June 22, 2022

The City of Garden Grove will open the JOBS 1st program, providing eligible businesses with zero-interest loans of up to $50,000 and grants of up to $25,000. Qualifying local establishments can apply for the JOBS 1st program at ggcity.org/businesses beginning Friday, June 24, 2022.

To qualify, businesses must be located in Garden Grove and possess a valid Garden Grove business license. Establishments receiving the $50,000 loan must show proof of job creation. Establishments receiving the $25,000 grant must verify job retention over a 3-month period, and show proof of decrease in revenue of greater than 15% from the previous year.

First implemented in June 2020 to help local businesses overcome the economic challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the JOBS 1st program is designed to assist local businesses with financial hardships, stimulate growth, create and retain jobs, while improving Garden Grove’s economic vitality.

For more information on the City’s business programs and to apply for assistance, visit ggcity.org/businesses or call the Office of Economic Development Division at (714) 741-5130.