Grants for Entrepreneurs

Find your next grant to grow your business.

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$10,000
  • Grants for Women

Dove Insta Grant

DOVE Chocolate is all about uplifting and celebrating women everywhere, every day. That’s why DOVE InstaGrants is back and better than ever. We're awarding thre...
  • Grant Amount

    $10,000
  • Application Deadline

    December 19, 2022
  • Grantor

    Dove
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

DOVE Chocolate is all about uplifting and celebrating women everywhere, every day. That’s why DOVE InstaGrants is back and better than ever. We're awarding three promising women-led businesses with $10,000 grants and business promotion. So, if you have a business idea that needs extra funds and some love, post a video pitching your idea for a chance to win.

It all started with empowering women in West African cocoa-growing communities to build their own businesses. Now we’re empowering women in the United States, too.

From December 5 - December 19, women can pitch their business ideas via video for a chance to win one of three $10,000 grants and business promotion.

In 30 seconds or less, share your business idea, why it’s innovative, and what you would do with our investment. Bonus points for female-first and sustainable businesses.

How to submit your video pitch

INSTAGRAM ENTRY: Record and post your 30-second video to your public Instagram feed, including #DOVEInstaGrantsEntry & @dovechocolate in the post copy. If you have one, include your business social handles or LinkedIn page and don’t forget to follow @dovechocolate.

*Instagram Stories or Reels is not a valid way to enter. Simply download your video to your phone and submit via online entry below.

ONLINE ENTRY: Record and upload your 30-second video below and complete the online entry form.

Remember, your video must be 30-seconds or less, those that are longer will be disqualified.

 

DOVE Chocolate is all about uplifting and celebrating women everywhere, every day.

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$1,500
  • Grants for Women

Atomic Grants

One recipient each quarter will receive a USD $1500 cash grant, 3 x 1 hour sessions of mentoring from leading strategy and culture consulting firm Keystone Grou...
  • Grant Amount

    $1,500
  • Application Deadline

    November 30, 2022
  • Grantor

    Passion Collective
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

One recipient each quarter will receive a USD $1500 cash grant, 3 x 1 hour sessions of mentoring from leading strategy and culture consulting firm Keystone Group International AND a free year of membership to Passion Collective On Demand, so that you have support and expertise as you invest in yourself.

Please note: Atomic® Grants are for people who are passionate about making change happen, for themselves and others. Do not apply if you are viewing this as simply funding for your business, or you are in financial need. We need to see a clear picture of your passion in your application, your journey so far and your detailed plans for how you would use this grant to move your passion forward.

The deadline for applications for this round is 5pm CST, November 30, 2022. 

A few notes: We can only accept applications in English and we do NOT accept applications or materials over email – everything must be included in the form below. Due to the high volume of applications that we are grateful to receive, we cannot correspond with applicants related to grant questions, status of application entries, or to give feedback on individual applications. 

Atomic Grants are available to those who identify as a woman, and who are 21+. You can live anywhere in the world - as long as you have a way to receive the money digitally, and you are connected via email and social media.

Atomic Grants are made possible by the generous support of our partners, Atomic Data and Keystone Group International.

 

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$10,000
  • People of Color Grants

The Coramino Fund

Building a small business from scratch is hard work. That’s why LISC is proud to be partnering with comedian and entrepreneur Kevin Hart and tequila maker Juan ...
  • Grant Amount

    $10,000
  • Application Deadline

    November 22, 2022
  • Grantor

    LISC
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Building a small business from scratch is hard work. That’s why LISC is proud to be partnering with comedian and entrepreneur Kevin Hart and tequila maker Juan Domingo Beckmann to launch The Coramino Fund, a nationwide small business grant program to support Black and Latinx entrepreneurs.

The Coramino Fund will provide the infusion of capital that Black- and Latinx-owned small businesses need to grow and thrive. 

The Coramino Fund will be open to small businesses nationwide with a focus on Black and Latinx-owned enterprises. Small businesses are eligible to apply for a grant if they meet the following criteria: 

  • Based in the United States 
  • Owned by an individual 21 years of age or older (who must be the applicant) 
  • In operation for 5 years or less 
  • Have a business bank account 
  • Have no more than 3 locations and 30 employees
  • Business owner(s) must not be an equity holder, owner, partner, member, director, manager, officer, employee, consultant or agent of any alcoholic beverage or liquor license, or has any other interest, direct or indirect, in any license. As a manufacturer of a distilled spirit, Gran Coramino™ Tequila is legally prohibited from providing monetary funds to licensed accounts.

To help close the wealth and opportunity gaps that have obstructed entrepreneurs of color across the U.S., LISC is joining forces with Gran Coramino™ Tequila, the new tequila brand co-founded by Hart and Beckmann, whose family has been making tequila for 11 generations.  

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$10,000
  • People of Color Grants

SheaMoisture Community Impact Grant for Small Business Entrepreneurs

We are continuing to pay it forward and are awarding two Black-owned small businesses $10,000 through the SheaMoisture Community Impact Grant. If you run a smal...
  • Grant Amount

    $10,000
  • Application Deadline

    November 27, 2022
  • Grantor

    SheaMoisture
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

We are continuing to pay it forward and are awarding two Black-owned small businesses $10,000 through the SheaMoisture Community Impact Grant. If you run a small business that is having a positive impact on your community, apply today! You can also nominate a business in your community by filling out the nomination form below. Applications will be open until 11:59pm EST on November 27th.

Eligible Business Definition: For the purposes of this Contest, an Eligible Business is defined as a business that is:  

  • Must be based in one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia  
  • Must be established as a legal entity for at least one year prior to November 7, 2022 in one of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia 
  • The primary owner must be least 18 years of age or older 
  • Must be at least 51% Black -owned  
  • Must not currently have mass-retail distribution 
  • Annual revenue must not exceed $2,000,000 
  • Must be a business that has had a demonstrable social or economic impact on their community (for example, added: created a community program, hired employees from the underserved local community or sponsorship or participation in community events).

Read the official rules here.

SheaMoisture is the legacy of Sofi Tucker, a pioneering mother of four and entrepreneur, who sold Shea Butter, African Black Soap and homemade beauty preparations in Sierra Leone in 1912. We honor her vision by continuing to formulate with Shea Butter handcrafted by women in Africa. With every purchase you show support of our mission to reinvest back in our communities.

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$15,000+
  • Grants for Women
  • People of Color Grants

The Fifteen Percent Pledge Achievement Award

Black entrepreneurs start their businesses with about $35,000 of capital, while white entrepreneurs start with 3x more. As a partial consequence, Black-owned bu...
  • Grant Amount

    $15,000+
  • Application Deadline

    December 9, 2022
  • Grantor

    Fifteen Percent Pledge
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Black entrepreneurs start their businesses with about $35,000 of capital, while white entrepreneurs start with 3x more. As a partial consequence, Black-owned businesses report higher levels of debt relative to revenues.

Too often, these and other barriers lead to shortfalls: just 4 percent of Black-owned businesses are still in operation after three and a half years, compared with an average of 55.5 percent for all businesses.**

Over the past two and a half years, the Fifteen Percent Pledge has been working alongside major corporations to re-evaluate their organizational structures, funding streams, and supply chains with the goal of creating greater equity for Black businesses. To date, 29 corporations have made long-term contractual commitments to support this work, creating the potential to shift more than $10B to Black businesses.

Still, there’s much more work to do to create supportive ecosystems for Black entrepreneurs, who continue to face tremendous hurdles when it comes to accessing capital to grow and thrive. We are busy activating a network of partners, including banks, investors, foundations, and corporations, to address this problem at scale.

In the meantime, we’re providing a $200,000 grant to unlock the next horizon of growth for a Black-owned business. Two additional finalists will also receive $35,000 and $15,000. Awardees will be announced in person at our 2023 Benefit Gala in February.

Applicants must first create, update, or complete their business profile in our Business Equity Community in order to access award application questions. The application will consist primarily of video responses, and it will be open for four weeks. A review committee will select semi-finalists, and the winner will be selected through public voting.

Requirements: 

  • Member of the Fifteen Percent Pledge's Business Equity Community [Click the 'Apply' link below to join]
  • Business sells a product and has annual revenue of $250K or more
  • Black-owned: At least one self-identifying Black person with 50% or more equity in the company
  • Has between 3-15 employees, including the founder
  • Fosters inclusivity and showcases community impact by pushing against systemic infrastructures that have not prioritized unique consumer needs

 

Black people make up 15% of the US population. So, we asked businesses to dedicate 15% of their shelf space to Black-owned brands.

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$5,000
  • People of Color Grants

Keep it Local Business Fund

What will you get? One-time $5,000 grant to support your small business Public recognition for your contributions to your community Participation in 1-2 events ...
  • Grant Amount

    $5,000
  • Application Deadline

    December 16, 2022
  • Grantor

    NAACP, Hello Alice, and The Nextdoor Kind Foundation
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

What will you get?

  • One-time $5,000 grant to support your small business
  • Public recognition for your contributions to your community
  • Participation in 1-2 events with your fellow winners to share your successes and lessons learned
  • Ad credits to promote your local business on the Nextdoor Platform
  • Access to trainings on how to thrive as a small business, including Nextdoor’s Recession Playbook

What is expected of you?

  • Use of your story in select marketing and promotional materials
  • Reporting out on your success after three months, six months, and in one year
  • Participation in at least one virtual or in-person event hosted by the Nextdoor Kind Foundation

To be eligible to enter a business in the Program, you (“Officer”) must be all of the following as of the first day of the Program Period (defined below):

  • Be majority (51%) owned and/or operated by a person of color(s);
  • A legal resident of one of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia; excluding US Territories.
  • Eighteen (18) years of age or older (19 in AL and NE).

To be eligible to participate in the program, the business (“Entrant”) must meet all of the following criteria as of the first day of the Program Period:

  • Be a for-profit business;
  • Have less than $1M in 2021 gross annual revenue;
  • Have between 1 – 25 employees (including part-time and contract staff)
  • Have a commitment to community; AND
  • Have a clear plan for how the funds would help achieve a business goal.

This groundbreaking program is made possible through the partnership of the NAACP, Hello Alice, and The Nextdoor Kind Foundation.

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Varies
  • Grants for Women
  • People of Color Grants

The Military Entrepreneur Challenge

The Second Service Foundation, formerly the StreetShares Foundation, presents the Military Entrepreneur Challenge in partnership with the Samuel Adams Brewing t...
  • Grant Amount

    Varies
  • Application Deadline

    October 26, 2022
  • Grantor

    The Second Service Foundation
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The Second Service Foundation, formerly the StreetShares Foundation, presents the Military Entrepreneur Challenge in partnership with the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream program.

The Second Service Foundation is committed to creating access to capital opportunities for military veterans and military spouses entrepreneurs who are looking to start or grow a business venture. This award is designed to boost small business owners who are creating a social impact in their community. We’re here to support you. Help us tell your story. Submit your application today.

  • Applicant must be a veteran, reserve or transitioning active duty member of any of the United States Armed Forces, a spouse of a military member or the child or immediately family member of a Military Member who died on active duty (i.e., a "Gold Star" family member)
  • Applicant must be a U.S. person and at least 21 years old.

  • Applicants must own at least 51% of the business entity described in the application. Business entities, as defined in these rules, include sole proprietorships, legally incorporated LLCs, S-Corps or C-Corps (or formal partnerships) created under the laws of any U.S. jurisdiction. If the Entrant is applying in conjunction with a nonprofit organization, the Entrant must be the organization's senior executive director or equivalent in order to be eligible for the grant.

  • The grant funding awarded is approved for veterans and military spouses who are low-income or otherwise lack financial means and have a goal to start or grow an early-stage business or nonprofit venture.

  • The non-profit or business entity will also be evaluated on its positive social, community, educational, military-transition, veterans’ employment, health & wellness, or veterans’ mental health/spiritual impact on the American military and veterans community in addition to or in conjunction with the business or nonprofit functions.

The Second Service Foundation is committed to creating access to capital opportunities for military veterans and military spouses entrepreneurs who are looking to start or grow a business venture. This award is designed to boost small business owners who are creating a social impact in their community. We’re here to support you. Help us tell your story. Submit your application today.

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$2,500
  • Grants for Women
  • People of Color Grants

Fresh Start Business Grant

Whether you’re starting over or starting from scratch, Incfile wants to be there to help your business succeed. One adult entrepreneur will receive $2,500 to pu...
  • Grant Amount

    $2,500
  • Application Deadline

    December 31, 2022
  • Grantor

    Incfile
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Whether you’re starting over or starting from scratch, Incfile wants to be there to help your business succeed. One adult entrepreneur will receive $2,500 to put toward business startup costs and will also receive free formation services from Incfile. 

 

  • Must be 21 years or older
  • Must be a U.S. resident
  • Must be planning to start a new business or grow an existing business in a significant way

Incfile helps you quickly and easily create your LLC or other business entity.

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$10,000
  • People of Color Grants

AT&T Dream in Black

Share your story for a chance to become an AT&T Black Future Maker. Inspiring. Visionary. Culture Shaper. These are the qualities of a Black Future Maker. D...
  • Grant Amount

    $10,000
  • Application Deadline

    December 31, 2022
  • Grantor

    AT&T
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Share your story for a chance to become an AT&T Black Future Maker. Inspiring. Visionary. Culture Shaper. These are the qualities of a Black Future Maker. Dedicated individuals pursuing greater possibilities for the greater good. If this sounds like you, then AT&T wants to celebrate your journey. $10,000 cash, an AT&T 5G enabled device, recognition on the Dream in Black website as a Black Future Maker, and an exclusive capsule collection of Dream in Black merchandise.  


 

Entrant must be a legal U.S. resident physically residing in the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia or Puerto Rico who is at least eighteen (18) years of age and the age of majority in their state of primary residence (19 in Alabama and Nebraska, and 21 in Mississippi). Entrant must be a registered user of Instagram for entry (the “Social Media Platform”). Registration on the Social Media Platform is free as of publication of these Official Rules and can be obtained at www.instagram.com. Entrant must be the rightful owner (or have authorized use) of the social media account used for entry. In the event of a dispute as to the identity of an Entrant, the Entrant will be deemed the natural person in whose name the email account associated with the social media account was opened, as long as such person is otherwise eligible in accordance with these Official Rules.  

Entrant must have a non-private Instagram account. The “Private Account” option in the Entrant’s Instagram account settings must be set to OFF and must remain OFF for the entire Contest Period for a Submission to be eligible. During the Contest Period, the Entrant must log into his or her Instagram account and create a public post featuring the Entrant’s Submission. The Submission must include the hashtags #DreamInBlack and #ATTcontest and tag @ATT to be valid. The #DreamInBlack and #ATTcontest hashtags must appear in the caption (not comments). Reels must be re-posted to the Entrant’s grid and include #DreamInBlack and #ATTcontest to be aggregated and considered as eligible Submissions. Posts to Instagram Stories are ineligible. If the Submission was previously posted to Instagram, it must be reposted during the Contest Period.

Please read the official rules to learn more.

 

Diversity and Inclusion are core values at AT&T, and we’ve built a unique culture of respect, fellowship, philanthropy and volunteerism.

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$25,000
  • Grants for Women
  • People of Color Grants
  • Government Grants

Power Forward Small Business Grant

The Power Forward Small Business Grant program aims to create a lasting impact through the economic empowerment of Black-owned small businesses across New Engla...
  • Grant Amount

    $25,000
  • Application Deadline

    November 5, 2022
  • Grantor

    Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The Power Forward Small Business Grant program aims to create a lasting impact through the economic empowerment of Black-owned small businesses across New England. Through a combined commitment of $1 million, Vistaprint and the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation are teaming up with the NAACP to award transformative grants of $25,000 on a rolling basis. Through this initiative, grant recipients will have opportunities to be featured on national co-branded platforms along with receiving marketing and design resources customized to their specific needs to help their businesses grow and thrive.

Qualified applicants must be Black-owned small businesses with 1 to 25 employees and be based and operating in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, or select areas of Connecticut*. Applicants should be able to demonstrate the impact their small business has on their greater community and showcase how they intend to use the $25,000 grant award.

 

Boston Celtics United, VistaPrint and NCAAP

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$1,000 - $10,000
  • Grants for Women
  • People of Color Grants

Job Creators Quest Grants

Grants are a great way to receive growth capital for your small business. With a simple application, you can receive cash and a full tuition scholarship to one ...
  • Grant Amount

    $1,000 - $10,000
  • Application Deadline

    November 14, 2022
  • Grantor

    Founders First CDC
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Grants are a great way to receive growth capital for your small business. With a simple application, you can receive cash and a full tuition scholarship to one of our stellar accelerators. Grant money can be used as growth capital to hire or rehire premium wage jobs. Cash infusion can be used to purchase, fix or enhance equipment necessary to help you manage growth challenges and scale for the future.

 

A total of $100,000 will be awarded to 30 small businesses: $10,000 grant, $4,000 grant, $2,500 grants, $1,000 grants. In addition, each grant recipient will receive a tuition scholarship for one of Founders First CDC’s stellar business accelerator programs.

The application deadline is November 30, 2022.

To qualify:
  • Founder identifies as one of the following: Latinx, Black, Asian, Women, LGBTQIA+, Military Veteran, or located in a Low to Moderate Income area.
  • Must be located in the Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, Imperial, and San Diego regions and have a current staff of 2-20 employees.
  • Will have the ability to add 1-2+ net new premium wage jobs in the next 12 months. Must be a for-profit company with annual revenues between $100K and $3 million.
 

Founders First is committed to increasing the number of diverse founder-led businesses generating over $1 million dollars in revenues and creating premium wage jobs.

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$30,000
  • Grants for Women
  • People of Color Grants

Lenovo Evolve Small Mentorship

Enter the contest for a chance to win a mentorship package including $30,000 cash, $10,000 of new tech powered by Windows 11 Pro, and a mentorship session with ...
  • Grant Amount

    $30,000
  • Application Deadline

    November 15, 2022
  • Grantor

    Lenovo
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Enter the contest for a chance to win a mentorship package including $30,000 cash, $10,000 of new tech powered by Windows 11 Pro, and a mentorship session with Queen Latifah. 

The Lenovo Evolve Small Mentorship Contest (the “Contest”) is open only to individuals who are legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including Washington D.C.) and Canada (excluding Quebec), who (i) are at least eighteen (18) years of age (or the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence) and (ii) either own an eligible Small Business (as defined below) or who have the authority from a Small Business owner to submit an entry on behalf of such Small Business. “Small Business” is defined as a business with no more than 100 employees which is located and operating in the 50 united states (including Washington DC) or Canada (excluding Quebec) with average annual receipts under $7.5MM in FY2022, excluding franchisees, licensees and independent owner/operators of larger business entities. Valid e-mail account and Internet access required. All other persons (i.e., members of the general public) are NOT In addition, to be eligible, the Small Business must (a) be in good standing with the jurisdiction under whose law it is incorporated/organized: (b) NOT a party to any existing or pending litigation and (c) NOT engaged in certain trades or areas as set forth in Exhibit A. Moreover, and without limitation, employees, officers and directors of Sponsor, Administrator, Telescope, Inc., Daniel J. Edelman Holdings, Inc. d/b/a Zeno Group (hereafter, “Zeno Group”), the management and representation of Dana Elaine Owens (a.k.a. Queen Latifah), any organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the Contest, or supplying the prize (or any portion of the prize), and/or their respective parent companies, subsidiary, affiliated and successor companies (collectively, the “Promotion Entities”), and the immediate family and household members of any of the foregoing individuals, are not eligible to enter a business in the Contest. “Immediate family members” shall mean parents, legal guardians, step-parents, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses, regardless of where they live. “Household members” shall mean people who share the same residence at least three (3) months a year, whether legally related or not. Potential Small Business Winners will be required to provide proof of eligibility in order to receive prize award; if an individual who submitted an entry in the Contest is not the owner of the corresponding Small Business, such proof of eligibility will include written authorization from the Small Business owner permitting such individual to enter the underlying Small Business in the Contest. Void in Quebec and where prohibited by law.

You must have internet access and a valid email address to participate. 

Read the full requirements here

Lenovo’s story has always been about shaping computing intelligence to create a better world. With the world’s widest portfolio of technology products, we deliver our vision of Smarter Technology for All through products, solutions, software, and services that individuals, communities, businesses, and entire populations need to fulfill their potential.

 
 

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$10,000
  • Grants for Women

Verizon Small Business Digital Ready

Digital Ready is Verizon's online curriculum designed to give small businesses like yours the personalized tools to succeed in today's digital world. Learning m...
  • Grant Amount

    $10,000
  • Application Deadline

    November 14, 2022
  • Grantor

    Verizon
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Digital Ready is Verizon's online curriculum designed to give small businesses like yours the personalized tools to succeed in today's digital world. Learning modules, expert coaching, peer networking, access grant opportunities throughout the year, and more—it's all here and part of their goal to provide resources to help one million small businesses thrive in the digital economy.

Take advantage of Verizon's Small Business Digital Ready program - a FREE online curriculum that provides learning modules, expert coaching, peer networking, and more. 

To be eligible to apply, users must complete any combination of 2 courses, coaching events, and community events between 7/1/22 and 11/14/22, and apply by 11/14/22. Engagements through Personalized Mentoring feature are not included towards grant eligibility.

If you are a current Verizon customer, you will need to create a new account for Verizon Small Business Digital Ready. 

Verizon has a goal to provide resources to help one million small businesses thrive in the digital economy.

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$10,000
  • Grants for Women
  • People of Color Grants

West Side United

West Side United is supporting businesses that are creating wealth and job opportunities on Chicago’s West Side with $10,000 grants. For-profit entrepreneurs an...
  • Grant Amount

    $10,000
  • Application Deadline

    November 7, 2022
  • Grantor

    West Side United
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

West Side United is supporting businesses that are creating wealth and job opportunities on Chicago’s West Side with $10,000 grants. For-profit entrepreneurs and small business owners located in the following 10 Chicago West Side neighborhoods are encouraged to apply! Deadline to apply is November 7, 2022

 

For-profit entrepreneurs and small business owners located in the following 10 Chicago West Side neighborhoods are encouraged to apply:

  • Austin
  • Belmont Cragin
  • East Garfield Park
  • Humboldt Park
  • Lower West Side (Pilsen)
  • Near Westside
  • North Lawndale
  • South Lawndale (Little Village)
  • West Garfield Park
  • West Town

The dedicated leadership team at West Side United is at the forefront of building healthy, vibrant neighborhoods on Chicago’s West Side. West Side United continues to build community health and economic wellness through the work of their experienced program staff.

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$18,000+
  • Grants for Women
  • People of Color Grants

The Future Collective

The Future Collective supports Black entrepreneurs by maximizing their opportunities for growth. The program was founded on our responsibility and desire to use...
  • Grant Amount

    $18,000+
  • Application Deadline

    November 8, 2022
  • Grantor

    The Future Collective by fiverr
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The Future Collective supports Black entrepreneurs by maximizing their opportunities for growth. The program was founded on our responsibility and desire to use our privileged position in the corporate world to enable a more equitable playing field for entrepreneurs who face systemic structures, cultural barriers, or life circumstances working against them.

We’re putting our purpose—to revolutionize how the world works together by creating opportunities for anyone to grow their business, brand, or dreams—into action. Now in our second year, the Future Collective cohort size will double, and ten Black-owned and operated businesses will be selected to join the six-month fellowship, receiving access to capital, education and mentorship, and amplification opportunities.

To be eligible for the Program, you and your business must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Have a Fiverr account.
  • Be a U.S. resident and over the age of 18.
  • Identify as Black or African American.
  • Have a business based in the U.S. and incorporated as a legal entity under the laws of any state and be 51% Black-owned, managed, and controlled.
  • Preferable to have a valid minority-owned business registration or certification, but any proof of business legitimacy will be accepted.
  • Have a business in operation for at least 1 year with product(s)/service(s) ready to promote and sell.
  • Have business revenues over $25,000 in the most recent fiscal year.

The Future Collective supports Black entrepreneurs by maximizing their opportunities for growth.

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$2,500
  • Grants for Women
  • People of Color Grants

Kinetic Black Business Support Fund

Funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Your business must meet the following requirements to participate in the Black Business Fund Support. The...
  • Grant Amount

    $2,500
  • Application Deadline

    January 1, 2023
  • Grantor

    Kinetic Business
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Your business must meet the following requirements to participate in the Black Business Fund Support. The Black Business Fund can support your business through free business internet, grant funding, or free business consultations if awarded.

 

Your business must meet the following requirements to participate in the Black Business Support Fund Grant program:

  • You must be a new or current small business customer within our service area;
  • Your small business must be black-owned and have 25 or fewer employees;
  • You must not be currently engaged in bankruptcy proceedings;
  • Your small business must not be a: non-profit organization, Wine & spirits, check-cashing agency, gun shop, pawn shop, cannabidiol (CBD) stores or adult entertainment business; and
  • You may not apply on behalf of multiple small businesses or receive multiple awards.

If awarded a Black Business Support Fund Grant, you must maintain compliance with these eligibility requirements during the 12-month grant term; failure to maintain compliance may result in termination of a Grant Award and repayment of the award, in whole or in part. Eligibility determinations are made at the sole discretion of Windstream.

Funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Note that in submitting an application, you are not guaranteed a Grant Award or an award of any particular amount. If you are selected as a potential Grant Recipient, you must provide all required documentation upon request by Windstream, such as a bank statement, tax report, and a balance sheet from the prior tax year, so that Windstream may confirm your eligibility for an award.

Windstream Communications provides high-speed broadband internet, phone service, and digital TV packages to residential customers as well as products and services for small, medium, and large businesses and government agencies. 

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$5,000
  • Government Grants

2021 ARPA City of Roanoke

The Economic Development Authority of the City of Roanoke (EDA) will award 100 grants, each of which will amount to $5,000.00. Such grant funds will be awarded ...
  • Grant Amount

    $5,000
  • Application Deadline

    January 31, 2023
  • Grantor

    City of Roanoke
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The Economic Development Authority of the City of Roanoke (EDA) will award 100 grants, each of which will amount to $5,000.00. Such grant funds will be awarded after entering into a Memorandum of Understanding agreement with the EDA. This process will occur as follows:

1. Completion of this Grant Application outlining the use of funds. 

2. Following written approval of application by Roanoke City Economic Development staff, applicant shall enter into an MOU with the EDA. Once all funds are spent, applicant will submit a report to the EDA as described in the MOU and provide receipts, canceled checks, or order confirmations documenting actual spending of all grant funds on eligible expenses.

3. One (1) grant per business, regardless of number of locations within the City.

4. The following items must also be included with application:            

  • Federal tax return for Tax Year 2020 or copy of Applicant's 2020 IRS Form 1040 Schedule C, 
  • Copies of City of Roanoke 2020 and 2021 Businesses Licenses, and 
  • Current IRS Form W-9 Request for Taxpayer Identification Number & Certification
 

Roanoke City businesses meeting ALL of the following criteria are encouraged to apply:

  • Demonstrate that they were in operation pre-Covid (March 1, 2020)
  • Must be an existing for-profit business located in the City of Roanoke
  • Must have at least one (1) Full Time Employee (owner included) but less than 500 (defined as at least 30 hours of service per week, or 130 hours per month per IRS regulations - https://www.irs.gov/affordable-care-act/employers/identifying-full-time-employees)
  • Must possess a valid City of Roanoke business license and certification by the Virginia State Corporate Commission (as required)
  • Must demonstrate impacts due to COVID-19 (revenue loss, reduced sales, closure or suspended operation, employment decline, business interruption or other)
  • Must demonstrate how grant funds will be used to make adjustments to operations (new operations or addition/expansion to existing operations are permissible)
  •  Must demonstrate a sustainability plan for maintaining the business in the City of Roanoke
  • Must be current on all taxes and fees owed to the City of Roanoke

Eligible Expenses may include:

  • Equipment and inventory purchases that respond to a shift in market conditions (e.g. purchase of equipment that will allow a restauranteur to offer outdoor dining);
  • Employee retention efforts for front-facing employees – e.g. licensed practical nurses or register workers. (remote workers are not eligible) 
  • Purchase of equipment or services to shorten or alleviate inventory or supply chain issues – e.g. shipping; (combine with point one)
  • Deep cleaning services, purchase of PPE, installation of protective barriers, etc. 

