Get Vaccinated at Milpitas Community Center, New CDC Masking Recommendations, and R&D Funding Opportunity
City of Milpitas - Office of Economic Development | July 28, 2021
In partnership with Santa Clara County, Recreation and Community Services is hosting another County Vaccination site in Milpitas on Thursday, August 5 at the Milpitas Community Center (457 E. Calaveras Blvd.) from 12pm-7pm while supplies last. The clinic is free, no appointments needed, and gift cards will be given to those getting their shots! The clinic will administer either the two-dose Pfizer vaccine or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
New CDC Guidelines on Masking
The CDC has created a COVID-19 Data Tracker to monitor community transmission rates in every county, ranging from low to high areas of community transmission. In areas of substantial to high transmission, the CDC recommends that fully vaccinated people wear masks in indoor public settings. This revised recommendation comes in light of the highly transmissible Delta variant, which is believed that even vaccinated people can now carry this virus and infect others. The CDC adds that fully vaccinated people may consider wearing a mask regardless of the level of community transmission, particularly if they are at greater risk for severe disease or if someone in their household is not vaccinated, immunocompromised, or at risk of severe disease. Individuals exposed to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask and get tested. CDC also recommends that masks be worn at schools as well. If you haven't already, please get vaccinated to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
R&D Funding Opportunity: Project Enginuity
Project Enginuity, a new initiative in North America supported by Chase, is designed to accelerate and empower business founders nationally to secure non-dilutive capital through SBA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) government awards — and advance entrepreneurial growth, research and development (R&D). Dedicated to increasing equity and inclusion in the technology sector, Project Enginuity seeks to identify 60 qualified cohort participants.
Project Enginuity was designed to increase the number of SBIR applicants, especially among entrepreneurs in North America who are Black, Latinx and women. All companies and/or individuals that meet the SBIR eligibility guidelines are welcome to apply, including R&D startups and small businesses across technology sectors, including artificial intelligence, energy, medical devices, robotics and semiconductors.

Please apply by the deadline: August 8, 2021. Selected applicants will receive training, coaching and grant writing expertise to assist with applying for highly competitive SBIR awards ranging from $50K-$250K (Phase I) and up to $750K-$1.5M (Phase II). Please visit the Project Enginuity website and register for the upcoming informational webinars on August 3 or August 5 for more details.
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