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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 craig.clark@alleganyco.gov 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

 

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.


Deadline: Feb. 17, 2023

 

Emergent Ventures Grant/Fellowship Application (through Mercatus Center at George Mason Univ


Emergent Ventures, a fellowship and grant program from the Mercatus Center, seeks to support entrepreneurs with highly scalable, “zero to one” ideas for meaningfully improving society. Projects will either be fellowships or grants: fellowships involve time in residence at the Mercatus Center in Northern Virginia; grants are one-time or slightly staggered payments to support a project.


Deadline: No deadline

 

Everett Small Business Grant


Organization must be licensed by the City of Everett and be a for-profit with less than 500 employees or a not-for-profit.


Deadline: Feb. 28, 2023

 

F6S List of Accelerators and Pitch Competitions


Provides a list of accelerators, contests and pitch competitions around the world.


Deadline: No deadline.

 

Flint Community Grant Program


This application is for eligible Flint-based nonprofits, businesses, and community-based organizations that will administer programs—for example, home repair and improvement, or youth job training to the Flint community.


Deadline: March 27, 2023

 

Founders First Job Creators Quest Grant - Chicago


Applicants should be located in Chicago, have fewer than 20 employees, and identify as Black, Indigenous, a person of color, LGBTQIA+, a military veteran, a woman or located in a low to moderate-income area. 25 grants totaling $100,000.


Deadline: Feb. 8, 2023

 

Get Online NOLA Grant


Small businesses and charitable organizations in New Orleans in need of a free website can applySmall businesses and charitable organizations in New Orleans in need of a free website can apply.


Deadline: March 24, 2023

 

Giving Joy Microgrant


Available to women 18 and older - You can use the grant to start a new business, or expand your existing business. You can also use the grant to start or expand a nonprofit, non-governmental organization (NGO), charity, or propose a specific activity or project you would like to implement.


Deadline: April 30, 2023

 

Gloucester Main Street Preservation Trust Grant


Facade & Interior Grant Program - Property and business owners who are planning repairs or enhancements of their exterior or interior spaces in 2023 are encouraged to apply for the grant. Funds are awarded on a dollar-for-dollar basis and cover up to 50 percent of the total cost of the project. Up to $20,000.


Deadline: March 3, 2023

 

Gratitude Network Fellowship Program


Gratitude Network is excited to announce the applications for Fellowship Program, a free 1-year program for non-profit leaders and their organizations anywhere around the world. The program builds leaders’ confidence and capabilities and provides tools and processes for expanding the organization’s impact.


Deadline: March 5, 2023

 

Growth Support in NY State


List of funding options for businesses based in NY.


Deadline: N/A

 

Harlingen Revitalization Grant


Revitalize Harlingen is a small business site improvement matching grant program offered by the Harlingen Economic Development Corporation that will provide, in the form of an incentive grant, up to Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000) for site and store front improvements; encouraging the retention of jobs for business enterprises in the City of Harlingen. Matching up to $10,000.


Deadline: N/A

 

HerRise Micro-Grant


Each month a $500 micro-grant will be awarded to a for-profit small business owned by women of color. Past recipients used their growth grants for computers, equipment, marketing materials, software purchase, website creation and more.


Deadline: 2023 Applications Open Soon


 

Human Trafficking Youth Prevention Education (HTYPE) Demonstration Program


The Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is announcing funds for the Human Trafficking Youth Prevention Education (HTYPE) Demonstration Program. The goal of the HTYPE Demonstration Program is to fund local educational agencies (LEA) to develop and implement programs to prevent human trafficking victimization through the provision of skills-based human trafficking training and education for school staff and students as specified in the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2018. The following activities are required under the HTYPE Demonstration Program: 1) provide human trafficking education that equips educators and other staff to identify and respond to signs that students are at high risk of or are currently experiencing human trafficking; 2) deliver student human trafficking prevention education that is designed to build student resilience to labor trafficking and sex trafficking by strengthening student knowledge and skills; 3) train qualified individuals to implement and replicate project activities throughout the school district or identified target area(s); and 4) establish and implement a Human Trafficking School Safety Protocol (HTSSP). The LEA will also have the option to implement skills-based human trafficking prevention education for caregivers.


Deadline: Apr 27, 2023 11:59 pm - EST


 

Indiana Technical Assistance Program


INTAP is an annual program that helps small Indiana businesses complete growth and improvement projects by providing up to $15,000 in services from a qualified professional and technical vendor. This helps businesses secure the necessary skill set, qualifications, or technical expertise needed to execute a project.


Deadline: Feb. 17, 2023

 

Kendall Whittier Main Street Capital Improvement Grant


Capital Improvement grant is aimed at taking the business or property to the next level, including purchasing an important piece of equipment or business expansion. Businesses must be located in a commercial property in designated areas of Tulsa. Up to $10,000.


