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Grant Updates - March 6 - 17, 2023

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.

Deadline: Mar 24, 2023 at 5:00pm CDT


California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant

The program provides competitive micro grants of $2,500 to eligible microbusinesses impacted by COVID-19 and the related health and safety restrictions. This program will be implemented by County organizations or nonprofits working on their behalf.

For application details and updates specific to the program available in your county, please contact the organizations listed. Applications start February 14.

Deadline: Unknown


California Paid Family Leave Grant

Grants for small businesses in California with 1-100 employees who have at least one (1) employee utilizing California’s Paid Family Leave program (on or after June 1, 2022). Funding up to $2000.

Deadline: May 31, 2024


Tribal citizens who are small business owners and have been impacted by COVID-19 are eligible to apply for up to $5,000. Funds to be used for business and/or recovery-related expenses.

Deadline: 4:00 PM (AKST) on December 29, 2023 or when 450 grants have been awarded.


Columbus, GA - ARP Small Business Grant Program

The City of Columbus ARP-Business Grant Program will assist small businesses in Columbus that have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. NonProfit Grant Program: The City of Columbus ARP-Nonprofit Grant Program will assist Nonprofit organizations in Columbus that have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deadline: Open, nost listed


Colorado Business Foundations Technical Assistance Program

The Business Foundations Technical Assistance Program provides technical assistance and small grants to Colorado small businesses to help businesses legally establish themselves. The program provides 3 training sessions and a small reimbursable grant of up to $1,200 per business to help apply the training.

Deadline: 2nd round ends Jun. 30 2023


Conyers Georgia Small Business Grant

Eligible residents and businesses may apply for American Recovery Act Plans funds through the city of Conyers beginning Monday, January 3, 2022. Grants of $5,000.

Deadline: Open, not listed


LA County’s Department of Economic Opportunity offers more than $54 million in grants to the business and nonprofit community. Potential grantees may be awarded between $2,500 and $25,000 with Phase 1 starting on January 25, 2023, initially targeting microbusinesses with less than $50,000 in annual gross revenue.

Deadline: Phase 1 - January 25, 2023 - March 25, 2023 | Phase 2 - February 23, 2023 - May 20, 2023

Small Businesses: Grants of $20,000 for small businesses between $100,000 and $2 million in revenue in either 2019, 2020, or 2021 taxable year that are located and operating in the County of Los Angeles, excluding City of Los Angeles; must have started prior to December 30, 2021. Application closing May 20, 2023.


Detroit Pistons - SHOP313 RingCentral Grant

With the support of RingCentral, Amazon, and BELFOR, the Detroit Pistons will be recognizing six local businesses with a $10,000 grant throughout Michigan that support their local communities. On-court recognition at a Pistons game, and a feature on Pistons' social channels.

Deadlines: 3/13/23, and 3/22/23


Empire State Development Corp.’s COVID-19 Capital Costs Tax Credit Program

Individual businesses in New York can apply for tax credits of up to $25,000, which may cover up to half of qualified, pandemic-related expenses. Qualifying expenses include supplies or upgrades related to health and safety, including disinfectants, new HVAC equipment, touchless kiosks, and outdoor-space expansions.

Deadline: March 31, 2023


Enhance Broomfield

The City and County of Broomfield, Colorado, is offering a one-time grant of up to $7,500 to eligible Broomfield businesses to help you adapt to the new normal brought about by COVID-19. Businesses must be located within the City and County of Broomfield and must have no less than 2 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees, of which one must be non-related person, and no more than 25 employees.

Deadline: Open


Fort Bend, TX Small Business Grant

To qualify, you must be a Fort Bend business that has been operational since December 30, 2019 and prove a revenue decline of at least 25 percent from 2019 to 2020. Grants for $5000-$25,000.

Deadline: Open, not listed


Fort Worth, TX - Small Business Accessibility Grant

The AFWF SBA Grant supports small business owners, and their employees, with funds to offset or cover fees associated with accessibility, connectivity, and mobility, in advancing the business owner’s professional capacity, business awareness, regulatory compliance, or revenue potential. Up to $500 total per submission per applicant may be claimed. Individual businesses, and their assigns, are limited to $2,000 per year from the date of application.

Deadline: 15th each month


Gurnee, Illinois Small Business Grant

Grants can be used to improve business facilities and each business must provide at least half of the capital (match) for each project. Grants up to $10,000.

Deadline: Open, not listed


Immigrants Rising - Spark

Learn how to leverage your skills, knowledge and experience to make money through freelancing or starting your own business. You must complete Spark's entrepreneurship training to apply to receive funding.


