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 or visit our website for information about all our services and resources.

Organization Phone Number Description
Eileen Fisher Women-Owned Business Grant

Eileen Fisher, a women's clothing retailer, awards $100,000 to up to 10 women business owners each year.  

Entertainment Industry Foundation

The EIF COVID-19 Response Fund supports individuals and communities impacted by this pandemic

Environmental Protection Agency Sustainable Materials Management

EPA provides sustainable material management tools and resources, including information about food recovery, industrial byproduct recycling and reuse and recycled material application research. 

Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund

The Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund was set up on short notice to provide direct financial assistance to musicians who have lost work as a result of Corona-related event cancellations. helps U.S. companies plan, develop and execute international sales strategies necessary to succeed in today's global marketplace. 

Family Business Loan Program - City of Austin

The Family Business Loan Program is a public-private partnership between the City of Austin, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and participating private lenders to offer low-interest loans to qualified small businesses that are expanding and creating jobs. 

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA is the government agency charged with supporting U.S. citizens and first responders "to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards."

Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009 allows taxpayers eligible for the federal renewable electricity production tax credit (PTC) to take the federal business energy investment tax credit (ITC) instead of taking the PTC for new installations. 

Film & Digital Media Production Incentives - City of Austin

The City of Austin offers incentives to qualifying film, television, video game, and visual effects projects equal to 0.50% of wages paid to local workers. 

Financial Literacy Coalition of Central TX

The Financial Literacy Coalition of Central TX promotes community prosperity by providing financial education that empowers Central Texans to achieve their dreams. 

Financial Planning Association of Austin

The vision of the Financial Planning Association of Austin is to be the premier community of financial planners in the central Texas area and to serve as the leading financial planning resource for the public and media.

Fixed Food Establishments - City of Austin

This program works with operators to ensure food safety within fixed food establishments.  

Food Personnel Requirements - City of Austin

An employee who prepares or handles food must complete a Food Handler training course accredited either through the American National Standards Institute or the State of Texas. 

Food Safety and Inspection Service - United States Department of Agriculture

The FSIS is the public health agency in the United States Department of Agriculture responsible for ensuring that the nation's commercial supply of meat, poultry, and egg products is safe, wholesome and correctly labeled and packed.

Foreign Trade Zones

Frequently asked questions about Foreign Trade Zones from the International Trade Administration. 

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants

COVID-19 emergency grants to meet the needs of experimental artists who have been impacted by the economic fallout from postponed or canceled performances and exhibitions.


Fundera offers small business financing, business credit cards, and small business insights. 

Games for Change

Games for Change facilitates the creation and distribution of social impact games that serve as critical tools in humanitarian and educational efforts. 

Glasstire {Texas visual art} - Opportunities

Glasstire is an online non-profit 501(c)(3) publication that covers visual art in Texas. 

Global Business Expansion Division - City of Austin

The Global Business Expansion Division increases jobs and investment in Austin through business attraction and by assisting local businesses with international expansion and trade.

Gospel Music Trust Fund

The Purpose of the Gospel Music Trust Fund is to give financial assistance in the nature of gifts in time of need, in the event of an emergency or major catastrophe, terminal or severe illness without efficient insurance, to individuals who derive or have derived a substantial portion of their income from the field of gospel music.

Apply for Grant Online Now.  Apply for grants by creating a workspace.  Workspace enables you and your colleagues to fill out webforms and apply together.'s goal is to help America's K-12 teachers and schools find the funding they need educate our children. 

Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce is the leading partner for driving local economic growth for businesses with ties to Asia and Asian Americans.