Santa Clara County Small Business Grant Application Due September 7,
Capitol Ave Lane Closure Starting 8/30
City of Milpitas - Office of Economic Development | August 23, 2021
Santa Clara County Small Business Grant Program for COVID-19 Protective Measures
Santa Clara County, in partnership with the Silicon Valley and Hispanic Small Business Development Centers, has launched the Small Business Grant Program for COVID-19 Protective Measures to provide small businesses with $5,000 grants.

According to the press release, "Businesses can apply for grants to offset the costs of providing paid time for their employees to get tested or vaccinated, constructing outdoor service areas, upgrading their air filtration systems, modifying their physical layouts or ordering and payment systems, purchasing hand sanitizer and personal protective equipment, or taking other protective steps. 

To be eligible for grants, small businesses must not have been assessed fines for violation of public health orders, must have submitted required Social Distancing Protocols, must have surveyed their employees for vaccination status, and must commit to comply with public health orders for the duration of the pandemic."

After September 7, there will be a lottery to select the first round of grant recipients with consideration given for smaller businesses and those less likely to have access to capital. Interested business owners can learn more about the program and apply here.
Lane Closure Notice 8/30-9/15
Eastbound Capitol Avenue will be closed from Montague Expwy to S. Milpitas Blvd starting August 30 and ending September 15 to allow the Anton Aspire residential development to complete crosswalk construction on Capitol Ave. The closure will be in effect 24 hours a day. There will be message boards placed ahead of the closure and 2,400 affected businesses and residents will be notified by Anton. Please see the map below the attached notice of construction, road closure, and detour for east-bound Great Mall Parkway/Capitol Avenue from Montague to South Milpitas.
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