SBTAEP2018-Special Projects

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Closed (3 total applications submitted)
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
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CalOSBA will prioritize proposals that demonstrate collaboration and best practice sharing in the community and across ecosystem partners to build a stronger network of programs, services, and activities that benefit all California small business.  For the purposes of this announcement, these include research and/or marketing.


The California Small Business Technical Assistance Expansion Program (SB TAEP or Program) was created in 2018 to expand the services of federally-awarded small business technical assistance programs in California, administered by and primarily funded by federal agencies, that provide one-on-one confidential free or low-cost consulting and training to small businesses and entrepreneurs in this state.  The Program was enacted in Government Code Section 12100-12100.69.  The Office of Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) is charged with administering and providing oversight for the Program.

The Program provides $17 million in annual grant funding to improve the state’s business and technical resources and networks for entrepreneurs and micro and small business owners, with a preference for applications that expand on services to underserved business groups, including women, minorities (people of color), and veteran-owned businesses, and businesses in low-wealth, rural, and disaster-impacted communities. Funding is provided to provide new or enhanced consulting and training services. The program was authorized with a five-year funding period ending on June 30, 2023.

This is a one-time Special Projects Announcement for the disbursement of $135,827.00 in additional SB TAEP funding available through Friday, May 7th with a preference for projects related to marketing and/or research initiatives.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency

This opportunity is only open to organizations that were awarded an SBTAEP grant during the 2018-2019 grant cycle.

Eligible Geographies:

This opportunity is only open to organizations that were awarded an SBTAEP grant during the 2018-2019 grant cycle.

Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
March 29, 2021
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
April 1 - May 7 2021

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

Total Program Funding: $135,827.00

The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

CalOSBA will process a one-time grant payment on a cost-reimbursement basis. CalOSBA will issue payments within forty-five (45) calendar days of receiving a complete, valid and undisputed invoice with all required documentation and reporting requirements.

CalOSBA will award one Center or Network a total of $135,827.00 based on evaluation of scores and budget reasonableness as defined in Funding Categories.

How to Apply

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


For questions about this grant, contact:
Jean Coleman, 1-916-719-2212,