December 28, 2020

Dear Business Representative,

I hope you are having a great holiday season.

Last week, we informed you that Congress approved a $900 billion coronavirus relief package. President Trump over the weekend signed into law the $900 billion relief package, which is set to deliver vital economic aid to millions of struggling households and businesses. A summary of the bill can be found by clicking here.

The State of California will begin accepting applications starting on December 30, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. for its COVID Relief Grant program, a new $500 million grant program for small businesses and non-profit organizations that have been impacted by health and safety restrictions implemented as a result of the pandemic. Successful recipients will receive grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000. Applications for the program will close on January 8, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Click here to apply.

The County of Santa Clara created a business engagement landing page on its COVID-19 website with valuable resources and information. Information can be found here or by calling the new COVID-19 Business Call Center at (408) 961-5500. If you have any questions or need business assistance during COVID-19, please visit our website and do not hesitate to contact the Office of Economic Development team by sending an email. Assistance is available in English, Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, and other languages.

In community spirit,

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