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Grants - Jan. 23 - Feb. 5, 2023

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Grant #1 - Wise Guys XR Accelerator Program


Grow your startup and get funding. Startup Wise Guys is seeking applications for its XR Accelerator Program which is designed to equip startups that help to build the meta world with everything they need — to grow, reach maximum potential, and stay for the long haul. While the program comes with a fast-paced intensive setup, you will get to have one-on-ones with our mentors, coaches, and guest industry experts.


12+ Focus Areas. 4 Blueprints. Tailored Approach.

  • Sales & Traction Building

  • Pitch Training

  • Company Building

  • Future Proofing For Success


When: The program runs from February 13 (2023) to June 30 (2023). Deadline to apply: January 26, 2023.


 

Grant #2 - Big Lots Foundation Donation Requests for Nonprofits


Big Lots invests in partnerships that improve and enrich the lives of families and children. Support is provided in the form of monetary gifts, gift cards, and merchandise in-kind. Significant partnership projects and capital requests are by invitation only. Big Lots Foundation accepts requests for organizations affecting: Hunger, Housing, Healthcare, and Education



 

Grant #3 - The FedEx Small Business Grant Contest


Entry period opens January 31, 2023


Get ready for a chance to win $30K for your business! for more. 10 grand prize winners will each receive $30,000, plus:

  • $1,000 print credit at FedEx Office®

  • Access to FedEx Premier Customer Service

  • Sustainable Packaging Consultation

  • Digital Sales Consultation

  • 20% off SEO Monthly Plan with Higher Visibility

  • Mentor matching with Entrepreneurs' Organization, and much more!

Plus, one U.S. Veteran winner of the 10 grand prize winners will get an additional $20K from USAA Small Business Insurance!


Deadline: February 21, 2023

 

Grant #4 - Galaxy Grant $2,750: For Minority or Woman Owned Businesses


Our mission is to help minority and women entrepreneurs succeed. Refer a friend and double your chances of winning with their entry. If they win, YOU BOTH WIN! We provide free tools to help businesses succeed by offering tools such as free website and free hosting, forums that provide a great, safe place to interact with other entrepreneurs; curated educational content and tutorials that will help you grow and improve your business, trusted resources that will provide you with honest, unbiased guidance that you can trust and rely on.


PLEASE NOTE: Very short application.


Deadline: January 30th, 2023 and the winner(s) will be announced the following week via email as well as on our social media pages!


 

Grant #5 - Femhealth Accelerator Grant


Selected participants will receive a $10,000 non-dilutive grant, and learn from Industry Executives, Venture Capitalists and other thought leaders in the space. This program supports women entrepreneurs building technology-enabled, consumer-centric products and solutions that drastically improve women’s health and wellness. Participants will have the opportunity to refine and scale their approach to bringing women’s health and wellness products to market.


Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:​

  • Personalized healthcare innovation

  • Interoperable applications between physician and patient

  • Real world evidence health data platforms

  • Consumer solutions

  • Wellness solutions

  • Mental health solutions

Deadline: January 27, 2023


 

Grant #6 - $500,000 in Grant Funds to Support Black Owned Businesses


The U.S. Black Chambers and Grubhub partner to provide grants to Black-owned restaurants, made possible by the Grubhub Community Fund. The USBC Restaurant Grant Program helps restaurants receive funding to seize business opportunities and address current challenges. The program will offer over $500,000 in grants to Black-owned restaurants and culinary-based businesses in select cities like New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Baltimore.


100+ businesses will receive between $2,500 - $10,000


22 Restaurants will be selected to receive $5,000 in grant funds from each city and 1 lucky restaurant from each city will receive $10,000.


Locations:

  • New York: Closed

  • Chicago: Jan. 9-27, 2023

  • Philadelphia: Jan. 9-27, 2023

  • Los Angeles: Closed

  • Baltimore: Feb. 6-24, 2023

  • Additional USBC Cities: March 1 - April 17, 2023

 

Grant #7 - NASE Business Development Grant $4,000 (Apply monthly)


Apply for a business development grant from the NASE worth up to $4,000! Grants can be used for marketing, advertising, hiring employees, expanding facilities and other specific business needs.


