.

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.

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.

Federal Financial Support for Small Businesses

SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provides loans to help businesses keep their workforce employed during COVID-19.

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) provides small business loans and an advance of up to $10,000 for small businesses, including agricultural businesses and private non-profit organizations that have been affected by COVID-19 with no more than 500 employees.

SBA Targeted EIDL Advance provides up to $10,000 grants for previous EIDL recipients of less than $10,000, or those who applied but did not receive funds due to lack of available funding.

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.

SBA Shuttered Venue Operators Grant provides emergency assistance equal to 45% of their gross earned revenue, with a maximum amount of $10 million, for eligible venues affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

SBA Restaurant Revitalization Fund provides emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19

Backing Historic Small Restaurants awards $1 million in grants to 25 historic and culturally significant restaurants.

Other Financial Support for Small Businesses

California Rebuilding Fund is a loan program to support California’s small businesses – especially those located in economically disadvantaged and historically under-banked areas, with 50 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) or less.

Access Capital offers microloans of up to $50,000.

California Capital offers a loan guarantee and microloan program for small businesses.

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

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The City of Stockton will continue to provide updates regularly. - Updated June 24th, 2021