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
National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP)

NAHREP's mission is to advance sustainable Hispanic homeownership. 

National Association of Manufacturers

COVID-19 resource for manufacturers.

National Council of Nonprofits

COVID-19 resources for non-profits. The National Council of Nonprofits is a resource and advocate for America's charitable nonprofits. 

National Endowment for the Arts

COVID-19 resource page and informative FAQ document for artists and arts organization. 

National Institutes of Health - Technology Grants

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, also known as America's Seed Fund, are one of the largest sources of early-stage capital for technology commercialization in the United States.  

National Small Business Association

Provides small business owners, their employees, and retirees access to innovative services, resources, and benefits. 

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)

National information resource on grants and other opportunities for artists and for all those who support them. 

Nonprofit Quarterly

Nonprofit Quarterly provides research-based articles for nonprofits about management and governance. 

Old Bakery and Emporium Art Gallery - City of Austin

The art gallery is located on the third floor of the Old Bakery and Emporium and features a rotating schedule of exhibitions including artworks of all media and subject matter. 

Opportunity Fund

Opportunity Fund is committed to supporting existing and new small business customers who are financially struggling amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. 

PEN America

COVID-19 resource for small grants program for professional—published or produced—writers in acute or unexpected financial crises. 


PeopleFund is a non-profit 501(c)(3) based in Austin, Texas that provides loans, financial and technical assistance to people who are left out of the financial mainstream.


Pitch competition for innovative Nonprofit organizations. 

Pinetop Perkins' Foundation Assistance Fund

PAL provides financial assistance to elderly musicians for medical and living expenses. Preference is given to blues artists, though musicians in other genres may be eligible depending on available funds. 


The University of Texas McCombs School of Business, Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, and MSTC host this SXSW Startup Pitch Competition. 

Preservation Tax Incentive - Texas Historical Commission 512.463.6100

The Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program includes a 20 percent income tax credit for the rehabilitation of historic, income-producing buildings. The Texas Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program offers a 25 percent tax credit for the rehabilitation of historic buildings.

Recycling and Reuse Enterprise Resource Guide - City of Austin

The City of Austin Recycling and Reuse Enterprise Resource Guide provides information on local programs, services, resources, community groups, and regulations relevant to you as a zero waste entrepreneur. 


ResArtis offers a comprehensive listing of national and international residencies and collaboration opportunities for artists.

Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation

COVID-19 resources for restaurants. 

Reuse Alliance Texas Chapter

This is the local chapter of the national non-profit, Reuse Alliance, which educates the public about the social, environmental, and economic benefits of reuse by providing capacity-building services that strengthen the reuse community. 

SAG-AFTRA COVID-19 Disaster Fund 323.549.6708

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation has created the COVID-19 Disaster Fund that is now available to eligible SAG-AFTRA members who have been impacted by this pandemic. 

SAMHSA - Disaster Distress Helpline

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. 

SCORE Small Business Disaster Preparedness Resources

SCORE is here to help small businesses be better prepared for unplanned business interruptions. 

Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program

Section 108 provides communities with a source of financing for economic development, housing rehabilitation, public facilities, and large-scale physical development projects.