Get Help Applying for Business Assistance Grant
& Free "No Smoking" Business Signs
City of Milpitas - Office of Economic Development | February 25, 2022
Need Help Applying for the $5k Small Business Grant?
The City of Milpitas will be hosting a workshop to assist small businesses applying for the 2022 Milpitas Small Business Assistance Grant Program. The workshop is on March 1st between 9-11am and will be hosted in-person at Milpitas City Hall (455 E. Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035). The City will have representatives to guide and help participants submit their grant application. RSVP is encouraged and please email or call (408) 586-3047 for more information.
Free "No Smoking" Signs Available at City Hall
In June 2021, the City of Milpitas adopted a law to protect residents from exposure to secondhand smoke in multi-unit housing and in outdoor areas.
As of January 1, 2022, multi-unit housing must be smoke-free, including inside units, balconies and decks; indoor and outdoor common areas; and outdoor areas within 25 feet of doors and windows of multi-unit housing (multi-unit housing means two or more attached units, including apartments, condominiums, townhomes, duplexes, triplexes, etc.).
The following outdoor areas must also be smoke-free:
  • Outdoor dining areas and parks and trails;
  • Entryways, outdoor areas within 25 feet of entrances to places where smoking is prohibited, including businesses, retail, offices, grocery stores, and places of worship;
  • Service areas: such as transit stops, ATMs, entry lines outside of stores; and
  • Outdoor public events: such as farmer’s markets, parades, music events, etc.
Signs must be posted where smoking is prohibited. The City has a limited number of free “no smoking” signs available. If you would like to pick up a “no smoking” sign, please contact the Planning Department at (408) 586-3279 or
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