CalCompetes Tax Credit & Grant

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) is now accepting applications for the California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) and California Competes Grant Program (CCGP). 

There are $85 million in tax credits and $120 million in grants available during this application period for businesses that are expanding and adding quality, full-time jobs in California that might not otherwise be created by the business or any other business. The deadline to submit applications is Monday, August 15, 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 at http://www.calcompetes.ca.gov. 

Members of the California Competes team are available to provide technical application assistance. In addition, an updated application guide, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), a recorded webinar, and program regulations are available at www.business.ca.gov/calcompetes.aspx.

For applicants that are reapplying for the credit or grant, the FAQs include instructions on how to copy information from a previously submitted application. 

Businesses interested in learning more about California Competes can participate in free application webinars. 

July 27, 2022: Register Here

August 4, 2022: Register Here

August 9, 2022: Register Here

If you have any questions regarding the California Competes program or application process, please call (916) 322-4051 or email CalCompetes@gobiz.ca.gov.