The City of Austin Small Business Division 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 Resources Directory 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
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 is an electronic information service distributing selected e-mail announcements related to contemporary visual arts.

East Austin Conservancy

Our mission is to strengthen the fabric of East Austin neighborhoods by promoting housing affordability & economic diversity; preserving and enhancing its history, culture, and nature; and investing in its small businesses and public spaces that are unique to East Austin.

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. 

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

Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic - University Texas at Austin … 512.471.5151

The ECDC provides transactional business law representation to entrepreneurs, nonprofit organizations, and community groups.

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 Communities

Financial Coaching is a free service provided by trained volunteers who can work with you one-on-one to make sure you have the tools, resources, and encouragement you need to reach your financial goals.