List of Grant Opportunities

This list is curated from multiple places. Thanks to Bank of America
Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Cornell University for providing many of these leads.


GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES (unless specified in the description)

Antler Global Startup Program – Antler is a global early-stage VC that runs multiple programs for business startups around the world. See the website for more info about the program and application dates. – https://www.antler.co/platform/#apply-now

Apple’s Entrepreneur Camp for Black Founders – The Camp (virtual) experience begins with an immersive technology lab, where you’ll receive one-on-one code-level guidance from Apple experts and engineers to help you improve your app, as well as mentorship, inspiration, and insights from top Apple leaders. After the lab concludes, you’ll get ongoing support and become part of a growing community of other exceptional alumni who can help you build your business.  Apply by 12/5/2022. https://developer.apple.com/entrepreneur-camp/black-founders/

Atomic Grants – Atomic Grants are available to those who identify as a woman, and who are 21+. You can live anywhere in the world – as long as you have a way to receive the money digitally, and you are connected via email and social media. Grants for $1,500.  Apply by 11/30/22 – https://www.passioncollective.co/atomic-grants

Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA) – ERA Accelerator companies gain direct access to leading members of the New York City tech community through the ERA mentor network and are also given access to the right investors, sales prospects and partners. They accept companies from anywhere in the world that are able to take full advantage of the NYC opportunity as a starting point to successfully enter the market for their product, service or application.  ERA invests $150,000 on a post-money SAFE in return for 6% of each company.  Apply by 11/6/22-https://www.eranyc.com/apply/

Google Accelerator: Circular Economy – (North America and Asia-Pacific) – 10-week virtual program for Seed to Series A technology startups and non-profit organizations based in North America and Asia-Pacific. It’s designed to bring the best of Google’s programs, products, people, network, and technology to the most innovative and impactful innovators working to realize a future without waste. Apply by 11/14/2022 – https://startup.google.com/accelerator/circular-economy/

iF Social Impact Prize – The iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE supports projects that contribute to improving our society. If you work towards achieving one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, your project is eligible. Funding of 100,000 Euros. Apply by 11/9/2022 – https://ifdesign.com/en/if-social-impact-prize

Live Your Dream grant for women – The Live Your Dream Awards provide monetary assistance to women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families. Applicant must be enrolled in or accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program. Grants up to $10,000.  Apply by 11/15/2022 – https://www.liveyourdream.org/get-help/apply-for-an-educational-grant/index.html?_ga=2.92240735.493093332.1627052596-237727235.1627052596

Rockefeller Foundation-Acumen Food Systems Fellowship – Join a globally diverse cohort of experienced food systems builders in a rigorous year-long experience. Part-time — you stay in your job while participating in the program. All program-related costs are covered by the Fellowship. Apply by 12/1/2022 – https://fellowship.acumenacademy.org/foodsystems

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.  Grants for up to $15,000.  https://roddenberryfoundation.org/our-work/catalyst-fund/

Techstars Accelerators – Techstars accelerators have one goal: to help entrepreneurs succeed. During each three-month program, they surround companies with the best mentors and an unrivaled network of corporate partners, investors, and alumni.  Companies can receive $20K for 6% of company.  Various locations and due dates – https://www.techstars.com/accelerators/

Terre de Femmes International Award – The Terre de Femmes International award is a thematic prize now open to all citizens of the world involved in projects with strong environmental, social and societal impact. This award rewards field actions carried out by a woman or a group of women, in a non-profit structure. Project should have a strong environmental and social impact (involvement of local communities). Prize is 10,000 Euros. Apply by 11/30/2022 – https://www.yves-rocher-fondation.org/en/international-award/

Western Union Fellowship with Watson Institute– (specific counties) – Western Union Foundation Fellowship is for next-generation high-promising entrepreneurs and community leaders who are from and working with highly marginalized, refugee, and forcibly displaced communities around the globe. Looking for applicants from and are working in the following countries: Mexico, Kenya, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, and Afghanistan.  Funding of $25,000.  Apply by 11/15/2022.  https://watson.is/western-union-foundation-fellowship/