When is the application deadline?

Grant applications are reviewed quarterly, based on the following schedule:

  • Completed applications received in January, February and March will be reviewed in April.

  • Completed applications received in April, May and June will be reviewed in July.

  • Completed applications received in July, August and September will be reviewed in October.

  • Completed applications received in October, November and December will be reviewed in January of the following year.

PLEASE NOTE: You must be a member for a very low fee.


 

Grant #8 - Restaurant Business Development Program - Feed The Soul Foundation


Funding for the Restaurant Business Development Program (RBDP) provided by external corporations with vested interest in the creation and sustainability of businesses owned and operated by marginalized individuals including, but not limited to, people who identify as Black, Indigenous, Latinx, formerly incarcerated, LGBTQIA+ and senior citizens.


Feed the Soul Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, developed to aid marginalized professionals in the culinary industry.

The awarded grant amount for the RBDP recipients is $10,000, plus 6 months of business development consulting and training, at a value of $15,000. Awarded recipients are determined through a comprehensive review process. It is not guaranteed that all those who apply will receive the grant.

What does the Restaurant Business Development Program Include?

  • A financial stipend of $10,000

  • 2 months of hands on Small Business Financial education and consulting

  • 1 month of Marketing & Advertising training for culinary businesses

  • 3 months of business development consulting based on your identified area of need

Deadline: January 31, 2023

Grant notification: April 15, 2023


 

Grant #9 - Techstars Accelerators


Join one of our 3-month accelerators to gain funding, mentorship, and access to the Techstars network for life. Techstars accelerators have one goal: to help entrepreneurs succeed. During each three-month program, we surround companies with the best mentors and an unrivaled network of corporate partners, investors, and alumni. We provide funding and fundraising opportunities, workshops and curated resources, not to mention countless moments where you can learn from your peers. It’s a proven model that’s helped build thousands of successful companies, all over the world.


Deadline: Applications are open year-round and will be considered on a rolling basis. Your application will be valid for 12 months from the date of application.


Completing this application should take you 30–60 minutes.


 

Grant #10 - Tech4Eva Fem Tech Accelerator


All start-ups or projects developing innovative solutions to foster women's health are welcome to apply to this program. Priority will be given to those start-ups that:

  • Are tech driven.

  • All nationalities are welcome.

  • Demonstrate growth potential and traction to customers.

  • Have a product / service that is ready to be commercialized.

  • Are looking for international development and further fundraising.

  • Are in the field of Femtech: Pregnancy & post-partum – wellness – period health – fertility & infertility – menopause – oncology – mental health – family life - prevention - treatment - care - inclusive health insurance - women's health in the workplace - value-based healthcare - brain & bone health - immune & heart diseases

  • Have a strong team.

  • Are committed to attend diligently all the program activities (1-2 senior team members).

  • Have a female and/or male founders.

ELIGIBLE Innovation Project: The program will also accept a limited number of promising start-up projects in Femtech that have not yet incorporated or innovation project team from corporates, as associated members of the program, where business training and coaching will be offered.


Deadline: January 31, 2023


 

Grant #11 - RESPOND Accelerator


RESPOND is the first accelerator that pushes for the transformation towards a regenerative economy and promotes responsible leadership. We work with innovators from around the world to leverage innovation against global warming, biodiversity loss, and growing inequality.


The RESPOND Accelerator is a 5-month startup accelerator program that systematically advances how entrepreneurs lead, grow and scale sustainable businesses. While the team is based in Munich, most of the accelerator operates online and they work with startups from across the globe.


