City of Bakersfield Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Technical Assistance and Grant Program


BC Launchpad has partnered with the City of Bakersfield to deliver funding to small businesses.

The City of Bakersfield Entrepreneurship Grant Program is available to assist local businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, offering grants of up to $40,000 for qualifying clients. Businesses located within City limits and in a Qualified Census Tract may be eligible for grants of $5,000, $10,000, $25,000, or $40,000. Grant funding may be used for payroll and benefits, utilities, mortgage or rent payments, license or permit fees, expansion costs, operating expenses, and more.

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