City of Milpitas – Office of Economic Development
Microenterprise Grant Program
Dear Business Representatives, 

We are excited to inform you that the City of Milpitas launched the Milpitas Microenterprise Grant Program today to assist local businesses with financial assistance. The program will provide $5,000 grants to 38 Milpitas microenterprise businesses (5 or fewer employees) that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

To apply for a grant, microenterprises must meet the following program eligibility requirements:

• Have operated in Milpitas prior to March 16, 2017
• Be classified as a retail, restaurant, service sector or “mom and pop” business
• Operate out of a physical commercial storefront within the city limits of Milpitas
• Have not exceeded $2 million in net adjusted income for calendar years 2018 and
• Demonstrate good standing with the City of Milpitas (i.e., active business
license/no code enforcement issues) and California Labor Commissioner’s Office 
• Grants may be used for rent/mortgage, payroll, and operating expenses for
products or services in Milpitas

All applications meeting program eligibility requirements and deemed complete will be entered into a lottery. The application period begins today at noon and will be open through Friday, August 21st at 6:00 p.m. A lottery will be held on Monday, August 31st.

To apply, fill out the application here. For assistance in Mandarin, Spanish or Vietnamese, please call the number below.

For assistance in Mandarin:
如果你需要任何中文帮助,请点击这里. 电话:650-382-1118 Victoria (唯红) Bracha.

For assistance in Spanish:
Si necesitas ayuda para completar esta aplicación en español puedes contactar a Connie Madrigal, (408) 385-9800, [email protected]. Si necesitas de información adicional puedes encontrarla consultando el siguiente enlace

For assistance in Vietnamese:
Nếu quý vị cần giúp đỡ điền đơn bằng tiếng Việt, xin liên lạc Nga Nguyen, Phone: 408-699-7825, Email: [email protected]. Thông tin được bổ sung bởi hệ thống nhấn nút trên trang web tại

 The City of Milpitas is partnering with Enterprise Foundation to act as the program’s fiscal agent and administrator. Enterprise Foundation will utilize its Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center to provide technical assistance in marketing, employee guidance and overall business management to reduce costs and improve efficiencies. If you have questions about the grant program, please call the Enterprise Foundation at (415) 881-7232.

Stay informed. Information is changing frequently:
City of Milpitas Coronavirus Webpage: City of Milpitas Coronavirus Updates
Public Health Website: 
Public Health Instagram: @scc_publichealth 
Public Health Twitter: @HealthySCC

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