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2022 BMO Celebrating Women Grant Program

We’re excited to present the BMO Celebrating Women Grant Program, in collaboration with Deloitte. Eight women-owned businesses each will be receiving a $10,000 ...
  • Grant Amount

    $10,000
  • Application Deadline

    October 31, 2022
  • Grantor

    BMO and Deloitte
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

We’re excited to present the BMO Celebrating Women Grant Program, in collaboration with Deloitte. Eight women-owned businesses each will be receiving a $10,000 grant to take their businesses to the next level.

 

We’re looking for women business owners who are motivated by growth and change and are excited to break barriers to achieve success. We recognize that access to funding and capital is a challenge that women business owners often face. BMO is committed to investing in and supporting women-owned businesses and has honored over 215 women since 2012.

 

The BMO Celebrating Women Grant Program will assess applicants based on their high-level business growth plans. Any type of business growth will be considered whether expanding into a new market or creating a new product/service.

To be eligible for the BMO Celebrating Women Grant Program, you’ll need to show us your high-level overview of your business growth strategy.

You’ll also need to meet specific eligibility criteria as an applicant and as a business.

Criteria for applicants:

  • You’re the owner of a business
  • You’re a resident of the U.S.
  • You’ve reached the legal age of majority in the state where your business resides

Criteria for businesses:

  • Must be at least 51% owned or controlled by women or by individuals who self-identify as women
  • Currently active and operating in the U.S.
  • Has a physical location (or a mailing address for their headquarters) in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri or Wisconsin
  • Must be a for-profit business with annual revenues of $5 million USD or less
  • In good standing in the state in which the business is registered
  • In operation selling a product or service for at least 2 years as of January 1, 2022
For full eligibility details for the 2022 Grant Program, see the Official Terms and Conditions.

BMO is committed to investing in and supporting women-owned businesses.

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$5,000

Texas Food & Wine Alliance Grant

Grant winners will be announced and awarded at a ceremony at the Holdsworth Center in Austin on January 21, 2023. The unique grant program has provided $532,500...
  • Grant Amount

    $5,000
  • Application Deadline

    October 23, 2022
  • Grantor

    Texas Food & Wine Alliance
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Grant winners will be announced and awarded at a ceremony at the Holdsworth Center in Austin on January 21, 2023.

The unique grant program has provided $532,500 in funding over the past ten years.

Eligible applicants for the grant program include farmers, artisan producers, chefs, wine/beer/spirits makers, culinary nonprofits, businesses and professionals whose projects and initiatives show innovation and impact on the community, according to a press release.

Eligible applicants for the grant program include farmers, artisan producers, chefs, wine/beer/spirits makers, culinary nonprofits, businesses and professionals whose projects and initiatives show innovation and impact on the community, according to a press release.

The Texas Food & Wine Alliance is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to fostering awareness and innovation in the Texas culinary community through grants, educational programming, and events.

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$2,000

Small Business Utility Grants

The City of Lincoln is offering Small Businesses Utility Grants. Grants are available for small businesses in Lincoln with 50 or fewer employees that operate in...
  • Grant Amount

    $2,000
  • Application Deadline

    November 30, 2022
  • Grantor

    City of Nebraska
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The City of Lincoln is offering Small Businesses Utility Grants.

Grants are available for small businesses in Lincoln with 50 or fewer employees that operate in a Qualified Census Tract. Small businesses may apply for up to a year of their average electric and water expenses.

A total of $1.5 million dollars will be made available for small businesses.

Grant awards will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Funds are available from the American Rescue Plan and small businesses must meet federal requirements. Fraudulent documentation or activity will not be tolerated and will be subject to relevant legal actions and consequences.

Program Purpose

The purpose of this program is to provide assistance to small businesses negatively impacted by the pandemic. The program will provide utility payments to assist small businesses in stabilizing and growing business operations and employment as well as to recover from pandemic losses.

Grant Program Benefits

Qualifying small businesses may apply for up to a year of electric and water expenses. Applicants may apply for an amount equal to or less than the total of their electric and water bills from September 2021 through August 2022.

The total amount for any business will be based on the current electric and water invoices. The grant award will be made directly to Lincoln Electric System and Lincoln Water System on behalf of the business.

Eligibility Requirements

Businesses must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Businesses must be for-profit, independently operated businesses with 50 or fewer employees. A sole proprietorship may qualify.
  • Applicants must have a physical location doing business in a Qualified Census Tract in the City of Lincoln. Please check to see if your address is located in a Qualified Tract. (You will enter your business address and then click “Color QCT Qualified Tracts” on the left-hand side.)
  • Businesses can not have received the City’s Small Business Stabilization Grant for rent or mortgage.
  • Businesses must have been in operation prior to February 29, 2020.
  • Businesses must provide all necessary documentation.

Nebraska City is located within Otoe County in southeastern Nebraska. The city sits on the eastern edge of Otoe County and is bordered by the Missouri River and the State of Iowa to the east. Nebraska City is located at the junction of U.S. Highway 75 and Nebraska State Highway 2; also, Interstate 29 is located three miles to the east in Iowa.

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$10,000
  • Grants for Women
  • People of Color Grants

Lenovo Evolve Small Grant

Lenovo and AMD believe that small businesses are the heart of North America. In an effort to expand economic opportunity and equity, the Lenovo Evolve Small ini...
  • Grant Amount

    $10,000
  • Application Deadline

    December 16, 2022
  • Grantor

    Goodie Nation
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Lenovo and AMD believe that small businesses are the heart of North America. In an effort to expand economic opportunity and equity, the Lenovo Evolve Small initiative will be providing $10,000 grants and professional development to minority and woman-owned small businesses in the United States and Canada, through Goodie Nation.

 

  • Founder/majority business owner must identify as one of the following groups: Black/African, Latinx, Women, Indigenous, Native-American, or other underrepresented groups.
  • Business must have either a physical location as part of the core business offering (ex. Bed & Breakfast, restaurant, etc.) OR produce a physical product.
  • Revenue over the previous 12 months must be between $100,000 - $3,000,000 * Must not have raised more than $3,000,000 in investment capital.
  • The company must be a registered LLC, C Corporation, S Corporation, or similar Canadian company structure in the United States of America or Canada.

Goodie Nation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization supporting tech-focused social entrepreneurs, diverse founders, and experts worldwide.

 
 

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$5,000

Hayward Small Business Grant

Hayward small businesses and sole proprietorships with 25 or fewer employees may be eligible for $5,000 and $10,000 Alameda County Small Business Recovery grant...
  • Grant Amount

    $5,000
  • Application Deadline

    October 31, 2022
  • Grantor

    Hayward
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Hayward small businesses and sole proprietorships with 25 or fewer employees may be eligible for $5,000 and $10,000 Alameda County Small Business Recovery grants but will need to act fast.

The Small Business Recovery Grant Program is being administered by the East Bay Economic Development Alliance and was authorized by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors when it appropriated federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.

Applicants can receive a one-time grant of $5,000 for home-based businesses or a $10,000 for brink-and-mortar businesses, provided they have not previously received COVID-19-related ARPA funding directly from the County of Alameda.

The application period opens today, Monday, Oct. 10, and closes on Monday, Oct. 31.  Funds are limited and not everyone who applies is guaranteed to receive funding.  If the total funding requests for all grant applications exceeds available program funding levels totaling $11 million, grants will be awarded by lottery.

  • Businesses must be for-profit entities in Alameda County meeting the following criteria:
    1. Employ between 1 and 25 employees.
    2. Independently-owned home-based businesses, businesses with brick-and-mortar locations, and franchises
    3. Sole proprietors, Partnerships, Limited Liability Corporations
  • Business must still be in operation and is expected to remain open
  • Business must possess a current business license for the location in accordance with all applicable operating requirements
  • The negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic to the business have resulted in income loss that meet or exceed the awarded grant amount, due to decreased revenue and/or increased costs.
  • A business may only apply for and receive one grant, regardless if the business owns and/or operates from multiple locations in Alameda County
  • Business has not previously received COVID-19 related ARPA funding from Alameda County (e.g. Alameda County Board of Supervisors’ District Cash Aid grants, Alameda County Social Services Agency licensed childcare grants, etc.)

Founded in 1990, the East Bay Economic Development Alliance (East Bay EDA) was born out of the recognition by top leaders of the need to work together and tackle shared challenges. Today, East Bay EDA is a 150+ member organization that serves as the regional voice and networking resource for strengthening the economy, building the workforce and enhancing the quality of life in the East Bay.

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$5,000
  • Grants for Women

Lord Mayor’s Women in Business Grant

Last year, 26 percent of applications were from the manufacturing, construction and utilities sector, 22 per cent from education, training and administration, 1...
  • Grant Amount

    $5,000
  • Application Deadline

    November 3, 2022
  • Grantor

    The Business Hub
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Last year, 26 percent of applications were from the manufacturing, construction and utilities sector, 22 per cent from education, training and administration, 19 per cent from the sports, recreation, medical or health industries and 11 per cent each from the arts and the retail, food and beverage sectors.

“With the incredible momentum the city is experiencing on the runway to 2032, there is an unprecedented opportunity for business owners,” Cr Schrinner said.

“These grants can help women purchase vital equipment, increase their marketing activity, expand their product and service offerings, implement new technology and undertake research, training and education to turn their businesses into success stories.”

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$50,000

Small Business Emergency Bridge Grant

Businesses across Hillsborough County that were impacted by Hurricane Ian can now apply to the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program. The state h...
  • Grant Amount

    $50,000
  • Application Deadline

    December 8, 2022
  • Grantor

    Hillsborough County
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Businesses across Hillsborough County that were impacted by Hurricane Ian can now apply to the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program.

The state has made $50 million available for businesses. At least $10 million of those funds must be allocated to small businesses that are agricultural producers impacted by the hurricane. The program, which is administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, provides short-term, zero-interest loans to small businesses that experienced economic or physical damage due to Hurricane Ian. They are not grants, and loans must be repaid by the approved applicant.

Interested applicants can apply through the Department of Economic Opportunity's website now through December 2, 2022, or until all available funds are handed out. Eligible small businesses may apply for loans of up to $50,000 through the program.

Having a business in Florida 

Helping communities and business owners thrive one resource at a time. 

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$5,000

Only in Seattle Initiative Grants

The Seattle Office of Economic Development is accepting applications for the 2023 Only in Seattle Initiative grant program. The program includes $1.2 million in...
  • Grant Amount

    $5,000
  • Application Deadline

    October 31, 2022
  • Grantor

    The Seattle Office of Economics
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The Seattle Office of Economic Development is accepting applications for the 2023 Only in Seattle Initiative grant program. The program includes $1.2 million in funding, which will support neighborhood business initiatives, especially those related to equity and social justice. Grants will be awarded to neighborhood-based nonprofits, business organizations, and community groups. Businesses may benefit from the projects started by these groups. Or you can work with a sponsor organization to apply for project funding. The deadline for current OIC partners is October 18. New applicants have until October 31 to apply.

Eligible applicants can be business organizations, community organizations, cultural districts, consultants, or a collection of individuals that are supporting neighborhood business district strategies. To receive an award, there must be a legally constituted entity that meets the following minimum eligibility requirements. If the applicant does not meet these requirements, they can have a sponsor organization to accept and manage the grant funds on their behalf (fiscal sponsor).

The Office of Economic Development (OED) is committed to an building an inclusive economy in the City of Seattle.  OED works at all levels of our local economy to:  

  • support small and micro-businesses,   
  • partner with neighborhood business districts,   
  • support creative business sectors and workers,   
  • partner with key industries that drive innovation, job growth and global competitiveness, and   
  • invest in our local workforce with an emphasis on young people, low-income, as well as un-and under-employed adults 

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$5,000
  • Grants for Women
  • People of Color Grants

Grants for Growth

Through Grants for Growth, 100 merchants will receive grants of $10,000, which can be used toward immediate needs such as payroll, paying outstanding debt to ve...
  • Grant Amount

    $5,000
  • Application Deadline

    October 19, 2022
  • Grantor

    Uber
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Through Grants for Growth, 100 merchants will receive grants of $10,000, which can be used toward immediate needs such as payroll, paying outstanding debt to vendors, upgrading payment technology infrastructure, and other immediate operational costs. In addition to financial support, selected merchants received disaster recovery and resiliency guides from Uber and LISC.

Required to live in one of the locations listed above.

Uber's mission is to create opportunity through movement. We started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get access to a ride at the touch of a button? More than 15 billion trips later, we're building products to get people closer to where they want to be. By changing how people, food, and things move through cities, Uber is a platform that opens up the world to new possibilities.

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$500

Income Pilot Grant

Residents of Cook County will soon be able to apply for a program that will send them $500 for two years.  Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook...
  • Grant Amount

    $500
  • Application Deadline

    October 21, 2022
  • Grantor

    Cook County
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Residents of Cook County will soon be able to apply for a program that will send them $500 for two years. 

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County commissioners announced on Sept. 14 that the application window for the Cook County Promise Guaranteed Income Pilot program will be open from Oct. 6 through Oct. 21. 

The program will send monthly payments to 3,250 residents in the county. Payments are expected to start in December. To apply or for more information, visit:  www.engagecookcounty.com/promise. 

“With a $42 million investment, this two-year pilot is the largest publicly-funded guaranteed income initiative in American history and will provide thousands of our residents with a stable economic foundation – many for the first time in their lives,” President Preckwinkle said. 

“Cook County is proud to be leading the way for government in the American guaranteed income movement,” she said. “With this historic investment, we aim to show the nation what guaranteed income at scale can achieve.”

Cook County, IL residents only

Decades of research shows that people spend cash benefits wisely, leading to more financial stability as well as improved physical, emotional and social outcomes. Yet, historically, both public and private institutions have been unwilling to directly invest in low- and moderate-income people without significant restrictions in place. This red tape is in place not because any evidence shows that it is necessary, but rather because our society does not trust that people with lower incomes have the character or ability to make good decisions for themselves.

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$35,000

Working Lands Business Enhancement Grants

Vermont Agency of Agriculture Food & Markets Is your business a part of the farm and forest economy? Are you in need of funding for a capital project you've...
  • Grant Amount

    $35,000
  • Application Deadline

    October 28, 2022
  • Grantor

    Vermont Agency of Agriculture Food & Markets 
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Vermont Agency of Agriculture Food & Markets Is your business a part of the farm and forest economy? Are you in need of funding for a capital project you've been planning? The Working Lands Enterprise Initiative has funding available through their Business Enhancement Grant, formerly known as the Standard Business Grant.

The Business Enhancement Grant can fund projects up to $35,000 that focus on market development, research & development, infrastructure, energy, workforce training and development, and more! 

Projects must have a 100% (one to one) match that can be cash or a combination of cash and in-kind items. Projects must be completed within 12 months. 

The application is open now through October 28th. You can review the request for applications here(link is external) and begin your application here(link is external)

If you have questions or would like to be connected to a business advisor that can help you think through your project concept, please contact Clare Salerno, Agriculture Development Specialist, at clare.salerno@vermont.gov(link sends e-mail).

  • All enterprises must be based in Vermont and registered with the Secretary of State
  • Applicants must be in compliance with all state regulations (i.e. water quality, taxes) and in good standing with the State of Vermont
  • Previous Working Lands Standard Business and COVID-19 Response Business Development grantees are eligible to re-apply for funding during Fiscal Year 2023. Previous Working Lands Supply Chain Impact, Market Level Infrastructure Impact, or Meat Slaughter and Processing Development Grants are eligible to apply for further Working Lands funding after three years, meaning that Fiscal Year 2020 and earlier grantees are eligible to apply this year.
  • Primary producers looking for larger dollar amount grants may also be eligible to apply for the ARPA-Funded Primary Producer Impact Grant

The working landscape forms the backbone of Vermont’s heritage and economic viability. The “working landscape” consists of agriculture, food system, forestry, and forest products based businesses. Approximately 20 percent of Vermont’s land is used for agricultural purposes and 75 percent as forestry.  

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$5000
  • Grants for Women
  • People of Color Grants

2022 Beyond Open Small Business Grant Program

Beyond Open is a $20 million small business grant program administered by the Foundation For The Carolinas (FFTC) and made possible with support from the Wells ...
  • Grant Amount

    $5000
  • Application Deadline

    October 28, 2022
  • Grantor

    Foundation For The Carolinas
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Beyond Open is a $20 million small business grant program administered by the Foundation For The Carolinas (FFTC) and made possible with support from the Wells Fargo Open for Business Fund. The Beyond Open grant program will help diverse small business owners in Charlotte-Mecklenburg build wealth by investing in capital assets such as equipment, technology, inventory, and real estate. Beyond Open grants in three categories of support from $5k - $250k+ will enable small businesses, from startups to established businesses, to invest in capital assets for a variety of needs. Beyond Open grants do not need to be repaid.

Foundation For The Carolinas recognizes that nonprofits are critical to community vitality and offers opportunities for a wide variety of nonprofit grants, programs, and support available for review at fftc.org. The Foundation recognizes nonprofit organizations as "businesses" and we are pleased that Wells Fargo has included them on the list of eligible business entities. 

While nonprofits in the community are eligible to apply, please pay close attention to eligibility criteria and focus areas because Beyond Open grants to participating nonprofits will be highly selective and subject to the same process as for-profit companies.

Nonprofit organizations considering applying should consider their ability to make a clear connection between the capital asset for which Beyond Open grant funds will be used and the positive impact on the reported financial income of the organization. While we know nonprofits do great work, it can be difficult for many to meet the standards required for this grant program. For example, a grant requesting funding for an existing program or service expansion is unlikely to be awarded.

  • Diverse business owners (minorities, women, veterans, LGBTQ) in Charlotte-Mecklenburg are eligible to apply for Beyond Open small business grants.
  • Priority and special encouragement will be given to companies located in, near, or with substantial business activity centered around one of the six Corridors of Opportunity:
  • Corridor 1 - Albemarle Road/Central Avenue
  • Corridor 2 - Ferry Beatties Ford/Rozzelles
  • Corridor 3 - Freedom Drive/Wilkinson Blvd.
  • Corridor 4 - Graham/North Tryon St.
  • Corridor 5 - Sugar Creek Rd/I-85
  • Corridor 6 - West Boulevard
  • Small businesses from 1 employee (with the owner counting as an employee) to 499 employees are eligible and are encouraged to apply. 
  • If you are a franchise, you must be an independent and locally owned franchisor. 

The Beyond Open grant program will help diverse small business owners in Charlotte-Mecklenburg build wealth by investing in capital assets such as equipment, technology, inventory, and real estate.

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$5,000 - $45,000
  • Grants for Women

Westchester County Business FIRST

Westchester County Business FIRST: Financial Investments for Recovery and a Sustainable Tomorrow is providing immediate financial relief to Minority and Women-O...
  • Grant Amount

    $5,000 - $45,000
  • Application Deadline

    December 8, 2022
  • Grantor

    Westchester County Office of Economic Development
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Westchester County Business FIRST: Financial Investments for Recovery and a Sustainable Tomorrow is providing immediate financial relief to Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs), Certified Service-Disabled Veteran-owned Businesses (SDVOBs) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Qualifying organizations can apply for grants ranging from $5,000 to $45,000.

  • MWBEs must be Registered with the Westchester County MWBE program or Certified by the New York State Division of Minority and Women’s Business
  • SDVOBs must be Certified by New York State as Service-Disabled Veteran-owned Businesses (SDVOB).
  • DBEs must be Certified by a Certifying Partner in the New York State Unified Certification Program (NYSUCP).
  • The organization’s primary location must be in Westchester County.
  • The organization must be currently open with plans to stay open or temporarily closed with plans to reopen in 2022.

The Westchester County Office of Economic Development works to improve the County's economic well-being and quality of life. This includes a broad range of activities to attract, create and retain jobs, and to foster a resilient, pro-growth and inclusive economy.

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  • Government Grants

Kittias County CBDG-CV Small Business Grants

Small businesses affected by COVID-19 can get some help by applying for CBDG-CV Small Business Grants through the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce, according...
  • Grant Amount

    Varies
  • Application Deadline

    October 7, 2022
  • Grantor

    Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Small businesses affected by COVID-19 can get some help by applying for CBDG-CV Small Business Grants through the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce, according to a news release from the chamber.

The Chamber will be accepting applications, starting Friday with a deadline of 5 .m., Oct. 7.

The CBDG-CV Small Business Grants are available to locally owned and managed a business with local decision-making authority; that have a current Washington Business license at the time of the grant awarded; have been in business for at least one year form the date of application; the ability to demonstrate loss of income due to COVID-19; must met LMI Household income qualifications.

- Locally owned and managed a business with local decision-making authority

- Have a current Washington Business license at the time of the grant awarded

- Been in business for at least one year form the date of application

- Ability to demonstrate loss of income due to COVID-19

- Must met LMI Household income qualifications

- Business can only have up to 5 people on payroll (including owner(s)) at time of application

The Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce is the largest business support and development organization in Kittitas County, and one of the largest in Central Washington. With over 500 members representing every business sector, the Chamber and its committees oversee county-wide tourism promotion and economic development initiatives and a range of business support tools including publications, web services, seminars and even leadership development for a new generation.

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  • People of Color Grants
  • Government Grants

Valdosta COVID-19 Small Business Grant Program

The City of Valdosta, Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce, and the Black Business Alliance have partnered to support local small businesses. Valdosta City Coun...
  • Grant Amount

    Varies
  • Application Deadline

    October 17, 2022
  • Grantor

    City of Valdosta
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The City of Valdosta, Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce, and the Black Business Alliance have partnered to support local small businesses. Valdosta City Council has allocated ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) funds to create a COVID-19 Small Business Grant program that is administered by a committee of local business leaders appointed by the city council. This program helps small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Small business is the backbone of the American economy. The City has allocated $1,000,000 to mitigate the negative impact of the pandemic on small businesses in our community. The funding is made available through the American Rescue Plan Act. There will be public meetings to discuss the details of the application process. The time and location of these meetings can be found on the City’s website. The hope is that this funding will stabilize and sustain small businesses,” said City Manager Mark Barber. 

To be eligible, businesses must be in the City of Valdosta and have maintained an active city business license since March 1, 2020. Corporate-owned or publicly traded businesses are not eligible to apply. The amount of the grant for which businesses are qualified is based on the amount of their annual gross receipts. Gross receipt data will be accepted from the following years: 2019-2021. Based on Federal ARPA Guidelines, applicants whose businesses are within the Qualified Census Tract (see below) will receive top funding priority, followed by minority-owned, women-owned, or veteran-owned businesses.  

Our goal has been to implement a process that is easy to understand, to complete, and to receive equitable funding. We are looking forward to being able to provide relief for some of our hardest-hit businesses

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$10,000
  • Grants for Women

First Strides Grant Program

Together with IFundWomen, Johnnie Walker is continuing to fund, mentor, and champion trailblazing women-owned businesses by awarding 10 businesses each with a $...
  • Grant Amount

    $10,000
  • Application Deadline

    December 31, 2022
  • Grantor

    IFundWomen / Johnnie Walker
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Together with IFundWomen, Johnnie Walker is continuing to fund, mentor, and champion trailblazing women-owned businesses by awarding 10 businesses each with a $10,000 grant, so apply today!

 

• Must be in business for at least 2 years, located in the United States, and generate a minimum of $25k in annual revenue
• Must be a majority women-owned business
• Must not be an alcohol-beverage brand or a business that sells or distributes alcohol
• Applicants must be 21 or older in order to be considered for this grant program
• Applications are being accepted through December 31, 2022, at 11:59 pm PST.

 

IFundWomen is working to close the funding gap for women-owned businesses. 

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$1,000 - $5,000

Launch La Crosse Recovery Grant

Grants of up to $5,000 to Wisconsin small businesses in eligible locations for assistance during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. The purpose of grants...
  • Grant Amount

    $1,000 - $5,000
  • Application Deadline

    June 30, 2023
  • Grantor

    Couleecap - Small Business Recovery Fund
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Grants of up to $5,000 to Wisconsin small businesses in eligible locations for assistance during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. The purpose of grants is to increase the sustainability and resiliency of local businesses by supporting new projects. Applicants should be small, locally owned, retail, restaurant, or personal service businesses with 1-20 employees that are located in La Crosse County.

The Small Business Resiliency Fund will provide cash grants to help cover costs of projects that reach customers in new ways. Businesses must demonstrate economic injury as a result of the crisis, whether they have been forced to close or are operating at an extremely reduced capacity. The fund will prioritize businesses that have been unable to access other relief funds for any reason.

Grant Benefits:

  • Cash grants to help cover immediate financial needs as small businesses work to adjust their methods of reaching customers during the COVID‐19 pandemic and beyond.
  • Referral to other Launch La Crosse Partner programs, including assistance with sustainability plans and connections to other resources.

To be eligible for a Launch La Crosse Small Business Resiliency grant, businesses must be executing a project or shift in their delivery or distribution models that are necessary to ease public health concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Examples include, but are not limited to, heaters/equipment to sustain outdoor operations, supplies, software integration for e-commerce or social media events, etc.

The Launch La Crosse Small Business Resiliency Fund will focus on encouraging businesses to reach customers in new ways.

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New York State Seed Funding Grant Program

The New York State Seed Funding Grant Program (the “Program”) was created to provide assistance to early-stage small businesses to succeed in a recovering New Y...
  • Grant Amount

    Varies
  • Application Deadline

    December 31, 2022
  • Grantor

    Empire State Development
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The New York State Seed Funding Grant Program (the “Program”) was created to provide assistance to early-stage small businesses to succeed in a recovering New York State economy. Eligible Applicants must provide evidence, acceptable to New York State that the Eligible Applicant is operational and meets the program requirements. As part of the application each micro-business, small business, or for-profit arts and cultural organization including independent arts contractors shall provide sufficient documentation in a manner prescribed by Empire State Development (ESD) to demonstrate program qualification.

For firms that have already filed a Federal Tax Return for operations:

  • Grant awards will be calculated based upon the annual amount of gross receipts as shown on their provided 2020 or 2021 business tax return.
    • Businesses with $5,000 and up to $49,999.99 in gross receipts: Award is $5,000/business.
    • Businesses with $50,000 – $99,999.99 in gross receipts: Award is $10,000/business.
    • Businesses with $100,000 – $1,000,000 in gross receipts: Award is 10% of gross receipts with a maximum grant amount of $25,000/business.

For firms that have NOT filed a Federal Tax Return for operations thus far:

  • Award is $5,000/business.

Small businesses, Micro-businesses and For-profit independent arts and cultural organizations, including independent arts contractors submitting an application for a grant award to the Program (collectively, “Eligible Applicants”) must:

  1. Be incorporated in New York State or licensed or registered to do business in New York State and must be resident in the State of New York;
  2. Be a currently viable Micro-business, Small business, or For-profit arts and cultural organization including independent arts contractors that started business on September 1, 2018 or later and has been operational for at least six months before an application is submitted;
  3. Have between five thousand dollars ($5,000) and one million dollars ($1,000,000) in gross receipts per annum as reflected on their most recent Federal Business Tax Return (line 1a, IRS Form 1120 or 1065; line 1 IRS Form 1040 Schedule C) or be able to demonstrate five thousand dollars ($5,000) in business expenses for businesses that have not yet filed a Federal Business Tax Return;
  4. Be in substantial compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, codes and requirements;
  5. Not owe any federal, state or local taxes, or have an approved repayment, deferral plan, or agreement with appropriate federal, state, and local taxing authorities;
  6. Not qualify for business assistance grant programs under the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 or any other available federal COVID-19 economic recovery or business assistance grant programs, including loans forgiven under the federal Paycheck Protection Program, or are unable to obtain sufficient business assistance from such federal programs.*

    * Eligible Applicants may have received or been awarded the following federal assistance:

    • Paycheck Protection Program loans totaling $250,000 or less.
    • Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) for COVID-19 of any size.
    • COVID-19 EIDL Advance Grant of any size.
    • COVID-19 EIDL Supplemental Targeted Advance Grant of any size.
    • SBA Shuttered Venue Operators Grant of any size.
    • Restaurant Revitalization Fund Grant of any size.
  7. Did not qualify for business assistance under the New York State COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program.

