No. Benefits for this program are not automatic. Businesses must apply for these benefits online, using a single application form.
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The application period ended at midnight May 14, 2020. Application review is underway. If a business has already received a Stanislaus County Business Relief grant, it will be ineligible to receive a City of Modesto Small Business Assistance Program emergency loan.
Yes. When submitting your application you will have the opportunity to choose which components of the program you are requesting to participate in.
Visit the Small Business Assistance Program web page for a complete list of contacts.
A business may apply for tax, fee and utlity billing deferrals from the City of Modesto, and apply to either the County’s Small Business Relief Program for micro-grant benefits OR to Modesto’s Small Business Assistance Program for zero-interest, forgivable loan benefits. The goal is to spread the benefits to as many qualifying businesses as possible, not enable "double dipping".
Yes. To be eligible you must meet the following guidelines:
The application submission period ended at midnight, May 14, 2020. Application review is underway. Please note that any business that has already received a Stanislaus County Small Business Relief Grant will be ineligible to receive a City of Modesto Small Business Assistance emergency loan.
Yes. Businesses are required to submit their Declaration of Gross Receipts (BL-1) quarterly report regardless if they can pay or if they intend to apply for the deferral.
Yes, Home Based businesses may apply for the Business License Tax deferral. However, Home Based businesses are not eligible for the Utility deferral.
To be eligible, applicants must meet the following requirements:
The business must be located within the City of Modesto city limits
The application period ended at midnight, May 14, 2020.