California manufacturers can apply for tax credits and grant programs made available through California Competes January 3 – January 24, 2021.  Businesses can register now for a California Competes webinar to learn more about the application process and the funding.  

The next California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) and California Competes Grant Program (CCGP) application period starts Monday, January 3, 2022, with $140 million in available tax credits and $120 million in grant funding.

Register for a live California Competes webinar to learn about applying for the tax credits and grants

Prior to each application period, GO-Biz hosts online webinars about the California Competes program. Each  webinar consists of a 45-minute presentation, followed by a question and answer session. Each presentation includes the following:

  • Overview of the program
  • Program goals and evaluation criteria
  • Step-by-step instructions through the application process
Webinar Schedule 
January 5, 2022 9:30 am-10:30 am PST Details and Registration
January 13, 2022 4:00 pm-5:00 pm PST Details and Registration
January 18, 2022 11:00 am-12:00 pm PST Details and Registration

The California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) and Grant Program (CCGP) are available to businesses that want to locate in California or stay and grow in California. Applicants will be analyzed based on twelve different factors of evaluation, including number of full-time jobs being created, amount of investment, and strategic importance to the state or region.

Applications Accepted January 3 – January 24, 2022

The deadline to submit applications for both programs is Monday, January 24, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) and the online application website will automatically close once this deadline has passed.  The online application can be accessed starting January 3, 2022, at www.calcompetes.ca.gov.  

Members of the CalCompetes team are available to provide technical application assistance (CalCompetes@gobiz.ca.gov  or by calling 916-322-4051.  An application guide, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and a downloadable version of the webinar presentation are linked below.

Other CCTC and CCGP resource materials are available here.