Small Business Technical Assistance Expansion Program

The California Small Business Technical Assistance Expansion Program (SB TAEP) was created in 2018 to expand the capacity of federal small business technical assistance programs in California. The Program was enacted in Government Code Section 12100-12100.69. The Office of Small Business Advocate at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) is charged with implementing and administering the Program. 

The 2018-19 Budget includes $23 million General Fund to establish SB TAEP to provide funding to augment existing small business services such as free or low-cost one-on-one consulting and low-cost training. Of that amount, $17 million is provided each year, for the next five years to technical assistance centers with a focus on services to underserved business groups, including women, minority, and veteran-owned businesses and businesses in low-wealth, rural, and disaster-impacted communities. The Budget also includes the continuation of $3 million in 2018-19 through 2022-23 for Small Business Development Centers' local cash match funding. The remaining $3 million is one-time local cash match funding targeted for other federal small business technical assistance centers. Additionally, the program will allocate funding through a competitive grant process. The Budget also includes the continuation of $3 million in 2018-19 through 2022-23 for Small Business Development Centers' Capital Infusion Program.  

Grant Announcements

SBTAEP Pre-Bid Webinar

GO-Biz hosted a pre-bid webinar on July 26, 2018 to provide an overview about the program and answer questions from federal small business technical assistance centers about the information contained in the SB TAEP program announcement.

SB TAEP Pre-Bid Webinar
Wednesday, July 26, 2018
11:00 a.m. - Noon PST

Pre-Bid Webinar Questions and Answers