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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.

Website Phone Number Description
BusinessUSA - Tools & Resources 844.872.4681

A one-stop shop for all federal government tools, resources and information related to business. 

CaFE (

CaFE allows call administrators to streamline every step of the application and review process online.  CaFE was designed for artists and arts administrators by artists and arts administrators to be intuitive, user friendly, and affordable and can be tailored to nearly any call-for-entry process thanks to a robust and flexible management system. Call For Entry provides a listing of national calls for artist opportunities such as exhibitions, public art proposals, scholarships, fellowships and grants. 

Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) 512.463.3190

CPRIT offers several funding opportunities for promising cancer research, product development, and prevention programs. 

Canopy 512.939.6665

Canopy is a creative community set within a redeveloped East Austin warehouse.  Artist studios, creative office spaces, art galleries and a cafe are linked together with a communal courtyards and covered breezeways, emphasizing the connectedness between art, culture, and the public.  

Capital Area Council of Governments Solid Waste Planning (CAPCOG) (512) 916-6000

CAPCOG is the state designated planning agency for solid waste management issues in the region. CAPCOG provides technical assistance to local governments on solid waste issues and continuing education opportunities for local governments and solid waste professionals. 

Capital Certified Development Corporation (Capital CDC) 512.327.9299

CDC offers a variety of small business loans, primarily the SBA 504 Loan Program, throughout Texas. 

Capitol View Arts 512.291.6211

Capitol View Arts supports the arts community through arts education, collaborative opportunities, and the preservation of venues for performances and public use. 

Cascades Alliance 541.743.7153

The Cascades Alliance provides free full-service consulting service to non-profit organizations to help establish waste-based (reuse or recycling) revenue-generating social enterprises.  Managed by St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County with more than 50 years of experience, the alliance helps turn discarded mattresses, books, clothing, and other items into a stable revenue stream and source of secure, quality jobs. 

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance 866.606.8220

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) provides a full listing of all Federal programs available to state and local government, private profit, nonprofit organizations, and individuals. 

CDC - Natural Disasters and Severe Weather 800.CDC.INFO (800.232.4636)

The Centers for Disease Control provides information for the public and emergency responders on how to stay safe during public health emergencies.