James City County, VA Small Business Relief Grant

Existing businesses located in James City County are eligible to apply. Must be locally or regionally owned and have less than 20 employees. Grants up to $15,000.

Deadline: Open, not listed


Kentucky Small Business Tax Credit Program (KSBTC)

The Kentucky Small Business Tax Credit program offers between $3,500 and $25,000 per year for small businesses that have hired and sustained at least one new job in the last year, and purchased at least $5,000 in qualifying equipment or technology.

Deadline: Open, not listed


Kentucky Export Initiative Step Grant

For Kentucky small businesses seeking international export assistance, the STEP grant provides reimbursement for allowable international export development activities including: participation in training workshops, international trade expertise and assistance, online e-commerce platform fees, marketing media, trade show exhibitions, and more.

Deadline: Open, not listed


Ladies Who Launch

A Small Business Grant & Mentorship Program. Ladies Who Launch is providing funding and resources to women and non-binary small business owners in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry. Winners will receive a $10,000 grant, six months of tailored small business education, and one-on-one mentorship from industry experts.

Deadline: March 31, 2023


Maine State Child Care Infrastructure Grant Program

The Child Care Infrastructure Grant Program will provide funding to help start new child care businesses as well as expand current licensed capacity to increase the number of children served by existing childcare providers. Grants are available through 2024 or until all funds are awarded, whichever comes first.

Deadline: December 31, 2024


Main Street, NJ Lenders Grant

The Main Street Lenders Grant provides grants to eligible micro business lenders, which the lenders can use to create new loan micro business loan products or supplement existing micro business loan products. Lenders can also qualify for additional grant funding to provide technical assistance to micro businesses, to better prepare these businesses to qualify for loan products. The maximum amount that any eligible entity may apply for under the Main Street Lenders Grant $1.5 million ($1 million lending grant and $500,000 technical assistance grant).

Deadline: Open, not listed


Manchester Small Business Grant and Program Assistance

Support small businesses based in Manchester, NH with fixed business costs, including rent, utilities, and payroll, accrued during the pandemic, costs associated with transitioning to e-commerce business platforms, outdoor space upgrades, and other technical assistance needs. Grants up to $10,000. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling "first come, first served" basis.

Deadline: Open, not listed


Missouri's Early Care & Education Connections Innovation Start-up

Start-up funding opportunity available for childcare providers. The amount of funding is dependent upon the facility capacity, traditional and/or non-traditional hours of operation, and a commitment in matching funds or in-kind contributions to support the new child care program.

Deadline: Open, not listed


New Jersey Economic Development, Small Business Lease Grant

The Small Business Lease Grant supports the growth and success of small businesses and non-profits by providing grant funding to cover a portion of lease payments for businesses and non-profits leasing new or additional space.

Deadline: Open, not listed


Orlando Minority/Women Entrepreneur Business Assistance (MEBA) Program

The MEBA Program can provide qualified new and existing businesses (retail and services) within the Target Area with both non-monetary and financial assistance for the following purposes: -Business start-up or retention/relocation expenses -Purchase of capital equipment -Capital improvements -Marketing support Deadline: Open, not listed


Orlando Retail Stimulus Program

Does your retail business seek to achieve a high-quality interior buildout and/or cover rent expenses? Applicants are eligible to receive up to $75,000 or 50% of the total cost of Tenant Improvements, whichever is less. Applicants are also able to receive a one-time award of up to $25,000 to cover rent expenses. Rent abatement payments will be made quarterly, i.e. a business would receive up to $6,250 a quarter for a total of $25,000. The maximum total funding amount under the Program per eligible business is $100,000.

Deadline: Open, not listed


Orlando Downtown Commercial & Residential Building Improvement Program

The Downtown Commercial and Residential Building Improvement Program can provide grants valued between $15,000 and $120,000 for improvements to buildings made within the downtown Orlando Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) boundaries.

Deadline: Open, Not listed


Orlando Business Assistance Program

The Business Assistance Program (BAP) is a matching grant program designed to encourage small businesses to locate, expand or redevelop in the City of Orlando. Eligible improvements include, but are not limited to, street lighting and fire hydrant installation/relocation, sidewalk repairs; traffic signalization; water and sewer line construction, removal or relocation; curb, gutter, street improvements and landscaping or installation of publicly accessible electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure.

Deadline: Open, not listed


Rockland County Grants

Grant opportunities for restaurants and small businesses located in Rockland County, NY, up to $25,000.

