- Community & Economic Development
- Economic Development
- I am a Business Owner
I am a Business Owner
Cal Coast SBDC- provides FREE technical assistance and informational webinars.
Monterey Bay PTAC- helps small businesses contract with federal, state and local governments at NO COST.
SCORE Central Coast- offers FREE small business assistance to new or aspiring business owners in the county.
Arts Council of Monterey County- provides grants to organizations and individuals. The organization’s mission is to enrich the lives of the community through the arts.
*Individual Artist Grant support application now open*
Arts Council for Monterey County
CA Dream Fund- provides micro grants of up to $10,000 to seed entrepreneurship and small business creation in California.
California Dream Fund *Not currently taking applications*
CA Grants Portal- serves as a great resource to find grants related to your business.
GO-BIZ- the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development has established a guide with various grants and tax incentives for. The office also offers no cost consultations for incentive identification, site selection, regulatory or permitting compliance assistance, foreign direct investing and export assistance.
California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)
Monterey County Revolving Loan Program- offers loans ranging from $5,000 to $400,000 to businesses in Monterey County.
Monterey County Revolving Loan
Local Chamber of Commerce:
Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce- provides members with valuable business resources and information.
Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise:
This program facilitates the integration of disabled veterans into California's entrepreneurial economy because of their incomparable sacrifices made when they answered their Country's call.
Women’s Business Enterprise National Council:
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is a leading non-profit organization dedicated to helping women-owned businesses thrive. The organization also offers assistance getting your Women Owned Small Business certification.