The mission of Empire State Development (“ESD”) is to promote a vigorous and growing state economy, encourage business investment and job creation, and support diverse, prosperous local economies across New York State through the efficient use of loans, grants, tax credits, real estate development, marketing and other forms of assistance.

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  • People of Color Grants

Holyoke Latino Business Grant Program

The Latino Business Grant Program includes $150,000 in funding to support Latin-owned businesses in Holyoke, Massachusetts that were affected negatively by the ...
  • Grant Amount

    Varies
  • Application Deadline

    December 8, 2022
  • Grantor

    Latino Economic Development Corporation
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The Latino Business Grant Program includes $150,000 in funding to support Latin-owned businesses in Holyoke, Massachusetts that were affected negatively by the pandemic. The program is funded through the state’s allocation of American Rescue Plan Act funds. Local organization Partners for Community is partnering with local chambers of commerce and state representatives to fund and facilitate the program.

Latino owned micro-businesses in Holyoke, Chicopee, or Springfield who have experienced negative economic impacts because of the Covid-19 Pandemic are encouraged to apply. 

Our goal is to drive the economic and social advancement of low to moderate income Latinos and other underserved communities in DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Puerto Rico by equipping them with the skills and tools to achieve financial independence and become leaders in their communities.

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$1,500

Downtown Hanover BLOOM Grants

The York County Economic Alliance, and the BLOOM Business Empowerment Center, in partnership with  Main Street Hanover are pleased to present the 2022 Hanover B...
  • Grant Amount

    $1,500
  • Application Deadline

    September 26, 2022
  • Grantor

    Bloom Business Empowerment Center
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The York County Economic Alliance, and the BLOOM Business Empowerment Center, in partnership with  Main Street Hanover are pleased to present the 2022 Hanover BLOOM Grant Program.  

The Bloom Grant Program was created in 2018 to help businesses address a tangible need that will help them improve productivity, expand their services, or grow to the next level. The Hanover BLOOM Grant Program seeks to provide micro-grants to small businesses in Hanover for projects that will continue that mission. Since its launch, 129 BLOOM Grants totaling $333,978 have been distributed to small businesses/organizations in York County, Downtown York, York County Trail Towns communities, to women-owned businesses, start-up entrepreneurs, and graduates of the BLOOM Small Business Development courses, with 54% of grants going to businesses owned by persons of color and 65% going to women-owned businesses.

  • Businesses for this Downtown Hanover grant program MUST be located within Downtown Hanover and must have revenue generated as of June 30, 2022. See the map here - https://www.yceapa.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Downtown-Hanover-9-8-2022.pdf 
  • Applications should be for projects that will improve productivity, expand/improve services, or grow to the next level in the businesses’ respective area  
  • Applicants cannot have more than 50 full or part-time employees.
  • Applicants must match 10% of the grant’s capital value to show commitment to the project being funded.
  • Grant recipients must use the allocated funds within 6 months on the approved expense.  
  • Preference will be given to companies that use local businesses to fulfill the grant implementation, where applicable.
  • Applicants cannot be an employee or board member of Main Street Hanover, YCEA, or affiliate board; cannot be a family member of an employee or board member;  
  • While we encourage past BLOOM recipients to apply again for new initiatives, priority shall be given to those who have not received prior BLOOM grants.
  • Only for-profit businesses are eligible. Non-profits are not eligible.
  • Applicants cannot be a federal, state, or municipal elected or appointed official

The York County Economic Alliance, and the BLOOM Business Empowerment Center, in partnership with  Main Street Hanover are pleased to present the 2022 Hanover BLOOM Grant Program.  

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$7,500
  • Government Grants

Biofuel Infrastructure Incentive Program

Renewable fuel businesses in Missouri have the opportunity to vie for infrastructure project funding through a state program this month. The Biofuel Infrastruct...
  • Grant Amount

    $7,500
  • Application Deadline

    September 30, 2022
  • Grantor

    MASBDA
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Renewable fuel businesses in Missouri have the opportunity to vie for infrastructure project funding through a state program this month.

The Biofuel Infrastructure Incentive Program (BIIP), which is administered by the Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority (MASBDA), will dole out up to $40 million in funds for clean fuel businesses undertaking infrastructure projects. Funds are to be awarded to fuel retailers or distributors, fleet operations or terminal companies that currently or plan to store or dispense ethanol blends. Funds are available for the construction, installation, retrofitting or upgrading of infrastructure within the state that's solely used for the environmentally-friendly biofuel practices, including fuel dispensers, pumps, and underground and above-ground storage tanks.

Projects may include multiple locations across the state, according to MASBDA.

Applicants must be a business entity that is constructing new, or retrofitting or improving existing, infrastructure or equipment which handles biodiesel fuel, biodiesel blend fuel, or ethanol blended gasoline at a facility located in Missouri. The project may include multiple locations within the state.

A business entity with both biodiesel and ethanol infrastructure needs may submit separate applications in each category and be eligible for maximum funding in each category.

The purpose of the Biofuel Infrastructure Incentive Program (BIIP) is to increase the distribution and use of biofuels in the state of Missouri. 

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$250

The Hug Grant

HUGs (Helpful Unfettered Gifts) are $250 strings-free micro-grants – aka “Love Bombs of Cash” – awarded monthly to non-profit and for-profit creative initiative...
  • Grant Amount

    $250
  • Application Deadline

    December 8, 2022
  • Grantor

    Charlotte is Creative
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

HUGs (Helpful Unfettered Gifts) are $250 strings-free micro-grants – aka “Love Bombs of Cash” – awarded monthly to non-profit and for-profit creative initiatives in Charlotte to help propel the project forward or remove a small obstacle to its overall success. This is real money, making a real difference. All of it is at work today in the Queen City.

These days, the framework exists to communicate and connect with each other and with resources instantly. But, sometimes it feels harder to connect than ever. The pandemic has added new challenges to connection.

And, that’s what we do at Charlotte Is Creative.

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$10,000

Alibaba.com Manifesting Grants Program

In partnership with Hello Alice, the Alibaba.com Manifesting Grants program will award 50 small business owners $10,000 in cash grants, up to $5,000 in logistic...
  • Grant Amount

    $10,000
  • Application Deadline

    October 31, 2022
  • Grantor

    Hello Alice / Alibaba.com
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

In partnership with Hello Alice, the Alibaba.com Manifesting Grants program will award 50 small business owners $10,000 in cash grants, up to $5,000 in logistics support, and strategic business guidance.

Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible, your business must have a new or existing innovative physical product that is currently on the market or expected to be viable within six months.

You are taking the entrepreneurial leap. Hello Alice is your navigation tool to source funding, new customers, and a community of fellow business owners.

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$2,500

Bergen County Small Business Grant

Bergen County, New Jersey is opening a new small business grant program with its allocation of American Rescue Plan Act funds. Eligible businesses can apply for...
  • Grant Amount

    $2,500
  • Application Deadline

    December 8, 2022
  • Grantor

    Bergen County
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Bergen County, New Jersey is opening a new small business grant program with its allocation of American Rescue Plan Act funds. Eligible businesses can apply for up to $2,500 to cover expenses resulting from pandemic related closures or interruptions. Priority will go to businesses that are registered as Women Business Enterprise, Minority Business Enterprise, Veteran-Owned Small Business, or a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business with the state. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

To qualify for the Bergen County ARP Small Business Grant Program businesses must fall under the following criteria:

  • The business must be located within Bergen County;
  • The business must be owned by an individual, a partnership, a corporation, or a limited liability company;
  • The business cannot have more than 5 full-time equivalent employees as of the first quarter of 2022;
  • The business must have experienced a loss in gross revenue between 2019 and 2020, as evidenced by Federal tax returns;
  • Non-profit organizations, real estate holding companies, and businesses behind on their tax payments are NOT eligible.

Bergen County is home to nearly one million residents and has an affordable tax base for families and businesses. We have more than 9,000 acres of parks, five world-class golf courses, a nationally accredited zoo, horseback riding, skiing, camping, hiking, swimming, concerts and movies in the park, Winter Wonderland and five outstanding colleges.

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$25,000
  • Grants for Women

Small Business Down Payment Grant Program

Bank of America today announced the launch of a Small Business Down Payment Grant Program to drive business growth and help create generational wealth opportuni...
  • Grant Amount

    $25,000
  • Application Deadline

    December 8, 2022
  • Grantor

    Bank of America
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Bank of America today announced the launch of a Small Business Down Payment Grant Program to drive business growth and help create generational wealth opportunities for minority and women business owners.

Launching in select markets with plans to expand in 2023, the program will extend credit to historically disadvantaged small business borrowers and provide support to make purchasing commercial real estate more affordable.

The program will be available for eligible women and minority business owners applying for Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 and 7(a) commercial real estate loans. Commercial real estate properties must be based in Opportunity Zones in Atlanta, Chicago, Charlotte, Dallas and Los Angeles, as defined by the U.S. Treasury.

Bank of America is committed to helping small business owners in local communities across the country through numerous resources beyond the Small Business Down Payment Grant Program.

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$15,000
  • Grants for Women

Stacy's Rise Project (2022)

Created to help bridge the funding gap for women founders, the Stacy’s Rise Project has been connecting and empowering small business owners for years. But Stac...
  • Grant Amount

    $15,000
  • Application Deadline

    October 21, 2022
  • Grantor

    Hello Alice / Stacey Rise
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Created to help bridge the funding gap for women founders, the Stacy’s Rise Project has been connecting and empowering small business owners for years. But Stacy’s Pita Chips wasn’t always a household name. Marketing, mentorship and monetary support helped this brand rise from a humble sandwich cart to the nation’s supermarkets. And it’s these same resources that today’s entrepreneurs need to succeed – now, more than ever. So that’s exactly what Stacy’s is offering to 10 women in their journey to make their dreams a reality with the latest iteration of the Rise Project.

  • The business you're applying for at least 50% woman-founded or currently 50% woman-owned.
  • A woman founder or woman co-founder of the business 

You are taking the entrepreneurial leap. Hello Alice is your navigation tool to source funding, new customers, and a community of fellow business owners.

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$5,000
  • Government Grants

California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant

The San Mateo County California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief grant is a $2,500 grant for businesses that made under $50,000 in gross revenues in 2019 and were ...
  • Grant Amount

    $5,000
  • Application Deadline

    October 17, 2022
  • Grantor

    San Mateo County
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The San Mateo County California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief grant is a $2,500 grant for businesses that made under $50,000 in gross revenues in 2019 and were hurt by COVID-19. The business cannot have received the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief grant (aka the California Relief Grant administered by Lendistry), and the business must be the owner's main source of income.

There are two steps. First, you fill out the eligibility form. If you appear eligible, we send the full application to fill and ask for some verifying documents. We are collecting eligibility forms until October 17 as all the money must be disbursed by November 30.

San Mateo is a county in California looking to make a difference for its residents. They are offering a grant, especially for small businesses that are looking for funding.

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Up to $50,000

2022 Growth Through Agriculture Program

The Growth Through Agriculture (GTA) program is a grant program established by the Montana Legislature to strengthen and diversify Montana's agricultural indust...
  • Grant Amount

    Up to $50,000
  • Application Deadline

    September 12, 2022
  • Grantor

    Montana Department of Agriculture
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The Growth Through Agriculture (GTA) program is a grant program established by the Montana Legislature to strengthen and diversify Montana's agricultural industry through the development of new agricultural products and processes. Examples of eligible project activities involve equipment purchases, construction costs, advertising and promotion, and consultant services for engineering. The GTA program is administered by the Agriculture Development Council (Council), which is attached to the Department of Agriculture.

The Council may make a grant or loan if it determines the project is consistent with the goals of the Growth Through Agriculture Act and:

  • Primarily adds value to Montana’s agricultural products
  • Has the prospects for commercial success given current personnel, experience and resources of the applicant
  • Has the prospects to create and/or retain jobs in Montana
  • Primarily processes or adds value to Montana’s agricultural products currently produced or potentially produced in the state
  • Has the management structure to allow the Agriculture Development Council to reasonably conclude that the applicant will comply with ongoing reporting and monitoring activities

The Council may award grants up to $50,000. In addition to meeting the general criteria for funding, grant applications must demonstrate that their project meets at least one of the following criteria:

  • The project will benefit additional agricultural companies
  • The project will accomplish research that will benefit agriculture as a whole
  • The applicant is a nonprofit entity.

Serving Montana Agriculture and growing prosperity under the Big Sky.

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$20,000
  • Grants for Women

Fourth Annual Pitch Competition

The Enthuse Foundation is a non-profit organization investing in a new generation of women entrepreneurs and cultivating the next generation of business leaders...
  • Grant Amount

    $20,000
  • Application Deadline

    October 3, 2022
  • Grantor

    Enthuse Foundation
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The Enthuse Foundation is a non-profit organization investing in a new generation of women entrepreneurs and cultivating the next generation of business leaders.

To be eligible, a business must meet the following requirements:

  • Food, Beverage, or CPG Business Founder
  • At Least 51% of Business is Owned by Women
  • Company has Sales (Pre-Revenue Startups Are Not Eligible)
  • Business in Operation for Less than 4 Years
  • Revenue Does Not Exceed $500,000
  • Attend the LIVE Pitch Night in NYC on November 3rd, 2022 (travel stipend is available for those that qualify) 
  • Click Here to View Official Competition Rules

The Enthuse Foundation is a non-profit organization investing in a new generation of women entrepreneurs and cultivating the next generation of business leaders.

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Up to $5,000

UpStart Small Business Grant

The Startup Junkie Foundation launched on June 4th a new program entity called the UpStart Thrift Store, located at 235 Main St, Farmington, Arkansas.  This ent...
  • Grant Amount

    Up to $5,000
  • Application Deadline

    December 8, 2022
  • Grantor

    The Startup Junkie Foundation
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The Startup Junkie Foundation launched on June 4th a new program entity called the UpStart Thrift Store, located at 235 Main St, Farmington, Arkansas.  This entity is run by an all-volunteer team.  UpStart Thrift resells donated clothes and home goods at very affordable prices. 

All of the proceeds, after rent and utilities are covered for the store, will be used to fund Kiva loans and small business grants to entrepreneurs and small business owners in Washington County.

UpStart Thrift will do competitively awarded grants of up to $5,000 to small business owners in Washington County. The Upstart Thrift team will work with the Startup Junkie Foundation leadership to select the awardees based on the merits of their application.

An eligible business must:

  • Be operated in Washington County, Arkansas
  • Been in business for more than one year
  • Be in good standing with the state of Arkansas

Startup Junkie supports, inspires, and educates entrepreneurs and innovators by providing no-cost, one-on-one consulting, events, workshops, and programs; and access to capital and talent.

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Up to $10,000

Small Business Rental Assistance Grant Program

Montgomery County's Small Business Rental Assistance Grant Program - Phase 2 will provide grants to small businesses in qualifying industries to support rental ...
  • Grant Amount

    Up to $10,000
  • Application Deadline

    September 30, 2022
  • Grantor

    Latino Economic Development Center
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Montgomery County's Small Business Rental Assistance Grant Program - Phase 2 will provide grants to small businesses in qualifying industries to support rental costs, both current and arrears rent payments. The grant is intended to mitigate the injury experienced by Montgomery County businesses due to the pandemic, especially in light of the extended duration of the hardship.

The application period is open until September 30, 2022.

Eligible businesses must meet the following requirements:

Geography

  • Business must have a physical location(s) only in the county; OR
  • County-based locations account for more than 50% of the businesses total number of employees; OR
  • County-based locations account for more than 50% of business's gross sales. 

Lease

  • Businesses must have a commercial lease in the County

Revenue

  1. Must have received $500,000 or less in annual revenue prior to COVID-19
  2. Must be able to demonstrate a revenue loss due to COVID-19

Our goal is to drive the economic and social advancement of low to moderate-income Latinos and other underserved communities in DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Puerto Rico by equipping them with the skills and tools to achieve financial independence and become leaders in their communities.

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Up to $25,000
  • People of Color Grants

Minority Business Enterprise Grant Program

A local grant program offers funding to support Black and Latinx-owned small businesses in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. The Minority Business Enterprise (M...
  • Grant Amount

    Up to $25,000
  • Application Deadline

    September 26, 2022
  • Grantor

    Greater Winston-Salem
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

A local grant program offers funding to support Black and Latinx-owned small businesses in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. The Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) grant fund is focused on improving business success, job retention, and job creation for minority-owned businesses.

  • Grants up to $25,000 are available.
  • Eligible uses of grant funds are special projects and general operating expenses such as salary, wages, lease, rent payments, working capital, and capital expenditures. 

  • Businesses must be Black- or Latinx-Owned.
  • Businesses must be located in Forsyth County and in operation as of January 1, 2022. 
  • Businesses’ gross annual sales must not exceed $1 million.
  • Businesses must have at least 1 but not more than 25 full-time employees.

Applicants should read the entire criteria and gather supporting documentation before submitting an application.

Promoting business and economic development in Winston-Salem NC.

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$10,000

FedEx® Entrepreneur Fund

In partnership with Hello Alice and the Global Entrepreneurship Network, FedEx has launched the FedEx® Entrepreneur Fund to provide $300,000 in grants and educa...
  • Grant Amount

    $10,000
  • Application Deadline

    October 7, 2022
  • Grantor

    FedEx®
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

In partnership with Hello Alice and the Global Entrepreneurship Network, FedEx has launched the FedEx® Entrepreneur Fund to provide $300,000 in grants and educational resources to help entrepreneurs in the United States gain access to the funding, resources, and networks they need to help their businesses succeed.

The FedEx® Entrepreneur Fund will award thirty (30) $10,000 grants to military-connected entrepreneurs and/or entrepreneurs with disabilities. 

Applications are open now through October 7, 2022, at 6PM ET.

To be eligible, a business must be majority (51%+) owned and operated by entrepreneur(s) with disabilities or majority (51%+) owned and operated by military-connected entrepreneur(s) (military family members, military spouses, active duty, or veterans).

FedEx recognizes innovative and passionate small businesses all over the county that want to take their business to the next level.

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Tourism Grant Program FY23

The Tourism Grant Program awards funds annually to projects that strengthen Montana’s economy through the development and enhancement of the State’s tourism and...
  • Grant Amount

    Varies
  • Application Deadline

    September 15, 2022
  • Grantor

    Montana Department of Commerce
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The Tourism Grant Program awards funds annually to projects that strengthen Montana’s economy through the development and enhancement of the State’s tourism and recreation industry. Funds are awarded annually to projects that develop and enhance tourism and recreation products that have the potential to increase out-of-area and resident visitation.  Entities based in Montana that are eligible to apply for a Tourism Grant include:

  • A primary, registered non-profit 501(c) organization
  • A Tribal government
  • A City or County government

Qualified applicants must demonstrate a match of actual and committed money and in-kind investment, if applicable, in the proposed project. The match is $1 applicant to $2 award. For example: if the project costs $9,000 to complete, an applicant requesting $6,000 grant award must demonstrate they have $3,000 committed to the completion of the project as match. Reasonable in-kind services, in-kind labor, and/or volunteer hours can count up to 25% of applicant match yet the remaining 75% of  applicant match must be hard cash.

Entities based in Montana that are eligible to apply for a Tourism Grant include:

  • A primary, registered non-profit 501(c) organization
  • A Tribal government
  • A City or County government

The Montana Department of Commerce will enhance and sustain a healthy economy so Montana businesses, communities, and people can prosper.

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Up to $20,000

American Rescue Plan Fund - Marshall County

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provides the Marshall County Commission with $5.9 million in direct federal aid to assist our community in its recovery from...
  • Grant Amount

    Up to $20,000
  • Application Deadline

    December 8, 2022
  • Grantor

    Marshall County Commission
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provides the Marshall County Commission with $5.9 million in direct federal aid to assist our community in its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Commission received the first round of funding, approximately $2.9 million, in July of 2021.

In general, the American Rescue Plan Funds can be used to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, to replace lost public revenues, to support economic stabilization, and to make necessary investments in water, sewer and broadband infrastructure. 

The County Commission will be utilizing up to $1,000,000.00 of their received ARPA Funds to provide grants, up to $20,000.00, to Small Businesses and Non-Profit Organizations, located in Marshall County, who can show at least a 20% reduction in revenue due to COVID 19.  Please note, the definition of a small business for the purpose of the MC ARPA Grants is an independently owned business, employing 50 people or less.

Please complete the SMALL BUSINESS application in its entirety. Attach additional pages as necessary. Once your application is submitted, all documentation included are considered a public record. The applications will be reviewed monthly.  Entities applying for grants can expect to receive notification of award or denial within six (6) weeks after the end of the month in which the application was submitted.

Businesses and nonprofits that saw a reduction in revenue of 20% or greater, who employed 50 people or fewer, are eligible to apply through the program. 

 

The Mission of the Commission is to promote informed public policy, accountability and effective administration.

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$5,000

$5K Growth Fund

The Small Business Growth Fund provides the capital entrepreneurs need to make their next big move. Each recipient will receive a $5,000 grant, provided by Mast...
  • Grant Amount

    $5,000
  • Application Deadline

    October 14, 2022
  • Grantor

    Hello Alice and Mastercard
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The Small Business Growth Fund provides the capital entrepreneurs need to make their next big move. Each recipient will receive a $5,000 grant, provided by Mastercard, to accelerate their growth and continue to help make 2022 the year of their small business.

Eligible businesses must:

  • Be a for-profit business
  • Have less than $1M in 2021 gross annual revenue
  • Have a commitment to their customers and community
  • Have a clear plan for use of funds

You are taking the entrepreneurial leap. Hello Alice is your navigation tool to source funding, new customers, and a community of fellow business owners.

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Up to $10,000

Fort Collins Small Business Grant

As part of pandemic recovery efforts, the City of Fort Collins is launching the Small Business Grants program to help our local small business community address...
  • Grant Amount

    Up to $10,000
  • Application Deadline

    August 30, 2022
  • Grantor

    City of Fort Collins
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

As part of pandemic recovery efforts, the City of Fort Collins is launching the Small Business Grants program to help our local small business community address the impacts of the COVID-19 health crisis.  

Eligible small businesses include those with less than 50 employees who make less than $500K in revenue a year, along with solopreneurs, artists, and musicians who had challenges that were attributed to or aggravated by the Covid-19 public health crisis.

Examples of continuing challenges to businesses include:

  • reduced revenue from ongoing spikes in COVID cases
  • increased expenses from supply chain issues
  • increased salary and hiring costs
  • and other increases in operating expenses.   

Small Businesses Grants are available to help with three recovery goal areas:  

  • Stabilization  
  • Technical Assistance   
  • Workforce & Talent Acquisition   

Applicants may request up to $10,000 in TOTAL funding within the goal areas. 

There will be two rounds of grants:

  • Round 1: Opens August 1  and closes August 30, 2022  
  • Round 2: Opens October 3 and closes October 31, 2022  

  • Less than 50 employees who make less than $500K in revenue a year
  • Have a sales tax/business license in good standing with the City of Fort Collins   
  • Maintain good standing with the Colorado Secretary of State’s office, and compliant with all city, state, and federal licensing and taxing authorities.  
  • Make less than $500K in revenue per year. 
  • Had to have been in operation since at least November 1, 2019. 
  • Have less than 50 employees. 
  • For the Stabilization Grant only: show 15% revenue loss due to the pandemic.   

To provide world-class municipal services through operational excellence and a culture of innovation.

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$1,500
  • Grants for Women
  • People of Color Grants

ElevateHer - New York

HerSuiteSpot’s ElevateHer Program, sponsored by National Grid’s Project C is a 6-week program that creates opportunities for New York-based women of color small...
  • Grant Amount

    $1,500
  • Application Deadline

    September 2, 2022
  • Grantor

    HerSuiteSpot
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

HerSuiteSpot’s ElevateHer Program, sponsored by National Grid’s Project C is a 6-week program that creates opportunities for New York-based women of color small business owners to gain a clearer understanding of their ideal customer, grow their business in the digital marketplace, develop a successful startup marketing strategy and receive funding. Each company accepted into the program will receive a $1,500 grant!

  • Identify as a woman
  • Identify as a woman of color
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have a business registered for at least two years in New York State
  • Business is 51% owned by women of color
  • Already have a technology component incorporated in their business (i.e. website)
  • Generate a maximum of $100,000 annual business revenue

HerSuiteSpot is here to help driven women reach their goals and create the life they want to live and have the freedom to follow their dreams. We’re dedicated to providing our members with the resources they need to close the racial equity gap in the workplace and in business.

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$10,000

Re-Start Retention Grant Program

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting mitigation efforts have negatively impacted a number of business sectors throughout the country. There is a real fear in...
  • Grant Amount

    $10,000
  • Application Deadline

    October 1, 2022
  • Grantor

    City of Aurora, Illinois
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting mitigation efforts have negatively impacted a number of business sectors throughout the country. There is a real fear in our community that many of our local businesses who otherwise can continue as viable businesses may permanently close without additional financial assistance.

The City of Aurora’s Re-Start Retention Grant was established to assist small businesses located in all commercial areas of the City of Aurora with business expenses and operational expenses to prevent business closure and the loss of jobs. This program allows the City to offer grants to reimburse a portion of business losses suffered as a direct result of the public health crisis, and assist as they adjust to the resulting business demands.

Any business intending to apply for the program should complete and submit an application and all required documentation and signatures so the City may process the application, and if approved, disburse the grant funds.

Deadline to apply: October 1, 2022 @ 5:00pm CST

All small businesses in all commercial areas of the City of Aurora, including those operating on City-owned property, are eligible to apply with the exceptions listed below. Only complete applications received by the deadline will be processed. Applications can be emailed to moedgrants@aurora.il.us or dropped off at the City of Aurora Development Services Center (77 S. Broadway) Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm before the close of business on October 1, 2022.

Businesses that answer yes to any of the following are NOT eligible:
  • A government-owned business entity
  • A business that is delinquent on payment of any State of Illinois tax obligation
  • A business that is engaged in a business that is unlawful under Illinois or federal law
  • A business that is on the federal System for Award Management excluded parties list
  • A business that has permanently closed
  • A business that employs more than 50 employees
  • Applicants must NOT have made more than $2 million in gross revenue in 2019, 2020 or 2021
  • Have no outstanding code enforcement violations

The City of Aurora exists to provide municipal services through efficient, effective, and progressive governance allowing individuals, families, and businesses the opportunity to thrive in a friendly, safe, and dynamic environment.

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Convention Center Grant

This program offers one-time emergency relief grants to for-profit and non-profit businesses that are dependent on the economic activity created through convent...
  • Grant Amount

    Varies
  • Application Deadline

    September 9, 2022
  • Grantor

    Washington State Department of Commerce
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

This program offers one-time emergency relief grants to for-profit and non-profit businesses that are dependent on the economic activity created through conventions hosted in Washington State.

General Timeline:

  • August 17, 2022 –September 9, 2022: The application portal will open.  The application period will remain open for 24 days
  • Mid-Late September: Review of applications
  • Early October: Notify grantees and disburse funding

Apply by September 9, 2022!

