Business Resource Toolkit

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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Micro Business Relief Grant - Up to $5,000

The Micro Business Relief Grant will support Garden Grove small businesses and non-profit organizations impacted by COVID-19. The program goals is to assist local businesses with up to a maximum of $5,000 grants towards rent relief and business innovation activity to implement reopening.

Sign Up for Program Updates
Watch Recorded Webinar - Friday, June 26, 2020
Awardee List (Coming Soon)
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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

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.