Funding Opportunities, Relief Programs, and Business Incentives: The California Business Comeback Guide

By: Sharjeel Sohaib


Dec 20, 2021


California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-Biz) has published ‘California Business Comeback guide that contains rich information about funding opportunities, relief programs, and incentives that businesses in California can avail.

With an unprecedented year behind us, every business owner has two things on their mind; recovery, and success.

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With so much funding, assistance, and recovery programs underway, it’s often difficult to sift through the 10s of programs and map out the ones applicable to your business.

This ‘Comeback Business Guide’ by Gov-Biz sums up the various programs that offer incentives, funding, and assistance for business owners. Some of the key areas you can get pretty decent support from THE governor’s economics office.

Business Comeback Guide

The business comeback guide lists government initiatives in several categories. These include:

  • Business development and support
  • Employment and workforce
  • Equipment and machinery
  • Financing and startup support
  • Power and utilities
  • Finding funding toolkit
  • Business Investment Services (CALBIS)

New Programs and Initiatives

The business guidebook is comprehensive and lengthy. Here are a few new programs to look out for.

  • California Competes Grant (Tax Credit): We wrote about the $20M tax credits that businesses obtained under this program here.
  • Film and TV Sound stage Tax Credit
  • Non-profit performing arts grant program
  • Recycling tech feasibility grants
  • Zero emission vehicle (ZEV) manufacturing grants
  • Homeless hiring tax credit
  • Main street small business tax credit II
  • Rebuilding fund

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    Sharjeel joined Startempire Wire as emerging technologies editor. Earlier, he worked at Silicon Canals, a leading English language technology media source for the Benelux and wider Europe. He covered the European technology and startup ecosystem digging into latest funding rounds of startups.


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