Made in California Program

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The purpose of this announcement is to solicit applications from eligible organizations to apply to provide marketing and engagement services to support the awareness and use of the Made in California label and promotional services by California’s manufacturing businesses.


“Made in California” is California’s manufacturing promotion and product labeling program (herein defined as “Program”). The Program is designed to develop and promote the Made in California label and to encourage consumer product awareness and to foster purchases of high-quality products in this state. The Program is administered by the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (herein referred to as “CalOSBA”). The Program supports California-based manufacturers that meet the eligibility requirements across California’s diverse range of manufacturing categories.


Made in California Program was enacted in 2013 and established in Government Code section 12098.10 and 12098.11. On April 7, 2021, SB 808 amended statutes associated with Made in California. The Program’s brand should reflect and be inclusive of the State’s diverse regions and manufacturers and should represent California as a global leader in research, innovation, design, and quality. 


Examples of products eligible for the “Made in California” label would include but not be limited to: autos and other moving vehicles; aerospace devices and components; ships; chemicals; soap and detergent; dye; pharmaceuticals; cosmetics; paper; computers, consumer electronics and electronics devices; processed food & beverages; food preservation equipment; industrial ceramics and glass; electrical equipment; industrial polymers; transportation equipment; any kind of light or heavy machinery; clothing and footwear; textiles and manmade fiber; floor coverings; furniture and household goods; chemicals; artwork and handmade goods; and any new and emerging relevant sectors in California. 

See Request for Proposal for full details.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Business
  • Nonprofit
  • Other Legal Entity

See full eligibility requirements in the Request for Proposal.

Eligible Geographies:

State of California

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6/1/2024 - 5/30/2026

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How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.


For questions about this grant, contact:
CalOSBA Programs, 1-877-345-4633,