Deadline: February 6, 2023


 

Grant #12 - Make It Circular Challenge


Challenge invites designers, creative entrepreneurs and startups from around the world to submit ideas and Innovations that prevent waste and radically rethink their way of life: from what they eat and wear, to why they buy and how they build. Using the power of design, they can make a circular future more accessible for all. Funding of 10,000 Euros.


Deadline: January 31, 2023


 

Grant #13 - Awesome Foundation (Awarded Monthly)


Have a crazy brilliant idea that needs funding? Your idea is yours alone. We don't want a stake in it. We just want to help you make it happen! Foundation distributes $1,000 grants, no strings attached, to projects and their creators. At each fully autonomous chapter, the money is pooled together from the coffers of ten or so self-organizing “micro-trustees”.



 

Grant #14 - Antler Global Startup Program


Antler is a global early-stage VC that runs multiple programs for business startups around the world. We have one of the largest communities of early-stage founders in the world—and a growing portfolio of game-changing companies that are creating jobs, contributing to GDP, and improving lives.


 

Grant #15 - Amazon App Store Small Business Accelerator


The Small Business Accelerator Program allows developers that earn less than 1 million USD in total annual revenue in the previous calendar year to access additional benefits up to or equivalent to 20% of Appstore revenue. If eligible, you’ll receive a 10% increased royalty payment and AWS credits equivalent to 10% of your app revenue.


 

Grant #16 - Inclusive Innovation Equity Impact Fund


Applications opened in September for the nearly $2 million investment round of the Inclusive Innovation Equity Impact Fund (IIEIF). The initiative, which launched last year, aims to address the variance in capital access for businesses that seldom receive early-stage funding through conventional financing. The inaugural class of IIEIF investments funded 15 enterprises across sectors, including financial services, arts and education, food and beverage, waste management, wellness, and hair care. 1863 Ventures serves as the fund manager for the IIEIF to administer and distribute investments to successful applicants.


Eligible businesses are defined as “Equity Impact Enterprises” that have $2 million or less in annual revenue and certify that its business is unable to obtain conventional financing or is a business enterprise that cannot reasonably be expected to qualify for financing under the standards of commercial lending. In addition, the business must be a resident-owned business and a small business enterprise that can demonstrate that it is at least 51 percent owned by an individual who is – or a majority number of individuals who are – economically disadvantaged or has been subjected to racial or ethnic prejudice or cultural bias because of their identity as a member of a group without regard to their individual qualities.


Deadline: January 31, 2023


 

Grant #17 - California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC)


The California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to locate in California or stay and grow in California. Businesses of any industry, size, or location compete for over $180 million available in tax credits by applying in one of the three application periods each year. Applicants will be analyzed based on twelve different factors of evaluation, including number of full-time jobs being created, amount of investment, and strategic importance to the state or region.


Deadlines: 1/23/23 and 3/20/23


 

Grant #18 - Creative Writing Fellowship


The National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers that enable the recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement.


Deadline: 3/8/23

 

Grant #19 - Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund


The Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund is a small grant program that provides direct assistance to veterans who are in their beginning years of farming or ranching. The Fellowship Fund does not give money directly to the veteran, but rather to third-party vendors for items the veteran has identified will make a crucial difference in the launch of their farm business. Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000.


Deadline: 2/14/23

 

Grant #20 - Freed Fellowship (monthly)


Every month, one $500 grant is awarded to an underrepresented founder in the US to invest in their existing business. No strings attached. No equity required. Grant recipients are also eligible to receive an additional end-of-year grant of $2,500


 

Grant #21 - Fruit Guys Community Fund Grant


The applicant farm must be an established working farm with at least 1 year of experience that is looking to improve operations. Projects should help small farms and orchards operate more environmentally and economically, as well as strengthen community outreach. Funding up to $5,000.


Deadline: 1/30/23

 

Grant #22 - Halstead Grant (Jewelry)


Halstead Grant is an annual award for emerging silver jewelry artists. Applicants submit answers to 15 business questions in addition to their design portfolios. The experience is designed to help jewelry entrepreneurs create a strategy to kick-start their careers. Grant for $7,500.


