City of Milpitas – Office of Economic Development
COVID-19 Updates 
Dear Business Representatives,

Thank you for your continued resilience as we work through the various challenges of this dynamic and changing situation together. We want to ensure that you are fully aware of the most recent announcements and resources related to COVID-19.


Effective June 5, amendments to the County of Santa Clara Shelter-in-Place (SIP) Order will allow several new categories of businesses and activities to reopen, subject to specific conditions and limitations. The June 5 Order does not lift SIP, and all persons and businesses must adhere to the SIP restrictions and guidelines regarding social distancing and safety protocols. Below are the June 5, 2020 updates and updated Appendices:


On June 2, 2020, the Small Business Assistance subcommittee recommended, and the City Council approved, a $200,000 Milpitas Small Business Loan Program with Enterprise Foundation and Kiva to act as fiscal agent of the program. Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding is being reviewed for the loan program for City Council consideration in mid-June.


Starting June 4, the City of Milpitas will begin accepting applications from local restaurants to temporarily create or expand outdoor dining areas consistent with the current June 5 SIP Order. Links to the Guidelines and Application are available on the Planning Department website. No fee will be charged for registration, and same-day confirmation is expected for most applications. Submit complete applications to [email protected], and staff will contact the applicant if additional information or modifications are needed.


The County of Santa Clara's eviction moratorium has been extended through July 28, 2020. This temporary moratorium bans evictions for non-payment of rent or no-fault evictions when the tenant has suffered a substantial loss of income and/or substantial out-of-pocket medical expense due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tenants now 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. This temporary eviction moratorium applies to residential tenants and small business commercial tenants. Links to the County-Wide Eviction Moratorium are available on the County of Santa Clara website.


The U.S. Small Business Administration, which oversees the Payroll Protection Program (PPP), had approved 4.5 million PPP loans worth $510.6 billion as of June 3, 2020. More than $120 billion in funding is still available. Links to the PPP are available on the U.S. Small Business Administration website. Click here to access the most recent (updated May 27) PPP Loans FAQs for more information on PPP.


If you have any questions or need business assistance during COVID-19, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Economic Development team by sending a message anytime to [email protected].

In community spirit,

Alex Andrade
Economic Development Director
Phone: (408) 586-3046  Email: [email protected]
455 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas CA 95035