After the Santa Clara City Council unanimously approved creating a $500,000 COVID-19 emergency grant program for local businesses and nonprofits, the City turned to Santa Clara-based Silicon Valley Central Chamber of Commerce for program outreach, helping businesses apply for the grants and continued program funding.
The grant program offers $5,000 grants to essential businesses and $10,000 to non-essential business, as designated by the Santa Clara County Public Health Department. The City started accepting online applications on April 17.
“The Council has done a good job,” says Chamber President and CEO Nick Kaspar. “They recognized the amount of money that was needed and they were generous. And they made the application fast and easy.