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The Economic Development Division manages the multiple grant and incentive initiatives focusing on economic development, marketing and promotion.

Economic Development Grant Program

The City of Brentwood sets aside 20% of its business license revenues for “economic development with the explicit purpose of business promotion and institutional advertisement for the City of Brentwood.” As part of this effort, each year the City offers reimbursement grants for local marketing, events, and business development projects through the Economic Development Grant Program.


2024-2025 Program Year

New Applicants

The City is currently accepting new applications for the 2024/25 Economic Development Grant Program Year.



The deadline to submit applications is Friday April 12, 2024, at 11:59 Pacific Time (PT) 

Please contact Abraham Salinas, Senior Analyst at 925-516-5304 or with any questions or requests for assistance. 


2023-2024 Program Year

Current Grant Awardees

If you are a current grant recipient and have completed your project or event, you are now eligible to submit your Final Report & Reimbursement Form. Completing this required form is an essential step in securing your reimbursement and provides valuable insights that help us improve future grant programs.

On March 23, 2023, Economic Development staff conducted an informative virtual community workshop providing an overview of the updated 2023/24 Economic Development Grant Program guidelines and application. Attendees also received a step-by-step walkthrough of the application process, providing valuable insights on how to apply for the grant program.


Past Funded Programs:

Commercial Beautification and Facade Improvement Grant Program

The City Council encourages the revitalization and expansion of economic development opportunities for small businesses and property owners of commercial buildings and centers. Grant funds may be used for construction related activities that improve the "street facing" exterior of the commercial buildings. Grant applications are due October 8, 2021.


Consistent with City Council adopted Policy No. 80-03, Economic Development Incentives, the City Manager/Economic Development Division is able to negotiate incentive packages with key economic development prospects. Qualifying projects would include those that meet the following two (2) factors:

  • Create at least twenty-five (25) net new full time equivalent jobs, equal to or exceeding the median per capita income for a Brentwood resident.
  • Create at least five (5) net new full time equivalent jobs, equal to or exceeding the moderate income level for a single individual as determined by the California Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) or U.S. Department of Housing Urban Development Department (HUD).
  • Generate $100,000 annually in new revenue through the form of sales tax, TOT, or property taxes directly to the City of Brentwood.
  • Retain existing businesses that contribute $100,000 annually in revenue through the form of sales tax, TOT, or property taxes directly to the City of Brentwood.
  • Generate at least $50,000 in General Fund revenue through fees contained in the City Cost Allocation Plan, including building plan review and permit fees.
  • Leverages a net new private investment amount of at least $4M in Brentwood.
  • New occupancy of a building or leasable space that has been vacant for six (6) months or more.
  • New construction commercial or industrial building.
  • Repairs or rehabilitates a historically recognized or historically sensitive building, including revitalization of a building in Downtown Brentwood.

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Contact Us

Gale, DarinAssistant City ManagerCity%20Manager%2C%20Economic%20Development(925) 516-5440
Noguera, RicardoEconomic Development ManagerEconomic%20Development(925) 306-2539
Salinas, AbrahamSenior AnalystEconomic%20Development(925) 516-5304