  • Active for-profit or non-profit business* (identified by UBI number or EIN number) physically located and operating in Washington State
    • *Nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply if they have experienced a reduction in business income or activity related to COVID-19 or state or local actions in response
  • Have met one or more of the following:
    • hosted an in-person convention in Washington State that allows for all ages of the general public to attend
    • Provided support services to conventions or depended on the function of a convention to sell goods and services in Washington state
  • Be able to demonstrate financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak
  • Had to cancel their in-person convention event or experienced a reduction in participants in 2020 or 2021 due to covid-19 restrictions
  • Make more than 25% of annual revenue from convention activities
  • Ability to provide financial documents from 2019, 2020, and 2021 to support business revenues
  • Have reported total revenues of at least $10,000 in 2019
  • Have not reported annual gross receipts of more than $100,000,000 in the calendar year 2019
  • Generates at least 51% of revenue in Washington state
  • Have not permanently closed or intend to permanently close in 2022
  • Have expenses that are necessary to continue business operations and the expense is not a federal, state, or local tax, fee, license, or other government revenue
  • Have experienced a reduction in business income or activity related to COVID-19 or as a result of state or local COVID-19-related public health measures
  • Adherence to all required COVID-19 public health measures
  • Self-attest that the expense is not funded by any other government or private entity

The Washington State Department of Commerce works with local governments, businesses, and civic leaders to strengthen communities across our state.

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Working Washington Grants: Round 5

Over the last two years Washington State has provided small businesses throughout the state with more than $500 million in grants to address the economic outfal...
  • Grant Amount

    Varies
  • Application Deadline

    September 9, 2022
  • Grantor

    Washington State Department of Commerce
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Over the last two years Washington State has provided small businesses throughout the state with more than $500 million in grants to address the economic outfall of COVID-19 and its derivatives. This effort continues as we look to new funding strategies for businesses in the process of rebuilding and recovering.

Apply by September 9, 2022!

  • Active for-profit or non-profit business* (identified by UBI number or EIN number) physically located and operating in Washington state.*
    • Nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply if they have a primary business activity that is similar to the eligible businesses who qualify for this program
  • Be able to demonstrate financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Have been in operation prior to January 1, 2021
  • Have not reported annual gross receipts of more than $5,000,000 in calendar year 2019 (If no revenue was generated in 2019, must provide gross receipts from 2020)
  • Have reported total revenues of at least $10,000 in 2019 or 2020
  • Generates at least 51% of revenue in Washington state
  • Have not permanently closed or intend to permanently close in 2022
  • Have expenses that are necessary to continue business operations and the expense is not a federal, state, or local tax, fee, license, or other government revenue
  • Have experienced a reduction in business income or activity related to COVID-19 or as a result of state or local COVID-19 related public health measures
  • Adherence to all required COVID-19 public health measures
  • Self-attest that the expense is not funded by any other government or private entity

The Washington State Department of Commerce works with local governments, businesses, and civic leaders to strengthen communities across our state.

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Survive and Thrive Program

The Survive and Thrive Program began out of an acute need to support businesses that were struggling with the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Colorado...
  • Grant Amount

    Varies
  • Application Deadline

    September 2, 2022
  • Grantor

    Exponential Impact
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The Survive and Thrive Program began out of an acute need to support businesses that were struggling with the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Colorado Springs’ business community has come back stronger than ever, but the lingering effects of COVID-19 still persist. To address the challenges facing our community, Exponential Impact, in partnership with the City of Colorado Springs will provide grants of up to $50,000, along with mentorship and learning opportunities through the Survive and Thrive – Propel COS Grants program.

Grant awards will be calculated based on a business’s annual gross receipts for either the 2019/2020/2021 financial years (see below for more information). Grant amounts and calculations are subject to change by the City of Colorado Springs. The expected grant amount will be 10% of gross receipts (maximum grant is $50,000). You may request more than 10% of your revenue, however, there must be clear justification of need.

  • Annual gross receipts: $0 – $49,999.99: Award is up to $5,000 /business
  • Annual gross receipts: $50,000 – $99,999.99: Award is up to $10,000 /business
  • Annual gross receipts: $100,000 – $499,999.99: Award is up to $50,000 /business
  • Annual gross receipts: > $500,000: Award is $50,000/ business

Selected participants will be required to participate in approximately 2 hours of programming each week for the 8 -week duration of the program.

Organizations that experienced negative economic impacts or other disproportionate impacts of the pandemic including small and medium businesses with between 1-500 full-time employees and nonprofits that are 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(19) tax-exempt organizations are eligible to apply for the Survive and Thrive – Propel COS Grant.

Eligible Applicants must be able to provide proof of the following:

  1. Applicant is 51% + majority owner of the business (or has consent of the owners)

  2. Applicant is 18+ years of age

  3. Organization is located in the City of Colorado Springs

  4. Organization is not currently in bankruptcy

  5. Organization currently possesses active liability insurance or will do so within 30 days

  6. Valid SSN or EIN, UEI Number, and a Business Bank Account

  7. Owner/Applicant is not debarred –SAM.gov registration is current, if applicable

  8. Not have a conflict of interest with the City of Colorado Springs or the operating program agency

  9. A plan to use assistance to prevent, prepare or respond to coronavirus impacts and can demonstrate how the funds will be impactful to full recovery

Furthermore, grant applicants are required to demonstrate management capacity and ability to successfully operate a business through their application and open to change and feedback. Other documents may be requested to determine eligibility, including:

  • Letter(s) of support (if requested)
  • Demonstrated ability to plan for the future
  • Documented negative economic impact or disproportionate impacts due to the pandemic
  • Explain if the business/organization was viable pre-COVID-19 (For organizations that opened during COVID-19 or were under construction, please refer to the additional information on the right)

Exponential Impact is committed to giving entrepreneurs the best start humanly possible in Colorado Springs.

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$10,000 - $50,000

Small Business STIMulus Grant

The Small Business STIMulus Grant Program has been created to assist small, neighborhood-based businesses throughout Cuyahoga County in growing and scaling thei...
  • Grant Amount

    $10,000 - $50,000
  • Application Deadline

    September 9, 2022
  • Grantor

    County of Cuyahoga, Ohio
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The Small Business STIMulus Grant Program has been created to assist small, neighborhood-based businesses throughout Cuyahoga County in growing and scaling their business after surviving the COVID-19 pandemic, with an eye on support for minority-owned businesses.

The Small Business STIMulus Grant Program is a one-time payment granted to eligible applicants in an amount up to $50,000 for businesses with fewer than 50 full-time equivalent employees. Roughly $2 million will be available for grant allocation. Award amounts are available in increments of $10,000, $25,000, and $50,000. Verified gross revenue from 2021 will be used to determine the grant award eligibility amount.

  1. Be a Cuyahoga County small business owner (applicant must be 51% majority owner).
  2. Have been in operation prior to June 1, 2020.
  3. Be in operation at the time of application (businesses that have ceased operations are ineligible).
  4. Have fewer than 50 full-time equivalent employees.
  5. Have verified gross revenue greater than $35,000 in 2020 and 2021. Verified gross revenue from 2021 will be used to determine grant award eligibility amount.
  6. Not be one of the following business types: a business engaged in illegal activities, loan packaging, gambling, real estate investment, lending, illicit adult entertainment or where the owner is on parole.
  7. Not be in conflict of interest with Cuyahoga County, the County Council, the local municipality, or the operating program agency.

To work in partnership with the community to protect and improve the health and well-being of everyone in Cuyahoga County. To create the conditions in which all people who live, learn, work and play in Cuyahoga County have the opportunity to be healthy. Health equity, integrity, partnership and innovation.

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$10,000
  • Grants for Women
  • People of Color Grants

Fearless Strivers Grant Contest

Black women-owned businesses are vital to our economy yet receive less than one percent of venture capital funding. Fearless Fund is deepening its commitment to...
  • Grant Amount

    $10,000
  • Application Deadline

    December 31, 2022
  • Grantor

    The Fearless Fund
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Black women-owned businesses are vital to our economy yet receive less than one percent of venture capital funding. Fearless Fund is deepening its commitment to this community with the launch of the contest.

With Mastercard prizing,  eleven lucky small businesses across the country will receive $10,000 grants, digital tools to help them get and sustain their business online, and Priceless one-on-one mentorship so they can continue to bolster their business. Don’t miss your chance! Complete your entry form for your chance to win.

Deadline to apply: December 31, 2022

The Fearless Strivers Grant Contest is open only to Black females who are at the time and date of entry:

  • Legal U.S. residents (including D.C.);
  • Eighteen (18) years of age or older (or the age of majority in their state of residence, whichever is older) (which is eighteen (18) in most states, but is nineteen (19) in Alabama and Nebraska, and twenty-one (21) in Mississippi); and 
  • Principal owner of a U.S.-based small business, as described below (referred to herein as, “Entrants”). 

For the purpose of this Contest, a small business means a business with annual revenue of three million dollars ($3,000,000) or less in the calendar year 2021, who are authorized signing officers at said business, and whose business is physically located in the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia and is incorporated or otherwise considered a valid legal entity in good standing in its state of formation as of 2/10/22.

For purposes of the Contest, a ‘small business can be organized as a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, or any other legal entity that employs no more than fifty (50) individuals on a full or part-time basis. 

Officers, directors, and employees of Fearless Fund (“Sponsor”), Mastercard International Incorporated ("Mastercard"), teamDigital Promotions, Inc. (“Administrator”) and their respective parent companies, divisions, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and each of their respective agents, advertising, promotional and judging agencies of each of the foregoing, and any other entity or persons that develops, produces or distributes materials for or related to this Contest (collectively, the “Released Parties”), and members of the immediate families (defined for these purposes as including a spouse, parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, siblings, and each of their respective spouse) or households (whether legally related or not) of any of the above, are NOT eligible to enter or win this Contest.

The Contest is void in U.S. territories, including Guam, Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law.

Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. Mastercard is not responsible for the promotion, administration or execution of this Contest.

Fearless Fund invests in women of color-led businesses seeking pre-seed, seed level, or series A financing.

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$50,000

LaunchKC Grants Competition 2022

Thank you for your interest in applying to the 2022 LaunchKC Grants Competition! If you would like to be considered for our program, please complete the applica...
  • Grant Amount

    $50,000
  • Application Deadline

    September 9, 2022
  • Grantor

    F6S
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Thank you for your interest in applying to the 2022 LaunchKC Grants Competition! If you would like to be considered for our program, please complete the application before September 9, 2022. LaunchKC Grant Competition awardees will receive $50,000 in equity-free funding, commercial space in Downtown Kansas City, and additional resources and services throughout their cohort year. For those relocating to Kansas City, you will receive an additional $10,000 in relocation funding. 

The selection process consists of multiple rounds. Applicants will be notified of their standing at the conclusion of each round and receive additional instructions are necessary. 

Initial Review for Eligibility: 

Round 1: Application Review

Round 2: Video Pitch Review

Round 3: In-Person Interview

If you are selected as a finalist, you will be required to submit two references and participate in an in-person interview in Kansas City. Interviews will be conducted in late October 2022. 

Only applications that are completed and submitted by September 9, 2022, by 11:59 PM EST will be considered.

LaunchKC Grants Competition recipients must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be a for-profit entity
  • Provide a technology-based product, service, or solution
  • Have a scaleable business model
  • Be an early-stage company (validated idea stage through pre-Series A funding)
  • Be a US-based company
  • Be willing to relocate to Kansas City, Missouri for at least one year. This includes the business headquarters, significant operations, and 51% of the Founding Team (or 1 Founder and 51% of the team).

F6S is a global community that delivers billions in growth to startups and companies with funding, accelerators, jobs, grants, and more. 

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$100,000

Pitch Competition for Small Businesses in Miami-Dade County

Submit a five-minute pre-recorded video about your business for a chance to win up to $100,000 and 12 months of business assistance.  A total of $800,000 will b...
  • Grant Amount

    $100,000
  • Application Deadline

    August 28, 2022
  • Grantor

    Axis Helps Miami
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Submit a five-minute pre-recorded video about your business for a chance to win up to $100,000 and 12 months of business assistance.  A total of $800,000 will be awarded. 2 businesses will win $100,000 and 12 businesses will win $50,000. The 12 months of business assistance is sponsored by StartUp FIU Local and Bank of America.

  • Are a resident and have 51% ownership of a business registered in Miami-Dade County.
  • Have been in operation for a minimum of one year and a maximum of five years in business.
  • Own a business that has a positive community impact.
  • Are in one of the following industries: technology, construction, food, retail & wholesale, or service providers.
 

Axis Helps connects Miami-Dade residents and small business owners to the resources to overcome today's challenges, and emerge with stability and strength.

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Up to $100,000

Tenant Improvement Fund

Through an open application process, the Tenant Improvement Fund will grant small businesses up to $100,000 to build out commercial spaces and make commercial i...
  • Grant Amount

    Up to $100,000
  • Application Deadline

    September 8, 2022
  • Grantor

    Seattle Office of Economic Development
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Through an open application process, the Tenant Improvement Fund will grant small businesses up to $100,000 to build out commercial spaces and make commercial improvements more affordable.

The lack of affordable commercial spaces across the city for small business owners — particularly for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities is a result of ongoing systemic barriers such as lack of access to capital, displacement, discrimination, inequitable public policy, and more. The pandemic exacerbated both the rise in commercial vacancies propelled by online retail and shifts to online and home-based work in some industries and the continued challenges BIPOC communities face to acquire affordable commercial spaces. 

Applications are due on September 8, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.

To qualify for the Tenant Improvement Fund, eligible small businesses must:

  • Be a for-profit business that is independently owned, non-franchise and non-chain business located within the Seattle city limits.
  • Have experienced direct economic disruption because of COVID-19.
  • Have an active City of Seattle Business License.
  • Have filed City Business and Occupation (B&O) taxes and paid taxes in full if owed or comply within two months of selection.
  • Began operating business prior to 2019 or if project is a startup, applicant must have prior business experience or industry experience.
  • Submit a letter of support for your project. Letters should be written by a local neighborhood business district organization, fellow small business owner, or nonprofit organization located in the neighborhood where your desired project is or will be located.
  • Submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) or signed lease from landlord within six (6) months of selection.
  • Begin construction before December 2023

Location

  • Plan for the tenant improvement project to be located within Seattle city limits.
  • Have no more than two (2) locations.

Size

  • Have no more than 50 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees. 
  • Have an annual gross revenue of no more than $2 million.
  • Be a sole proprietor, C-corporation, cooperative, limited liability company,
    partnership or limited partnership. 

The mission of the Office of Economic Development (OED) is to help create healthy businesses, thriving neighborhoods, and community organizations to contribute to a robust economy that will benefit all Seattle residents and future generations.

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Up to $50,000

Commercial Property Improvement Grant

Small Business owners are eligible to apply for grants of up to $50,000 that can be used for both internal and external improvements to their commercial propert...
  • Grant Amount

    Up to $50,000
  • Application Deadline

    December 8, 2022
  • Grantor

    Invest Atlanta
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Small Business owners are eligible to apply for grants of up to $50,000 that can be used for both internal and external improvements to their commercial property. Small businesses across the city are eligible with priority to minority-owned small businesses in disinvested areas, as identified in the One Atlanta Economic Mobility Plan.

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until program funds are fully allocated, or the end of the program term in 2024.  In addition to prioritizing minority-owned small businesses in disinvested areas, selection will be based on project readiness, need for funding, and project impact on business operations.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements: 

  • For-profit and nonprofit small businesses operating in commercial properties with a total building size smaller than 15,000 square feet located in the City of Atlanta are eligible to apply
  • Small businesses who lease their commercial space should have a minimum of 1-year left on their lease and will need approval from the property owner.
  • Applicants must show a current City of Atlanta business license.
  • Owners of vacant commercial properties that meet the size requirements may be eligible to apply.  Please reach out to the Program Manager prior to submitting application, as vacant properties may be eligible if scope of work will bring them into leasable condition.
  • Small businesses in multi-tenant commercial buildings smaller than 15,000 square feet are eligible,
  • Awardees must provide a match equal to at least 10% of the grant award.
  • Priority will be given to small businesses located in disinvested areas of the city. Check if your property is in a Disinvested Area.

Invest Atlanta facilitates economic development within the city limits of Atlanta.

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South West Montana Flood Relief Fund

Grants to Montana organizations, businesses, households, and individuals to mitigate the effects of natural disasters in eligible regions. Funds may be requeste...
  • Grant Amount

    Varies
  • Application Deadline

    December 8, 2022
  • Grantor

    Greater Gallatin United Way and Park County Community Foundation
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Grants to Montana organizations, businesses, households, and individuals to mitigate the effects of natural disasters in eligible regions. Funds may be requested for a wide range of immediate and long-term needs in the wake of recent flooding. The purpose of this program is to assist with flood relief efforts in the region of Park, Madison, Gallatin, and Meagher Counties.

Due to evacuations from homes, flooding, power outages, and water contamination, financial donations are expected for the following immediate and long-term needs:

  • Immediate needs for personal care and well-being (temporary shelter, food, water, medicine, clothing, etc.) 
  • Food replacement (fridges and freezers that lost power)
  • Supplemental income 
  • Vehicle damage or loss
  • Home repairs, mitigation of flood damage, and cleanup
  • Other flood-response needs yet to be identified

Eligible requests are those that are not covered by insurance/other funds or were only partially covered by insurance/other funds, including: 

  • Reimbursement for evacuation costs (hotel, food, clothes, meds, personal items needed)
  • Loss of food (refrigerator, freezer) due to flooding or power outage
  • Household contents, clothing, furniture, medicine, etc.
  • Demolition and clean up costs for flooded or lost home, barns and outbuildings
  • Home rebuilding costs
  • Renovation and restoration costs for damaged buildings
  • Barn/shop/separate garage/shed/outbuilding costs
  • Loss or damage of vehicles (cars, trucks) or trailers, RV, ATV, etc
  • Fencing, gate replacement costs
  • Hay losses
  • Livestock losses
  • Agricultural equipment or other ag related losses
  • Lost business equipment, tools, supplies, office, etc
  • Lost wages due to not being able to work due to flooding impacts
  • Rental assistance for living in alternate home due to flooding impacts of primary home (deposit, rent, other)
  • Mental health needs - counseling support, grief support, addiction support, etc.
  • Professional services needed - mental health, lawyer, medical treatment, financial, etc. due to impacts of flooding

All households/individuals/organizations/businesses affected by the flooding are eligible to request funding assistance.

 

Greater Gallatin United Way is focused on education, health, and financial stability—the building blocks for a good quality of life.

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$10,000 - $65,000

Open for Business Grant Program

In February 2022, Wells Fargo announced a $20 million donation to the Houston Equity Fund to provide small business owners with new ways to grow and own more of...
  • Grant Amount

    $10,000 - $65,000
  • Application Deadline

    August 23, 2022
  • Grantor

    Houston Equity Fund
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

In February 2022, Wells Fargo announced a $20 million donation to the Houston Equity Fund to provide small business owners with new ways to grow and own more of their businesses. The Houston Equity Fund will distribute the funding in the form of grants towards the purchase of property, equipment, and other tangible assets, supporting economic development in underserved communities.

The purpose of the Open for Business Grant Program is to advance the mission of the Houston Equity Fund to enact transformational change by investing resources into organizations and initiatives that empower and uplift communities of color.

To be eligible to apply for funding, the small business must meet ALL criteria:

• Business established and registered with State of Texas prior to December 31, 2021

• Business location is within the City of Houston

• Primary business location is in and impacting a vulnerable community (see CDC Social Vulnerability Index Map, eligible communities are in blue with an SVI score of 0.5 or higher)

• Have 1- 50 employees, including the owner, full-time, and part-time employees and 1099 contractors engaged in an ongoing way to support your business

• 2021 Annual Gross Revenue of $1,500,000 or less

Eligible business type: sole proprietorship, limited liability company (LLC), corporation, partnership

The Houston Fund for Social Justice and Economic Equity enacts transformational change by investing resources into organizations and initiatives that empower and uplift the Black community.

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$15,000 - $35,000

City of San Antonio Small Business COVID Impact Grants Program

The City of San Antonio Small Business COVID Impact Grants Program will provide financial support in the form of grants to micro and small business owners who c...
  • Grant Amount

    $15,000 - $35,000
  • Application Deadline

    August 22, 2022
  • Grantor

    LiftFund
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The City of San Antonio Small Business COVID Impact Grants Program will provide financial support in the form of grants to micro and small business owners who continue to be impacted by the pandemic to strengthen the San Antonio small business community. The program, funded by the City of San Antonio and administered by LiftFund, has dedicated $17,000,000 Million in funding to support for-profit small businesses with grants up to $35,000. An additional $10,000 construction impact supplement is available for those who qualify.

Applications will be accepted up until August 22, 2022 at 5:00pm CST.

To be eligible for this program, businesses must:

  • Conduct business activities categorized as one of these NAICS codes. Click here to see the list. 
  • Gross sales in both 2020 and 2021 must be less than gross sales in 2019. Gross sales are based on Line 1 of Schedule C or Line 1a of 1120, 1120S or 1065.
  • 2021 gross sales must be at least 20% lower in 2021 than in 2019.
  • Operating prior to January 1, 2020 with demonstrated revenue in 2019. “Operational” is defined as a positive amount of gross receipts or sales on the 2019 tax return (Line 1 of Schedule C or Line 1a of 1120, 1120S or 1065) 
  • Be currently in operation and not have filed for bankruptcy at time of application 
  • Be located within San Antonio city limits and remain for one year from date of grant award. To check if your business address is located within the city, click here.
  • Not be in the following categories: non-profits, gambling/gaming businesses; franchisors; sexually oriented businesses; payday & auto loan providers; liquor stores and businesses in which a City employee or officer has a financial interest, as defined in Sec. 2-53 of the City’s Ethics Code
  • Not have applied for the ARPA 4 Arts program
  • Applicant must be authorized representative of business

LiftFund's mission is to provide credit and services to small businesses and entrepreneurs who do not have access to loans from commercial sources and to provide leadership and innovation in the microlending industry.

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$2,500

San Bernardino County Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant

The San Bernardino County Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant is designed to assist businesses that have experienced economic barriers due to the effects of the...
  • Grant Amount

    $2,500
  • Application Deadline

    December 8, 2022
  • Grantor

    San Bernardino County
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The San Bernardino County Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant is designed to assist businesses that have experienced economic barriers due to the effects of the global pandemic. The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors approved $2,500 to be disbursed to qualified businesses. 

  • Business located within the San Bernardino County boundaries
  • Business started before December 31, 2019
  • 5 or less full-time employees
  • Gross Revenues of less than $50,000 in 2019 Tax Year and 2020 Tax Year
  • Did not receive the California Relief Grant issued by Lendistry

The mission of the government of the County of San Bernardino is to satisfy its customers by providing service that promotes the health, safety, well being, and quality of life of its residents according to the County Charter, general laws, and the will of the people it serves.

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$5,500 - $15,500

Business & Innovation Support Grant

Small businesses are the backbone of our local economy. The events of 2020 and the continual effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have either delayed plans for busi...
  • Grant Amount

    $5,500 - $15,500
  • Application Deadline

    December 8, 2022
  • Grantor

    The City of Marion
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Small businesses are the backbone of our local economy. The events of 2020 and the continual effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have either delayed plans for businesses or created daily operational hurdles. The City of Marion seeks to provide relief by providing capital on a matching basis for innovation, expansion, and growth to Marion businesses.

The Business Innovation & Support Grant targets small businesses with 1-10 employees, granting them dollars ranging from $5,500 to $15,500. Each award comes with up to 5 hours of mandatory business counseling by a pre-approved business coach ($500 will be reserved from each cash award for the counseling/coaching fee).

Applicants should demonstrate an entrepreneurial approach to navigating the small business hardships of 2020-2022 and an innovative plan to thrive and grow through this business support grant.

  • Businesses must be located in Marion, Iowa.
  • Priority is given to small businesses in retail, food service, arts and entertainment, hospitality and service, fitness, personal service, and transportation and fully operational as of Sept. 1, 2020.
  • Ineligible businesses include adult entertainment; cigar, cigarette, electronic cigarette, and tobacco dealers; check cashing, bail bonds, salvage services, fireworks sales; and auto dealerships.
  • To determine the grant request level, applicants will need to create an itemized list of how they would use the grant funding. Eligible uses include production equipment, office equipment (software & hardware), expansion expenses, marketing, remodeling, product expansion, signage.
  • Ineligible uses include property payments, accounts payable, debts, rent, utilities, payroll, interest, raw materials, medication, alcohol, tobacco, or items purchased for resale.

Marion is a forward-thinking city with vibrant neighborhoods and abundant opportunities for all residents, businesses and industries.

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$1,000
  • Grants for Women
  • People of Color Grants

Colorado SBDC TechSource: Commercialization Program

The Colorado SBDC TechSource: Commercialization program has funding available to help women-owned, minority-owned and/or rural-based science and technology busi...
  • Grant Amount

    $1,000
  • Application Deadline

    August 19, 2022
  • Grantor

    Colorado SBDC TechSource
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The Colorado SBDC TechSource: Commercialization program has funding available to help women-owned, minority-owned and/or rural-based science and technology businesses access private resources for assistance with SBIR/STTR proposal development.

Grant awards will be up to $1,000/business. Funding is limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Preference will be given to businesses that have not received this grant in the past as well as those that are using service providers headquartered in the State of Colorado.

Businesses must be a science and technology venture based in Colorado that is women-owned, minority-owned and/or located in rural Colorado to be eligible to apply.

The mission of the Colorado SBDC Network Technology Program (SBDC TechSource) is to help (1) existing and new technology businesses and (2) all businesses to grow and prosper.

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$5,000 - $7,500

Greensville County Small Business COVID-19 ARPA Grant

In response to these challenging times in our community, Greensville County is happy to offer the Small Business COVID-19 ARPA Grant to small businesses located...
  • Grant Amount

    $5,000 - $7,500
  • Application Deadline

    December 8, 2022
  • Grantor

    Greensville County
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

In response to these challenging times in our community, Greensville County is happy to offer the Small Business COVID-19 ARPA Grant to small businesses located in the County.

Funds must be used to cover expenses needed to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Payroll expenses nor unrealized revenue is not covered by this grant.

Please review the guidelines and submit a complete application to nslate@greensvillecountyva.gov with the subject line “COVID-19 ARPA Grant” Applications will be processed as received until funding is completely used.

  • Any applicant must have been in business prior to January 1, 2022.
  • All County businesses with 25 employees or less are eligible.
  • Businesses must have on record a Business License with Greensville County.
  • Business must not be a national company or franchise of a national company.
  • Businesses must demonstrate on the application how their business has been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
  • If approved, grant funds will be distributed to the business for qualifying business costs that occur between March 3, 2021 through November 30, 2022.
  • Grants will be awarded based on timely and complete applications. Applications will be tracked and awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis until funds run out.
  • There must exist evidence that the intention is to reestablish and remain as an operating business.
  • Grant amounts vary by size of business, based on number of employed (documented by payroll statements and federal employment records).
    • Businesses with 1-5 employees $5,000 maximum award
    • Businesses with 6-25 employees $7,500 maximum award
  • Businesses who previously received funds through COVID-19 CARES ACT Grant and are in good standing are eligible to apply

Greensville County has dedicated $50,000 in grants to the Small Business COVID-19 ARPA Grant funds for small businesses located in the County. 

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$10,000

Venmo Small Business Grant

Venmo is on a mission to help small business owners with big plans. That’s why the Venmo Small Business Grant was created. Venmo is giving 20 business profile u...
  • Grant Amount

    $10,000
  • Application Deadline

    August 11, 2022
  • Grantor

    Venmo
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Venmo is on a mission to help small business owners with big plans. That’s why the Venmo Small Business Grant was created.

Venmo is giving 20 business profile users $10k in funding each, plus mentorship and access to resources to help their businesses grow. Special consideration will be given to business owners from historically underrepresented communities, many of whom may face additional barriers to growth.

Apply by August 11, 2022.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Create less than $50K in annual revenue 
  • Have 10 or fewer employees
  • Have a U.S. Venmo Account and valid business profile on Venmo in good standing
  • Own a small business that is duly organized, validly existing, and in good standing under the laws of 1 of the 50 U.S. or DC that meets the sales & employee requirements detailed in the terms for this program, which also include judging criteria and application requirements. less than $50k in annual revenue and 10 or fewer employees with an active Venmo business profile.