Deadline: 5/1/23


 

Grant #23 - Juntos Crecemos Hispanic Digital & Delivery Program (PepsiCo)


PepsiCo is inviting Latina entrepreneurs who work in food service to apply for eight weeks of personalized expert consultation, including best practices across operations, technology, marketing and digital presence.


 

Grant #24 - Kinetic Black Business Support Fund


Must be a black-owned small business in the state of GA, Charlotte, NC or Lexington, KY and receiving broadband internet Services from Windstream. Grants for $2,500.


 

Grant #25 - Novae Grants Database


Novae Grants database are intended for small businesses with 6-100 employees, though some are also intended for larger businesses and sole proprietor startups.

 

Grant #26 - Rev Summer Prototyping Hardware Accelerator


The Rev Summer Prototyping Hardware Accelerator is open to anyone with an idea for a product and a passion for entrepreneurship. The program is free and open to the public, and teams do not need to have a legally-formed LLC to participate. The classic track supports product ideas across all industries, and the AgTech and CleanTech tracks offer startups the chance to work with a like-minded cohort and learn from industry experts. Stipends from $2000-$10,000 are available.


Deadline: 3/31/2023


 

Grant #27 - SPUR (Shared Purpose, Unlimited Reach) Pathways


Through an integrated and collaborative approach, Macy’s, Inc. and Momentus will provide access to a range of capital options from microloans to growth capital to equity investments. This represents a commitment to underrepresented businesses and aims to galvanize the retail industry to invest in the next generation of entrepreneurs.


 

Grant #28 - Square Black Equity Grant program


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. Funding up to $15,000.


 

Grant #29 - Start Small Think Big


Start Small Think Big is a nonprofit that helps small businesses with high potential and limited access to the resources needed to create thriving businesses. They partner with small business owners, providing personalized business support and building connections with local communities.



If you are interested in being considered as a “client” for free services, click below.


 

Grant #30 - Truist NonProfit Grant (Quarterly)


The Truist Foundation supports nonprofits with grants that target leadership development, economic mobility, thriving communities and educational equity. It is a 16-week program that equips entrepreneurs, small business owners, and nonprofit founders with technical training, directly applicable business skills, and financial literacy to increase their positive impact within the communities they support through job creation and economic development. This Fellowship is for individuals impacting or serving emerging markets across rural and urban Georgia. Funding of $1,000.

 

Grant #31 - Veterans Business Outreach Center


The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) program offers resources to veterans who are interested in starting or growing a small business. There are 22 locations (soon expanding to 35) and they offer workshops, training, counseling, and mentorship opportunities.


 

Grant #32 - Wish Local Empowerment Program


You must be a Black-owned business with a brick-and-mortar shop within the United States and less than 20 employees. If selected for the program, you must join Wish Local (which is free). Grants for up to $2000.


 

Grant #33 - Zen Business (For a limited time)


Zen Business is giving every mom in America the ability to start an LLC for free.

 

STATE-SPECIFIC OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN THE UNITED STATES



Arkansas

  • UpStart Small Business Grant - Grants for small businesses located in Washington County, AR. Grants for $5,000.

 

California

  • California Dream Fund - To apply for the grant, the program first requires eligible startups to participate in a no-cost business startup program that combines helpful startup training workshops with one-on-one consulting services. Upon successful completion of the program, eligible participants will be given a link to apply for grant funding up to $10,000.

  • 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.

  • Lake County, CA Microgrant Program - Must be physically located in Lake County and have 5 full-time equivalent employees. Grants for $2,500 on a first come, first served basis.

  • Oakland Facade and Tenant Improvement Program - The Facade and Tenant Improvement Programs (FTIP) are designed to support investment for commercial retail buildings with storefront businesses in the city of Oakland. Grants for up to $75,000. Apply by 1/31/2023

  • Orange County Microbusiness Grants - Business must have less than $50,000 in revenue and 5 or fewer employees and be located in Orange County. Funding of $2,500. Apply by 3/31/2023

  • 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.