AFRICA-SPECIFIC OPPORTUNITIES

Africa Startup Initiative Porgram (ASIP) Accelerator Program – Accelerator is looking for the next generation of African startups disrupting industry sectors including AgriTech & Supply Chain, IoT & Connectivity, Machine Learning (Data Analytics), Cybersecurity, Clean Tech and RegTech.  Apply by 11/11/2022 – https://www.startupbootcamp.org/accelerator/afritech-asip/

Grindstone incubator – Must be based in South Africa – incubator will include training, corporate advisory, coaching, mentorship and funding. Specific interventions for each company include a structured gap analysis, understanding of the company value system, building a digital go-to-market strategy, financial modelling, intellectual property assessment, strategic and financial valuation as well as populating a data room – https://grindstonexl.com/

Women in Innovation Fund (WIN Fund) –  Women in Innovation Fund (WIN Fund) is now open for women-led enterprises and innovators working on health innovations and improving access to healthcare in Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, and Uganda. Apply by 11/30/2022 – https://winfundnft.org/

CANADA-SPECIFIC OPPORTUNITIES

Boost Your Business Technology – Grant for up to $15,000 offers support to Canadian-owned small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) who want to adopt new digital technologies. https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/152.nsf/eng/00013.html

Desjardins GoodSpark Grants – Must be a small business with less than 50 employees located in: Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan that engages in projects that tackle sustainable development, employment, and/or innovation and community impact. Grants for $20,000.  Apply by 11/6/2022 – https://www.desjardins.com/ca/about-us/social-responsibility-cooperation/cooperative-movement/goodspark-grants/index.jsp

Downtown Vancouver Storefront Security Grant – Businesses in the Downtown Vancouver catchment are eligible to apply for this funding. Downtown Van will match up to 50% of the cost (max $5,000) incurred to repair and restore damages from criminal activity.  Apply by 2/28/2023 – https://www.dtvan.ca/projects/storefrontsecuritygrant/

Foundation for Black Communities (FFBC) Grant – The Foundation for Black Communities (FFBC) exists to ensure that every Black person in Canada thrives, and that all Black communities have agency in defining their own future by investing in Black-led, Black-serving, and Black-focused (B3) organizations. Social purpose organizations operating in Canada are eligible to apply for IRP funds. Grants up to $75,000. Apply by 12/1/2022 – https://www.forblackcommunities.org/grants/irp/

Nova Scotia Small Business Relief Grant – Small Business Hurricane Relief Program provides a one-time $2,500 grant to help Nova Scotia small business owners cover the cost of unanticipated business closures from Hurricane Fiona.  Grants of $2,500 – https://beta.novascotia.ca/small-business-hurricane-relief-program

Strategic Innovation Fund – Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) provides financial support to projects that will improve Canada’s innovation performance while providing economic, innovation and public benefits to Canadians. Must be a for-profit corporation or non-profit (depending on application) in Canada and be requesting a minimum govt contribution of $10 million for a proposal with total costs of at least $20 million.  https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/125.nsf/eng/home

OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA

Evolve Small (Lenovo and Goodie Nation) – Lenovo Evolve Small initiative will be providing $10,000 grants and professional development to minority and woman-owned small businesses in the United States and Canada, through Goodie Nation. This grant with provide small businesses not only with capital to support economic growth, but also with coaching, networking, and partnership to help grant recipients thrive. In addition to the cash grant, each of the selected businesses will also receive a Lenovo ThinkBook, powered by AMD. Apply by 12/16/2022 – https://goodienation.org/evolve-small/#apply

StandwithStudios Grant Program – WellnessLiving is committing up to $150,000 in grants, marketing support, software, and business education to 16 fitness studio owners in the US and Canada. Grants up to $5000.  Apply by 12/15/2022 –https://standwithstudios.com/program-overview/

OPPORTUNITIES ONLY WITHIN THE UNITED STATES

AAUW (American Assn of University Women) Community Action Grant – Community Action Grants provide funding to individuals as well as community-based nonprofits for innovative programs that promote education and equity for women and girls.  Grants for up to $10,000. Apply by 12/1/2022 – https://www.aauw.org/resources/programs/fellowships-grants/current-opportunities/community-action/