We believe that small businesses are the backbone of our economy. 

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$20,000

Products for Tomorrow Awards

The Products for Tomorrow Awards are open to any type of physical product that meets Amazon's criteria. They are judging applications based on customer appeal a...
  • Grant Amount

    $20,000
  • Application Deadline

    August 18, 2022
  • Grantor

    Amazon
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The Products for Tomorrow Awards are open to any type of physical product that meets Amazon's criteria. They are judging applications based on customer appeal and how the product’s design considers its sustainability impact. To answer these questions, the judges will be considering:
  • How effective is your product at solving a customer's need?
  • Does your product solve a customer need in an interesting way that hasn’t been done before?
  • Is your product solving a need that most customers have at a price that they can afford?
  • Does shifting to your product lessen the customer’s environmental impact?
 

Amazon is looking for innovations in design, technology, or chemistry that create a highly effective product with sustainability attributes. We want to show customers that they do not have to choose between an incredible, highly effective products and improved sustainability – they can have both.
  • Must be a physical product that customers will love and have demonstrable sustainability attributes
  • The participating brand must be self-owned by a US resident and the entrant must be 18 years or older at the time of entry. The product being submitted can be new to Amazon, or have been listed in Amazon’s online store for under 4 years.
  • This program is designed to promote businesses that have generated less than $5 million in gross merchandise sales annually.

Our vision is to be earth's most customer-centric company; to build a place where people can come to find and discover anything they might want to buy online.

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Launch Minnesota Grant

The Innovation Grant reimburses business expenses, incurred in Minnesota, for research and development, direct business expenses (including wages of employees, ...
  • Grant Amount

    Varies
  • Application Deadline

    August 31, 2022
  • Grantor

    Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The Innovation Grant reimburses business expenses, incurred in Minnesota, for research and development, direct business expenses (including wages of employees, but not salaries or wages of 20% or more owners of the business or their family members), and the purchase of technical assistance and services. Qualifying businesses may receive grants up to $35,000, which are disbursed on a 1:1 reimbursement basis (grantee spends $2, then gets reimbursed $1). 

  • Primary business activity is in innovative technology or in an innovative business model or product
  • Business operations and headquarters are located in Minnesota
  • Business has not been in operation for more than 10 years
  • Business has generated less than $1 million in revenue since inception

To empower the growth of the Minnesota economy, for everyone.

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$5,000 - $10,000
  • Grants for Women
  • People of Color Grants

Black Founder Startup Grant

Black women founders are the fastest growing demographic of entrepreneurs out of any throughout history. These founders are best equipped to solve some of the w...
  • Grant Amount

    $5,000 - $10,000
  • Application Deadline

    December 31, 2023
  • Grantor

    SoGal Foundation
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Black women founders are the fastest growing demographic of entrepreneurs out of any throughout history. These founders are best equipped to solve some of the world’s largest unmet needs, and have a legacy of reinvesting in their communities and creating intergenerational wealth. However, Black women entrepreneurs are met with the greatest barriers to accessing capital. 

– Self-identify as a Black woman or Black nonbinary entrepreneur (inclusive of multiracial Black women and multiracial Black nonbinary folks)

– Have a legally registered business

– Plan to seek investor financing in order to scale, now or in the future

– Have a scalable, high-impact solution or idea with the ambition to be the next billion dollar business.

A global movement to close the diversity gap in entrepreneurship.

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$20,000

BGE Energizing Small Business Grants (2022, Round 2)

BGE is pledging $15 million to assist Maryland's small businesses with COVID-19 relief and recovery. Eligible businesses located in BGE's service area can apply...
  • Grant Amount

    $20,000
  • Application Deadline

    August 26, 2022
  • Grantor

    BGE
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

BGE is pledging $15 million to assist Maryland's small businesses with COVID-19 relief and recovery. Eligible businesses located in BGE's service area can apply for BGE Energizing Small Business Grants of $20,000. This grant program is part of BGE's comprehensive Customer Relief and Energy Infrastructure Investment Plan, designed to help the state’s economic recovery from the pandemic.

BGE Energizing Small Business Grants will prioritize companies operated by historically underrepresented groups that are pivoting their business in response to the pandemic.

Apply by August 26, 2022 at 4:00pm MDT

Applicants must be an existing BGE electric and/or gas customer with positive BGE credit history. Other eligibility criteria include:

  • For-profit business founded in 2020 or prior
  • In good standing (or on the way to) with the State of Maryland
  • A maximum of twenty-five (25) employees
  • Annual gross revenues in 2021 of less than $7 million USD
  • Demonstrated need for funding to support business and serve customers

We were new to entrepreneurship and all its discoveries, joys, and hurdles - a small business helping small businesses discover the most direct path to success.

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$500 - $2,500
  • Grants for Women

Small Business & Educational Grants

Bozeman Professional Women is pleased to award Small Business and Educational Grants to women for business or educational development in the state of Montana. T...
  • Grant Amount

    $500 - $2,500
  • Application Deadline

    August 1, 2022
  • Grantor

    Bozeman Business and Professional Women
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Bozeman Professional Women is pleased to award Small Business and Educational Grants to women for business or educational development in the state of Montana. The financial grants are intended to enable women in the development of their businesses or education as we continue to grow the number of women entrepreneurs in our state. The grants are available to Montana women who require support to purchase equipment or other materials for business start-up, development or further develop their education.

Application deadline: August 1, 2022

  • Applicant must be a Montana woman who is a small business owner or is seeking a grant for educational use.
  • Applicants must be in business for one year prior to application deadline unless grant is being sought for educational use.
  • Grants are intended for projects NOT otherwise eligible for aid, and are not awarded for religious purposes, to veterans’ or fraternal organizations, for use as general endowment, or for fundraising.
  • Grant request is intended for a project planned in 2022-2023.
  • Grant request is intended for a project not yet funded, nor purchased.
  • Grant project or education enrollment must be completed within six (6) months of receipt of funds.
  • Applicant must be available for a personal interview with the Bozeman BPW Grant Committee mid-September 2022. Interview may be conducted via video conference or phone.
  • Recipients must file a progress report within six months of receipt of funds.
  • Selected recipients are strongly encouraged to attend the Honors Event in Bozeman in October to receive the award.
  • Only completed applications will be considered for funding. Please limit the volume of paperwork to your completed application and resume in one single email to grants@bozemanbpw.org.

We are a diverse group of professional women working to ensure that women in the Gallatin Valley have the tools to succeed.

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Fayetteville Small Business Relief Grant Program

The City of Fayetteville seeks qualified businesses to submit applications in response to the Small Business Relief Grant Program (SBRGP). The SBRGP was establi...
  • Grant Amount

    Varies
  • Application Deadline

    December 8, 2022
  • Grantor

    City of Fayetteville
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The City of Fayetteville seeks qualified businesses to submit applications in response to the Small Business Relief Grant Program (SBRGP). The SBRGP was established in response to the economic impacts experienced by small businesses as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and its lasting impacts on local small businesses.  

Funding for the SBRGP is made available by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) and will be administered by the City of Fayetteville. The goal is to provide financial assistance to small for-profit businesses with less than (200) employees (including the owner) at the time of application with up to $50,000 in grant funding (per grant), depending on the demonstrated pandemic impact on the business and reimbursable expenses demonstrated by the business. The Small Business Relief Grant Program consists of a Small Business Development and Retention Grant focusing on businesses impacted by COVID-19 and a Commercial Corridor Improvement Grant focused on improving storefronts in disproportionately impacted areas. Businesses that meet qualifications can apply to both grants.

This program will stay open until all funds have been allocated as per directed by the City of Fayetteville, or until December 31, 2024. 

  • The business must possess the capacity to be successful with the use of American Rescue Plan Act funds.
  • Businesses must be registered to a non-PO box and must operate out of a non-residential address
  • If the business is a sole proprietorship or a partnership, each person owning an interest in the business must be at least 18 years old.
  • The business must have a valid tax identification number consisting of the owner’s social security number if the business is a sole proprietorship or Federal Employer Identification Number if the business is other than a sole proprietorship; a State Employer Number; and a business bank account in the name of the business.
  • If the business is a corporation, limited liability company, or limited partnership, it must be registered in good standing with the North Carolina Secretary of State.
  • The business must not currently be in bankruptcy. If the business is a sole proprietorship or a partnership, no person owning an interest in the business may currently be in bankruptcy.
  • The business is current with property taxes and any fees collected with property taxes or has a payment plan with the tax collector.
  • Be currently in operation and located in the City of Fayetteville
  • Be in a Qualified Census Tract or be willing to hire low-to-moderate income employees
  • Not be suspended or debarred from the use of federal funds
  • Intend to stay in business for the following 12 months
  • Have less than 200 employees

To provide efficient and effective municipal services to the community through a culture of transparent leadership, excellence, and teamwork.

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$10,000

Small Business Incentive Grant

If you are starting a new business and need capital to get off the ground, you can apply for a Small Business Incentive Grant.  This program provides up to $10,...
  • Grant Amount

    $10,000
  • Application Deadline

    December 8, 2022
  • Grantor

    City of New Ulm
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

If you are starting a new business and need capital to get off the ground, you can apply for a Small Business Incentive Grant.  This program provides up to $10,000 in reimbursement for eligible expenses during the first year of operation.  The only home-based businesses eligible for this program are in-home daycares.

Small Business Incentive Grant Fact Sheet 

  • Businesses are eligible for reimbursement after 3 months of operation
  • Business must have a commercial address (In-home childcare providers qualify with a residential address)
  • Business must have 10 or fewer full-time employees
  • Business must submit proof of payment for reimbursement
  • Submittal of grant application does not guarantee funding
  • Funding subject to availability

Our goal is to provide the citizens of New Ulm with value and service.

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$1,000

Nashville Chapter Business Grant

With the challenges of running a business operation, we cannot always plan for the unexpected. Many women in the fields of food, fine beverage, hospitality, and...
  • Grant Amount

    $1,000
  • Application Deadline

    July 31, 2022
  • Grantor

    Les Dames d’Escoffier
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

With the challenges of running a business operation, we cannot always plan for the unexpected. Many women in the fields of food, fine beverage, hospitality, and farming incur unexpected business expenses to tackle repairs and invest in technological advancements, equipment, and other needs to take care of their operations. Les Dames d’Escoffier will award cash micro-grants, designed to assist grantees when they face a business challenge. Funds can be used to pay bills, recreate website/online presence, purchase needed equipment, tackle repairs, get training---whatever is needed to help support and sustain.

Deadline to submit application is July 31, 2022. Recipients will be notified by August 15, 2022.

  • The applicant must be a female resident of the area comprising the membership scope of Les Dames Nashville chapter, which broadly includes Middle Tennessee.
  • Applicant must own a business in the field of food, beverage, hospitality, and/or farming.
  • Applicant must demonstrate a financial need and provide documentation.

Les Dames d'Escoffier is a society of professional women involved in the food, fine beverage, and hospitality industries.

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$5,000

Glastonbury Small Business Assistance Program

The Town of Glastonbury has established a Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP), to be funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The SBAP was devel...
  • Grant Amount

    $5,000
  • Application Deadline

    August 14, 2022
  • Grantor

    Town of Glastonbury
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The Town of Glastonbury has established a Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP), to be funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The SBAP was developed to provide limited, one-time financial support to small businesses and nonprofits who were negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the SBAP, Glastonbury-based organizations who meet program eligibility requirements can apply for grants of up to $5,000 to help them sustain and grow their business in the current marketplace.

Application deadline: August 14, 2022

Applicants must self-certify the following eligibility requirements within their application:

Eligible businesses/nonprofits must be/have:

  • Located in and registered with the Town of Glastonbury
  • Currently in operation and in operation as of January 1, 2020 or earlier
  • In “Good Standing” with the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services and current on federal, state, and local tax obligations with no outstanding liens or judgements. Letters of Good Standing (Status Letters) may be requested via www.portal.ct.gov/DRS/TSC/Help-Text/status-Letter or via a paper request
  • Compliant with Connecticut Department of Labor Office of Unemployment Assistance and all applicable State and Federal employment laws and regulations, including, but not limited to: minimum wages, unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation, and child labor
  • No more than 25 FTE employees. One FTE totals 40 hours per week. This can be one employee or any combination of part-time employees whose weekly hours total 40.

Applicants must provide:

  • A written statement that identifies an organizational need and/or negative financial outcome derived directly from the COVID-19 public health emergency, and how this grant award will address said need.
  • A signed certification that the information on the application is true, that the business sustained a negative financial outcome as a result of the pandemic, and that the grant funds will be used towards eligible expenses that will help grow or sustain the Glastonbury location.
  • A list of all Federal/State assistance applied for and received (i.e. Payroll Protection Program loans, Restaurant Revitalization Fund, CT CARES Grant, etc.)

The Town of Glastonbury prides itself in its exceptional public education, municipal management, recreational opportunities, and high quality of life. 

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$20,000

Re:Her Academy

The RE:Her Academy is a combined grant and education program for women owners of early-stage food and beverage businesses in Los Angeles. Ten Academy participan...
  • Grant Amount

    $20,000
  • Application Deadline

    July 29, 2022
  • Grantor

    Edward Charles Foundation
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The RE:Her Academy is a combined grant and education program for women owners of early-stage food and beverage businesses in Los Angeles. Ten Academy participants will receive grants of $20,000 each, to be used for business growth. They will also take part in a ten-week learning program with industry experts on a range of topics to help them take their businesses to the next level. 

The deadline to submit your application is Friday, July 29, 2022 at 11:59pm PST. Awardees will be notified by Friday, August 12, 2022.

  • You must be a member of RE:Her LA (you can join RE:Her LA here - membership is free and signing up is easy)
  • Your business is at least 50% woman/women-owned
  • Your business has been open for one to three years
  • Your projected 2022 revenue is between $250,000 and $1 million
  • Your business is independently owned
    • We define “independently owned” as businesses that maintain full control of their business or group of businesses and do not have an affiliation with a parent company with different owners and/or operators; therefore, owners of franchises are not eligible to apply
  • Neither you nor any owner of your business may be related to or employed by any member of the RE:Her LA Board or the Selection Committee, or employed by Academy donor DoorDash.
    • Click here to see the members of the RE:Her LA Board
    • Click here to see the members of the Selection Committee

Annually, and independently audited 501(c)(3) Edward Charles Foundation assists changemakers including donors, philanthropists, funders, charity founders, social entrepreneurs, executives and corporations in establishing legal and compliant charitable funds to do good and have maximum impact.

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$10,000

Sacramento County Small Business & Nonprofit Grant Program

The intent of the Small Business & Nonprofit Grant Program (Program) is to provide relief to small business and nonprofit organizations that have been negat...
  • Grant Amount

    $10,000
  • Application Deadline

    August 31, 2022
  • Grantor

    Sacramento County
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The intent of the Small Business & Nonprofit Grant Program (Program) is to provide relief to small business and nonprofit organizations that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the related health and safety restrictions.

The Program will provide $7.5 million in grants to eligible small business and nonprofit organizations. Eligible applicants may qualify for grants of $10,000 each in one-time direct financial assistance. This is a grant program, not a loan, so funds will not need to be paid back.

  • The business is operated from a commercial location within the unincorporated Sacramento County.  
  • Business was open and operating as of March 1, 2020.
  • Business is currently open and operating and intends to remain open.
  • Business experienced negative economic impacts as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the related health and safety restrictions.
  • Business has an active Sacramento County business license that was issued on or before March 1,2020. (Renewed business licenses issued after March 1, 2020 are acceptable. If you need to renew or obtain a copy of your business license, please contact Sacramento County’s Office of Economic Development at Covid19.BusinessAssistance@saccounty.net.)
  • Business is independently owned and operated.
  • Business employed between 1 and 25 full-time equivalent employees as of March 1, 2020 and currently employs between 1 and 25 full-time equivalent employees.
  • Business earned between $1,000 and $2.5 Million in annual gross revenue on my 2020 tax return.

The City of Sacramento applauds businesses with stakes in our community. Sacramento is a strategic location for many companies - small and large - not only because of its central Northern California location, but also because it’s the state’s capital.

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West Hartford Small Business & Non-Profit Recovery Grant Program

The “Small Business and Nonprofit Recovery Grant Program” is to assist Small Businesses and Non-Profit Organizations in responding to the public health emergenc...
  • Grant Amount

    Varies
  • Application Deadline

    August 10, 2022
  • Grantor

    Town of West Hartford
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The “Small Business and Nonprofit Recovery Grant Program” is to assist Small Businesses and Non-Profit Organizations in responding to the public health emergency and/or its negative economic impacts. Businesses/organizations that can demonstrate negative impacts from the COVID-19 public health emergency should apply.

Application Period: July 20, 2022 8:30 a.m. through August 10, 2022 4:30 p.m. If the Town has not awarded the entire allocated amount of $2 million by August 10th, the application period will be extended until all of the monies are awarded.

Small Business Eligibility:

  • Must be physically based in West Hartford, CT
  • Not more than 50 FTE employees (min. 35 hours week w/benefits)
  • Must currently be in business and have been in operations as of January 1, 2020
  • All Town licenses and permits must be current
  • Must be current on taxes for the 2021 Grand List
  • Must be in “Good Standing” with the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services along with being current on its federal, state and local tax obligations and have no outstanding liens or judgements. Letters of Good Standing (Status Letters) may be requested requested via  https://portal.ct.gov/DRS/TSC/Help-Text/Status-Letter or via paper request (Form TPG-170). [According to State of Connecticut website this may take up to 2 weeks] If COVID-19 affected the ability to pay local taxes then that should be indicated in the application.

Non-Profit Organization Eligibility:

  • Files a 501(c)3 or 503(c)19
  • Fall in one of two sectors:
    • (1) Community arts, cultural, and humanities organizations; or
    • (2) Community based human services organizations
  • Must be physically based in West Hartford, CT
  • Not more than 50 FTE employees (min. 35 hours week w/benefits)
  • Must currently be in business and have been in operations as of January 1, 2020
  • All Town licenses and permits must be current
  • Must be current on taxes for the 2021 Grand List
  • Must be in “Good Standing” with the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services along with being current on its federal, state and local tax obligations and have no outstanding liens or judgements. Letters of Good Standing (Status Letters) may be requested via https://portal.ct.gov/DRS/TSC/Help-Text/Status-Letter or via paper request (Form TPG-170). [According to the State of Connecticut website this may take up to 2 weeks] If COVID-19 affected the ability to pay local taxes then that should be indicated in the application.

The Town of West Hartford is dynamic and diverse, offering the best of the urban and suburban experience. We are an inclusive and engaged community with caring and responsible leadership. 

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$15,000
  • People of Color Grants

Groundswell Grant

Groundswell grants are stabilization funds awarded to Black-owned and Black-led nonprofits and small businesses working in East Buffalo. From payroll and operat...
  • Grant Amount

    $15,000
  • Application Deadline

    July 31, 2022
  • Grantor

    The Soil Fund
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Groundswell grants are stabilization funds awarded to Black-owned and Black-led nonprofits and small businesses working in East Buffalo. From payroll and operating expenses to essential supplies and facilities improvements, these investments help each organization thrive, both in the wake of trauma and well into the future, strengthening their ability to continue serving our shared community.

Applications close on July 31 at 11:59 pm ET.

Applicants may apply for one business or nonprofit organization only and must be 18 years of age to apply. For business owners with multiple businesses, please complete this application based on your largest business owned. Each grant is limited to one business/organization. 

Awards will be made to qualified businesses and nonprofits, and eligibility is based on accurate and complete submission. For this particular grant, priority will be given to Black entrepreneurs and Black-led businesses in the following industries: Food Access, Housing, Transportation, Cultural and/or Historic Assets.

All awardees will have to certify that they are promoting the best interests of the community.

An investment in Black Buffalo that will strengthen our entire community.

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$10,000
  • Grants for Women
  • People of Color Grants

Restaurants Disaster Relief Fund

Disasters are unpredictable — but critical support shouldn't be. The average small business loses $3,000 every day they remain closed due to a natural disaster....
  • Grant Amount

    $10,000
  • Application Deadline

    December 30, 2022
  • Grantor

    Door Dash and Hello Alice
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Disasters are unpredictable — but critical support shouldn't be. The average small business loses $3,000 every day they remain closed due to a natural disaster. To help restaurants recover in times of critical need, DoorDash has partnered with Hello Alice to create the Restaurant Disaster Relief Fund. The fund supports restaurants impacted by natural disasters like fires, floods and hurricanes, and provides relief through $10,000 grants.

This grant is only intended to cover disasters that occur from natural processes of the Earth such as hurricanes, floods, and wildfires. COVID-19 related damages are not eligible.

Applications are open now through Dec 30, 2022 at 4:00pm MST.

  • Must be experiencing hardship due to a state or federally declared natural disaster
  • Must be independently owned
  • Must have a brick and mortar location, with 3 stores or fewer currently operating
  • Must have revenues of $3M or less per location in the last 12 months
  • Must employ 50 people or fewer per store

You are taking the entrepreneurial leap. Hello Alice is your navigation tool to source funding, new customers, and a community of fellow business owners.

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$15,000 - $25,000
  • People of Color Grants

Southern Restaurants for Racial Justice

The Lee Initiative is honored to once again work with the Southern Restaurants for Racial Justice, a coalition of bakers, Chefs, makers and restaurant owners jo...
  • Grant Amount

    $15,000 - $25,000
  • Application Deadline

    August 7, 2022
  • Grantor

    The Lee Initiative and Heinz
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The Lee Initiative is honored to once again work with the Southern Restaurants for Racial Justice, a coalition of bakers, Chefs, makers and restaurant owners joined together to do the work to benefit Black communities, to provide grants to Black-owned businesses across the country. Through generous support from the community and our partners at HEINZ, we are thrilled to announce that we’ll be offering grants in the amount of $15,000 to $25,000 to Black-owned food businesses, both existing and startups. In addition to the monetary awards, this year’s grants for new Black-owned food businesses will include a continuing education component for grantees with seminars featuring food-industry veterans. The seminars will include timely and relevant topics such as commercial leases, small business accounting, and employee training and retention. 

Application deadline: August 7, 2022

  • Must be a black-owned food business
  • Can be an existing business or a startup

Heinz and The Lee Initiative are teaming up to support black-owned restaurants. 

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$27,500

Tarrant County Small Business Workforce Recovery Grant

The Small Business Workforce Recovery Grant is designed to provide financial assistance to impacted small businesses whose workforce has been adversely affected...
  • Grant Amount

    $27,500
  • Application Deadline

    August 31, 2022
  • Grantor

    Tarrant County
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The Small Business Workforce Recovery Grant is designed to provide financial assistance to impacted small businesses whose workforce has been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds awarded will aid in workforce recovery, retention, recruitment, training, and development.

Grant amounts up to $27,500 for qualifying non-profit and for-profit businesses.

 

Deadline to apply: August 31, 2022 at 5 p.m. or until funds are depleted.

  • Must qualify as an Impacted Industry as defined by the U.S. Treasury and adopted by Commissioners Court.
  • Must be physically located and operating in Tarrant County since January 1, 2020.
  • Must have had 50 or fewer employees as reported on 1st Quarter 2020 Form 941.
  • Owners of multiple businesses are only eligible to apply for ONE business. All owners must be disclosed within the application.

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$15,000

Local Restaurant Infrastructure Investment Program

Grants of up to $15,000 to New Hampshire restaurants to mitigate the negative financial impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Funding is intended to he...
  • Grant Amount

    $15,000
  • Application Deadline

    July 13, 2022
  • Grantor

    State of New Hampshire Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief and Recovery (GOFERR)
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Grants of up to $15,000 to New Hampshire restaurants to mitigate the negative financial impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Funding is intended to help small businesses defray the cost of technology, equipment, and infrastructure purchases during the global health crisis.

The Local Restaurant Infrastructure Investment Program provides awards to local restaurants seeking reimbursement for eligible equipment, infrastructure, and technology purchases.

Such purchases must be a result of or in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to be eligible under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund.

This program is intended to help address workforce issues, consumer expectations, and overall restaurant safety challenges experienced by small, local restaurants across New Hampshire due to COVID-19.

Deadline to apply: July 13, 2022, 4:00PM EST

This program is open to New Hampshire based restaurants, and it is intended to aid primarily full service, eat-in, non-franchise small restaurants.

To be eligible, an applicant must:
- Have been operating prior to March 20, 2020;
- Be actively paying Meals & Rooms taxes to the State as a food service establishment;
- Have annual gross receipts, including all affiliates, at or below $20,000,000, in tax year 2021 or not exceed annual gross receipts per New Hampshire location of $5,000,000;
- Be submitting expenses for only New Hampshire locations

An applicant must not be:
- A national chain (locations in 3 or more states),
- A national franchise (locations in 3 or more states),
- Delivery or take out only, or
- Primarily catering.

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$100,000
  • People of Color Grants

Visionary Small Business Grant

For the third year in a row, Instagram is partnering with the Brooklyn Museum and the curator Antwaun Sargent to invest in emerging creative communities. Buildi...
  • Grant Amount

    $100,000
  • Application Deadline

    July 29, 2022
  • Grantor

    Instagram
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

For the third year in a row, Instagram is partnering with the Brooklyn Museum and the curator Antwaun Sargent to invest in emerging creative communities. Building on the 2021 #BlackDesignVisionaries grant program, the 2022 program aims to uplift, center, and invest in Black voices and organizations working across both art and design. 

The Visionary Small Business Grant will award five $100,000 grants to small businesses and nonprofits focused on design.  Each grant recipient will also be connected to a community of mentors — selected with the support of our grant committee and our partner organization, Mobile Makers — who will provide them with at least one year of regular check-ins and guidance.

— Black-identifying applicants are eligible.
— You must be a legal resident of one of the fifty (50) United States or District of Columbia.
— Your account must meet Instagram’s Community Guidelines (https://bit.ly/igcommunityguidelines). As well, we are looking for accounts that are active and public.
— At least half of the leadership of your small business must be Black-identifying
— You must be a Black-identifying leader of that business,
— Your business must be no older than 10 years on June 28, 2022, and
— Your business must employ no less than 3 employees and no more than 25 employees, excluding freelancers and interns.  
— You must also be at least 18 years old.  
— Business entities must be duly organized, validly existing, and in good standing under the laws of the jurisdiction of its principal place of business.
 

Give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.

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Small Business Resiliency & Safe Practices Grant

Modernize systems and equipment to help establishments be better positioned to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19 and future variants. The Community ...
  • Grant Amount

    Varies
  • Application Deadline

    December 8, 2022
  • Grantor

    The City of Jackson Mississippi
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Modernize systems and equipment to help establishments be better positioned to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19 and future variants. The Community Development Block Grant-COVID (CDBG-CV) Small Business Resiliency & Safe Practices Grant provides funding to businesses for modifications related to COVID-19, aimed at promoting safe practices and reopening and operating safely. Duplication of funds from another Federal or State source for the same use is not permitted unless those funds have been exhausted. The maximum grant amount is $30,000.

The application period opens July 1, 2022 and closes when all funds are expended. 

This grant is available to qualifying for-profit businesses with 50 or fewer full-time equivalent employees in Jackson, Mississippi, as long as funding remains for the program. The grant proceeds must be spent on eligible “business re-design” expenses necessary to adopt COVID Safe Practices and eligible expenses for both portions of this grant program outlined below.

To be eligible, your company must be headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, and either has been forced to close or severely curtail business operations due to closure orders from the state or city and have annual revenue of $1 million or less prior to the impact of COVID-19. Businesses with a start date after March 1, 2019, may be considered but should still be able to determine COVID-19's economic impact on your business.

The mission of the Business Development Division is to foster job creation, support the growth of new and existing businesses and assist entrepreneurs and small businesses by providing capacity building information, resources, and tools. 

