Grant Amount : Up to $25,000


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. 

How do I Qualify?

  • 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.

About the Grantor

Minority Business Enterprise Grant Program
Greater Winston-Salem
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