The Creative Space Assistance Program (CSAP) eligibility deadline has been extended to Friday, April 5, 2019. The program is to provide direct support to qualifying creative organizations facing temporary or permanent displacement, or to those previously displaced. To build on the success of the 2018 Pilot—the Arts Space Assistance Program (ASAP), which exclusively benefited arts nonprofits—2019’s Creative Space Assistance Program (CSAP) will provide grants to qualifying for-profit live music venues, performance spaces, and art galleries, in addition to arts-focused nonprofits.
This year’s program budget is $750,000. Visit austintexas.gov/csap to learn more about the program, read program guidelines, and apply online. Online applications are due April 30, 2019.
Join us for the next Music Commission Meeting
We invite you to join us at the next meeting of the Music Commission on April 1 at 6:30 PM at City Hall, 301 W 2nd Street. You may view the agenda here.
Family Business Loan Program
The Family Business Loan Program is a public-private partnership between the City of Austin, HUD, and participating private lenders to offer low-interest loans to qualified small businesses that are expanding and creating jobs. Our mission to enable existing local businesses to expand and create jobs, revitalize communities, increase the tax base of the City of Austin, and enhance the overall quality of life for Austin residents.
Veteran Business Loan Initiative
The Veteran Business Loan is part of the Family Business Loan Program, a public-private partnership between the City of Austin Economic Development Department and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which offers a low-interest rate loan and low borrower equity requirements to help create or expand a business.