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COVID-19 Business Support

Last Updated: May 19, 2020

City of Pleasanton COVID-19 Information

Announcements

Alameda County Health Office Order-May 18, 2020 | Summary of Major Changes Retail stores are now able to open for curbside or storefront pick-up and/or delivery only. See Appendix C-1 for specific guidelines as retail stores must implement measures to prevent blocking pedestrian access or causing vehicle congestion while picking up goods.

Pleasanton Business Assistance Program

On April 15, the Pleasanton City Council approved a Business Assistance Program to support businesses affected by COVID-19. The program is built around Communications and Promotion, Transient Occupancy Tax Penalties Waiver for hotels, City Utilities Penalties Waiver and Deposit Deferral, and a Business Support Fund. The Business Support Fund program sets aside approximately $3 million dollars to provide zero-interest, unsecured, short-term loans of $2,500-$2,900 to eligible independently, locally owned micro-enterprises, restaurants and retail businesses.

Learn more about the Business Support Fund

Business Support Fund Summary | Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Scams & Fraud Schemes

Calls, emails, or other communications offering COVID-19 related grants or payments requesting personal financial information, advance fees, charges, including the purchase of gift cards are likely scams.  Report any suspected fraud to Office of Inspector General Hotline at 800-767-0385 or online.

Resources for Businesses 

U.S. Federal | California State-Level Support 

Federal Resources

Federal Programs | Loans

SBA Coronavirus Relief Options

  • Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) | EIDL Loan Advance Portal currently closed as of 4/16/2020 for NEW APPLICANTS. Applications received prior to 4/16/2020 are being reviewed by SBA. Applicants who have already submitted their applications will continue to be processed on a first come, first serve basis. Those that applied prior to March 29 are directed to re-apply. The application portal has been re-opened for ONLY those that applied prior to March 29 and NEW agricultural businesses. For submitted application inquiries, call SBA Disaster Office at (800) 659-2955.

State Resources

State Programs | Loans 

County | Local Support 

Career and Job Seeking Assistance

Other Resources

City of Pleasanton Business Resource Email Newsletters - Stay informed!

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Visit our Business Community Partners for more information on how to support Pleasanton businesses