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

Small Business Micro Loan Program

Financial incentives for businesses

Financial Support for Small Businesses

EDD Pandemic Unemployment Assistance for business owners, self-employed, independent contractors, and others not usually eligible for regular state UI benefits

Salesforce Care Small Business Grants for $10,000 grants for small business relief

SBA for low interest disaster loan

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000. *If you applied before March 30, 2020, you can re-apply to take advantage of the advance.

SBA Paycheck Protection Program for forgivable loans for small businesses to keep employees on payroll

LISC and Verizon grants of up to $10,000 for small business relief

Access Capital for business loans

Kiva loans expanded eligibility and loan increases to $15,000

CA Infrastructure & Economic Development Bank (IBank) Small Business Loan Guarantee, Disaster Loans, & Jump Start loan program

SJC WorkNet Revolving Loan Fund for business loans

EDD Work Sharing Program for businesses seeking alternatives to layoffs

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

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 1st, 2020

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