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Grants Update (Feb. 6-17, 2023)

$10K Grant Opportunity: Invest in Progress Grant

Sage and the BOSS Network have partnered to provide $10,000 grants and mentorship opportunities to Black women entrepreneurs in need of funding and support for their small businesses.

To be eligible, applicants must be a Black woman-identifying entrepreneur who is the leading executive (i.e. Founder) of a for-profit small business founded in the last five years, have a demonstrated need for funds, and be willing to participate in a virtual mentoring program

Deadline: Feb 24, 2023 at 5:00pm CST


Albany Small Business Grants

Small Business Building Improvement Grant (BIG) Program provides access to critical funding necessary for aspiring entrepreneurs and new businesses to get off the ground in the City of Albany and for existing Albany businesses to grow. Up to $25,000.

Deadline: Feb. 10, 2023


Allegany County Small Business grant

Must b for-profit business located in Allegany County with fewer than 25 employees. Up to $75,000.

Deadline: Feb. 17, 2023

Contact: Dr. Craig Clark at for application


Antioch Small Business Grants

Eligible Antioch small businesses can receive a grant payment of up to $15,000, and facade upgrade reimbursement of up to $25,000 through the City of Antioch Small Business Programs. Business must have less than 25 employees.

Deadline: March 1, 2023


Barclays Small Business Grant

Must be business based in the U.S. and share your story for prizes from $3,000 to $60,000.

Deadline: 02/23/23


Black Cooperative Investment Fund

Primary target population: Black business owners or residents in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, or Orange Counties. 0%Interest Rate with 25% forgivable option. Applicabe loan processing fees. Up to $20,000.

Deadline: Ongoing


Cambridge, MA Small Business E-Commerce Grant

Priority will be given to Cambridge-based businesses with fewer than 25 employees, businesses with no or little online presence, and businesses that have seen a severe decrease in sales from pre-pandemic levels. Up to $4,000.

Deadline: Aug. 21, 2024


Carson, CA Small Business and Commercial Improvement Grants

Small Business Grant Program will provide grants of $5,000 to $25,000 for businesses impacted by the pandemic, while the Commercial Facade Improvement Program will offer a dollar-for-dollar matching grant to encourage businesses to make aesthetic improvements to their storefronts. Businesses must be located in Carson and have 50 employees or fewer

Deadline: N/A


Classy Awards

Classy Awards to celebrate nonprofits and spotlight the impactful work of the social sector. Winners are given a platform to amplify their cause and showcase the impact of their programs. This year, through our partnership with Upworthy, winners will be featured on their website and social media channels, which collectively reach 16+ million followers across platforms.

Deadline: 03/07/23


Cortland, NY Microenterprise Grant

Microenterprise Program is designed to help eligible businesses with five or fewer employees, including the owner, with grants of up to $35,000. The owner or new hire(s) must have low-to-moderate incomes.

Deadline: Feb. 20, 2023


Columbus Changing Station Grant

Columbus businesses and organizations are now eligible to apply for 1-3 changing stations.

Deadline: March 31, 2023


Cumberland, RI Small Business Grants

Business applicant must be headquartered in Cumberland, RI. Up to $10,000.

Deadline: Feb. 6, 2023


Democratizing the Friends and Family Round Grant (2023)

In partnership with Hello Alice, UBS is offering $25,000 in grants and mentorship to 20 female founders of color in NYC who are leading venture-scalable companies.

To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. residents leading for-profit companies with at least one woman-identifying founder of color, based in NYC.

Deadline: March 3, 2023 at 6:00PM ET


Ellsworth Downtown Grants Program

Mini-grants of $1000 will be available for start-up or expansion projects to help entrepreneurs and support economic opportunities in the city of Ellsworth. All downtown Ellsworth business owners and area entrepreneurs are eligible to apply.