Deadline: Open, not listed


Sidewalk Café Incentive Program - Downtown Orlando

This program is designed to encourage downtown businesses to enhance their outdoor sidewalk café spaces to promote a lively, vibrant, and consistent streetscape. Businesses with valid sidewalk café permits from the City of Orlando which are located within the CRA shall be eligible for funding to purchase and install sidewalk café improvements. The CRA will assist up to $5,000 or 50% of the total cost of eligible products, whichever is less.

Deadline: Open, not listed


Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) – Chicago

Grants for permanent building improvements and repairs. Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development facilitates the program. Local businesses can apply for grants that cover between 30 percent and 90 percent of their remodeling or building costs. Up to $250,000. Different application deadlines based on location in Chicago.

Deadline: Open, not listed


The New Bedford Economic Development Council (NBEDC) Small Business Assistance through NB100!

This is a new program offered by the NBEDC to promote entrepreneurship, grow local wealth, and strengthen community bonds. Through this program, entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to apply for a $10,000 kick-starter grant after completing technical assistance programming offered by one of our partners.

Deadline: Open


Northglenn, CO Business Utility Assistance Grant

This program is available to new or existing businesses in the Northglenn Urban Renewal Authority area. Its purpose is to provide assistance with upgrades necessary related to water, wastewater and storm water system upgrade costs. The property owner is allowed to receive reimbursement for up to 50 percent of the cost of the improvement with a maximum reimbursement of $12,500 or $13,750 if a Northglenn contractor is used for the improvements.

Deadline: Open


Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority Fund

Pennsylvania has created a $61 million fund to provide working capital loans of up to $100,000 directly to small businesses and hopefully nonprofits (those that employ 100 or fewer persons). The interest rate is currently 3%, however the PIDA board has the authority to adjust the interest rates and so it is possible the board will act to lower rates to as low as 0%. The program will be administered by the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA).

Deadline: Open


San Bernardino County Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant

Must be a business located within the San Bernardino County boundaries with 5 or less employees. Grants for $2,500.

Deadline: Open, not listed


San Jose, CA Exemption Request Form

Certain businesses in San Jose can claim exemption on their business taxes if they meet certain income or revenue criteria. If you desire to claim an exemption, fill out the Business Tax Exemption Form (must have active business tax account to apply).

Area served: California

Deadline: Open, not listed


The Southern Smoke Foundation's Emergency Relief Program provides emergency funding to the owners and employees of restaurants and bars facing unforeseen circumstances that cannot be covered by insurance. Online application.

Deadline: Open, not listed


Stockton, CA Stocked Full of Produce Grant Program

The City’s Stocked Full of Produce Grant Program addresses food insecurity through grant funding to help with infrastructure upgrades to retail stores, to promote the sale and storage of healthier food options. Grants can be used for improvements, such as installing new refrigeration or shelving. Grant funds are available up to $10,000.

Deadline: Open, not listed


Stockton, CA Storefront Beautification Micro Grant Program

The Storefront Beautification Micro Grant Program offers reimbursable grants of up to $2,000 for businesses located along targeted commercial corridors within city limits. The program assists small business owners to improve their storefronts with the replacement and/or improvements of windows, lighting, paint, awnings, signage and planters and trellises.

Deadline: Open, not listed


The Catalyst Fund

Mastercard, in partnership with Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) and Hello Alice, is offering $5,000 grants to help Black entrepreneurs in Atlanta, Birmingham, Dayton, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York City, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C. achieve their next milestone.

Deadline: March 31, 2023, at 6 p.m. ET


U.S. Department of the Treasury State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) program, a part of the American Rescue Plan, delivers $350 billion to state, local, and Tribal governments across the country to support their response to and recovery from the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Deadline: Open, not listed


Verizon Small Business Digital Ready

Our program helps small businesses thrive by offering free and quick online business courses on marketing, finance, efficiency and more, as well as networking and expert coaching. Grant application is now open. Register for Digital Ready, complete any combination of two courses, coaching events, and community events, and apply by the deadline.

Deadline: May 12, 2023


West Virginia Economic Development STEP Program

West Virginia is proud to offer grant assistance to small businesses looking to enter or expand in the global marketplace through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s State Trade Expansion Program (STEP). The West Virginia STEP consists of $300,000 in funding available from October 1, 2022 to September 29, 2024.

Deadline: Sept. 29, 2024


West Virginia Morgantown Small Business Assistance Grant

For the Small Business Assistance Grant, businesses must be located in Morgantown city limits, and priority will be given to those in the downtown and wharf districts. Grants up to $20,000.

Deadline: December 31, 2024


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