Funding Opportunities for Businesses

California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED)

Works to encourage and assist economic development and job creation activities in California. Learn more...

Recycling Market Development Zones

The Recycling Market Development Zone (RMDZ) program is a partnership of local governments and the California Integrated Waste Management Board, created to provide incentives to businesses that use secondary materials from the waste stream as feedstock for their manufacturing processes. Learn more...

Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration, established in 1953, provides financial, technical and management assistance to help Americans start, run, and grow their businesses. Learn more...

Micro Business Loans

The MicroLoan Program provides very small loans to start-up, newly established, or growing small business concerns. Under this program, SBA makes funds available to nonprofit community based lenders (intermediaries) which, in turn, make loans to eligible borrowers in amounts up to a maximum of $35,000. The average loan size is about $10,500. Applications are submitted to the local intermediary and all credit decisions are made on the local level. Learn more...

Sources of Funds

A listing of potential sources of funding for your business.

CDBG Small Business/Microenterprise Loan Program

Contra Costa County's Small Business/Microenterprise Loan Program helps owner-operated small businesses than need financial assistance. The program focuses on start-up businesses and expansion of existing businessesin the Urban County with 5 or fewer employees (including the owner).  Learn more...