Small Business Assistance Grants, Skillful Talent Series Workshop,
and Keep Masks on in SCC
City of Milpitas - Office of Economic Development | February 15, 2022
Small Business Assistance Grant Program: Not Too Late to Apply!
The City of Milpitas has launched the 2022 Milpitas Small Business Assistance Grant Program to support local businesses that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic The $1,500,000 grant program is funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and approved by the Milpitas City Council to assist Milpitas small businesses with resiliency and recovery efforts. The grant program will provide $5,000 grants and free technical assistance to over 280 Milpitas small businesses. The grant application period is open from January 31 through March 1, 2022. Click here for full details and to submit an application.
Free Workshops to Attract The Talent Your Company Needs
Are you struggling to find and retain talent your company needs to succeed?
With regional grant funding, the workforce boards of San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties have launched a series of workshops to deliver Skillful, a set of tools and practices to help take employers step-by-step through writing skills-based job postings, reducing bias in the interview and selection process, improving retention, increasing diversity, and filling open positions faster. These workshops are offered at no cost!

Click here to learn more or register now at!
Reminder: Santa Clara County Masking Requirements Stay the Same
While the State of California will lift its indoor masking requirement as of February 16, 2022, please know that this will not affect Santa Clara County businesses. SCC Public Health Department has issued a news release stating that the masking requirement will remain in effect for indoor settings. Santa Clara County is the only County in the Bay Area that will continue this requirement. Please click here to read full details of the news release.
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