To assist Pleasanton businesses experiencing financial loss of income due to the pandemic, the City Council approved a special $3 million fund to provide Business Assistance programs for local businesses. The following programs are available to Pleasanton businesses. See eligibility requirements and restrictions for each program.
The Outdoor Dining Installation Grant Program provides financial assistance to eating establishments interested in constructing a semi-permanent outdoor dining area. The program will reimburse eligible expenses incurred by the business related to the design and installation of an outdoor eating area. See SUMMARY for eligibility & requirements, eligible expenses, application process, and review process.
*Grant eligibility requires that the business obtains the necessary permits from the City of Pleasanton. Visit Permit Center for information.
The Downtown Parklet Grant Program provides financial assistance to eating establishments and retailers in the Downtown district interested in providing an outdoor area for dining or shopping. The program will reimburse eligible expenses incurred by the business related to the approved* parklet. A parklet is defined as a longer-term installation within the public right-of-way, while maintaining safety, accessibility, and the design standards consistent with the Downtown district. See SUMMARY for eligibility & requirements, eligible expenses, application process, and review process.
*Grant eligibility requires that the business is an approved Downtown Parklet. Visit Downtown Parklet for information.
The Business Support Fund Loan Program provides zero-interest, unsecured, short-term loans to eligible independently or locally owned micro-enterprises, restaurants and retail businesses. Loans will be allowed a maximum amortization of 36 months with repayment commencing on the first day of the month after the COVID-19 local emergency declaration is lifted. See SUMMARY for eligibility & requirements, application process, and review process.
Applications will only be accepted through ZoomGrants. Apply Online Here to access the application portal and set up a New ZoomGrants Account (box on the right side of screen). Setting Up Your ZoomGrants Applicant Account. Once your ZoomGrants account has been set up, click on the Open Program titled 2021 City of Pleasanton COVID-19 Business Support Fund to begin your application. Please do not contact ZoomGrants as they do not have application review or loan approval authority.
For more information on the Business Assistance Program, email firstname.lastname@example.org. City staff will make every effort to respond to your email within 24-48 hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.