The City of Austin Small Business Program offers a comprehensive directory of small business resources offered by local, state, and federal governments and non-profit agencies. Our goal for the City of Austin Small Business Guide is to increase awareness and use of the programs that provide aid in the development of your business. Call 512-974-7800, email SmallBiz@austintexas.gov or visit our website www.SmallBizAustin.org for information about all our services and resources.

Organization Phone Number Description
CDC - Natural Disasters and Severe Weather

The Centers for Disease Control provides information for the public and emergency responders on how to stay safe during public health emergencies. 

Central Texas CDC

Central Texas CDC is a public non-profit corporation created for the purpose of facilitating public sector financing programs in Texas. 

City of Austin COVID-19 Business Grants

The City of Austin is providing grants to local small businesses and nonprofits. 

CleanTX

An economic development and professional association for cleantech, including waste and recycling.

Community Development Program - City of Austin

The Community Development Bank (CDB) offers financial assistance in the form of loan programs that provide flexible capital and technical assistance to small and minority businesses that are expanding or relocating to low-income areas. 

Community Initiatives Program - City of Austin

The Community Initiatives program is open to incorporated, tax exempt 501c organizations residing in Austin or its Extra Territorial Jurisdiction.  

Core Cultural Funding Programs - City of Austin

The Core Cultural Funding programs provides funding to large and small non-profit organizations. 

Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF)

The COVID-19 resource page for artists with information regarding education programs, advocacy, network building, and emergency relief.

Creative Capital 212.598.9900

COVID-19 Resource for Arts Organizations and Artists.

Creative Space Assistance Program - City of Austin

The Art Space Assistance Program will provide grants to support non-profits facing permanent displacement, those previously displaced, or those facing lease renewals at substantially higher rates amidst a volatile real estate market. 

Crew Nation Fund: Music Forward Foundation

In partnership with Live Nation, Music Forward Foundation, a charitable 501c3 organization, has established Crew Nation— a global relief fund for live music crews. Live Nation has committed $10 million to Crew Nation – contributing an initial $5 million to the fund, then matching the next $5 million given by artists, fans, and employees dollar for dollar. Music Forward Foundation will be administering the fund, and managing the application, review, and award process.
 

Cultural Arts Division - City of Austin

The Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department provides leadership and management for the City's Cultural arts program and for the economic development of arts and cultural industries. 

Cultural Funding - City of Austin

The city of Austin provides cultural arts programs for the Austin community by contracting with arts organizations for specific services.  

Current and Potential Economic Impact of Austin's Recycling and Reuse Related A…

This study by TXP, Inc. examines the current economic impact and jobs related to recycling and reuse in the Austin region in 2014 and the potential growth of the sector. 

Dart Music International

Dart Music International assists artists of all genres from around the world to obtain work visas, appear at cultural outreach events, and reach audiences across the USA.

Department of Energy - Funding & Financing

The Energy Department supports a number of grant, loan and financing programs. 

Disaster Assistance.gov

Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the designated area can begin applying for assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).  

Disaster Ready Austin

Disaster Ready Austin is collaborative initiative to educate and empower residents to be prepared for emergencies and disaster. 

Disaster Unemployment Assistance - Texas Workforce Commission 800.939.6631

Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) provides unemployment benefits for individuals who lost their jobs or self-employment or who are no longer working as a direct result of a major disaster for which a disaster assistance period is declared, and who applied but are not eligible for regular unemployment benefits. 

DiverseArts Culture Works

DiverseArts Culture Works is dedicated to the long-term development of the Austin African American Cultural Heritage District and produces a wide range of cultural, educational, and artistic programming within the District, including cultural preservation and documentary work. 

Dramatists Guild Foundation

COVID-19 resource for American theater by supporting the writers who create it (Emergency grants available).

Dub Academy

Dub Academy is a non-profit school in Austin for the electronic arts that makes innovative and unique music programs available to everyone in the community. 

e-artnow.org

e-artnow is an electronic information service distributing selected e-mail announcements related to contemporary visual arts.

Economic Growth Business Incubator

Economic Growth Business Incubator (EGBI) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that provides training, coaching, and support to aspiring and existing business owners who face barriers to growing a successful business.