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$2,500

Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program

This program will provide grants of $2,500 to County of San Diego microbusiness owners who were in operation in 2019, are still in operation, and were impacted ...
  • Grant Amount

    $2,500
  • Application Deadline

    July 15, 2022
  • Grantor

    California Office of the Small Business.
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

This program will provide grants of $2,500 to County of San Diego microbusiness owners who were in operation in 2019, are still in operation, and were impacted by the Covid-19 public health restrictions.

These grants are being given out with a special emphasis on helping businesses run by people and groups that have historically faced barriers to obtaining capital, including women, minorities, veterans, limited English speakers, businesses in low- to mid-income rural areas, and people without documentation.

  • Located and operated in the County of San Diego
  • Was started before Dec. 31, 2019, is the owner’s primary source of revenue, and is currently operating or has a plan to reopen
  • Generated less than $50,000 in revenue in the 2019 tax year
  • Currently has five or fewer full-time employees and had five or fewer employees in 2019, 2020 and 2021.
  • Was significantly impacted by COVID-19
  • Has not previously received any grant money from the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program

The California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) supports economic growth and innovation. It ensures that ALL California small businesses and innovative startups have the information and direct support they need to navigate resources better, programs, and regulations.

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$1,500 - $10,000
  • Grants for Women
  • People of Color Grants

Texas Job Creators Quest Grant

This grant helps business owners create premium wage jobs and reward diverse-led businesses throughout Texas to retain and grow their workforce. Grants will ran...
  • Grant Amount

    $1,500 - $10,000
  • Application Deadline

    July 25, 2022
  • Grantor

    Founder First CDC
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

This grant helps business owners create premium wage jobs and reward diverse-led businesses throughout Texas to retain and grow their workforce.

Grants will range from $1,500 – $10,000 per company and include a guaranteed spot in one of Founders First’s accelerator programs. The accelerator program offers a full-tuition scholarship to awardees with ways to increase their revenue and drive profitable growth.

Funding can be used as growth capital to hire or rehire premium wage jobs or be used as a cash infusion to purchase, fix or enhance equipment necessary to help businesses manage growth challenges and scale for the future.

  • Have a current staff of 2-20 
  • Should be a service-based business
  • Act as a for-profit company with annual revenues between $100,000 and $3 million
  • Founded by an entrepreneur who identifies as a minority, LGBTQIA+, military veteran, a woman or is located in a low-to-moderate income area

 

Founders First is committed to increasing the number of diverse founder-led businesses generating over $1 million dollars in revenues and creating premium wage jobs.

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$100,000
  • Grants for Women

IFundWomen Fund Forward Awards 2022

The Fund Forward Awards are our biggest annual funding program that rewards and celebrates extraordinary women entrepreneurs who have proven product-market fit,...
  • Grant Amount

    $100,000
  • Application Deadline

    June 30, 2022
  • Grantor

    IFundWomen
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The Fund Forward Awards are our biggest annual funding program that rewards and celebrates extraordinary women entrepreneurs who have proven product-market fit, driven growth, and demonstrated a meaningful impact through their businesses. 

Applications will be open between International Women’s Day, March 8th, 2022 through June 30, 2022. The application period will be followed by closed door deliberations and selection of Fund Forward honorees through the Fall of 2022. The grand prize winner will then be decided and announced on November 16, 2022 through a live pitch competition during the culminating celebratory event.

 

  • Business must be owned & operated in the United States
  • Must have been in business on or before March 8, 2021
  • Must be solving a compelling problem in an innovative way
  • Must have a strong pitch and story of entrepreneurship
  • Must have a strong digital presence and visual media
  • Must demonstrate meaningful impact, product-market fit and business growth
  • Must be willing to pitch your business in front of an audience as part of the Fund Forward Awards program and selection process.

IFundWomen is the go-to funding marketplace for women-owned businesses and the people who want to support them with access to capital, coaching, and connections.

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$5,000

Business Pop Up Pilot

The intent of this grant is to allow new or smaller businesses to take more of a “baby-step” approach into the next phase of their business plan, with less fear...
  • Grant Amount

    $5,000
  • Application Deadline

    December 8, 2022
  • Grantor

    Coös Economic Development Corporation
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The intent of this grant is to allow new or smaller businesses to take more of a “baby-step” approach into the next phase of their business plan, with less fear and upfront costs, creating a more gradual funnel towards business expansion in Coos County. The pilot will start with storefronts in five locations in Coos County: Berlin, Colebrook, Gorham, Lancaster, and Whitefield. Grant awardees will receive up to $5000 towards storefront rent for 3-months, insurance, utilities, signage, and other reasonable expenses.

Grants are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Funding for this program is contingent on availability of CEDC grant resources. 

Eligible grant requests may include an allowance for:

- Rent for three (3) months at CEDC-approved site location (Up to $2K of grant)

- Utilities

- Insurance/Liability coverage

- Signage

- Other reasonable uses or expenses as approved

A non-profit organization that supports Coos County small businesses and fosters economic growth.

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Aurora Small Business Grant Rescue Program

The Aurora Small Business Grant Rescue Program will provide $2.5 million in grant funding to Aurora small businesses. Businesses are invited to apply starting J...
  • Grant Amount

    Varies
  • Application Deadline

    July 15, 2022
  • Grantor

    Aurora City Council
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The Aurora Small Business Grant Rescue Program will provide $2.5 million in grant funding to Aurora small businesses.

Businesses are invited to apply starting June 27, and grant funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements and supply supporting documentation as outlined at AuroraGov.org/ARPAGrants. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. July 15.

The Aurora-South Metro Small Business Development Center is offering training opportunities on how to apply. Register at AuroraGov.org/ARPAGrants or Aurora-SouthMetroSBDC.com/training

Existing Small Businesses: Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be in business since March 2020 or prior 
  • Registered with the Secretary of State/Certificate of Good
  • Standing evidenced back to March 2020 or prior 
  • Valid business license and current sales taxes
  • Business address in Aurora
  • Net revenue of $350,000 or less (sales might be high, but costs have increased so much that the business is not making money or is losing money)
  • Gross revenues up to $5 million
  • Minimum one employee and no more than 100 combined full-time and part-time employees in 2021

Pandemic Startups: Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be functioning as a legitimate business for at least six months (starting January 2021) 
  • Must be registered with the Secretary of State/Certificate of Good Standing evidenced back to Jan. 1, 2021 (if the business is not registered with the Secretary of State or does not have a business license with the city of Aurora, the business owner is urged to get one as soon as possible to be considered for a grant)
  • Must have valid business license and current sales taxes  
  • Business representative must show lawful presence (i.e. valid government-issued identification)
  • Must have business address in Aurora
  • Minimum one employee (includes owner; single-member LLC owners will be considered)Self-certification of the impact the pandemic had on the business and cite reasons for funding need

With guidance from the Aurora City Council, the city of Aurora is launching the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant funding programs to support small businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. 

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  • Grants for Women

The Accelerate(Her) Fund

The Accelerate(HER) Fund sponsored by Tiger Global Impact Ventures, in partnership with the Global Entrepreneurship Network and Hello Alice, provides grants up ...
  • Grant Amount

    Varies
  • Application Deadline

    August 5, 2022
  • Grantor

    Hello Alice
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The Accelerate(HER) Fund sponsored by Tiger Global Impact Ventures, in partnership with the Global Entrepreneurship Network and Hello Alice, provides grants up to $50,000 to eligible women entrepreneurs that are leading tech or tech-enabled small businesses, have not (yet) received funding from angel/venture investors, and have a demonstrated need for funding to reach the next stage of growth.

Deadline to apply is August 5, 2022, at 4:00pm MDT 

  • To be eligible to enter a company in the Program, you (“Officer”) must be all of the following as of the first day of the Program Period (defined below):
    • an entrepreneur who is the leading executive (i.e. Founder and/or President, CEO, CFO, COO, or any such other similar title) of a company that meets the below business criteria;
    • a legal resident of one of the fifty United States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico;
    • eighteen (18) years of age or older (19 in AL and NE).
  • To be eligible to participate in the program, the business (“Entrant”) must meet all of the following criteria as of the first day of the Program Period:
    • Be a for-profit business that is tech or tech-enabled;
    • Be majority woman-owned and operated (51%+);
    • Have not (yet) received funding from angel/venture investors; AND
    • Have a demonstrated need for funding to reach the next stage of growth.
  • The potential winners are subject to verification of eligibility by Sponsor, which may include completing associated documentation.

You are taking the entrepreneurial leap. Hello Alice is your navigation tool to source funding, new customers, and a community of fellow business owners.

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$10,000
  • Grants for Women
  • People of Color Grants

EatOkra Black Women in Food Grants 2022

EatOrka, in partnership with Dine Diaspora, is accepting applications for the EatOrka Black Women in Food Grants 2022. They are providing $10,000 grants for Bla...
  • Grant Amount

    $10,000
  • Application Deadline

    July 17, 2022
  • Grantor

    EatOrka
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

EatOrka, in partnership with Dine Diaspora, is accepting applications for the EatOrka Black Women in Food Grants 2022. They are providing $10,000 grants for Black women-owned restaurants across the United States. The EatOkra Black Women in Food Grants provide capital for Black women to accelerate growth for their brick-and-mortar restaurants. Aligned with EatOrka’s values, the opportunity will enable these businesses to “spread their wings and embrace their visions for tomorrow.”

  • Self-identify as a Black women
  • Operate a brick-and-mortar restaurant location
  • Currently own at least 50 percent of a restaurant business
  • Be a restaurant located in the United States
  • Own three restaurants or less, and employ fewer than 50 employees per location
  • Be open for at least six months, but no longer than 5 years.

Connecting foodies to Black restaurants and culinary events while amplifying the dining experience for and by Black communities.

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$2,500 - $5,000

CDBG Small Business Micro-Grant Program

The CDBG Small Business Micro-Grant Program for new or early-stage businesses located in Scranton’s low-moderate-income demographic areas (LMA) will supply fund...
  • Grant Amount

    $2,500 - $5,000
  • Application Deadline

    December 8, 2022
  • Grantor

    Office of Community Development
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The CDBG Small Business Micro-Grant Program for new or early-stage businesses located in Scranton’s low-moderate-income demographic areas (LMA) will supply funds ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 per business through the 2022 year to assist with start-up costs, thus contributing to their initial success and continued revitalization of our community. Businesses must be in a qualifying Low-to-Moderate service area within the City of Scranton.

• Business must be located in a qualifying Low-to-Moderate service area within the City of Scranton, as determined by census tract data. Link to map: https://arcg.is/14zCnT

• Business must be locally owned and non-franchised

• No minimum number of employees required outside the principal owner are eligible.

• A newly established business is defined as opening from January 1, 2021, through the present day.

• Applicant must have the required local, State and Federal licenses, permits, or registrations to operate their business in the City of Scranton.

• Applicant must be registered with the Single Tax Office.

• No applications will be considered if the current business or entity is in arrears for City taxes or has any other outstanding liens or judgements.

• Applicant must complete a SBDC at The University of Scranton business education series or business consultation designed to enhance the business and owner’s chance of success.

• Applications must include a recommendation from the SBDC at The University of Scranton that the business owner has successfully completed the required educational series or business consultation.

• All grant awardees will be required to enter into a CDBG Grant Agreement with the City prior to issuance of grant funds.

• Grant funds not meeting HUD criteria, will need to be repaid (clawed back) to the City.

• Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

• Only complete applications will be processed.

Office of Community Development is helping early-stage businesses with initial success through funding.  

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FY23 Minority Enterprise Grant Opportunity

The purpose of the Chamber Minority Business Alliance (MBA) is to convene, support and promote minority businesses, leveraging local business and nonprofit part...
  • Grant Amount

    Varies
  • Application Deadline

    July 1, 2022
  • Grantor

    United Way of Greater Charlottesville
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The purpose of the Chamber Minority Business Alliance (MBA) is to convene, support and promote minority businesses, leveraging local business and nonprofit partners to expand community wealth building. The United Way’s Vision is to connect our community, enabling individuals and families to achieve their potential. Reducing poverty in our community via alternative forms of employment, particularly for those suffering from disparities caused by systemic and historic racism, is a United Way priority.

A total of $50,000 will be awarded. Ten grants will be funded from the $50,000 budget. Minority-owned businesses may apply for the below-mentioned purposes. Successful applicants will be required to sign a grant agreement outlining the grant terms and conditions prior to receiving the funds.

1.    Sole proprietorship, LLC, partnership, corporation and must be minority-owned. A Minority Business Enterprise is a business that is at least 51% owned by one or more minority individuals (African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, or Native American) who are United States citizens.  (Source: Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity)

2.     Place of business must be located within the Greater Charlottesville community [city of Charlottesville and counties of Albemarle, Greene, Orange, Louisa and Fluvanna]

3.     In business for a minimum of 12 months

4.     Annual net income less than $100,000

5.     No more than fifty (50) employees

6.     Must be an active member of the Minority Business Alliance or must join Minority Business Alliance as a member prior to receipt of any of the awarded funds. Active membership creates the highest level of benefit to the recipient and therefore requires grant awardees to:

     i)      Join prior to final award of the grant. Awardee will be notified of their status so they may accept and join in a timely manner and no later than 5 business days prior to the mandatory executive committee orientation

     ii)     Attend a mandatory executive committee MBA orientation to be scheduled after the grants are awarded

     iii)   Attend a minimum of 3 meetings per year. UWGC and MBA reserve the right to reject any and all future grant applications from any recipient who does not fulfill this obligation

     iv)   The monetary award will be mailed to the awardees after the Executive Committee Orientation

7.     Fiscal-year 2021 award recipients must wait until the next cycle (Spring 2023) to apply again

The United Way connects, convenes, and supports the collaboration of organizations in our community. Among this network, we are able to identify needs in the community and work toward collaborative goals.

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$2,000
  • Grants for Women

Pay It Forward

The Pay It Forward program goal is to help women in Hawai'i start-up or expand a business through a microgrant. The grant will be up to $2,000. Awardees are req...
  • Grant Amount

    $2,000
  • Application Deadline

    July 31, 2022
  • Grantor

    Zonta Club of Hilo
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The Pay It Forward program goal is to help women in Hawai'i start-up or expand a business through a microgrant. The grant will be up to $2,000. Awardees are required to submit a written report after one year, and will be asked to present the report to the club. Awardees are encouraged to “Pay It Forward” when they are financially able.

  • Women-owned small business
  • Located on Hawai‘i Island

Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.

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$2,500

Marin Microbusiness $2500 Grant Program

The Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant (MBCRG) Program is State-funded through the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA). In partnership, ...
  • Grant Amount

    $2,500
  • Application Deadline

    June 30, 2022
  • Grantor

    California Office of the Small Business Advocate
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant (MBCRG) Program is State-funded through the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA). In partnership, the County of Marin, the Marin SBDC, and Dominican University of California will carry out this program to fund 105 microbusinesses at $2500 each. Applications are open now. This round closes June 30, 2022.

You can qualify to apply if you meet these criteria:

  • Located in Marin County
  • Been in business since December 2019
  • Made less than $50,000 gross revenue in 2019
  • This business is your primary source of income
  • Significantly Impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Currently in business or plan to reopen
  • Have less than 5 full-time equivalent employees
  • Did not receive a CA Grant through Lendistry

CalOSBA serves as the voice of small business, representing their views and interests across the state and advocating for equitable access to capital, markets, and networks so that all California small businesses successfully start, manage, grow and become more resilient.

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$1,000 - $5,000
  • Grants for Women

Business Equity Initiative Grant

Aligning with the Community Foundation's strategic objective of fostering a dynamic local economy, the Business Equity Initiative Grant assists small business o...
  • Grant Amount

    $1,000 - $5,000
  • Application Deadline

    June 30, 2022
  • Grantor

    Michigan Women Forward
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Aligning with the Community Foundation's strategic objective of fostering a dynamic local economy, the Business Equity Initiative Grant assists small business owners, particularly women of color, with access to capital and funding support not available through traditional loans.

To be considered eligible for a grant, your company must be:

  • Small business owners, particularly women of color
  • Residents of Muskegon County
  • 1 - 3 years in business, legally established and registered with the State of Michigan (providing proof of status, certificate of business in good standing)
  • Willing to utilize the business resources available in Muskegon County for education and mentoring

Michigan Women Forward is a community development organization whose mission is to expand economic opportunity, empower the next generation, and celebrate and honor the accomplishments of Michigan women. 

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$2,500
  • Grants for Women
  • People of Color Grants

Ready for Business Fund

Small businesses are the heart and soul of our economy, the backbone of our communities, and they're working hard to recover from hardships left behind by the C...
  • Grant Amount

    $2,500
  • Application Deadline

    June 26, 2022
  • Grantor

    Greater Seattle Business Association
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Small businesses are the heart and soul of our economy, the backbone of our communities, and they're working hard to recover from hardships left behind by the COVID-19 pandemic. With small businesses being America's largest employer, this unprecedented hardship puts millions of employees at risk, directly impacting the livelihood of families and communities across the country. 
 
GSBA and Comcast Washington co-created the Ready for Business Fund in 2020 to support small businesses. This spring, we're proud to return with our third round of funding, issuing $2,500 cash grants and support services to over 85 small businesses owned by LGBTQ+ community members; Black, Indigenous, and People of Color; and women - in addition to businesses located in rural areas across Washington State.

Eligibility:

Business must be located and licensed in Washington State
Priority is given to LGBTQ, Black, Indigenous, POC, and woman-owned businesses
Priority is given to businesses in rural communities (population 30,000 or less)
Priority given to businesses disproportionately impacted by COVID-19

The Ready for Business Fund has raised over $400,000 to support small business resiliency and has issued grants to over 130 recipients over two years.

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$20,000
  • Grants for Women
  • People of Color Grants

Antares REACH Grant Program

The Antares REACH Grant Program will provide $20,000 grants to small businesses, with an emphasis on businesses preparing for their next stage of growth; operat...
  • Grant Amount

    $20,000
  • Application Deadline

    July 15, 2022
  • Grantor

    Antares Capital
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The Antares REACH Grant Program will provide $20,000 grants to small businesses, with an emphasis on businesses preparing for their next stage of growth; operated by historically underrepresented entrepreneurs; and providing important community services.

 

To be eligible, a business must:

  • Be a for-profit business that is majority (51%) owned and/or operated by individuals who identify as New Majority (Women, People of Color, Military-affiliated, Persons with Disabilities, or LGBTQ+)
  • Have less than $5 million USD in annual revenue
  • Have a demonstrated need for support
  • Have a strong plan for moving forward

In partnership with Hello Alice and the Global Entrepreneurship Network, Antares Capital aspires to increase representation in business by leveraging the organizations'' financial resources and leadership skill sets to provide capital and support underrepresented entrepreneurs.

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$25,000

Love, Tito’s Small Business Grant Program

Tito’s Handmade Vodka is celebrating its 25th anniversary by launching the “Love, Tito’s Small Business Grant Program.” This program will provide 10 grants of $...
  • Grant Amount

    $25,000
  • Application Deadline

    June 30, 2022
  • Grantor

    Accion Opportunity Fund
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Tito’s Handmade Vodka is celebrating its 25th anniversary by launching the “Love, Tito’s Small Business Grant Program.” This program will provide 10 grants of $25,000 to small business owners who best demonstrate the company values of grit, love, kindness, family, meaning and purpose.

Eligible small businesses must:

  • Be owned by the applicant
  • Business owner(s) must be at least 21 years of age or older
  • Be based in the United States
  • Have been in business for at least one year at the time of application launch (since June 2021)
  • Have earned less than $1 million in revenue in 2021
  • Have a business bank account
  • Business owner(s) must not hold an interest in an alcoholic beverage license of any kind or be employed by a business that holds an alcohol license
  • Not own a business in a restricted industry.

Accion Opportunity Fund is a financial support system for small businesses that advances racial, gender, and economic justice for all. 

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Varies

Boulder ARPA Small Business Grant Program

The City of Boulder is partnering with Colorado Enterprise Fund (CEF) to provide grants for local small businesses, including women- and minority-owned business...
  • Grant Amount

    Varies
  • Application Deadline

    June 20, 2022
  • Grantor

    The City of Boulder
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The City of Boulder is partnering with Colorado Enterprise Fund (CEF) to provide grants for local small businesses, including women- and minority-owned businesses, with 2 to 49 employees that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

One-time grants of $1,000, $2,500 or $5,000 that do not need to be repaid will be awarded through a competitive application process administered by CEF. Grant awards will be made until available funds of $400,000 dedicated to this program are exhausted.

 

Small businesses or enterprises (including LLCs, S-Corps, and other business types) that meet eligibility requirements will be considered for a grant award. Applicants will be required to provide their City of Boulder business/sales tax license number and federal EIN, Tax ID Number, or ITIN. Additionally, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be privately held and headquartered in the city of Boulder
  • Have a physical (brick-and-mortar) presence within Boulder city limits
  • Established before January 1, 2020
  • Have an active or applied for a City of Boulder business/sales tax license 
  • Be current on all City of Boulder utility and tax accounts
  • Currently have between 2 and 49 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees (sole proprietors not eligible)

The City of Boulder is partnering with Colorado Enterprise Fund (CEF) to provide grants for local small businesses, including women- and minority-owned businesses, with 2 to 49 employees that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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$2,500
  • Government Grants

Orange County Microbusiness Grant

On March 13, 2020, the White House issued a proclamation declaring national emergency concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (“COVID-19”) outbreak. In respons...
  • Grant Amount

    $2,500
  • Application Deadline

    December 8, 2022
  • Grantor

    Orange County Business Developement
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

On March 13, 2020, the White House issued a proclamation declaring national emergency concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (“COVID-19”) outbreak. In response to COVID-19, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a Shelter in Place order the same day to combat and slow the spread of COVID-19. Since March 2020, and despite federal stimulus and small business efforts to pivot, adapt to new health and safety guidance, and shift to online sales where feasible, many small businesses continue to face enormous risks to their comeback. Today, with California’s COVID-19 cases rising due to the Delta variant, small businesses are still facing financial hardship and limits on their operations. Hardest hit are those microbusinesses that are in geographically dispersed counties or industries severely impacted by COVID-19 health and safety orders.

Existing law (Government Code Section 12100.83) establishes the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program within the Office of Small Business Advocate within the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (CalOSBA). The program requires CalOSBA to make grants to assist qualified small businesses negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, in accordance with specified criteria, including geographic distribution based on COVID-19 restrictions and industry sectors most impacted by the pandemic.

The  Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program (Government Code Section 12100.90-12100.95) was created within CalOSBA to assist qualified microbusinesses, as defined, that have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic with grants in the amount of $2,500 to each eligible microbusiness that is selected for an award. Under the Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program, CalOSBA must administer a Request for Proposal (RFP) for eligible grantmaking entities defined as a county or in certain cases, a nonprofit or consortium of nonprofit community-based organizations, to administer the Program in California counties.

The County of Orange, in partnership with the Orange County Workforce Development Board (OCWDB),  California Office of the Small Business Advocate, U.S. Small Business Administration, Orange County Small Business Development Center, SCORE, Orange County Public Libraries, City of Garden Grove, City of Irvine, City of Laguna Niguel, City of Mission Viejo, City of Rancho Santa Margarita, City of Santa Ana,  Special District of Rossmoor, Dana Point Chamber of Commerce, La Habra Area Chamber of Commerce, Orange Chamber of Commerce, and San Clemente Chamber of Commerce is awarding grants to assist qualified microbusinesses in Orange County that have been significantly impacted by COVID-19 pandemic.

Qualified microbusiness means an entity that meets and self-certifies, under penalty of perjury, all of the following criteria:

  • The microbusiness began its operation prior to December 31, 2019.

  • The microbusiness is currently active and operating or has a clear plan to reopen when the state permits reopening of the business.

  • The microbusiness was significantly impacted by COVID-19 pandemic.

  • The microbusiness had less than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) in revenues in the 2019 taxable year.

  • The microbusiness currently has fewer than five full-time equivalent employees and had fewer than five full-time equivalent employees in the 2019 and 2020 taxable years.

  • The microbusiness is not a business excluded from participation in the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program, as specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (f) of Section 12100.82.

Qualified microbusiness owner means an individual that meets and self-certifies, under penalty of perjury, all of the following criteria:

  • The microbusiness owner is the majority-owner and manager of the qualified microbusiness.

  • The microbusiness owner’s primary means of income in the 2019 taxable year was the qualified microbusiness.

  • The microbusiness owner did not receive a grant under the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program.

  • The microbusiness owner can demonstrate their eligibility as a “qualified microbusiness owner” by providing the fiscal agent with a government issued photo identification (state, domestic, or foreign), and documentation that includes the owner’s name and may include, but is not limited to, the following:

    • A local business permit or license.

    • A bank statement.

    • A tax return.

    • Trade account.

    • Third-party verification

The Orange County Microbusiness Grant Program provides approximately $2,500.00 in one-time grant funding to approximately 1,470 Orange County microbusiness.  The intent of the funding is to provide relief to the hardest to reach qualified microbusinesses and entrepreneurs. The goal is to identify and engage eligible microbusinesses that face systemic barriers to access capital, including but not limited to, businesses owned by women, minorities, veterans, individuals without documentation (undocumented), individuals with limited English proficiency, and business owners located in low-wealth and rural, communities throughout Orange County. 

The online grant applications period will re-open Monday, May 9, 2022. Late applications will not be accepted. Grants will be awarded based on meeting the grant qualifications, demonstrating the ability to use the funds based on eligible use, priority grantee status and meeting the eligible business requirements. Grantee will receive one payment in the amount of $2,500.00 to use towards eligible expenses and the payment must be spent before September 30, 2022. Funding provided under this program must be used solely for the purposes stipulated on this website and subsequently in the agreement between Orange County and qualified microbusiness recipient. 

  • Business must be physically located and operating in Orange County. 

  • Must meet the definition of an eligible microbusiness (see Definitions below).

  • Active businesses operating since at least December 2019.

  • The microbusiness is currently active and operating or has a clear plan to reopen when the state permits reopening of the business.

  • The microbusiness was significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, as evidenced by at least a 10% reduction in revenue from the 2019 to 2020 taxable years, and/or a signed attestation and narrative describing significant impact from COVID-19.

  • The microbusiness had less than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) in revenues in the 2019 taxable year.

  • The microbusiness currently has fewer than five full-time equivalent employees and had fewer than five full-time equivalent employees in the 2019 and 2020 taxable years.

  • The microbusiness is not a business excluded from participation in the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program, as specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (f) of Section 12100.82.

  • The microbusiness owner can and will provide acceptable form of government-issued photo ID (state, domestic, or foreign) and documentation that includes the owner’s name and may include, but is not limited to, the following: a local business permit or license, a bank statement, a tax return, , a trade account, a self-attestation/self-certification done under penalty of perjury.

  • The microbusiness owner must be the majority-owner and manager of the qualified micro business and the owner’s primary means of income in the 2019 taxable year.

  • The microbusiness owner did not receive a grant under the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. List available under California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program.

  • Must be able to spend all awarded funds by September 30, 2022 and provide receipts for all purchases.

  • Must agree to self-certify that grant funds will be used for one or more of the identified eligible uses of the funds. 

Our team is dedicated to helping people and businesses overcome obstacles, reach their goals, fulfill their potential and contribute to a thriving region.

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$5,000
  • Grants for Women
  • People of Color Grants

Initiative Foundation Grant

Thanks to a special grant from the Otto Bremer Trust, one-time grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to businesses that suffered pandemic-related disruptions ...
  • Grant Amount

    $5,000
  • Application Deadline

    June 10, 2022
  • Grantor

    Initiative Foundation
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Thanks to a special grant from the Otto Bremer Trust, one-time grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to businesses that suffered pandemic-related disruptions and losses. This $500,000 program is designed to support fair economic recovery in Central Minnesota by focusing on small businesses that face barriers accessing capital and resources and which suffered setbacks during the pandemic.

This program is designed to support microenterprises with five or fewer full-time employees and less than $750,000 in annual gross revenue. The effort will prioritize …

  • businesses owned by women, veterans, and community members of color
  • businesses located in small towns and rural areas
  • businesses that opened just prior to or in the early stages of the pandemic
  • businesses that did not access or were not eligible for prior government COVID relief programs.

The application will open on May 9 and will close at noon on Friday, June 10. Businesses without full-time employees may receive up to $5,000, and businesses with full-time employees may be eligible for up to $10,000.

This program is designed to support microenterprises with five or fewer full-time employees and less than $750,000 in annual gross revenue. The effort will prioritize …

  • businesses owned by women, veterans, and community members of color
  • businesses located in small towns and rural areas
  • businesses that opened just prior to or in the early stages of the pandemic
  • businesses that did not access or were not eligible for prior government COVID relief programs.

To empower people throughout Central Minnesota to build a thriving economy, vibrant communities and a lasting culture of generosity. 

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$7,500

2022 Robust Retail Citywide Grants

At the 2022 Small Business and Economic Development Summit, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) announced the...
  • Grant Amount

    $7,500
  • Application Deadline

    June 10, 2022
  • Grantor

    Department of Small and Local Business Development
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

At the 2022 Small Business and Economic Development Summit, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) announced the opening of applications for the 2022 Robust Retail Citywide Grants. DSLBD intends to award up to $7,500 per business to approximately 78 businesses from the $588,000 in available funding for the Fiscal Year 2022. This grant will be operated as a reimbursement grant, awarded via lottery, to DC retail businesses that have met all eligibility requirements by the final deadline. Applications will be open until June 8, 2022, at 2 pm.

“Local businesses will continue to play a critical role in our comeback and our overall sense of community,” said Mayor Bowser. “DC is open, and we know that Washingtonians are eager to get out and support local businesses and we are too.”

Since the Robust Retail Grant Program launch in 2019, DSLBD has awarded more than $1.7 million to nearly 200 different retail establishments in Washington, DC, including the distribution of Citywide and Main Street Grant funds. 

“Our local businesses have sacrificed so much during the pandemic, and we are committed to using every resource available to help them make it to the other side of this,” said Kristi C. Whitfield, DSLBD Director. “Through programs like Robust Retail, as well as many other assistance programs, Mayor Bowser has made supporting our small businesses a cornerstone of her work to create equity and build generational wealth across Washington, DC.” 

DSLBD will allow grant funds for the reimbursement of the businesses’ expenses that cover employee wages and salaries, insurance, rent, utilities, inventory, cleaning supplies, among others. Grant notification announcements of selected awards will be made on or around June 13, 2022. Businesses that received a Robust Retail Citywide award in FY2021 are not eligible to apply

DSLBD will allow grant funds for the reimbursement of the businesses’ expenses that cover employee wages and salaries, insurance, rent, utilities, inventory, cleaning supplies, among others. Grant notification announcements of selected awards will be made on or around June 13, 2022. Businesses that received a Robust Retail Citywide award in FY2021 are not eligible to apply. 

Small Business Development Centers provide counseling and training to small businesses, including working with the SBA to develop and provide informational tools to support business start-ups and existing business expansion.

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$15,000
  • Government Grants

San José’s Small Business Grant

The grants are administered through the City’s local partner the Enterprise Foundation-Access/SBDC (https://www.accesssbdc.org/). Grants are intended for busine...
  • Grant Amount

    $15,000
  • Application Deadline

    June 30, 2022
  • Grantor

    City of San José Office of Economic Development
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The grants are administered through the City’s local partner the Enterprise Foundation-Access/SBDC (https://www.accesssbdc.org/). Grants are intended for businesses with less than $3 million in annual revenues during one of the pandemic years - 2020 or 2021. Grant information, pre-screening forms and applications are available in multiple languages at AccessSBDC’s site: https://www.accesssbdc.org/sjrr22/.

“Since the start of the pandemic, closures have deeply hurt small businesses. As the City works to find ways to relieve the economic strain of the pandemic, I’m thankful we can leverage ARPA funds to help the backbone of our community find their footing again,” said Mayor Sam Liccardo.

The City of San José approved a $2.7 million budget funded by the federal American Rescue Plan Act to be used for business grants of $5,000, $10,000 and $15,000, depending on the annual revenues of the business. It is estimated that about 300 grants will be awarded.

“We are excited to be able to offer this opportunity to our business owners!” said Nanci Klein, Economic Development & Cultural Affairs Director. “We ensured that the grant materials are available in multiple languages, and we are providing in-person application support.”

For-profit businesses, companies, or enterprises (used interchangeably) including sole-proprietors and single-person businesses may apply, as can those in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. The grants will be issued directly to the landlord to whom the back-due rent is owed.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Proof of outstanding rent debt from March 24, 2020 to August 19, 2021.
  • Physical commercial address must be in San José.
  • Annual gross receipts must be below $3 million in either 2020 or 2021.
  • Business must have 10 or fewer full-time employees including the business owner (Businesses may include part-time employees in its full-time equivalent count, 2 half-time employees = 1 full-time employee).
  • Businesses must be active and intend to continue in operation.
  • Businesses must have been in business prior to March 24, 2020.

The City’s Office of Economic Development provides direct assistance to businesses as well as news and information about San José’s economy and long-term economic development strategy. 

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$50,000

Udonis Haslem Foundation Small Business Grant

Apply to receive a grant of $50,000, consulting services, advertisement at Miami Heat games, and endorsements to advance your small business.
  • Grant Amount

    $50,000
  • Application Deadline

    July 11, 2022
  • Grantor

    UD Foundation
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Apply to receive a grant of $50,000, consulting services, advertisement at Miami Heat games, and endorsements to advance your small business.

Your business has been operating for a minimum of 1 year or you can show a projected annual revenue of $500,000 (maximum $5 million).

Your business is 51% female or minority-owned with less than 500 full-time employees.

Have not been in bankruptcy for the past 5 years. (This applies to the business and the business owner)

To impact the world by addressing the socio-economic and mental health issues that plague the inner cities by partnering with programs and organizations to provide increased access to services and opportunities to improve lives.

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$3,000

Aleutian Marketplace

The Aleutian Marketplace is a partnership between APICDA, the Aleut Corporation, Wells Fargo and TelAlaska. The program works with community members, small busi...
  • Grant Amount

    $3,000
  • Application Deadline

    June 15, 2022
  • Grantor

    Aleutian Marketplace
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The Aleutian Marketplace is a partnership between APICDA, the Aleut Corporation, Wells Fargo and TelAlaska. The program works with community members, small business owners, entrepreneurs, and creative people throughout the Aleutian-Pribilof region to explore business concepts and talk about the nuts-and-bolts of entrepreneurship to help develop the regional economy.

We are currently hosting a monthly webinar series covering topics of interest like financial business basics, branding, starting a beading jewelry business, and the requirements of attaining a business license. The webinars usually have about 15 participants and are hosted on the third or fourth Thursday of the month. Connectivity can be an issue, so we use a Zoom format with a call-in toll-free number; about half of the participants call in and follow along with a pdf version of the speaker’s presentation that is emailed out prior to the event. 

The Aleutian Marketplace Micro Grant is available for eligible businesses in the Aleutian/Pribilof Island region. Businesses can apply for grant funding for up to $3,000 to be used for a wide selection of items that are essential to start or assist an established privately owned business. Application due dates are: March 15 and June 15.  

The Aleutian Marketplace Micro Grant is available for eligible businesses in the Aleutian/Pribilof Island region. Businesses can apply for grant funding for up to $3,000 to be used for a wide selection of items that are essential to start or assist an established privately owned business. 

APICDA is a non-profit dedicated to strengthening local fisheries-based economies through increasing direct fisheries participation in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands, building support infrastructure and offering programs to assist the advancement of priority initiatives in its six member communities in the Aleutian-Pribilof region of Alaska.

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$10,000

Olga's Kitchen Grant

A pioneer for women in business, Olga Loizon persevered through every obstacle to create one of metro Detroit’s most iconic restaurant concepts, Olga’s Kitchen....
  • Grant Amount

    $10,000
  • Application Deadline

    December 8, 2022
  • Grantor

    Olga's Kitchen
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

A pioneer for women in business, Olga Loizon persevered through every obstacle to create one of metro Detroit’s most iconic restaurant concepts, Olga’s Kitchen. In honor of Olga Loizon and her legacy, TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants and Olga’s Kitchen have founded the Olga Loizon Memorial Foundation. The foundation focuses on entrepreneurial women who would be unable to attain the resources necessary to start a business or otherwise continue with their business development.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

1. Be living in the US 

2. Identify as a woman 

3. Business must be located in Michigan 

4. Be able to write a personal statement demonstrating financial need 

5. Must provide a formal Business Plan

Made with local and regional ingredients and wrapped in the Best Bread on the Planet, we’ve transformed the ordinary into a savory dining experience, built on the heritage of our founder.

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$15,000
  • Government Grants

Morris County Small Business Grant

The Morris County Board of County Commissioners, in partnership with the Morris County Chamber of Commerce, has dedicated $5 million of its allocated American R...
  • Grant Amount

    $15,000
  • Application Deadline

    December 8, 2022
  • Grantor

    Morris County Board of County Commissioners
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The Morris County Board of County Commissioners, in partnership with the Morris County Chamber of Commerce, has dedicated $5 million of its allocated American Rescue Plan Act funding to support our community’s small businesses and nonprofit organizations as they struggle to meet the challenges posed by a persistent pandemic and the resulting, unpredictable fluctuations in our national and local economies.


Small businesses and nonprofit organizations remain the economic backbone of our community. Morris County is providing this opportunity for direct financial assistance to ensure their survival, recovery and ultimate success.


Through the Morris County Small Business Grant Program, financial support of up to $15,000 is to be provided for qualifying businesses, business owners and nonprofits that do not exceed $5 million in annual gross revenue and have experienced costly interruptions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Business must have been legally established in Morris County since January 1, 2019, as a: Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Corporation, Non-Profit, LLC
  • Annual Revenue: Must be less than $5 Million
  • The business employed 25 or fewer full-time employees- (part-time staff equates to ½ FTE) as of March 3, 2021
  • Grant Funds are on a first come first serve basis
  • Costs to be reimbursed must have been incurred on or after March 3, 2021
  • Must have a Morris County location

Morris County is governed by a seven-member Board of County Commissioners, who serve three-year terms.

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$5,000
  • Government Grants

Red Bluff Small Business Grant

On behalf of the City of Red Bluff, the Red Bluff-Tehama County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the Small Business Grant Program for small businesses...
  • Grant Amount

    $5,000
  • Application Deadline

    June 10, 2022
  • Grantor

    Red Bluff County
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

On behalf of the City of Red Bluff, the Red Bluff-Tehama County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the Small Business Grant Program for small businesses located within the city that have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The city has allocated $100,000 to the program that will award individual grants of $5000 to small businesses operating within the city limits.

Online grant applications can be found on the Red Bluff-Tehama County Chamber of Commerce website as well as the Red Bluff Chamber Facebook and Instagram pages.

Applicants to be awarded will be contacted by the Red Bluff-Tehama County Chamber of Commerce. Inquiries about the grant program should be directed to the Red Bluff Chamber of Commerce, 100 Main Street, Red Bluff, CA 96080.

The Small Business Grant is open to all Red Bluff small businesses of up to 15 employees. 

Applications are due by 3:00 pm June 10, 2022.

The Red Bluff Small Business Grant is open to all small businesses located within the City of Red Bluff having up to 15 employees. Only fully completed applications will be reviewed by Chamber Grant Selection Committee for the grant process. Priority will be given to businesses that have not received previous grants.

The Red Bluff Tehama County Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization which promotes the growth and prosperity of local commerce through the support of visitor attraction efforts, ongoing community awareness, shop local campaigns and networking opportunities.

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$50,000

EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator

The Business Accelerator is looking for a diverse pool of social and digital health entrepreneurs and organizations who are driving change through health justic...
  • Grant Amount

    $50,000
  • Application Deadline

    June 3, 2022
  • Grantor

    American Heart Association
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The Business Accelerator is looking for a diverse pool of social and digital health entrepreneurs and organizations who are driving change through health justice in their communities.

All finalists will receive a six-week virtual business training and a chance at grant funding.

US citizen 18 years or older (with a pre-seed through series A company) can apply with qualified solutions that drive positive impact in areas such as:

  • Education
  • Healthcare Access
  • Food Security
  • Neighborhood Conditions
  • Transportation
  • Environmental Quality
  • Employment/Economic Stability
  • Housing
  • Health Innovation/Tech

EmPOWERED to Serve is a platform inspired by American Heart Association volunteers around the country who are passionate about driving change through health justice and empowerment in their communities.

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$50,000
  • Government Grants

Small Business R.I.S.E. Grant Program

Recovery/Income Support – Intended to recover lost revenues for businesses in operation that closed and planned to reopen or have continued to operate throughou...
  • Grant Amount

    $50,000
  • Application Deadline

    June 10, 2022
  • Grantor

    Grow Peoria
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

  • Recovery/Income Support – Intended to recover lost revenues for businesses in operation that closed and planned to reopen or have continued to operate throughout the pandemic.
  • Startup Support – Assistance for new businesses established in the last 12 months or within three months of applying.
  • Expansion Support – For businesses looking to expand operations through real estate improvements, equipment, and the expense of hiring employees.

  • Businesses impacted/disproportionately industry.
  • Disproportionately impacted industries based on the location within of City of Peoria boundaries.

The City of Peoria has a number of financial incentives to help business grow and create jobs. The state and local incentives are designed to increase investment and employment in Peoria. Contact the City of Peoria Economic Development Department to discuss which incentives are right for your business!

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$10,000
  • Government Grants

ARPA Small Business Grant Program

To mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on Norcross’ small businesses and employees, the City of Norcross is investing $600,000 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) fundi...
  • Grant Amount

    $10,000
  • Application Deadline

    June 2, 2022
  • Grantor

    Nor Cross
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

To mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on Norcross’ small businesses and employees, the City of Norcross is investing $600,000 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding in an ARPA Small Business Grant Program, in partnership with Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE), to provide qualified small businesses with funding for operating expenses. Funds originate from the American Rescue Plan Act, which regulates how funding may be used. The program’s purpose is to offer financial assistance to small businesses located within Norcross city limits who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19, stabilize, and sustain Norcross businesses, and ensure they are able to retain employees.

The City of Norcross Economic Development Department offers a wide array of services to assist new and existing businesses. 

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$10,000+
  • Government Grants

COVID-19 Business Recovery Grant program

The Business Recovery Grant Program will issue a payment to an eligible North Carolina business that experienced a significant economic loss due to COVID-19. Th...
  • Grant Amount

    $10,000+
  • Application Deadline

    June 1, 2022
  • Grantor

    North Carolina Department of Revenue
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The Business Recovery Grant Program will issue a payment to an eligible North Carolina business that experienced a significant economic loss due to COVID-19. The project is being supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number SLRFP0129 awarded to the State of North Carolina by the U.S. Department of Treasury. 

On March 11, 2022, the law was changed to authorize a second phase of applications (“Phase 2”).

Phase 2 authorizes two types of grants:

  • A hospitality grant is available to an eligible arts, entertainment, or recreation business, as well as an eligible accommodation or food service business such as a hotel, restaurant, or bar (NAICS code 71 and 72).
  • A reimbursement grant is available to an eligible business not classified in NAICS Code 71 and 72.

A business is eligible for a grant in Phase 2 if it meets specific conditions. The conditions are dependent on the type of grant.

To qualify for a hospitality grant in Phase 2, a business must meet all of the following conditions:

  1. The primary activity of the business is properly reflected in NAICS Code 71 or 72 from March 1, 2019, through February 28, 2021.
  2. The business is a taxpayer subject to income tax under Article 4 of Chapter 105 of the North Carolina General Statutes.
  3. The business suffered an economic loss of at least 20%.

To qualify for a reimbursement grant in Phase 2, a business must meet all of the following conditions:

  1. The primary activity of the business is NOT properly reflected in NAICS Code 71 or 72 from March 1, 2019, through February 28, 2021.
  2. The business is a taxpayer subject to income tax under Article 4 of Chapter 105 of the North Carolina General Statutes.
  3. The business suffered an economic loss of at least 20%.

The grant amount is a percentage of the economic loss demonstrated by the eligible business or $500,000, whichever is less. Economic loss is determined based on the amount the business’ gross receipts in North Carolina were reduced from the period March 1, 2019 through February 29, 2020 (“Pre-COVID Period”) to the period March 1, 2020 through February 28, 2021 (“COVID Period”). 

For Phase 2, gross receipts are calculated using the sum of the following gross receipts:

  1. Gross receipts reported on line 1 of Form E-500, Sales and Use Tax Return (“Form E-500”). If the business did not report gross receipts on line 1 of Form E-500, it may substitute the sum of the receipts listed on lines 4 through 8 of Form E-500 in place of gross receipts listed on line 1 of Form E-500;
  2. Gross receipts that meet all of the following criteria:
    • The gross receipts were not reported on Form E-500.
    • The gross receipts are for transactions apportioned to North Carolina.
    • The gross receipts were reported on one of the following forms:
      • Line 1a of federal Form 1065.
      • Line 1a of federal Form 1120.
      • Line 1a of federal Form 1120-S.
      • Line 1 of federal Form 1040, Schedule C.
      • Line 9 of federal Form 1040, Schedule F.

The NCDOR is committed to helping taxpayers comply with tax laws in order to fund public services benefiting the people of North Carolina.

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$1,000
  • Government Grants

Aid to Small Businesses

On March 11, 2021 the American Rescue Plan Act was signed into law, establishing the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund. This program is intended ...
  • Grant Amount

    $1,000
  • Application Deadline

    June 15, 2022
  • Grantor

    Elk County
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

On March 11, 2021 the American Rescue Plan Act was signed into law, establishing the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund. This program is intended to support local governments in their efforts to respond to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of the Aid to Small Businesses grant program is to provide economic relief from the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to small businesses in Elk County. Applicants will be asked to supply an introduction to their business, including ownership, provide financial information for the years 2019, 2020 and 2021, and explain how these grant dollars will be used to ensure their sustainability. The applicant shall detail how it was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Supporting documentation, such as accounting information, financial statements, and/or tax returns must be provided to support the revenue figures for 2019, 2020 and 2021. Successful applicants will be awarded a minimum of $1000 and maximum of $5000.

-Applicant must not exceed 5 full-time employees (FTE) at any period in 2019-2021.

-Applicant must have been affected by Governor Wolf mandated shutdown in 2020.

-Participation in and/or receipt of funding from ANY grant involving Covid-19 funding, such as from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, U.S. Department of Treasury or any municipality, including but not limited to Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Small Business Administration Emergency Industry Disaster Loan (SBA-EIDL) Program, the COVID-19 County Relief Block Grant, CHIRP Program etc., in the amount of $5000.00 or greater will automatically disqualify the applicant from eligibility. Applicants who have not received any Covid grant funding will be given first priority over those who have received funding up to $4999.99

Businesses in our county can provide quality products, services & conveniences to our residents. Trading with these people supports the local economy. 

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$20,000
  • Government Grants

Business Assistance Grant

Small businesses in Bluffton, South Carolina can apply for grants of up to $20,000 this month. The Small Business Assistance Grant Fund is open to local busines...
  • Grant Amount

    $20,000
  • Application Deadline

    May 31, 2022
  • Grantor

    Don Ryan Center for Innovation
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Small businesses in Bluffton, South Carolina can apply for grants of up to $20,000 this month. The Small Business Assistance Grant Fund is open to local businesses that employed less than 50 team members as of March 1, 2020. The program is funded through federal recovery funds, so other eligibility criteria applies as well. Eligible companies can submit applications until May 9.

A Bluffton business is eligible for funding if:

  • The business employed fewer than 50 full-time employees on March 1, 2020.
  • The business is a small, for-profit business as defined in Section 3 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632); independently owned and operated and not dominant in its field of operation, meaning it does not exercise a controlling or major influence in a kind of business activity in which a number of businesses are engaged.
  • The business is currently and has been in business since at least March 1, 2020.
  • The physical place of business is located within the boundaries of the Town of Bluffton, South Carolina.
  • The business had a valid business license as of March 1, 2020, and has a current business license in the Town of Bluffton at the time of their application for this grant.
  • The business suffered from business interruption caused by the response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
  • The business suffered economic loss (excluding loss covered by insurance or reimbursed by a federal, state, or local program) and has paid eligible expenses for costs incurred from March 3, 2021, to March 1, 2022. Such loss was demonstrated by one or more of the following indicators of economic loss because of the response to the COVID 19 public health emergency:
    • Decreased revenue or gross receipts (because of closures due to mandates or staffing shortages caused by COVID-19)
    • Increased costs (in response to the COVID-19 health and safety measures)
    • Reduced capacity to weather financial hardship (diminished capital reserves)

The Don Ryan Center has the resources, partnerships, and mentors to help small businesses navigate this unprecedented time for local companies. 

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$100,000
  • Government Grants

2022 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest Submission

Comerica Bank sponsors the Hatch Detroit small business grant contest each year. This is the program’s tenth year. So the 2022 winner will receive a $100,000 gr...
  • Grant Amount

    $100,000
  • Application Deadline

    May 12, 2022
  • Grantor

    Comerica Bank
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Comerica Bank sponsors the Hatch Detroit small business grant contest each year. This is the program’s tenth year. So the 2022 winner will receive a $100,000 grant to open a storefront in Detroit or other eligible communities. That’s double the normal award of $50,000. The application period closes May 12, at which point the public gets to vote for their favorite finalist.

  • If you have submitted your business plan and made the Top 10 Semifinalists in previous years, you may not submit again with the same business. 
  • We suggest downloading this application before you begin so that you may review all the questions in advance. You are able to save and return to this application if you need more time to complete it.
  • Please note that your submission MUST be completed by May 12, 2022 to be valid 
  • Please note that your submission MUST be submitted in full by 11:59 PM on May 12, 2022
  • If you are asked to proceed to the semifinalist round you will be required to provide a participant agreement before being able to move forward 
  • Only permanent, brick and mortar retail locations will be considered 
  • Though not required, the most successful submissions include samples and a strong understanding of media use 
  • Residency in Detroit, Hamtramck, or Highland Park is not required but is preferred 
  • We expect that our alumni (Top 10) be engaged, active members in the communities in which they choose to do business.

Entrepreneurs are the backbone of local communities. That’s why we’re dedicated to helping small businesses succeed. 

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$5,000
  • Government Grants

Martha Boschen Porter Fund Grant

Grants of up to $5,000 to New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts individual artists and organizations in eligible counties to promote artistic advancement and...
  • Grant Amount

    $5,000
  • Application Deadline

    July 13, 2022
  • Grantor

    Berkshire Taconic
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Grants of up to $5,000 to New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts individual artists and organizations in eligible counties to promote artistic advancement and the creation of new work in any arts discipline. Funding is intended to support both emerging artists and established artists who are taking a new artistic direction. Artists who are residents of the Berkshire Taconic region (Berkshire County, MA; Northeast Dutchess County, NY; Columbia County, NY and Northwest Litchfield County, CT) may apply.

The Boschen Fund for Artists supports emerging artists or artists experiencing a significant change of direction in their work. Funding supports these artists to work alone or in collaboration with other artists in the creation of new work. The Fund supports artists as they advance to the next level of their development or in the presentation of their work in innovative ways. The core belief of the Boschen Fund is that the world is made a better and more humane place if artists have the resources they need to create work and make it available to the public and have the opportunity to think in new ways about their future as artists.

The Boschen Fund seeks, in its modest way, to help create a more innovative and nurturing climate for artists in the Berkshire Taconic region by making grants available at important points in an artist's career. While the focus of the fund remains on individual artists, it also accepts proposals from organizations in the region that commission artists or provide artists with new opportunities to work or present their work to new audiences.

Artists, both creative and interpretive, in all media may apply to the Boschen Fund; "creative artists" refers to artists who originate work while "interpretive artists" refers to artists who interpret work, such as dancers, singers, musicians, and performers. This includes visual and craft artists; writers (poets, fiction and creative nonfiction writers); installation, performance or cross-disciplinary artists; and artists who work in digital and new media or mixed media.

Applicants must have been full-time residents in the Berkshire Taconic region (Berkshire County, MA; Northeast Dutchess County, NY; Columbia County, NY and Northwest Litchfield County, CT) for two years prior to applying. Artists with a significant connection to the area are also welcome to apply. Artists who have received an award from the Boschen Fund may reapply no sooner than five years after the date of their previous award.

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation builds stronger, more vibrant communities and improves the quality of life for all residents of Berkshire County, MA; Columbia and northeast Dutchess County, NY; and northwest Litchfield County, CT.

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$10,000
  • Government Grants

Small Business Grant Program

The Small Business Grant Program will provide on-time grants of up to $25,000 to businesses that have been affected by COVID-19 and are located in unincorporate...
  • Grant Amount

    $10,000
  • Application Deadline

    December 8, 2022
  • Grantor

    Chathom County
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The Small Business Grant Program will provide on-time grants of up to $25,000 to businesses that have been affected by COVID-19 and are located in unincorporated Chatham County.

-Do you operate a business located in unincorporated Chatham County, Georgia?

-Did your business experience negative impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic?

-Does your business have less than 100 employees?

-Is your business up to date on all taxes including state, federal and property?

The purpose of the Chatham County Small Business Fund is to assist small businesses in Chatham County with their recovery from impacts of COVID-19 restrictions as well as to stimulate investment and business expansion in Chatham County.

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$10,000
  • People of Color Grants
  • Government Grants

Small Business Recovery Grant

The City of Savannah’s Small Business Recovery Program (SBRP) provides limited financial assistance in the form of grants to small businesses directly impacted ...
  • Grant Amount

    $10,000
  • Application Deadline

    December 8, 2022
  • Grantor

    Savannah Government
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The City of Savannah’s Small Business Recovery Program (SBRP) provides limited financial assistance in the form of grants to small businesses directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Eligible businesses may be awarded up to $10,000 in federal grant proceeds made available by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.  

  1.  Do you own a for profit business that has been in business since January 1, 2020?
  2.  Is your business located in the city of Savannah?
  3.  Do you have 10 or fewer employees?
  4.  Has your business been directly impacted by the COVID 19 pandemic?
  5.  Have you received other federal funds for the same eligible expenses?

Sustainable business development, retention and growth is a top priority for the City of Savannah and the community at-large. 

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$10,000

2022 Neighborhood Business Grant

Our 2022 All In Neighborhood Grant and Neighborhood Business Grant applications are now open. CitizensNYC makes direct cash grants for neighborhood-led projects...
  • Grant Amount

    $10,000
  • Application Deadline

    June 30, 2022
  • Grantor

    CitizensNYC
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Our 2022 All In Neighborhood Grant and Neighborhood Business Grant applications are now open.

CitizensNYC makes direct cash grants for neighborhood-led projects, and neighborhood businesses that improve the quality of life in New York City. We are providing $1 million in grants to New Yorkers on the front lines of rebuilding our city.

Each grantee awarded will receive up to $10,000 and have access to our vast network of like-minded community leaders to help implement and support their projects.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until summer 2022; early applications are encouraged.

-Your business must be based in five boroughs of New York City.

CitizensNYC makes direct cash grants for neighborhood-led projects, and neighborhood businesses that improve the quality of life in New York City.

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$25,000
  • People of Color Grants

Driving Small Business Forward with Progressive® Commercial Insurance

Hello Alice is excited to partner with Progressive to give Hispanic small business owners an opportunity to drive their business forward. As the #1 commercial a...
  • Grant Amount

    $25,000
  • Application Deadline

    June 17, 2022
  • Grantor

    Hello Alice
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Hello Alice is excited to partner with Progressive to give Hispanic small business owners an opportunity to drive their business forward. As the #1 commercial auto insurer in America*, Progressive understands small businesses and is committed to providing solutions to help meet their needs. According to McKinsey & Company**, Hispanic entrepreneurs start more businesses per capita than any other racial or ethnic group in the United States, yet they face more challenges getting loans or capital from the investment community. 