Deadline: April 15th and July 15, 2023

 

Kingston Small Business Grants


Must be a for-profit business based within City of Kingston limits with less than 50 employees. Up to $10,000.


Deadline: March 17, 2023

 

Lansing Small Business Support Grants


The program will provide vital funding assistance, in the form of reimbursement grants up to $50,000, to support small businesses looking to be a part of Downtown Lansing’s transformation as the community works towards recovery following the COVID pandemic. Funding also available for nonprofits.


Deadline: N/A

 

Long Beach Visual Improvement Grant Program


This City of Long Beach Visual Improvement Program (VIP) Grant will provide direct financial relief to local small businesses and nonprofits impacted by crime and vandalism on or after 10/1/2022. Eligible businesses can receive $1,500 to cover repairs to their storefront caused by vandalism.


Deadline: Apps open Feb. 22, 2023


 

Los Angeles Conservancy Legacy Grant


Business must be for-profit and operating and located within the boundaries of the County of Los Angeles . Must have less than 25 employees.


Deadline: Feb. 8 - March 8, 2023

 

Match on Main Grants


Reimbursement grant program provided by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation that serves to support new or expanding place-based businesses by providing up to $25,000 in funding to support eligible activities.


Deadline: N/A

 

Mom and Pop Small Business Grant (Miami/Dade)


Mom and Pop Small Business Grant Program offers funding opportunities for small owned and operated businesses to purchase equipment, supplies, advertising/marketing, inventory, building liability insurance, security systems and to make minor renovations. Applications are filed by District and all have different due dates. See website for details.


Deadline: Varies by district

 

Next View Ventures Accelerator


This program is intended for pre-seed and seed-stage companies that are incorporated and targeting customers in North America. Startups that have been operational for less than three years and have previously raised less than $2M of capital will be considered. All startups receive $400K for 10% of the company upon acceptance into the program.


Deadline: Feb. 28, 2023

 

Norwalk, CT Small Business Grants


Grant was established to provide limited, one-time direct financial assistance to eligible Norwalk small businesses that employ between 2 and 20 employees and that have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Up to $15,000.


Deadline: Feb. 17, 2023

 

NYC Small Business Opportunity Fund


Must be a NYC-based business - no minimum credit scroe required, no application fee, 4% interest rate. Up to $250,000.


Deadline: N/A

 

Oahu Business Recovery Grant


Small businesses on Oʻahu with gross revenue between $75,000 and $5 million a year are eligible to apply. Up to $50,000.


Deadline: Opens Jan. 30, 2023

 

On-Demand Youth Leadership Program

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), Office of Citizen Exchanges (CE), Youth Programs Division announces an open competition for the FY 2023 On-Demand Youth Leadership Program. The On-Demand Youth Leadership Program supports U.S. foreign policy goals by allowing the U.S. Department of State to respond quickly to evolving priorities and support U.S. embassies worldwide to meet mission-specific goals stemming from changing or emerging local conditions. U.S. public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to implement two (2) separate three-week exchanges in the United States for a total of approximately 50 teenage youth (ages 15-18) and adult educators/community leaders. Please see the full announcement for additional information.


Deadline: March 31, 2023

 

Pitch HearstLab


Winners will receive a $100,000 investment from HearstLab, plus three months of hands-on support to help your company reach its goals in building the business, product and team. Investment and support are subject to due diligence and mutual agreement to terms.


Deadline: March 1, 2023

 

Pollination Project


Grants to global non-profits. Annual budget for your group or organization must be less than $50,000. The total cost for the immediate project for which you are requesting funding must be less than $40,000.


Deadline: Rolling

 

Pre-Seed and Seed Matching Fund Program


Program will offer early-stage businesses growth assistance from $50,000 up to $250,000 with matching from the private sector (there must be at least $1 of private sector investment for every $1 NY Ventures invests). In addition to financial support, Empire State Development offers the tools and key introductions needed to help companies reach the next level. Company must be registered to do business in New York.


Deadline: N/A

 

Roddenberry Catalyst Fund


The Catalyst Fund is offering grants to Nonprofits & Social Enterprises to fund ideas or early-stage projects that have a high potential for large-scale impact and sustainable change. You can be a seasoned social entrepreneur or a first-time changemaker. Eligible candidates for the Catalyst Fund may be individuals, teams of individuals, non-profit organizations, or social enterprises. Up to $15,000.


Deadline: Rolling

 

Rural Energy for American Program grant


REAP grant is designed to aid small businesses or farms in rural Oklahoma with energy efficient improvements and renewable energy projects.


