Community Development
Director - Chris Erias
City Of Manteca

Financial Assistance

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Small Business Assistance Grant Phase I

Updated February 3, 2022​: Manteca Launches Phase I of New Business Assistance Grant

The City of Manteca's Economic Development Division is releasing a new round of the Small Business Assistance Grants (SBAG).  Phase I will make $100,000 in one-time funds available to local small businesses.  These funds will be distributed as reimbursements on a first come first served basis for pre-approved business improvements designed to increase sales and customer attraction.

 

The objective of this program is to aid independent small businesses, that are not a part of corporate chains, to install features to aid in customer attraction, increase sales, establish an online web presence and shopping cart system, implement a curbside pickup program, establish expanded outdoor service options, or engage in façade improvements like exterior painting, signage updates, and/or window improvements.  Grant applications will be accepted beginning March 1, 2022, at 9:00 AM (PST).  The application period will be a rolling submission window and each round will close once a sufficient number of eligible applications have been received.  Unfunded applications will be held for future funding rounds. 

Download the Application Here: Business Assistance Grant Phase I Application - 2022 Packet Fillable v.2.pdf

Note: You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your device to fill out the application. Save the file. Then, email it to edbusinessloans@ci.manteca.ca.us.

 

Program Overview and Eligibility

  • Grants up to $10,000 will be awarded to qualified small businesses with no more than 20 full-time employees.
  • Grants will be given as reimbursements for pre-approved projects only submitted as part of the grant application and must include itemized receipts and invoices.
  • Businesses must be Manteca-based brick and mortar locations.
  • Preference will be given to the Central Downtown District and projects creating new jobs.
  • Non-profits are not eligible for this grant program. 
  • Businesses must have been in existence since 1/1/21 and are in good standing with the City with no current issues related to business license, code enforcement violations, and utility bills.
  • Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis for qualified applicants.​

 

GRANT APPLICATION PROCESS AND TERMS

  1. Grant applications and preliminary budgets must be emailed directly to edbusinessloans@ci.manteca.ca.us NO EARLIER THAN March 1, 2022, at 9:00 AM (PST).
  2. If an application is deemed complete, the application will be reviewed for eligibility and applicants will receive a notice of award within a target of three to four weeks following their application date.
    1. In all cases, the City reserves the right to reject any and all applications in the event the City identifies a potential conflict of interest or the appearance of a conflict of interest.
    2. Submission of an application in no way obligates the City to award a grant and the City reserves the right to reject any or all applications, wholly or in part, at any time, without penalty.
  3. Awards will be made on a first-come, first-serve basis.  If awarded, this application becomes a binding contract between the business and the City of Manteca.
  4. If awarded, funds may be used for features to aid in customer attraction, increased sales, establish an online web presence and shopping cart system, implement a curbside pickup program, establish expanded outdoor service options, or engage in façade improvements like exterior painting, signage updates, and window improvements.
  5. After applications are approved, final budgets and detailed descriptions of the proposed work will need to be submitted along with a completed W9 form for the business.
  6. Each phase of work must be pre-approved by the City in order for reimbursement funds to be issued after work is completed.
  7. The City will require before and after digital photos of worksites along with copies of invoices and receipts, demonstrating the funds were used for the purpose stated in the application.
  8. Businesses unable to properly account for the funds spent in relation to the work done will not receive reimbursement.
  9. The decisions of the review committee will be final and there will not be an appeal process.

 

Please direct any questions to edbusinessloans@ci.manteca.ca.us.


More financial assistance is available from the San Joaquin County (SJC)

https://www.sjgov.org/covid19/grants/​