Businesses

NEW! JOBS 1st To-Go Program (up to $1,500 grants)

The City of Garden Grove (“City”) has established the JOBS 1st To-Go Program (“Program”) to stimulate economic growth through job retention activities aimed at assisting local food and drink establishments during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Program provides financial assistance for the purchase of goods necessary to accommodate delivery and take-out orders (i.e. containers, plates, cups, silverware, etc.), as well as the payment of 3rd Party delivery service fees.

Program Guidelines
Program Flyer
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https://apply.ggcity.org

Jobs 1st Program

The City of Garden Grove (“City”) established the Jobs 1st Program (“Program”) to stimulate economic growth through job creation/retention activities aimed at improving living conditions for residents throughout the community. The Program provides zero percent interest loans to business for the creation of new jobs and grants to businesses for the retention of jobs at-risk of being lost.

Program Guidelines
Awardee List
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Workforce Activation & Readiness Program

WARP Webinar will include:

  • Opening remarks from Mayor Steve Jones
  • General Program information from City Staff
  • Service Provider presentations from OCAPICA and StandUp For Kids regarding their programs and the services they provide
  • A partner presentation from the LA/OC Building and Construction Trades Council regarding their Apprenticeship Readiness Program
  • Q&A

Program Flyer
Link to Webinar

Visit IBank Loan Guarantee Program

IBank Loan Guarantee Program

IBank’s Small Business Finance Center features a loan guarantee program designed to assist small businesses that experience capital access barriers. The Small Business Loan Guarantee program encourages lenders to provide funds to small businesses to help them grow and prosper.

Program Details

Buy in Garden Grove

Buy in Garden Grove (BiGG) is the City's shop local program, which provides business owners with additional online exposure on the City's website and social media, while encouraging residents to support the local business economy by shopping local.

To become a BiGG business member and receive a free customized listing, visit ggcity.org/bigg.

Become a BiGG Member

Accessible Businesses

Watch Garden Grove's Accessible Businesses Program Video

The City's Office of Economic Development strives to deliver innovative business development programs and initiatives to assist local business owners navigate reopening of business operations through Stage 2. The creation of the Accessible Businesses Program provides a process for local business to apply for a 60-day Temporary Outdoor Businesses Permit to expand areas onto adjacent sidewalks within a shopping center or in privately-owned parking lots. Information about the application process and program guidelines are provided below.

COVID-19 Business Survey
  • Please tell us how COVID-19 may be impacting your business, and what information or support you would find most helpful at this time.