Community Development
Acting Director - J.D. Hightower
City Of Manteca

Financial Assistance

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​​​​​​Overview and Objectives

To mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on Manteca small business and their employees, the City of Manteca has committed approximately $300,000 in one-time funds to create a Small Business Recovery Assistance Grant Program. 

The objective of this program is to offer immediate financial assistance to small businesses located in the City of Manteca to aid in maintaining their business and workforce. Non-profits are not eligible for this grant program.  


This round of grants has closed. 

If you received a grant, you will need to fill out the W-9 form and email it back to edbusinessloans@ci.manteca.ca.us.

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​Program Overview

  • ​Grants of $3,000 for qualified small businesses with no more than 20 full-time employees.

  • Grant funds may only be used to cover the following items: payroll, lease or ​mortgage payments for business premises, payments on existing equipment, and supplies/inventory.

  • Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first served basis for qualified applicants.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • For a $3,000 grant award, applicants must be small business with no more than 20 full-time employees.

  • Applicants must submit a current copy of its W-9 form upon grant award.

  • Applicants must operate out of a physical commercial storefront within the city limits of Manteca. Home Occupation businesses are not eligible.

  • Applicants must have a City of Manteca Business License.

  • Applicants must be in good standing with the City (no outstanding City debt or code enforcement issues).

  • Applicants who are involved or have been involved in legal or financial issues may not qualify.

  • Applicants must have been in operation in the City of Manteca for at least one year as of March 1, 2020.

  • Applicant must own their business property or have a minimum of 3-years remaining on their lease.  The following may also apply:

- An option to renew/extend existing lease.​

- If lease negotiations are underway or a lease is in the process of being renewed (must have a lease finalized before gr​ant closes).​​

  • PLEASE NOTE:
  • - Corporate owned franchises or chains (national or local with 3 or more locations in the City of Manteca) will not be eligible for award.​
    - Businesses that have received a COVID-19 related County, State or Federal Small Business emergency loan or grant are not eligible for award.​


Application and Funding Process

  • Grant application will be available online on the City of Manteca website.
  • Grant applications will be accepted BEGINNING May 27, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time.  The application period will close once a sufficient number of applications have been received.
  • If application is found complete, application will be reviewed for eligibility and applicants will receive a notice of award within a target of one to two weeks following submission.

a. 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.

b. 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.


  • Awards will be made on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • If awarded, the application becomes a binding contract between the applicant and the City of Manteca.
  • If awarded, funds may only be used for applicant’s payroll expenses, lease or mortgage payments for business premises, payments on existing equipment, and supplies/inventory. 
  • The City reserves the right to audit the applicant’s books and records for compliance with terms in the agreement.
  • Businesses receiving funding are encouraged to:

a. If applicable, adopt Federal and State guidance for operating their businesses (social distancing, clean down procedures, limiting in-store occupancy, etc.).

b. If applicable, prioritize delivery of food and services to seniors and economically vulnerable populations.


  • Grant funds will be issued upon execution of the agreement.
  • The program will remain in effect during the City of Manteca’s declared state of local emergency or while funds are available.​


This round of grants has closed. ​

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Questions

Please contact edbusinessloans@ci.manteca.ca.us or (209) 456-8522 with any questions on the Small Business Emergency Grant.