Funding Opportunities for Businesses

Recycling Market Development Zones

The Recycling Market Development Zone (RMDZ) program is a partnership of local governments and the California Integrated Waste Management Board, created to provide incentives to businesses that use secondary materials from the waste stream as feedstock for their manufacturing processes. 
Recycling Market Development Zone Program webpage

Micro Business Loans

The MicroLoan Program provides very small loans to start-up, newly established, or growing small business concerns. Under this program, SBA makes funds available to nonprofit community based lenders (intermediaries) which, in turn, make loans to eligible borrowers in amounts up to a maximum of $35,000. The average loan size is about $10,500. Applications are submitted to the local intermediary and all credit decisions are made on the local level. 
Micro Business Loan website

Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration, established in 1953, provides financial, technical and management assistance to help Americans start, run, and grow their businesses. 
Small Business Administration website