Office of Innovation and Economic Development

Office of Innovation and Economic Development

Contact Us

Adam Van de Water

Brandon Cardwell
Senior Management Analyst

Theresa De La Vega
Management Analyst

Xochitl Ballesteros
Senior Clerk

1052 S. Livermore Avenue
Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 960-4140
(925) 960-4045 Fax
(925) 960-4104 TDD

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Closed on Holidays


Citywide Small Business Assistance Grant Program

On August 24, 2020,  the City Council authorized the City Manager to implement the Citywide Small Business Assistance Grant Program and appropriate $2 Million from the General Fund for the program.   The program will issue grants between $2,000 and $20,000 to reimburse up to 50% of a small businesses’ eligible expenses to acquire services or equipment needed to remain competitive throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 


The online application link below became live on Monday, August 31st.  The following are a few things to remember before starting the application process:


1) Please read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) before applying. Click here to access the FAQs

2) Funding is available as a 50% reimbursement for one-time purchases that helped your business get back to business during the COVID-19 public health emergency

3) Rent, Utilities, payroll, and general operating expenses are not eligible expenses and will not be considered for funding

4) We are happy to answer any questions and can be reached at


Video Tutorial- Citywide Small Business Assistance Grant Program



Press Release


Click the "Apply via ZoomGrants" below to start your application

Apply via ZoomGrants™

For the main City COVID-19 page, click here


For a one-page COVID 19 Business Resources List, including local resources, click here 

United States Small Business Administration Guide-

COVID 19 Small Business Guidance Loan Resources

Summary of resources for small businesses


State of California Resources and local phone numbers to call for Unemployment Insurance questions, click here


NEW! California Relief Grant for small businesses and non-profits with annual gross revenue not exceeding $2.5M - There are two application rounds- the first opened December 30, 2020 and closes January 13, 2021.


Alameda County CARES Grant Program for Small Businesses- closed 


Alameda County Reopening Plan


Recover Livermore- Guide to a safe reopening 



The 2019 Economic Development Strategic Plan is now available.  Click here for a copy. 

Click here for a copy of our October 28, 2019 presentation to the City Council.  

Click here for a copy of our April 8, 2019 presentation to the City Council

Click here for a copy of the July 1996 Economic Development Strategic Plan

We would like to hear from you. For ideas and suggestions, email us anytime at     

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Check out the many reasons why businesses choose Livermore as a great place to grow...

Unlimited Opportunities  l Talented Workforce  l  World-Leading Science and Technology Hub Strategic Location l Large Employers / Major Businesses l Modern Transportation Rich History and Culture Vibrant Arts CommunityWorld-Class Tourist DestinationAffordable Housing  l  Outstanding Support and Business Resources