In 2018/19, GO-Biz was allocated $23 million in General Fund funding to support three grant programs for small business technical assistance centers throughout California.
The Small Business Technical Assistance Expansion Program (SB TAEP) was created to expand the capacity of federal small business technical assistance programs in the state. The program was enacted in Government Code Section 12100-12100.69. SB TAEP provides $17 million each year through 2022-23 to expand existing small business services, such as free or low-cost one-on-one consulting and low-cost training. The program’s funding is focused on services to underserved business groups, including women, minority, and veteran-owned businesses and businesses in low-wealth, rural, and disaster-impacted communities. The program allocates funding through a competitive grant process.
The 2018-19 Budget also includes the continuation of $3 million in annual funding through 2022-23 for the Capital Infusion Program (CIP), which supports one-on-one business consulting provided by the Small Business Development Center Network to assist small businesses in accessing capital. The 2018-19 Budget also allocated $3 million in one-time local cash match grants to other federal small business technical assistance centers through the Small Business Technical Assistance Program (SB TAP).
View the list of SB TAEP Awardees for 2018/19.
SBTAEP Pre-Bid Webinar
GO-Biz hosted a pre-bid webinar on July 22, 2019 to provide an overview about the program and answer questions from federal small business technical assistance centers about the information contained in the SB TAEP program announcement.
SB TAEP Pre-Bid Webinar PowerPoint
SB TAEP Pre-Bid Webinar Questions and Answers