  • San Francisco Vandalism Relief Grant - Business must have a storefront that was damaged after July 1, 2020 and business must have less than $8M in revenue. Grants for $2,000.


Colorado

  • Advanced Industries Export Grant - Helps Colorado-based advanced industries technology businesses who want to export or are currently exporting. This grant is for small- and medium-sized businesses for up to $15,000.

  • Colorado Startup Loan Fund - Must be for-profit entity located in Colorado with 25 or fewer employees and less than $2MM in revenue. Loans for up to $150,000 Apply by March 2023.


Connecticut

  • Hartford Small Business Grant - Applicants must be a small business located downtown or in a major commercial corridor within the City of Hartford. Grants for up to $100K and required 50% match.

  • 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. Grants for up to $10,000.


Delaware

  • Site Readiness Fund - The Site Readiness Fund provides grants, loans or other economic assistance to qualified businesses or local governments based in Delaware that invest in constructing, renovating, or improving commercial, industrial sites that are readily available to businesses.


Florida

  • Orlando Business Funding Availability - Website with links to several funding options for businesses based in Orlando, FL.

  • Osceola Microenterprise Assistance Program - The program will provide a one time $5,000 grant to qualified, for-profit businesses located within unincorporated Osceola County (Tax District 300) by using CDBG-CV funds to prevent, prepare for and respond to coronavirus. This program will operate on a first-come, first-ready basis. Grants for $5,000.


Georgia

  • Chatham County Small Business Grants - Must be a business affected by COVID-19 with less than 100 employees and located in unincorporated Chatham County. Grants up to $25,000.

  • Chattooga County Local Small Business Grant - Grant is intended to support businesses in Chattooga County with their recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as to stimulate investment and business expansion in Chattooga County. Grants of $5,000. Apply by 3/31/2023

  • Columbus, GA Grants - Small businesses physically located in the city of Columbus (three options - small biz, hospitality and non-profits). Grants up to $40,000.

  • Conyers, GA Small Business Grants

  • Invest Atlanta 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 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.


Idaho

  • Boise Small Business Grant - Small business must be located within Boise city limits and have less than 20 employees. Grants for $4,000. Apply by 1/31/2023


Illinois

  • Chicago Job Creators Grant - Must be located in the state of Illinois 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. Your company must be a service-based business and at least one revenue stream serving other businesses. Must be a for-profit company with annual revenues between $100K and $3 million. Grants for $100,000. Apply by 2/7/2023

  • Climate Infrastructure Fund - Applicants may be Chicago non-profit organizations and small businesses, with priority given to projects located in environmental justice communities. Prioritization will be given to projects with documented climate mitigation and resiliency improvements, equity impacts and project readiness. Funding up to $250,000. Apply by 2/24/2023

  • Danville, IL Small Business Grant - Businesses must be restaurants which prepare and sell food either for on-premise or off-premise consumption or have been deemed by the State of Illinois as a “non-essential” business which was required to “cease all activities except for minimum basic operations”. Must have a commercial business location within the City of Danville (home-based businesses are ineligible). Grants for $10,000

  • Gurnee, IL Small Business Grant - The village of Gurnee, Illinois launched a small business grant program last month. 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

  • Schaumburg Small Business Grants - The Village of Schaumburg has allocated $245,000 to provide grants of up to $30,000 to small businesses defined as having 50 or fewer employees. Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis until grant funds are expended.

  • Small Business Improvement Fund – 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. Funding up to $250,000. Different application deadlines based on location in Chicago.


