In response to the state lifting the regional Stay-at-Home order for all regions statewide, and Orange County returning to the strictest Purple tier of the 4-tier, color-coded Blueprint for a Safer Economy classification system, the City will resume the Accessible Businesses Program, issuing temporary permits for local establishments to operate outdoors. Eligible businesses are encouraged to apply for a no-fee, 60-day, outdoor business permit with the City’s Planning Division.
The Accessible Businesses Program allows qualifying businesses, such as restaurants, retail, service-type businesses, gyms, and places of worship, to convert portions of adjacent parking areas, walkways, patios, sidewalks, and public rights-of-way into business areas.
To qualify, businesses must be located in Garden Grove; obtain property owner authorization; and submit an application, along with a site plan and business layout to the Planning Division at firstname.lastname@example.org. The application is available online at ggcity.org/businesses.
Applications may be submitted in-person, by appointment only, at the Planning Counter, located on the 1st floor of City Hall, at 11222 Acacia Parkway. Appointments can be made by calling the Planning Division at (714) 741-5312 or by email at email@example.com.
There is no cost to apply.
For a list of local establishments open for business, visit ggcity.org/coronavirus.
Further assisting the local business economy, the City has established the JOBS 1st To-Go program, which provides up to $1,500 in grant funding to businesses offering to-go services; and the JOBS 1st program, offering zero-interest loans of up to $50,000 and grants of up to $25,000 to eligible businesses for the creation and retention of jobs.
Local businesses are also encouraged to utilize additional resources provided by the county and state:
- California Rebuilding Fund helps small businesses rebuild with the assistance from flexible short-term loans. For details, visit connect2capital.com/p/californiarebuildingfund.
- America’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) offers businesses valuable new and current resources. For information, visit ociesmallbusiness.org/covid-resources.
For more information on Garden Grove’s business programs and to apply for assistance, visit ggcity.org/businesses.