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Alameda County On-The-Job Training

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The Alameda County Workforce Development Board offers an "On-The-Job Training" (OJT) program as part of its workforce development initiatives. This program falls within the Workforce Development category and is designed to provide valuable training and employment opportunities for job seekers while meeting the needs of local businesses.

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Rhonda Boykin

(510) 259-3844

Alameda County Customized & Incumbent Worker Training in COVID-19

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The Alameda County Customized & Incumbent Worker Training in COVID-19 program provides financial assistance to businesses in Alameda County to train their employees. The program is designed to help businesses adapt to the changing economy and workforce, and to help employees develop the skills they need to succeed in their jobs.

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David Dias

(510) 780-8768

AMBayArea

Fee for Service

AMBayArea is a trade group dedicated to ensuring that manufacturing thrives in the Bay Area. AMBayArea supports and promotes Bay Area manufacturing through Advocacy, Collaboration, Member Education, Purchasing Power, and Workforce Development.

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Shannon Banta

Advanced Manufacturing and Transportation Apprenticeships of California

No-Cost

AMTAC is a non-profit organization that provides apprenticeships in advanced manufacturing and transportation in California. AMTAC's programs are designed to help apprentices learn the skills they need to succeed in these high-demand industries. This program is dedicated to bridging the skills gap and preparing individuals for careers in industries that require specialized technical skills and knowledge.

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Jon Fowkes

510-846-0206

Automotive and Machinist Joint Apprenticeship Committee of Northern California

No-Cost

The Automotive Trades Apprenticeship program provides training and experience in a variety of automotive and machining trades. The program is designed to help apprentices learn the skills they need to succeed in these high-demand industries.

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Steve Older

(925) 687-6421

BADASS Labs

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Our mission at BADASS Labs is to provide the maximum support for our members to achieve their scientific milestones as quickly as possible. Our ecosystem redefines startup success by equipping science-based companies to have the strongest possible start. We nurture new companies with the facilities and know-how they need to grow. BADASS Labs is located in the City of Alameda.

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David Kiewlich

510-824-4353

Biotech Lab Space

Fee for Service

Bakar Labs is UC Berkeley’s world-class incubator dedicated to helping life-science startups succeed. The facility offers wet labs and office space to support 50 companies bringing innovations in therapeutics, diagnostics, research tools, food, and agriculture to market. Tenants have access to millions of dollars’ worth of scientific equipment, expert advice from more than 20 industry affiliates, and a dedicated venture fund. Bakar Labs also provides programming to enrich its community of startups through executive matchmaking, expert office hours, workshops, and a regular speaker series featuring thought leaders from industry veterans to Nobel laureates. Located in the heart of a vibrant urban community, Bakar Labs has easy access to UC Berkeley’s advanced scientific services and a talent pool of top-ranked students and researchers. Bakar Labs is housed in a fully-renovated, award-winning, registered landmark building, and draws startups from around the world, making it a global destination for life science entrepreneurship.

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Gino Segre

Bay Area Air Quality Management Grants to Purchase and Install Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

No-Cost

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) offers grants to help businesses and organizations purchase and install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. The grants are funded by the Clean Air Act and are designed to help reduce air pollution in the Bay Area.

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Sharon Landers

(415) 749-4941

Bay Area Air Quality Management Grants to Upgrade or Replace Off-Road Equipment

No-Cost

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) offers grants to help businesses and organizations upgrade or replace off-road equipment with cleaner, more efficient models. The grants are funded by the Clean Air Act and are designed to help reduce air pollution in the Bay Area.

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Sharon Landers

(415) 749-4941

Bay Area Made membership

Fee for Service

Founded in 2017, Bay Area Made is a platform dedicated to showcasing products and brands made in the Bay Area which highlight the richness and diversity of our region, west coast craftsmanship, and reflect the values of the companies that have chosen to make their products here. Bay Area Made plays a key role in building community amongst local makers, which facilitates collaboration, innovation, resources, and shared best practices.

Contact

Jason Lees

510-531-7017

Bay Area Community Colleges Manufacturing Careers

No-Cost

The Bay Area Community Colleges Manufacturing Careers program is a collaboration between 28 community colleges in the San Francisco Bay Area to provide training and support to students interested in manufacturing careers. The program offers a variety of programs and services, including manufacturing career pathways, manufacturing apprenticeships, manufacturing job fairs, and manufacturing scholarships.

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Mark Martin

(650) 248-7728

Bay Area Urban Manufacturing (BAUM)

No-Cost, Discounted

The Bay Area Urban Manufacturing (BAUM) program is a collaboration between 28 community colleges in the San Francisco Bay Area to provide training and support to students interested in manufacturing careers. The program offers a variety of programs and services, including Manufacturing Career Pathways, Manufacturing Apprenticeships, Manufacturing Job Fairs, Manufacturing Scholarships

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Martine Neider

(415) 408-5605 x6

Microloans for Energy Efficiency Improvements

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BayREN's Microloans for Energy Efficiency Improvements program provides low-cost loans to small businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area to help them finance energy efficiency improvements. The program is designed to help businesses save money on energy costs and reduce their environmental impact.