Kansas

  • HERImpact Kansas City Pitch Competition - Women business owners and social entrepreneurs in Kansas City are encouraged to compete this spring in a Shark Tank-style funding event aimed at investing in women’s ambitions to start and scale local businesses. This competition is for women social entrepreneurs in the Kansas City metropolitan area (i.e., the 14 counties straddling Missouri and Kansas). The total prize pool of $50,000 will be split among the winning contestants. Apply by 2/10/2023

Louisiana

  • Hispanic Owned Business Grant for Louisiana - Must be at least 51% Hispanic owned business for profit business operating in the state of Louisiana and be/become a Member of Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Louisiana. Grants are $2,500 - first come, first served.


Maryland

  • ExportMD Program - Maryland companies that receive an ExportMD Award are eligible for up to $5,000 in reimbursement for expenses associated with an international marketing project. Apps due first of each month.

  • Maryland Economic Adjustment Fund - This is an evolving loan fund, which supports small businesses that don’t qualify for traditional loans or financing. This specific program will grant priority to businesses in Baltimore City and rural regions across the state.


Massachusetts

  • Hopkinton Small Business Grants - Primary place of business must be located in the Town of Hopkinton and business must have 25 or fewer employees. Grants for $5,000. Apply by 1/19/2023

  • Somerville, MA Small Business Grant - Businesses must be located within the City of Somerville, have 20 or fewer full-time employees, and be able to demonstrate a decline in revenue during the past two years. Grants for up to $15,000.

  • SPACE (Supporting Pandemic Affected Community Enterprises) Grant Program - Business owners must provide proof of a Boston business address and have less than 25 employees. Grants up to $200,000. Apply by 2/17/2023


Michigan

  • Small Business Growth Activator - Washtenaw County - 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. Grants of $5,000


Minnesota

  • Business Innovation Grant - 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. Grants up to $35,000

  • Small Business Hub for Minnesota - Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) DEED has dozens of resources available to Minnesotans looking to start or grow a small business.


Missouri

  • HERImpact Kansas City Pitch Competition - Women business owners and social entrepreneurs in Kansas City are encouraged to compete this spring in a Shark Tank-style funding event aimed at investing in women’s ambitions to start and scale local businesses. This competition is for women social entrepreneurs in the Kansas City metropolitan area (i.e., the 14 counties straddling Missouri and Kansas). The total prize pool of $50,000 will be split among the winning contestants. Apply by 2/10/2023

  • North St. Louis Commercial Corridor Grant - Businesses and nonprofits located on 11 eligible corridors and neighborhoods in North St. Louis can apply for operational support and façade and storefront improvement grants.

  • Small Business Grants for Missouri - Applicant must be Missouri-based for-profit business (located and operating in the state of Missouri) with 50 or fewer employees. Grants up to $25,000.


New Hampshire

  • Coos Economic Development Corporation Grant - For small businesses in Coos County: Berlin, Colebrook, Gorham, Lancaster, and Whitefield. Grant awardees will receive up to $5,000 towards storefront rent for 3-months, insurance, utilities, signage, and other reasonable expenses.

  • 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.


New Jersey

  • Small Business Improvement Grant - All creditworthy, small, minority-owned or women-owned businesses in New Jersey may apply for assistance under the Small Business Improvement Grant. Businesses may be reimbursed for capital improvements, or purchase and/or installation of new furniture, fixtures, and equipment. Grants up to $50,000.


New Mexico

  • Los Alamos Small Business Grant - Small business must be located within Los Alamos County. Grants for up to $25,000. Apply by 11/1/2024.


New York

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

  • Hope4Heroes - Military veteran’s program specifically designed to mentor and provide support for small veteran-owned businesses in New York’s Bronx County. Must be a veteran with an honorable character of service & must currently own and operate a small business in Bronx County, New York. Award is one year of financial mentorship.

  • Oyster Bay Forward Grant Program - Grant Program is open to businesses that employ up to 50 full-time equivalent employees as well as sole proprietors. Open to for-profit and non-profits. Grants for $5,000.

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

  • Seed Funding Grant Program - The New York State Seed Funding Grant Program was created to provide assistance to early-stage small businesses to succeed in a recovering New York State economy. Must be incorporated in New York State or licensed or registered to do business in New York State and have less than $1MM in revenue. Grants up to $25,000.


