CA Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant & Investing in America's Communities Funding Programs
City of Milpitas - Office of Economic Development | July 31, 2021
California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant
Governor Newsom has approved another $1.5 billion to the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant, resulting in three additional rounds of funding. This program grants up to $25,000 to eligible small businesses, including non-profits. More information about eligibility requirements and the upcoming rounds can be found on their website.

Round 7: Tuesday, August 3rd through Thursday, September 16th
Who Can Apply: This is a closed round and only available to eligible applicants who were waitlisted in certain previous rounds – only existing waitlisted applicants will be selected to move forward in the validation and verification review process. Selection does not guarantee approval or an award. If you were waitlisted, you do not need to reapply. New applications will not be accepted in this round.

Round 8: Friday, August 27th through Wednesday, September 8th
Who Can Apply: Eligible nonprofit cultural institutions must complete a new application even if they already applied in Rounds 1,2, 5, or 6.; nonprofit cultural institutions that applied in Round 4 do not need to re-apply; grants will only be available to nonprofit cultural institutions that did not receive funding in any previous rounds.

Round 9: Thursday, September 9th through Thursday, September 30th  
Who Can Apply: New Applicants and Waitlisted applicants from certain previous rounds. Applicants not selected to move forward in the review process in Rounds 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, or 7 do not need to re-apply and will be automatically moved into Round 9. New applicants will need to apply at
Investing in America's Communities
The US Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) has received $3 billion from the American Rescue Plan Act to help communities across the county recover from the pandemic. Investing in America's Communities will focus on getting people back to work, support underserved communities, accelerate recovery, and plan for a resilient future. Several funding programs are aimed at specific sectors and objectives as shown below. Please click each link to learn more about the available funding programs and which organizations should apply; each program is accompanied by an informational webinar as well.

If you have any questions or need business assistance, please visit our website. Additionally, do not hesitate to contact the Office of Economic Development team by sending us an email. Assistance is available in English, Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, and other languages. The pandemic has created hardship for Milpitas families and businesses alike. Please know that we stand with you as you navigate your way out of the pandemic. We are here to help you!

In community spirit,
Alex Andrade
Director of Economic Development
(408) 586-3046