The City of Austin Economic Development Department provides funding opportunities for arts, business, and music.

Visit the City of Austin's ATXRecovers.com to help businesses and individuals recover from the financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

View Economic Development Department funding options based on your industry below: 

Arts Funding Opportunities

 

Film & Digital Media Production Incentives

Incentives and funding resources for filmmakers.

 

Visit the ATXrecovers.com Musician & Artist page which features services to help musicians and artists that are recovering from economic hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Business Funding Opportunities

 

Business Expansion Incentive Program

The City may award an incentive for expansion projects to companies who create new jobs plus provide access to employment and community benefits. Considerations include: middle-skill jobs at above-industry standard compensation, hiring populations facing economic and socio-economic hardships that pose as a barrier to employment, and realizable community benefits beyond tax revenue.

 

Family Business Loan Program

The Family Business Loan Program is a public-private partnership between the City of Austin, HUD, and participating private lenders to offer low-interest loans to qualified small businesses that are expanding and creating jobs. Our mission to enable existing local businesses to expand and create jobs, revitalize communities, increase the tax base of the City of Austin, and enhance the overall quality of life for Austin residents.

 

Heritage Grants

Heritage Grants serve to promote tourism through the preservation, restoration and rehabilitation of historic buildings, sites or districts. Historic preservation is a successful economic development tool that creates jobs, spurs new business, and strengthens local economies.

 

Veteran Business Loan Initiative

The Veteran Business Loan is part of the Family Business Loan Program, a public-private partnership between the City of Austin Economic Development Department and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which offers a low-interest rate loan and low borrower equity requirements to help create or expand a business.

Music Funding Opportunities

Visit the ATXrecovers.com Musician & Artist page which features services to help musicians and artists that are recovering from economic hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic.