Small Business Assistance Programs


Nonprofit Grant Bootcamp

In partnership with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the City of Palmdale offers grant training to our local nonprofits. The program aims to empower our local nonprofits to effectively and confidently pursue grant opportunities. The Nonprofit Grant Bootcamp is a 4-week lunch and learn that non-profits can register for and will learn and review the following: 

  • 8/8 – Compliance for Nonprofits
  • 8/15 – Grant Resources and Application Process
  • 8/22 – Access to Capital for Nonprofits
  • 8/29 – Budgeting for Grant Applications

Seating and availability are limited. Lunch will be provided. To register, please call us at 661-267-5100. 

Cost: $10 per session, or purchase all four for a discounted price of $30.

Small Business Marketing Program (Business of the Week)

To continue assisting our Palmdale small businesses in recovering from the pandemic, the City offers free marketing opportunities through our media outlets, such as digital billboards, Channel 27, and social media platforms. You may nominate a Palmdale or your own business to be featured as “Palmdale’s Business of the Week.”  The City will select nominated businesses on a first-come, first-served basis determined by the criteria outlined below while assessing the diversity of impacted Palmdale small businesses. To qualify for this campaign, nominated businesses must:

  • Be a for-profit business physically located in Palmdale
  • Have an active Palmdale business license
  • Be a brick-and-mortar business
  • Have ten or less employees

If selected, the small business will need to submit a high-resolution logo or photo to be used in the marketing campaign. Please complete the nomination form (link below). Staff will contact the business if they are selected.

Note: If you are using Internet Explorer, the Nomination Form might not open correctly. You can change your default browser by selecting the Start button and then typing Default apps. In the search results, select Default apps. Under Web browser, select the browser currently listed, and then select Google Chrome or another browser.

Los Angeles County Grant Opportunities

For additional grant opportunities or businesses located outside of Palmdale city limits. (Click  here to be redirected) LA County small and microbusinesses (less than $2 million in revenue) and non-profits (less than $5 million in revenue) impacted by COVID-19 may qualify for financial relief to support their post-pandemic recovery.  

Please contact our Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for additional information at 661-362-5900.