Garden Grove

There’s money for hiring

THERE are loans and grants available hiring at businesses hurt by the pandemic (Shutterstock).

The City of Garden Grove announces the availability of funding for its JOBS 1st program, which provides zero-interest loans of up to $50,000 and grants of up to $25,000 to eligible businesses that create or retain jobs. The program was originally implemented in June 2020 to assist local businesses that were negatively impacted by COVID-19.

To be eligible for the JOBS 1st program, businesses must be located in Garden Grove and possess a valid business license. Businesses that receive the $50,000 loan must also verify that they are creating jobs, while businesses that receive the $25,000 grant must verify they are retaining jobs over a three-month period. 

In addition, businesses that receive the $25,000 grant will be required to prove that their business has seen a decrease in revenue of greater than 15 percent from last year. At this time, businesses that have already received a loan or grant through the Jobs 1st program are not eligible to reapply for assistance.

The JOBS 1st program is part of the Garden Grove Business Resource and Resiliency Plan, designed to assist local businesses, stimulate growth and job creation, while improving Garden Grove’s economic vitality.

For more information on Garden Grove’s business programs and to apply for assistance, visit or call the city’s Office of Economic Development at (714) 741-5144.

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  1. When can a person apply for a grant for a home improvement live in Garden Grove area Chapman and Magnolia and we are in need of a little house repair???

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