Eligible and Ineligible Business

Program Announcement

The Small Business Assistance Program application period ended at midnight, May 14, 2020.


Eligible and Ineligible Businesses

Listed below are the basic eligibility requirements for the Small Business Assistance Programs available to City of Modesto businesses.

Eligible Businesses

  • Have 50 or fewer employees as of March 1, 2020
  • Have gross receipts (revenues) averaging $500,000 or less for the four quarters ending March 31, 2020
  • Have been in business for at least one year as of March 31, 2020
  • Have been current on city taxes and fees with an active city business license as of March 31, 2020
  • Be physically located within Modesto city limits

Ineligible Businesses  

  • Any business that has been awarded a Stanislaus County COVID-19 Small Business Relief Program grant
  • Lending and investment institutions 
  • Insurance companies
  • Golf courses, race tracks, or gambling facilities 
  • Nonprofit entities
  • Home based businesses
  • Corporate-owned Chain Stores

There are additional requirements to qualify for a zero-interest, forgivable Community Development Block Grant Emergency Loan; please refer to the program guidelines below.