Business Webinar, Revitalizing Main St., CA Relief Grant, Climate Action Plan, and Extended Commercial Eviction Moratorium
City of Milpitas - Office of Economic Development | April 23, 2021
Business Resilience and Retooling Webinar: Thursday, April 29 at 11 am
In partnership with the NorCal Small Business Development Center, the City of Milpitas will host the third of its monthly business webinars on Thursday, April 29, from 11 am-12 pm. Regional Lending Manager Chris Horton will provide resources and guidance on how businesses can emerge stronger post-pandemic. Click here to register.
Revitalizing Main Street: Conversation on Business on Thursday, April 29 at 6 pm
In partnership with local nonprofit CatalyzeSV, the City of Milpitas will be facilitating three Community Conversations on Revitalizing Main Street, each revolving around a different aspect of the future of Main Street. The first meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 29, from 6-8 pm. The conversation is focused on the business community including – How do we keep, support, and expand Main Street businesses to encourage economic development throughout the neighborhood?

Click here to register for the April 29 event. To learn about the next two Community Conversations, please visit this webpage for more details.
Next and Final Round of the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant
Don’t miss this upcoming deadline to apply for Round 6 of the CA Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant, which gives eligible businesses grants ranging from $5,000-$25,000. For more information on eligibility criteria and to find a lender, visit their website.

Round 6: Wednesday, April 28th at 9:00 am through Tuesday, May 4th at 5:00 pm
  • Eligible applicants: current waitlisted small businesses and/or nonprofits not selected in Rounds 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 and new applicants that meet eligibility criteria.
  • Notifications will begin Friday, May 7th
  • Details: Applicants not selected to receive a grant in Rounds 1, 2, 3 & 5 do not need to re-apply and will be automatically moved into Round 6. New applicants will need to apply at
Register for the Climate Action Plan Update Workshop
Help Milpitas chart a course to carbon neutrality and a more sustainable community. Click here to register for the 1st Climate Action Plan (CAP) update public workshop on May 6 at 6 pm.

More information about the CAP update can be found on this webpage.
Santa Clara County Commercial Eviction Moratorium Extended
The Santa Clara County commercial eviction moratorium has been extended through June 30, 2021. Small business tenants in both incorporated and unincorporated areas of the County have up to 6 months after the moratorium expires or terminates to repay at least 50% of the past-due rent, and up to 12 months after the moratorium expires or terminates to repay in full the past-due rent. Small business representatives can view this page for eligibility requirements, necessary paperwork to show substantial loss of income or out-of-pocket for medical expenses due to COVID-19, and more information including FAQ’s.
If you have any questions or need business assistance during COVID-19, 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. We will continue to send out pertinent updates as they are made available to keep you informed.

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