The Milpitas Chamber of Commerce wishes to see that all businesses make it through these tough times. Information here is to get you quickly to sources of support for many aspects of your business and your employees.

If you are a small business this is an opportunity to discover resources valuable to prepare for making it through until the disaster clears up.

Free Childcare for Front Line Workers

Your survival until the disaster clears up is very important to us. You may need disaster financial support, information from  EDD Disaster-Related Services (https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/disaster_related_services.htm)  to help your employees.  EDD

 To help you get started the documents can be easily found at the Small Business Development Centers site  Silicon Valley SBDC (https://www.SVSBDC.org/)  also at  (https://www.californiasbdc.org/covid19CalSBDC

The status of Milpitas and sources of information for local status is at the website of Milpitas City Economic Development and Trade Department (http://www2.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/economicdev/)  MilpitasEDTD

Also the most current City of Milpitas updates for your business at ( www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/covid-19-availability-city-services/covid-19-business-resources-and-relief-information/ ) UPDATES

There you can find current news, resources for financial support – disaster loans, employment support programs, disease status, and updates.

As a Small Business are you needing financial support right now  ? Please visit - Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources SBA

Please take the initial step of immediately covering yourself financially by filing at the SBA website for a COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000, the full loan process may take a few weeks and this will help until then.

Need Help ASAP with the SBDC financial support filing ?

Call or Email  :    Chris Horton, Director, Milpitas Chamber of Commerce

Silicon Valley SBDC, 1887 Monterey Road, 2nd Floor, San Jose, CA 95112

Tel : (408) 823-2660  Email : SBDCSV17@gmail.com

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) – Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) are forgivable loans for small businesses to cover payroll costs, mortgage interest, rent and utility costs. PPP will be active Friday April 3rd

Loans of up to $10M are available for small businesses employing under 500 employees, sole-proprietors, independent contractors, gig economy workers, and self-employed individuals.

California Launches $50M Small Business Microlending Program - Governor Newsom has announced that California is putting $50 million toward micro-loans for businesses that are not eligible for SBA loans for the PPP will be from IBank. Applications can be made starting Friday April 3rd  on the State's coronavirus site : https://COVID19.CA.Gov/

Time Critical request -

City of Milpitas – Office of Economic Development -  Business Survey

“In order to best support your business, please take a few minutes to fill out this survey so we can best identify your most pressing needs and respond to the Milpitas business community accordingly.”    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ED_English 

Thank you - working together to get through this difficult period

 

Logitech is helping the Schools during these tough times by offering free webcams to be connected to the Classroom for K-12 Educators , please check it out.

Logitech wants to help K-12 teachers in the U.S. who have suddenly transitioned to remote teaching by offering educators a free webcam and headset. Spread the word to the teachers in your community to apply - link to the donation site is below.

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Let the Milpitas Chamber know what else you may need to get your business through this disaster to a future where your business flourishes in the future.