BizAid Business Orientation

This no-cost class, offered in-person and online, serves as an introduction to resources available to small business owners as well as the various government agencies or organizations that you may need to reach out to along the way. It will get you introduced to the components of a business plan and various aspects of business development. This class would be beneficial as you begin to outline your business goals, whether you’re starting a new business or looking to expand.


BizOpen serves as a point of contact for small business owners seeking assistance navigating the City’s development process.

The Small Business Program holds special events targeted at providing access to resources and information for small business owners and entrepreneurs. Grab your seat and register for an event or classes.


Austin Fast Start Pitch Competitions
In partnership with the Austin Young Chamber

Austin Fast Start is a pitch competition with a purpose. Every quarter, we will hear from a new industry and award an unrestricted cash prize and other opportunities to turn these dreams into realities.

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 is 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.

For more information, call 512-978-2502 to set an appointment and discuss your project with a Loan Program Advisor.


City of Austin Grants and Funding

Closed Relief Grants:

Austin Childcare Provider Relief Grant

The City of Austin is no longer accepting applications for the Austin Childcare Provider Relief Grant. The Austin City Council approved Resolution 20200507-023 on May 7, 2020 to designate $1 million for the Austin Childcare Provider Relief Grant (formerly the Childcare Support Fund).


The Locally Austin Program has been discontinued.

If you are currently listed on Locally Austin and need assistance or have additional questions, contact 512-974-7800.