Business and Employee Assistance

The City of Elk Grove is closely monitoring the impacts of the COVID-19 virus for its effects on Elk Grove businesses and employees. Local businesses and their employees are critical to the success of the City, and we want to do everything we can to assist you during this difficult time.

We’re encouraging business owners and employees to follow all guidelines, directives, and orders issued by federal, state, and county governments related to virus containment and business operating parameters.


Sacramento County Public Health Order

The current Sacramento County Public Health Order has new requirements under State of California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy with certain modifications for businesses to ensure the health and safety of employees and customers. The current Health Order supersedes all previous orders and is in effect until it is rescinded or amended.

Reopening in Sacramento County


Coronavirus Resource Website and Hotline 

For businesses needing assistance, the City of Elk Grove, in partnership with the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce has supported the launch of the Coronavirus Rapid Response website and Rapid Response Business Hotline. The website contains all the latest information and resources for the region’s affected businesses and employees. The website will be updated regularly as new information and resources become available. The Hotline is available Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm at 1-833-391-1919.

Visit the Rapid Response Chamber Website


Expanding Outdoor Dining Spaces

To support local restaurants and the safe return of dining out, the City of Elk Grove issued a local emergency order today that provides businesses an opportunity to temporarily add or expand outdoor dining areas.

Download the outdoor dining permit application View the Outdoor Dining Policy

Conditions for the program include the following:

  • Dining areas cannot block vehicle or pedestrian traffic or impede ADA access.
  • Temporary fencing not exceeding three (3) feet tall must be placed around the area.
  • Dining tables must be placed to allow six-foot (6’-0”) social distancing between groups of customers. Customers in the same household dining together are counted as one group.
  • Unless hours of operation are expressly extended or restricted by the permit, hours of operation for outdoor uses shall coincide with their normal hours of operation.
  • Amplified sound is not allowed.
  • Temporary signage can be used to designate the use of public property for outdoor dining.
  • Restaurants must comply with all applicable State and County laws and regulations pertaining to outdoor dining (including but not limited to sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages) under this provision.

View the press release to learn more 


Financial Resources for Local Businesses

The following federal and state financial resources are available for Elk Grove businesses being adversely impacted by the Coronavirus.

Federal Financial Programs

Paycheck Protection Program

Paycheck Protection Program

This loan program provides loan forgiveness for retaining employees by temporarily expanding the traditional SBA 7(a) loan program.

Learn more

EIDL

EIDL

This loan will provide economic relief to small businesses and non-profit organizations that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue.

Learn more

Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Restaurant Revitalization Fund

This program provides assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other food service businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Learn more

Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Shuttered Venues Grant

The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program provides emergency assistance for eligible venues.

Learn more

SBA Debt Relief

SBA Debt Relief

The SBA is providing a financial reprieve to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn more


State Financial Programs

Small Business AdvocateCalifornia Small Business Covid-19 Relief Grant program
Provides grants up to $25,000 to small businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19 and the health and safety restrictions.
The California Rebuilding FundThe California Rebuilding Fund
A loan program to support California’s small businesses, especially those located in economically disadvantaged and historically under-banked areas of the state.
Disaster Relief Loan GuaranteeDisaster Relief Loan Guarantee
iBank's program is available to small businesses needing assistance to overcome economic injury caused by COVID-19. 

City Financial Programs

COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Grant Program

Online only grant applications closed on Monday, October 5, 2020 at 5:00 PM. Future opportunities may become available, depending on additional funding.

Details about the program can be found in the program Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines. The detailed summary of the grant recipients can be found here.

Lift Investing COVID-19 Emergency Investment Relief Program

On April 8, 2020, the Elk Grove City Council authorized participation in the Lift Investing COVID-19 Emergency Investment Relief Program. This program provides low interest flexible loans for Elk Grove businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19. The application period has closed. Future opportunities may become available, depending on additional funding.

Visit the Lift Investing website for more information


Small Business Consulting During the Pandemic

Through our partnership with the Capital Region Small Business Development Center (SBDC), we are able to offer free one-on-one business consulting to assist with business start-ups, growth, loans, marketing, government contracting, technology and more.

Request for SBDC Services


Employee Assistance


Additional Information

If you have additional questions or concerns, you can contact the Office of Economic Development directly at: econdev@elkgrovecity.org or by calling our main line at (916) 627-3338.

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