Economic Development Department

The Economic Development Department strives to:

  • develop jobs by attracting new businesses to Stockton, 
  • maintain a healthy business environment for existing businesses, 
  • assist small business start-ups, and 
  • provide housing for low-income residents.  

The department also manages City assets and the Central Parking District and collaborates with outside agencies to support business development. 


Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Community Support Grant Program

Community Support NOFA The Community Support Grant Program NOFA is intended to provide grant funds to organizations delivering approved projects and activities that respond to various COVID-19 related impacts. The goal of the Community Support Grant Program is to award funds to existing programs, previously funded successful programs, new programs, and to create opportunities to partner with local organizations and non-profits and develop self-sustaining measures. 

Proposals should describe how local unmet needs such as housing, homelessness, shelter programs and services, youth programs, and/or small business support, are or will be addressed. 

This grant opportunity is funded by the American Rescue Plan Act. Other programs that meet American Rescue Plan Act guidelines, including, but not limited to, programs that demonstrate the capacity to serve low-income households and drive equitable recovery from the pandemic, may also qualify for funding. The City intends to issue grants of between $50,000 to $500,000 to approved applicants.

Completed applications must be submitted and received by the Economic Development Department no later than Monday, September 12, 2022, by 12:00 p.m. (noon).

Grant ProgramNotice of Funding Availability (NOFA)- 2022 Stockton Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Grant Program - CLOSED

The City is no longer accepting applications for the Stockton Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Grant Program. The deadline to submit an application was June 30, 2022, by 5:00 p.m. Anticipated notification of award status is August 2022.



Temporary Outdoor Permits

To assist local restaurants and personal care services during the Local Emergency related to COVID-19, the City of Stockton will be offering Temporary Outdoor Permits for both dining and personal care services, such as hair salons, nail salons, barbershops, body waxing, and tattoo parlors.

For a link to applications and permit requirements, please visit the Community Development Department webpage.


Department Information and Programs 


Target Industries


External Links

Advantage Stockton

Stockton Neighborly Portal

Downtown Stockton Alliance

San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

San Joaquin Small Business Development Center

San Joaquin Partnership



The African American Chamber of Commerce of San Joaquin County

Central Valley Asian American Chamber of Commerce

Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce

San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce



This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 8/8/2022

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