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Yeymi Rivas Reyes

(415) 778-5223

Accelerator

No-Cost

Berkeley SkyDeck supports startups founded by UC Berkeley students, alumni, and faculty who are seeking to bring their scientific and technical discoveries to market, and commercialize groundbreaking UC Berkeley research. SkyDeck also welcomes startups founded by affiliates of any of the ten University of California campuses, and startups who are located outside the US seeking to connect with students and faculty at UC Berkeley. Many SkyDeck programs support education for UC Berkeley students through internships, professional development, and opportunities for students to learn about startup creation and launch. SkyDeck aims to further the university’s scientific research and educational purposes by helping to ensure that the university’s research is made available to the public at large through commercialization. SkyDeck is industry-agnostic: we accept applications from companies in all industries.

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Sibyl Chen

Berkeley Startup Cluster

No-Cost

The Berkeley Startup Cluster was formed to help make Berkeley more attractive to startups that wish to locate our city, especially those spinning out of UC Berkeley and the Berkeley Lab. We also help the local economy benefit from the corresponding jobs, creativity and investment that ensue. Explore their advisory group, business innovation map, site assistance resources, events and more.

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Elizabeth Redman Cleveland

Biomedical Manufacturing Network

Website

No-Cost

The Biomedical Manufacturing Network maintains biomedical company databases and maps, helps biomedical companies with business and engineering planning, and conducts research on manufacturing location decision-making.

Contact

Gregory Theyel

415-425-8314

Coworking Lab Space

Fee for Service

Bonneville Labs is creating a global life science ‘hard tech’ community empowered to go forward, faster. We provide comprehensive and supported environments enabling companies to focus on discovery and outdistance the conventional. There’s no need to start from square one. Bonneville Labs is an adaptable workspace that eliminates operational barriers and reduces the cost of development through shared services and pre-negotiated discounts. Backed by years of industry experience, we manage laboratories and services so members can focus on their science. Check out the newest location in Hayward!

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Megan Duncan

Building Efficiency Accelerator

No-Cost

Want to save money on electricity and be more energy efficient? The Ava Building Efficiency Accelerator is a new program that provides free support and generous incentives for low- and no-cost projects. You pick the path that’s right for you. This program offers 12-24 months of engineering support PLUS collaborative workshops to exchange great ideas and train your team. Instead of simply handing off a report and leaving you to fend for yourself, our program provides hands-on support and guidance.

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JP Ross

(510) 338-2523

California Capital Access Program (CalCAP)

No-Cost, Discounted

The California State Treasurer's office offers two capital access programs: (1) CalCAP for Small Business (SB) is a program that incentivizes participating financial institutions to address the growing and ongoing financing needs of California’s small business borrowers by providing a safety net of matching contributions to loan loss reserve accounts for these lenders. This proven financing mechanism has helped thousands of California small businesses gain financing they otherwise would not have been able to access. (2) CalCAP Collateral Support is a credit enhancement program which is a part of the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI 2.0) and provides a risk management tool to financial institutions for use when a small business is in a strong position to obtain capital except for having too little collateral. Here is a list of lenders that facilitate the two CalCAP programs: https://www.treasurer.ca.gov/cpcfa/calcap/lenders.asp

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Rachell Owen-Reinwald

(916) 653-2995

Manufacturing and R&D Equipment Exemption

No-Cost

Manufacturers and certain research and developers, certain electric power generators and distributors, may qualify for a partial exemption from sales and use tax on the purchase or lease of qualified machinery and equipment primarily used in manufacturing, research and development, and electric power generation or production, storage or distribution.

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Manufacturing Programs

No-Cost

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) serves as the State of California’s leader for job growth, economic development and business assistance efforts. GO-Biz offer no cost consultation for incentive identification, site selection, regulatory or permitting compliance assistance, foreign direct investment and export assistance. Contact us to get started.

Contact

Toni Gomez

(916) 447-7935

California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC)

No-Cost

The California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to locate in California or stay and grow in California. Businesses of any industry, size, or location compete for over $180 million available in tax credits by applying in one of the three application periods each year. Applicants will be analyzed based on fourteen different factors of evaluation, including number of full-time jobs being created, amount of investment, and strategic importance to the state or region.

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(916) 322-4051

Sales and Use Tax Exclusion (STE) Program

No-Cost

The California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (CAEATFA) supports California's mission to provide financial incentives to cutting-edge companies by offering a sales and use tax (STE) exclusion to manufacturers that promote alternative energy and advanced transportation. These manufacturers create tens of thousands of high-paying, permanent jobs that bolster the state's economy. The STE Program is currently authorized through 2025.

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Stefani Wilde

(916) 653-2635

Technical Assistance for Land Reuse

Fee for Service

The Center for Creative Land Recycling (CCLR) is a Bay-Area-based nonprofit dedicated to supporting communities in sustainable, equitable and responsible reuse of underutilized and environmentally-impacted properties. CCLR provides technical assistance for EPA and DTSC brownfields grants and can assist with brownfield education, grant application review, and grant management support.

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Devyn Rainwater

Cleantech Open Accelerator

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Cleantech Open is the world’s largest cleantech accelerator, providing entrepreneurs and corporate innovators the resources they need to launch and grow successful cleantech businesses. Our one-of-a-kind innovation ecosystem built over the last 19 years of programming spans key cleantech innovation hubs in the U.S., linking labs and universities, service providers, investors, corporations, governments, and other cleantech incubators and accelerators.

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Cleantech Open