Deadline: March 21, 2023

 

Rural Innovation Stronger Economies (RISE)


The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBCS, Agency), a Rural Development (RD) agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), invites applications under the Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE) program for fiscal year (FY) 2023, subject to the availability of funding. The Agency has $2,000,000 available for the RISE Program for FY 2023. Selected applicants will use Agency grant funds to provide financial assistance in support of innovation centers and job accelerator programs that improve the ability of distressed rural communities to create high wage jobs, accelerate the formation of new businesses, and help rural communities identify and maximize local assets.


Deadline: April 20, 2023 - 11:59pm EST


 

Sage "Invest in Progress" Grant through BOSS Impact Fund


The BOSS Impact Fund supports Black women-led businesses to build scalable, growth-aggressive companies. Must be US-based, for-profit business - $10,000


Deadline: Feb. 24, 2023

 

San Francisco Flood Relief Grant


Small businesses, property owners, and residents that experienced significant damage from flooding may be eligible for disaster relief grants and support. Up to $5,000.


Deadline: Feb. 10, 2023

 

Santa Barbara Small Business Microgrant


Business must be located in Santa Barbara County and currently have fewer than five full-time equivalent employees and less than $50K in revenue. Up to $2,500.


Deadline: Rolling

 

Savvy Fellowship


Savvy is a 12-week virtual Fellowship program for young professionals seeking to be part of the new generation of impact entrepreneurs. Applicants should be 40 or younger.


Deadline: Rolling

 

Second Chance Act Pay for Success Program Department of Justice


With this solicitation, BJA seeks to implement programming and services to enhance or implement clinical services and other evidence-based responses to improve reentry, reduce recidivism, and address the treatment and recovery needs of people with mental health, substance use, or co-occurring disorders who are currently involved in the criminal justice system or were formerly involved.


There are two categories for funding: Performance-based and Outcomes-based Contracting for Reentry Services & Performance-based and Outcomes-based Contracting for Permanent Supportive Housing.


Deadline: March 21, 2023

 

Services Program for Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women


The purpose of this program is to provide comprehensive services for pregnant and postpartum women with substance use disorders across the continuum of residential settings that support and sustain recovery. As a family-centered program, services also extend to family members and the minor children of the women, the latter whom may reside with the women in the program facilities at the woman’s request.


Deadline: March 27, 2023

 

Square Black Equity Grant


This program will provide Black-led platform partners with both financial support as well as increased exposure and visibility. Company must have been founded by or have a current CEO who identifies as Black/African American. Company must be US based and its platform must be publicly launched and have at least 5 customers. Up to $15,000


Deadline: First come, First Served


 

Sussex County Small Business Grant Program


Business must have been legally established in Sussex County since Jan. 1, 2019 and have annual revenue less than $4 million and 50 or fewer full-time employees. Up to $15,000.


Deadline: First come, First Served

 

Tacoma Small Business Restoration Grant Program


Two grants - one for property damage repair and the other for market enhancement for non-home based businesses. up to $3000/up to $20,000.


Deadline: February 2023

 

Vermont Creative Futures Grant Program


This program is open to all Vermont-based creative economy nonprofits and for-profit businesses including sole proprietors that can demonstrate economic harm caused by or exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. From $5,000 - $200,000.


Deadline: Round 2 due by Feb. 28, 2023. Round 3: May 1 - June 30, 2023


 

Virginia Beach Façade Improvement Grant


Façade improvement grants (FIG) are reimbursements for impactful exterior improvements for small, locally owned, and operated businesses located in any commercial or industrial zoned area within the City of Virginia Beach. Grant is a match to what business owner is investing. Up to $10,000.


Deadline: First come, First served

 

Wayne County Small Business Hub


Resources for small businesses in Wayne County.


Deadline: N/A

 

Washtenaw County - Small Business Growth Activator


Your business must have been open and operating in Washtenaw County as of March 16, 2020 and have fewer than 5 employees. Eligible businesses may receive additional website, bookkeeping, and marketing support valued up to $2,500.


Deadline: N/A

 

WE Build Accelerator Program by Build In Tulsa


The W.E. Build Accelerator will empower 25 innovative and diverse early-stage startups to create and launch scalable ventures in Tulsa, OK over the next two years. First cohort will begin April 2023. A $25,000 non-dilutive grant.


Deadline: March 2, 2023

 

West Hartford, CT Small Business and Nonprofit Grants


Business or non-profit must be physically based in West Hartford, CT with less than 50 employees. Up to $10,000.


Deadline: N/A

 

Women’s Business Development Council Grants


Women’s Business Development Council is opening a new round of equity match grants for women-owned small businesses in Connecticut. Applicants must provide 25% match. Up to $10,000.


Deadline: Feb. 23, 2023

 

Women and Minority Business Owner Down Payment Grant (Bank of America)


Non-repayable grant is for up to $25,000 on SBA owner occupied commercial estate loans for business locations within select opportunity zones (Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles) Program may expand based on pilot.


Deadline: N/A



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