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:


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

Local Resources

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

Visit Stockton

Downtown Stockton Alliance

Miracle Mile

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

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The City of Stockton will continue to provide updates regularly. - Updated May 7, 2020

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