Progressive would like to support these business owners with funds to take their business to the next level. The Driving Small Business Forward fund will provide $25,000 to 10 small businesses towards the purchase of a commercial vehicle to accelerate their business. To be eligible, a business must be majority (51%+) owned and operated by an Hispanic-identifying entrepreneur(s), have a demonstrated need for a commercial vehicle, commitment to local community and a clear plan to keep their business moving forward.  Applications are open now through June 17, 2022. For a full list of eligibility criteria, please see the Terms and Conditions.

 

Small businesses that are majority (51%+) owned and operated by a Hispanic-identifying entrepreneur(s). You have a clear need and use for a commercial vehicle. You know exactly what you do with a grant towards the purchase of a commercial vehicle. 

You are taking the entrepreneurial leap. Hello Alice is your navigation tool to source funding, new customers, and a community of fellow business owners.

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$5,000

eBay’s Up & Running 2022 Grant Program

eBay is giving back to the small businesses powering America. In partnership with Hello Alice, eBay is awarding more than $500,000 in grants and education resou...
  • Grant Amount

    $5,000
  • Application Deadline

    June 10, 2022
  • Grantor

    EBay and Hello Alice
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

eBay is giving back to the small businesses powering America. In partnership with Hello Alice, eBay is awarding more than $500,000 in grants and education resources to help small businesses stay up and running into 2023 and beyond. 

The eBay Up & Running Grants program will award 50 eBay business sellers with grant packages of $10,000, including cash, eBay education and coaching, and more. eBay has been the home of small business since 1995, offering a global marketplace of 187 million active buyers and the tools and resources to manage your business and scale for success.

To be eligible applicants must be an existing eBay seller with an active listing in the past 6 months and with an "above standard" or "top rated" performance level, or a new eBay seller who joined the platform between June 1, 2021 and February 28, 2022. 

 

You are a new or existing eBay seller with a great track record and greater ambition. You are ready to hit the ground running, and a $10,000 grant would help you to take your online and digital presence to the next level.

 

You are taking the entrepreneurial leap. Hello Alice is your navigation tool to source funding, new customers, and a community of fellow business owners.

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$10,000+
  • Government Grants

Small Business Innovation Research Grant

Cooperative agreements to USA and territories small businesses for technological and scientific research and development projects. Applicants are advised that r...
  • Grant Amount

    $10,000+
  • Application Deadline

    May 5, 2022
  • Grantor

    Technology Partnership Office
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Cooperative agreements to USA and territories small businesses for technological and scientific research and development projects. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Priority is given to applicants that conduct or participate in renewable energy system or energy efficiency R&D projects.

The statutory purpose of the SBIR Program is to strengthen the role of innovative small business concerns (SBCs) in Federally-funded research or research and development (R/R&D). Specific program goals are to: (1) stimulate technological innovation; (2) use small business to meet Federal R/R&D needs; (3) foster and encourage participation by socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses and by women-owned small businesses in technological innovation; and (4) increase private sector commercialization of innovations derived from Federal R/R&D, thereby increasing competition, productivity, and economic growth.

The NIST FY 2022 SBIR program identifies and solicits applications in topics that fall within NIST’s mission and allow collaboration between NIST scientists and the SBIR awardees whenever possible.

NIST’s research activities provide industry, academia and other federal agencies with world-class research capabilities in measurement science that form the foundation of the global system of weights and measures and enable innovation. NIST provides measurement tools and standards to strengthen U.S. competitiveness and security in the areas described in the NOFO, beginning on page 65.

The SBIR statute (15 U.S.C. § 638) requires the Department of Commerce to establish a three-phase SBIR program by reserving a percentage of its extramural R&D budget to be awarded to SBCs for innovation research. SBIR policy is provided by the SBA through the SBIR/STTR Policy Directive. For more information about the phases, see page 6 of the NOFO in Attached Files below.

The NOAA Technology Partnerships Office (TPO) manages two unique and varied programs, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and Technology Transfer Program.

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$2,500
  • Government Grants

Solano Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant

To support small businesses and employers facing financial impacts and layoffs from the COVID-19 pandemic, the County of Solano, in partnership with the Workfor...
  • Grant Amount

    $2,500
  • Application Deadline

    December 8, 2022
  • Grantor

    Small Business Development Center
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

To support small businesses and employers facing financial impacts and layoffs from the COVID-19 pandemic, the County of Solano, in partnership with the Workforce Development Board (WDB) of Solano County and the Solano-Napa Small Business Development Center, has established the Solano Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant initiative.

This program will provide microgrants to small businesses experiencing economic stresses through funding from the California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program.

Solano County’s $450,000 funding from the California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program will allow the Workforce Development Board, on behalf of the County of Solano, to award approximately 180 business owners with $2,500 microgrants. 

Small Business Development Centers provide counseling and training to small businesses including working with the SBA to develop and provide informational tools to support business start-ups and existing business expansion.

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$10,000
  • Government Grants

Rural and Small Town Grants

The Rural and Small Town Grant Program provides funding for capital and community planning projects in Rural and Small Towns. This competitive grant program awa...
  • Grant Amount

    $10,000
  • Application Deadline

    December 8, 2022
  • Grantor

    Mass.gov
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The Rural and Small Town Grant Program provides funding for capital and community planning projects in Rural and Small Towns. This competitive grant program awards funds based on the project’s nexus with housing, transportation, infrastructure, economic development, and community development. See the program guidelines below for a full description of the Rural and Small Town Grant Program.

The Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED) assists businesses and communities with tools and financing. Here, you can learn about a number of programs and grants offered by EOHED and its agencies.

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$10,000+
  • Government Grants

Sustainable Materials Recovery Program (SMRP) Municipal Grant

An applicant for funding must: Be a company or corporation (for-profit or non-profit) properly licensed to do business in Massachusetts. Operate a location in M...
  • Grant Amount

    $10,000+
  • Application Deadline

    June 1, 2022
  • Grantor

    Massachusetts Department of Business
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

  1. An applicant for funding must:

    • Be a company or corporation (for-profit or non-profit) properly licensed to do business in Massachusetts.
    • Operate a location in Massachusetts where the proposed recycling or recycling-related activity such as aggregation, processing, reclaiming or reuse will occur.
    • Recycle, aggregate, process, reclaim or reuse one or more specific eligible materials (see Eligible Projects below for a list).
    • Have been in substantial compliance with federal and state environmental laws for the past three years.
    • Provide a minimum financial match of 25 percent.

    All grants made under the RBDG program should provide a measurable economic benefit to Massachusett

     

The Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED) assists businesses and communities with tools and financing. Here, you can learn about a number of programs and grants offered by EOHED and its agencies.

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$10,000+
  • Government Grants

MassTrails Grant

For this additional round, MassTrails is seeking to fund shared use path projects that will fill critical gaps in the statewide trails network.  Apply to receiv...
  • Grant Amount

    $10,000+
  • Application Deadline

    June 10, 2022
  • Grantor

    Massachusetts Department of Business
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

For this additional round, MassTrails is seeking to fund shared use path projects that will fill critical gaps in the statewide trails network.  Apply to receive grant funds up to $500,000 per award for project development, design, engineering, permitting, construction, and maintenance of shared use pathways!

MassTrails grants are REIMBURSEMENT grants, meaning grantees must first pay for expenditures and then submit for reimbursement using the required documentation.

MassTrails grants are MATCHING grants and require that proponents provide a minimum of 20% of the total project cost. 

Eligible projects require documented land owner permission submitted with the application and are subject to all applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations

The Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED) assists businesses and communities with tools and financing. Here, you can learn about a number of programs and grants offered by EOHED and its agencies.

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$10,000+
  • Government Grants

Water & Environmental Programs (WEP) Loans and Grants

What does this program do? This program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. An essential community facility is...
  • Grant Amount

    $10,000+
  • Application Deadline

    December 8, 2022
  • Grantor

    U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

What does this program do?
This program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area, and does not include private, commercial or business undertakings.

Who may apply for this program?
Eligible borrowers include:

What is an eligible area?
Rural areas including cities, villages, townships and towns including Federally Recognized Tribal Lands with no more than 20,000 residents according to the latest U.S. Census Data are eligible for this program.

How may funds be used?
Funds can be used to purchase, construct, and / or improve essential community facilities, purchase equipment and pay related project expenses.

Examples of essential community facilities include:

  • Health care facilities such as hospitals, medical clinics, dental clinics, nursing homes or assisted living facilities
  • Public facilities such as town halls, courthouses, airport hangars or street improvements
  • Community support services such as child care centers, community centers, fairgrounds or transitional housing
  • Public safety services such as fire departments, police stations, prisons, police vehicles, fire trucks, public works vehicles or equipment
  • Educational services such as museums, libraries or private schools
  • Utility services such as telemedicine or distance learning equipment
  • Local food systems such as community gardens, food pantries, community kitchens, food banks, food hubs or greenhouses

For a complete list see Code of Federal Regulations 7 CFR, Part 1942.17(d) for loans; 7 CFR, Part 3570.62 for grants.

What kinds of funding are available?

  • Low interest direct loans
  • Grants
  • A combination of the two above, as well as our loan guarantee program. These may be combined with commercial financing to finance one project if all eligibility and feasibility requirements are met.

What are the funding priorities?

  • Priority point system based on population, median household income
    • Small communities with a population of 5,500 or less
    • Low-income communities having a median household income below 80% of the state nonmetropolitan median household income.

What are the terms?

Funding is provided through a competitive process.

Direct Loan:

  • Loan repayment terms may not be longer than the useful life of the facility, state statutes, the applicants authority, or a maximum of 40 years, whichever is less
  • Interest rates are set by Rural Development, contact us for details and current rates
  • Once the loan is approved, the interest rate is fixed for the entire term of the loan, and is determined by the median household income of the service area and population of the community
  • There are no pre-payment penalties
  • Contact us for details and current interest rates applicable for your project

Eligible borrowers include:

The United States Department of Agriculture is the federal executive department responsible for developing and executing federal laws related to farming, forestry, rural economic development, and food.

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$1,000+
  • Government Grants

ESD Capital Grant

ESD Capital Grant Program New York State provides capital grant funding for capital-based economic development projects intended to create or retain jobs; preve...
  • Grant Amount

    $1,000+
  • Application Deadline

    December 8, 2022
  • Grantor

    Lake George Regional Planning Board
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

ESD Capital Grant Program

New York State provides capital grant funding for capital-based economic development projects intended to create or retain jobs; prevent, reduce, or eliminate unemployment and underemployment; and/or increase business or economic activity in a community or Region.

See full program details here.  

Strategic Planning & Feasibility Studies

ESD offers working capital grants for economic development related projects that support:

  • Strategic development plans for a city, county, or municipality or significant part thereof
  • Feasibility studies for site(s) or facility(ies) assessment and planning

Eligible applicants include for-profit businesses; not-for-profit corporations; business improvement districts; local development corporations; public benefit corporations (including industrial development agencies); economic development organizations; research and academic institutions; incubators; technology parks; municipalities; counties; regional planning councils; tourist attractions; and community facilities. 

Funds may be used for: 

  • Acquisition or leasing of land, buildings, machinery and/or equipment 
  • Acquisition of existing business and/or assets 
  • Demolition and environmental remediation 
  • New construction, renovation or leasehold improvements 
  • Acquisition of furniture and fixtures 
  • Soft costs up to twenty-five (25%) of total project costs 
  • Planning and feasibility studies related to a capital project 

Studying the needs and conditions of the region to develop strategies that enhance our communities.

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$10,000
  • Government Grants

Community Grants

The Hudson River Valley Greenway Grant Program provides matching grants to Greenway Communities and Compact Communities. Greenway Communities are eligible to re...
  • Grant Amount

    $10,000
  • Application Deadline

    May 6, 2022
  • Grantor

    Lake George Regional Planning Board
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The Hudson River Valley Greenway Grant Program provides matching grants to Greenway Communities and Compact Communities. Greenway Communities are eligible to receive up to $10,000 to develop plans or projects consistent with the five Greenway criteria: natural and cultural resource protection, economic development, public access, regional planning, and heritage and environmental education. Higher amounts are awarded for intermunicipal projects.

Greenway Communities Grant Program provides grant funding to help communities develop and implement a vision for their future that balances Greenway criteria of economic development considerations with resource protection and promotion objectives.

Typical grants under the Greenway Communities Grant Program range from $5,000 - $10,000, with greater financial assistance available for projects involving two or more municipalities.

Greenway Compact communities are eligible to receive more than $10,000 for projects that develop, approve, and implement a compact strategy consistent with the Greenway criteria and the Greenway Act. Typical grant amounts range between $5,000 and $25,000.

Studying the needs and conditions of the region to develop strategies that enhance our communities.

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$5,000
  • Grants for Women
  • Government Grants

2022 Small Business Growth Fund

When small businesses succeed, everyone benefits. Join us to kick off the Year of Small Business by leaning into your small business dreams. Hello Alice is awar...
  • Grant Amount

    $5,000
  • Application Deadline

    May 20, 2022
  • Grantor

    Hello Alice
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

When small businesses succeed, everyone benefits. Join us to kick off the Year of Small Business by leaning into your small business dreams. Hello Alice is awarding 50 small business owners with $5,000 grants to help them make their next big move in 2022. To be eligible, a business must have less than $1M in annual revenue, a commitment to their customers and community, and a clear plan to use the grant funds.

  • To be eligible to participate in the program, the business must meet all of the following criteria as of the first day of the Program Period:
    • Be a for-profit business;
    • Have less than $1M in 2021 gross annual revenue;
    • Have a commitment to their customers and community; AND
    • Have a clear plan for use of funds.

You are taking the entrepreneurial leap. Hello Alice is your navigation tool to source funding, new customers, and a community of fellow business owners.

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$10,000

Vermont Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)

Grants to Vermont non-federal entities and individuals for the development and application of innovative environmental conservation strategies related to agricu...
  • Grant Amount

    $10,000
  • Application Deadline

    June 1, 2022
  • Grantor

    United States Department of Agriculture
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Grants to Vermont non-federal entities and individuals for the development and application of innovative environmental conservation strategies related to agricultural production. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to enable both private and public entities to adopt and transfer promising technologies that address pressing concerns in natural resources conservation.

The purpose of CIG is to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies in conjunction with agricultural production. CIG projects are expected to lead to the transfer of conservation technologies, management systems, and innovative approaches (such as market-based systems) to agricultural producers, into government technical manuals and guides, or to the private sector. CIG generally funds pilot projects, field demonstrations, and on-farm conservation research. On-farm conservation research is defined as an investigation conducted to answer a specific applied conservation question using a statistically valid design while employing farm-scale equipment on farms, ranches or private forest lands. 

CIG funds the development and field testing, on-farm research and demonstration, evaluation, or implementation of:

  • Approaches to incentivizing conservation adoption, including market-based and conservation finance approaches; and
  • Conservation technologies, practices, and systems.

Projects or activities under CIG must comply with all applicable federal, tribal, state, and local laws and regulations throughout the duration of the project; and

  • Use a technology or approach that was studied sufficiently to indicate a high probability for success;
  • Demonstrate, evaluate, and verify the effectiveness, utility, affordability, and usability of natural resource conservation technologies and approaches in the field;
  • Adapt and transfer conservation technologies, management, practices, systems, approaches, and incentive systems to improve performance and encourage adoption;
  • Introduce proven conservation technologies and approaches to a geographic area or agricultural sector where that technology or approach is not currently in use.

Technologies and approaches that are eligible for funding in a project’s geographic area using an EQIP contract for an established conservation practice standard are ineligible for CIG funding, except where the use of those technologies and approaches demonstrates clear innovation. 

CIG Priorities for FY 2022:

  1. Water Quality Priority: The objective of this priority is to implement new technologies, methods or market-based approaches to maintain, restore, or enhance water quality resources associated with agricultural and/or forest land uses while sustaining productivity.
  2. Soil Health Priority: The objective of this priority is to implement new technologies, methods or market-based approaches to maintain, restore, or enhance soil resources associated with agricultural and/or forest land uses while sustaining productivity.
  3. Urban Agriculture and Climate Smart Agriculture: The objective of this priority is to identify and implement new technologies, methods or market-based approaches for urban agriculture and climate smart agriculture while sustaining environmentally sound conservation practices.
  4. Forestry and Wildlife Habitat: The objective of this priority is to implement new technologies, methods or market-based approaches for environmentally sound wildlife habitat and/or livestock management while sustaining agricultural and/or forest productivity.

USDA Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural America.

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$2,000

Employer Training Partnership Grant

Grants to Washington, DC employers and industry associations for professional development to benefit employees and employers. The purpose of the program is to p...
  • Grant Amount

    $2,000
  • Application Deadline

    April 15, 2022
  • Grantor

    District of Columbia Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Grants to Washington, DC employers and industry associations for professional development to benefit employees and employers. The purpose of the program is to prepare local residents to adapt to a new economic environment through workforce training. Training participants should benefit from developing new skills, increased compensation, and improved job quality.

The DC Workforce Investment Council (WIC) is soliciting grant applications in this Request for Applications (RFA) to enable DC employers to invest in their workforce. The goal of this grant program is to support businesses in investing in opportunities to prepare DC residents to succeed and advance in a rapidly changing economic environment through developing and honing their in-demand skills. Additionally, the WIC will assist Grantees in the development and implementation of skills-based hiring practices. By offering financial support for workforce training, the program aims to benefit both employers and workers. Training funds will enable employers to deliver training programs that can reduce turnover and increase productivity. 

To achieve this goal, employers will partner with training providers, including public, private nonprofit or for-profit educational entities, or community-based organizations to plan and design quality customized training and skills development opportunities for new or existing employees. Employers may also propose expanding existing training programs to address unmet industry demand. Employers may use the training provider(s) of their choice. In rare cases, grant funds may be used to cover the cost of internal trainers (company employees) if no suitable alternative is available. 

This grant seeks to achieve the following outcomes for each funded Project:

  • At least 75% of Training Participants will successfully complete training.
  • At least 80% of New Workers that successfully complete training will be placed in unsubsidized jobs at or above 120% of DC’s current minimum wage level of $15.20 per hour, with the goal of being retained for at least six months after being hired.
  • All Incumbent Workers participating in training will either: receive a wage increase or promotion upon successful completion of training. Upskilled employees should be retained for a period of at least six months following training completion.
  • All Training Participants will gain and/or enhance skills required by the identified industry; New Workers must obtain an industry recognized credential or certification, and Incumbent Workers must receive documentation of skills gained in a format approved by the WIC and the Grantee.

Eligible Applicants include a single employer, a multi-employer consortium, or an employer or industry association or organization. Consortium Applicants must identify the lead employer Applicant. Employers must be actively involved in the planning and design of the Project and all organizations identified in the application must submit documentation that outlines the organization’s roles and responsibilities in the Project.

Employers must be registered to do business in the District of Columbia and be in good standing.

Examples of lead Applicant for those applying as a consortium include:
• Business association (i.e., a chamber of commerce or industry association group)
• Two or more employers that independently created the consortium for the purpose of applying for this grant

Each year Mayor Muriel Bowser’s administration distributes $7 million dollars in funding to qualified community-based organizations (CBOs) in the District of Columbia through the outreach offices of the Mayor’s Office on Community Affairs (MOCA). 

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$5,000

Invest in NY Child Care Emergency

Grants to New York licensed and registered child care programs and daycare centers in eligible locations to meet critical child care needs. Applicants must appl...
  • Grant Amount

    $5,000
  • Application Deadline

    May 19, 2022
  • Grantor

    New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS)
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Grants to New York licensed and registered child care programs and daycare centers in eligible locations to meet critical child care needs. Applicants must apply for licensing and complete a video orientation prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended for new programs that address the shortage of infant and toddler child care and the lack of available child care outside of standard business hours and days. The goal of the grant is to respond to the lack of available child care in areas of the state that qualify as child care deserts.

Utilizing funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), this funding represents an opportunity to build capacity and strengthen the state’s economy by addressing the issues that impact businesses including chronic absence, productivity reductions, and turnover due to inadequate options for quality child care in the most needed parts of the State. 

For purposes allowed under the Federal guidelines and incurred from the date of the grant application submission, allowable uses of the Invest in NY grant award funds include:

  • Program development costs and short-term program operating expenses, including but not limited to personnel costs, including payroll, salaries, similar employee compensation, employee benefits, retirement costs, educational costs, other child care business expenses; and supporting staff expenses in accessing COVID-19 vaccines; rent (including under a lease agreement) or payment on any mortgage obligation, utilities (heat, insurance, electricity). For home-based providers, expenses should align with their approved cost allocation methodology.
  • Training and technical assistance expenses, including professional development, business training, and business services.

With a historic investment in building child care supply in New York State, the program must ensure a racial equity framework so that communities of color who were hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic are prioritized and supported in building back child care slots. Child care providers and their staff are primarily women and people of color, making this funding opportunity a chance to partner with these leaders and entrepreneurs and make impactful investments that can make real change for families and communities. This racial equity framework will be highlighted throughout the planning and award process to ensure the opportunity is structured to support these principles.

The following providers are NOT eligible to apply under this RFA:
• Existing programs with a license/registration/permit.
• Programs or providers that held a license within the year preceding the issue date of this RFA or are current license holders and are changing locations but not, in fact, expanding their licensed capacity.
• Programs that do not meet requirements for licensure.
• Programs that receive 100% of their funding from public sources such as Head Start/Early Head Start or publicly-funded Pre-K programs are not eligible.

The Office of Children and Family Services serves New York's public by promoting the safety, permanency and well-being of our children, families and communities. We will achieve results by setting and enforcing policies, building partnerships, and funding and providing quality services.

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$10,000

Green Business Rehabilitation Grant Program

Get a grant of up to $10,000 to help your small business make improvements to facilities, increase energy efficiency, and lower energy bills.
  • Grant Amount

    $10,000
  • Application Deadline

    December 8, 2022
  • Grantor

    North Miami Florida
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Get a grant of up to $10,000 to help your small business make improvements to facilities, increase energy efficiency, and lower energy bills.

Own a business located in a commercial space with the City of North Miami.

Have a non-profit or for-profit business and have been in business for at least 2 years.

Have not received a CRA commercial grant or Green Rehabilitation grant from the City of North Miami in the last five years.

Have no more than seven employees including the owner(s), corporate officer(s), part time and full time employees on the business payroll.

The Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) seeks to develop viable communities by promoting integrated approaches that provide decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expand economic opportunities for low and moderate income persons.

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$500-$5,000
  • Grants for Women
  • People of Color Grants

Wish Local Empowerment Program

We recognize that as a large e-commerce company we have the responsibility to help uplift others. Black-owned small businesses have long faced hardship due to s...
  • Grant Amount

    $500-$5,000
  • Application Deadline

    December 8, 2022
  • Grantor

    Wish Local
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

We recognize that as a large e-commerce company we have the responsibility to help uplift others. Black-owned small businesses have long faced hardship due to systemic racism. But small businesses like yours are integral to the makeup of America. So we are dedicating a $2M dollar fund to give roughly 4,000 Wish Local small business partners financial support. The selected recipients will receive amounts between $500 - $2000. This program will only be open to Black-owned stores, to help promote equality and diversity in American business.

To be eligible, you must fall under all of the categories listed below:
You have a Black-owned business
You are 18+ years of ageYour store has 20 or fewer employees
Your store is a brick-and-mortar shop within the United States
Your store earns an average annual revenue under $1M
If selected for the program, you must join Wish Local

Wish Local is a series of programs that allows small businesses to partner with Wish. 

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$5,000
  • Grants for Women
  • People of Color Grants

Corporate Counsel Women of Color

Get a $5,000 grant and mentorship to grow your business, connect with lawyer mentors, and expand your network.
  • Grant Amount

    $5,000
  • Application Deadline

    May 2, 2022
  • Grantor

    CCWC
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Get a $5,000 grant and mentorship to grow your business, connect with lawyer mentors, and expand your network.

  1. The business must operate in the United States.
  2. The business much be established as of January 1, 2020 with a EIN number.
  3. The business is a legal for-profit business. 
  4. The business has generated over $25,000 in revenue since January 1, 2020.
  5. The applicant must be at least 18 years of age at the time of submitting this application.
  6. The CCWC review committee will review submissions in May 2022, and grants will be awarded to winners and finalists in August 2022.

Axis Helps connects Miami-Dade residents and small business owners to the resources to overcome today's challenges, and emerge with stability and strength.

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$2,500
  • Grants for Women
  • People of Color Grants

Women of Color-Owned Small Businesses

Basic contact information. This includes details such as your name, email address, and social media handles. Basic business information. This includes details s...
  • Grant Amount

    $2,500
  • Application Deadline

    December 8, 2022
  • Grantor

    Axis Helps
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

  • Basic contact information. This includes details such as your name, email address, and social media handles.
  • Basic business information. This includes details such as your business name, website, and how long you’ve been in operation. 
  • An elevator pitch. 1-2 sentences summary describing your idea, product or company. 
  • Brief description of the problem is your product or service solving, how it’s being solved, and how grant funding will impact your business. 
  • Photos and videos that best depict your business or ideas.
  • A 60-second or shorter video of yourself sharing the story of your business (optional).

Axis Helps connects Miami-Dade residents and small business owners to the resources to overcome today's challenges, and emerge with stability and strength.

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$10,000
  • Grants for Women

Beyond Yoga's For Women BY Women Grant

Beyond Yoga is a globally recognized brand with a body positive message. It was built upon the mission to give every body - of every size & shape - the luxu...
  • Grant Amount

    $10,000
  • Application Deadline

    April 22, 2022
  • Grantor

    Hello Alice
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

Beyond Yoga is a globally recognized brand with a body positive message. It was built upon the mission to give every body - of every size & shape - the luxury-level comfort they deserve from activewear. Founded in 2006 by Jodi Guber Brufsky and Co-Founder Michelle Wahler, who still lead the company’s over 89% female staff today, Beyond Yoga makes the clothes we live in, sweat in, and believe in. Because they believe you should never have to work out to fit in.  In honor of Women's History Month and in partnership with Hello Alice, Beyond Yoga is offering virtual coaching to 10 female founders - and one grand prize of $10,000 and one-on-one time with Michelle Wahler. Michelle brings nearly two decades of experience in the retail industry with an extensive background and knowledge of design, production and sales - and she’s ready to support female founders to accelerate their business in 2022 and beyond.  Applications are open now through April 15 at 6PM ET. To be eligible, applicants must be a woman-identifying founder of a for-profit company, within the first 5 years of their entrepreneurial journey and with annual gross revenue of less than $5M. For more on eligibility criteria, please see the Terms and Conditions. Questions? Check out these FAQs!

You are a woman-identifying founder in the first five years of your entrepreneurial journey. You are confident and purpose driven. You know who you are, and you are committed to being a change maker in this world. You let nothing stand in the way of your success, and, with a little encouragement, you're ready to take your business to the next level.

You are taking the entrepreneurial leap. Hello Alice is your navigation tool to source funding, new customers, and a community of fellow business owners.

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$5,000

Amplify Albany Grant Program

The Amplify Albany Program provides funding for unique, buzz-worthy events and programming that promote media attention and generate foot traffic to commercial ...
  • Grant Amount

    $5,000
  • Application Deadline

    December 8, 2022
  • Grantor

    Capitalize Albany Corporation
  • Application Fee

    No Fee

The Amplify Albany Program provides funding for unique, buzz-worthy events and programming that promote media attention and generate foot traffic to commercial corridors within the City of Albany. Grant awards will reimburse up to 90% of the eligible costs for a project up to a maximum of $5,000. More information, including detailed Program Guidelines, is available at www.CapitalizeAlbany.com/grants.

Program Guidelines, including applicant and project eligibility, scoring system, and eligible expenses can be found on Capitalize Albany's website at the link identified above. Before star