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Posted on: June 24, 2020


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Gilroy Small Business Grant FAQs

FAQs Programa de Ayuda para Pequeñas Empresas de la Ciudad de Gilroy

In the face of COVID-19, City leaders know that many local small businesses are struggling. A strong business community fosters strong employees and strong communities. In an effort to help support our local small businesses and our community, the City of Gilroy has established a grant program to support small businesses in these trying times. Businesses operating within the city limits of Gilroy may qualify for a one-time business relief grant using federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding.

Grants are based on the number of full-time equivalent employees as of March 17, 2020 (when the Santa Clara County Health Officer issued the initial Shelter-In-Place order):

Maximum Grant Award: 

  • $5,000 for businesses with 2-10 employees (70%, up to 61 grants)                                                          
  • $10,000 for businesses with 11-25 employees (30% up to 13 grants)

Allowed Use of Funds

  • Used for working capital (rent, payroll, utilities, inventory, etc.)

Application Period

  • June 25, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. to July 10, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Additional information including GRANT APPLICATIONS are available on the City’s website:

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