City of Austin – Business Grants Available

The City of Austin is seeking applicants for the new Community Navigator Program. This is an opportunity for your organization to help local businesses, non-profit organizations, and creative professionals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic by providing one or more of the following services: 

  • Application assistance for federal, state, or local economic recovery programs. 
  • Technical assistance to businesses, non-profits, or creative professionals impacted by the pandemic.   
  • Outreach and engagement support to raise awareness about the Community Navigator Program.   

Multiple contracts will be awarded through this Request for Applications to ensure our community can access diverse and trusted vendors.

Contracts will not exceed $50,000. Applicants have until October 1, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. Central to submit their applications.    

Application Information The application is available at

Application Closes  Friday, October 1, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.    Potential applicants can send questions to the Economic Development Department at  As a reminder, the City of Austin’s primary goal with the Community Navigator Program is to share information about programs, services, and resources available to local businesses, non-profits, and creatives, especially those who are unfamiliar with the opportunities and funding available to them. We look forward to working with you to make this program a successful resource for our community.