Hire Stockton is a workforce grant program designed to encourage existing businesses to hire and train employees from designated local, economically distressed census tracts.
Grant funds between $5,000 and $10,000 are reimbursed to employers based on these criteria:
The Storefront Beautification Micro Grant Program was approved by the Stockton City Council in October 2018 to help small business owners improve storefronts, including:
Grants up to $2,000 (reimbursement basis) are available to businesses in the Stockton city limits with storefronts on one of the targeted commercial corridors.
No application fees required for this program.
Businesses receiving loan proceeds must create or retain at least one full-time equivalent job.
On July 10, 2007, City Council approved revisions to the City's Commercial Loan Program to expand the program boundary beyond the downtown core and increase funding available to commercial property owners.
The City offers a Façade Improvement Forgivable Loan to enhance the exterior of commercial, nonresidential properties (including nonprofit groups) located within Downtown, South Stockton, North Stockton, and Midtown.
Application fee: $525.
City will grant up to $7,500 to commercial property owners to fix code violations that endanger the health or safety of employees or the general public.
Responsible party (property owner or business owner) must demonstrate alternate sources of funds (such as savings or loans) are not available to fix the problem.
To stimulate economic development within the City of Stockton, City Council adopted a fee deferral program for commercial and industrial buildings.
Rather than paying development fees at the time a building permit is issued, the developer of a qualified non-residential project may elect to defer a portion of those fees.
This program provides short-term relief from upfront development costs, specifically impact fees, until construction has been completed and building is ready to occupy. Rather than paying development impact fees when a building permit is issued, a developer with a qualified non-residential project may elect to defer payment of such fees, with the exception of certain “pass-through” fees.
New non-residential construction projects may defer eligible fees until first certificate of occupancy, whether temporary or final, or two years from the first building permit issuance, whichever is less.
A request for short-term deferral of eligible fees for new non-residential construction projects must be submitted in writing to the Economic Development Department. If the project is deemed eligible, a fee deferral agreement must be executed between the applicant and City prior to the issuance of the building permit. This program becomes effective March 25, 2017, and remains in effect for a period of five (5) years, unless extended by the Stockton City Council.
To learn more about any program or for an application by mail, please contact the Economic Development Department.
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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 5/1/2019