North Carolina

  • Creative Renewal Fellowship - Creative Renewal Fellowship is intended to provide a structured period of rest and creative exploration for vocational artists. Funds may be used for travel, housing, and/or the equipment necessary to conduct proposed activities. Applicants should have 10+ years of pursuing a career in their discipline and be residents of Mecklenburg County for three years at the time of application. Funding of $15,000. Apply by 2/6/2023.


Ohio

  • West Chester Small Business Revitalization Grants - The program is available to West Chester Township property owners or commercial tenants with no more than 30 full-time equivalent employees. Grants up to $10,000. Apply by 2/28/2023.


Pennsylvania

  • Local Share Account (LSA) – Philadelphia - Eligible applicants include any of the following entities located within the City of Philadelphia: Community Development Corporations, Economic development organizations and redevelopment authorities, business improvement districts/neighborhood improvement districts, not-for-profit organizations with a 501(c) designation, the City of Philadelphia, and the School District of Philadelphia. Funding up to $500,000.

  • Montgomery County Small Business Grants - Businesses must have fewer than 50 full and part-time employees and under $500,000 in annual gross revenue. Businesses must have a physical location in Montgomery County and be registered to operate in the state of Pennsylvania. Funding up to $20,000. Apply by April 2023.

  • PA Arts and Culture Recovery Program - Applicants should be nonprofit arts and culture organizations, local arts and culture districts and arts and culture professionals located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Funding up to $25,000. Apply by 2/28/2023.

  • Scranton Small Business Grants - Businesses must be in a qualifying Low-to-Moderate service area within the City of Scranton. Grants up to $5000.



Rhode Island

  • NEMIC Accelerator Program - The program is an intensive, 6-month, business accelerator geared towards Medical Technology (Med Tech) and Digital Health solutions. Free for Rhode Island residents. Funding up to $20,000.



South Carolina

  • Richland County, SC - Businesses in Richland County that have 50 or fewer employees and can demonstrate revenue loss because of COVID-19 can qualify for aid. Grants up to $15,000.



Texas

  • 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.



Virginia

  • Alexandria Business and the Arts Collaborative Grant - The intention of the grant is to provide support to local businesses to hire artists and arts organizations to create new art-centered projects in a variety of media which will benefit the community. Locally based businesses will need to apply and are required to include at least one artist. Funding up to $10,000. Apply by 1/27/2023.

  • B-Force Accelerator - A 12-week intensive for black and Latinx businesses that are at least 2 years old to prepare them for capital access. Must be located in Norfolk.

  • James City County 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.

  • Newport News Microenterprise Grant - Micro Enterprise must be within Newport News and will have five or fewer employees. Not-for-profit businesses, organizations and entities are not eligible for this program. The business owners must be low to moderate income or the business must be located in a low to moderate-income area at the time of application. Grants for $500-$3500.

  • Prince William County, VA Small Business Grant - Prince William County, VA is offering a "Restore Retail" Grant program for up to $25K per grant.



Washington, D.C.

  • Inclusive Innovation Equity Impact Fund - Supports District-based equity impact enterprises - An equity impact enterprise is a DC resident-owned, small business that is at least 51% owned by an individual who is economically disadvantaged or subjected to racial or ethnic prejudice or cultural bias. Businesses that will receive funding should have less than $2,000,000 in annual revenues. Finally, to be eligible, the applicant must certify in writing that the business is unable to obtain conventional financing. Apply by 1/31/2023.



Washington (state)

  • Seattle Storefront Repair Grant - Storefront Repair Fund grants will help cover costs to repair current property damage or reimburse business owners for costs paid out of pocket for past damages. Eligible property damages include broken windows, broken doors, broken locks and etching on windows. This grant will not cover loss of stolen goods or damages such as graffiti. Business must be within Seattle city limits. Funding up to $2,000.


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