Financial Assistance for Businesses

Payroll Protection Program Applications Reopened

Applications for a Paycheck Protection Program loan are being taken until August 8, 2020. You can apply through any existing SBA 7(a) lender or through any federally insured depository institution.  Consult with your local lender.

Prepare your application in advance.  Download a copy of the PPP application here.

Other coronavirus relief options, including the Economic Injury Disaster Loan, SBA Expess Bridge Loan, and SBA Debt Relief, can be reviewed here,

San Joaquin County Offers Economic Development Funding to Small Business Impacted by COVID-19

To mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on San Joaquin County businesses and their employees, the County of San Joaquin is operating cash grant programs to assist small businesses with up to 250 employees.  A separate grant program is for directly obtaining Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) supplies.

The Micro Business Assistance Grant Program is intended to assist business 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 with between 1 and 50 full-time employees.  The maimum 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 with between 51 and 250 employees.  The maximum grant is $100,000.

The Personal Protective Equipment Grant Program is intended to provide businesses of any size with PPE supplies, such as masks, which will be available for pick-up at a location determined by the County

  • The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) can help connect businesses with working capital or provide emergency relief through the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Assistance Program offering up to $2 million in assistance with a 3.75% interest rate for business and a 2.75% interest rate for nonprofits.
  • The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has introduced a Small Business Fund that offers a grant of $5,000 to qualifying businesses employing between 3 and 20 people having been harmed financially by COVID19. Click here.
  • The California State Treasurer’s Office offers the California Capital Access Program (CalCAP) for small businesses by encouraging banks and other financial institutions to make loans to small business that have challenges obtaining financing.
  • California’s Small Business Finance Center gives small businesses access to a range of financial products including loan guarantees and direct loans. Two credit enhancement programs to help small business obtain loans are the Small Business Loan Guarantee Program and the Small Business Loss Reserve Program.
  • The UI Work Sharing Program is available for employers experiencing a slowdown in their businesses or services as a result of the coronavirus.
  • The Rapid Response Program will connect a business with a team that will meet with you to discuss your needs, help avert layoffs, and provide on-site services to assist workers facing job losses
  • The California Small Business Development Center (SBDC) can help with applying for COVID-19 relief guiding business through available resources, cash flow concerns, supply chain interruptions, insurance coverage--at no cost.
  • The Office of the Small Business Advocate provides a network of small business centers throughout the state to offer consulting and training and access to capital
  • The California Department of Tax and Fee Assistance (CDTFA) has been authorized by the Governor to provide relief to taxpayers during the 60-day window of the Governor’s Executive Order. Taxpayers are granted extensions for filing returns, making payments, and relief from interest and penalties.