The California Small Business Loan Guarantee Program (SBLGP) is administered by the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency in partnership with the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) and works to help businesses create and retain jobs, while at the same time encouraging investment into low- to moderate-income communities. Business size eligibility for the SBLGP generally follows the U.S. Small Business Administration 7(a) program guidelines.
The SBLGP provides loans to small businesses that experience capital access barriers. Through this program, a small business can establish a favorable credit history with a lender and obtain assess to future loans on its own, independent of the program.
Qualifying small businesses owners may apply for a SBLGP loan by contacting a Financial Development Corporation (FDC). To find an FDC in your area, please select the "Find a Resource" link on the right of this page and use the mapping tool.