Grants, Loans & Incentives

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The City of Atlanta has a number of funding opportunities available to business owners, both prospective and current.  Many of these opportunities are provided through Invest Atlanta, one of the City's business development agencies.


New Markets Catalyst Fund
A revolving loan program created to address the need for small business lending in distressed neighborhoods.

Small Business Loan
Provides financial and technical assistance to small, minority- and female-owned businesses to expand and/or relocate in the city.

Business Improvement Loan Fund
If you are unable to obtain a market-rate loan to fund your business, you may qualify for a loan if your project is located in a targeted business improvement district.

The Phoenix Fund
Assists small and medium-sized businesses with affordable loans.

New Market Tax Credits
Below-market rate loans or equity investments that can save eligible developers up to 20 percent

Opportunity Loan Fund
Small and medium-sized businesses who create at least five new jobs in the City of Atlanta are eligible for "gap" financing.

Grant Programs

Office of Grants Management
Your point of contact for federal and state grants like CDBG, ESG, and HOME programs.

Office of Cultural Affairs
Depending on the nature of your work, you may be eligible for a grant from OCA to fund your publicly available art project or program.

Tax Benefits

Landmark Historic Property Tax Abatement Program
Economic incentives for the preservation of historic properties.

Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership (ANDP) Programs & Loan Funds
The ANDP offer various business loans to eligible business owners to spur affordable and mixed-income housing developments.

Fulton County/City of Atlanta Land Bank Authority
The Fulton County/City of Atlanta Land Bank Authority has the power to extinguish tax liens and resell tax-foreclosed properties to support their development as tax paying properties.

Tax Allocation Districts
Certain city districts have been incentivized to promote business development, in turn funding public improvement projects.

Other Sources for Opportunities

Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce
A networking hub for Atlanta business professionals

Downtown Business Districts
Public-private partnership that strives to create a livable downtown Atlanta

Midtown Alliance
Coalition of leading business and community leaders focused on Midtown

Startup Atlanta
Introduce, connect, support, and expand the entrepreneurial ecosystem for the Atlanta region

Georgia Department of Economic Development
State's sales and marketing arm

Atlanta Beltline
One of the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment and mobility projects currently underway in the United States


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