Amazon’s Black Business Accelerator – Dedicated to helping build sustainable equity and growth for Black entrepreneurs by enabling their success as sellers. Grow your business with access to financial support, strategic business guidance and mentorship, and marketing and promotional support. – https://sell.amazon.com/programs/black-business-accelerator

Association of Women’s Business Centers – For small businesses that intend to train and upskill low-wage workers age 50+, this grant program will reimburse employers up to $2,000-$2,500 per employee for training. Apply by 11/30/2022 – https://awbc.smapply.io/prog/2022/

AT&T Black Future Maker – Black Future Makers are dedicated individuals pursuing greater possibilities for the greater good. Submit a video of 30-60 seconds, or photo, on your Instagram feed explaining how you are pursuing greater possibilities for you and the community. Grants for $10,000.  Apply by 12/31/22 – https://www.attdreaminblack.com/contest

Aurora Tech Award – The Aurora Tech Award is an annual prize for women founders of IT startups whose projects have had the most profound impact on world development. Its goal is to support women in the field of advanced technologies, especially women entrepreneurs. Any woman founder or co-founder of a company that was created within the last five years can be nominated for the award. The key product of the nominee’s company must be based on information technologies. The nominee must hold a C-level position in the company at the time the application is submitted. Grants up to $30,000. Apply by 12/2/2022 – https://auroratechaward.com/

BIPOC Fitness Grant Program – Grants are available for female, women of color entrepreneurs actively creating or building businesses and/or programs that aim to make wellness and fitness practices more inclusive to female BIPOC communities – or female-led, women of color non-profit organizations or for-profit businesses that’s purpose is to make wellness and fitness more inclusive to female BIPOC communities. Grants up to $5000. Apply by 12/31/2022 – https://movemeantfoundation.org/bipoc-fitness

Community Food Systems Fellowship – Emerging leaders who are committed to food justice and equity should consider the Community Food Systems Fellowship. The fellowship is an opportunity to contribute to developing a roadmap for community-powered food systems and to learn how to better capture impact. Grants for $2,000. Apply by 11/7/2022 – https://www.vitalvillage.org/projects/community-food-systems-fellowship

Fearless Strivers – Open to black women who are legal U.S. residents (including DC), 18+ and the principal owner of a U.S.-based small business. Grants for $10,000.  Apply by 12/31/22. https://www.fearless.fund/strivers

First Strides Grant Program (Johnnie Walker and iFundWomen) – Will fund 10 groundbreaking women-owned businesses in celebration of Women’s History Month. Businesses selected will receive a $10K grant plus one year of premium coaching services through IFundWomen. Apply by 12/31/2022 – https://www.ifundwomen.com/johnniewalker

Freed Fellowship – 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. https://www.freedfellowship.com/grant1

Girls in Tech Startup Challenge – The startup must have a software or hardware product, must be less than 24 months old and have at least one female founder. Pitch competition with prize of $20,000. Apply by 11/25/2022 – https://platform.younoodle.com/competition/girls_in_tech_2022_startup_challenge

Grow-NY Summit – Grow-NY Summit is a two-day event on Nov 15-16 highlighting food and agriculture innovation and entrepreneurship. The event is hybrid this year, attendees can join in person in Syracuse, NY, or virtually. Virtual access is free and in-person tickets are $50 (use a $5 off discount code of BOAWOMEN if you plan to attend in-person)Register by 11/14/2022 – https://cvent.me/kAa4Vo

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. https://www.hersuitespot.com/herrise/

Home for Dreams Initiative Grant – Home for Dreams Initiative Grant is a mentorship and grant program created to support Black-owned businesses with capital, advisory meetings and brand amplification. Focus is on companies that sell physical products. Grants for $25,000. Apply by 11/9/2022. https://www.parachutehome.com/mentorship

Incfile Fresh Start Business Grant – Entrepreneurs 21 years or older can apply to receive $2,500 to put toward business startup costs and will also receive free formation services from Incfile. Application deadline is 12/31/22 – https://www.incfile.com/entrepreneur-grant

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. https://pepsicojuntoscrecemos.com/jefaowned/

New York FinTech Innovation Lab – Open to any US-based company that is early- and growth-stage technology with innovative solutions for financial institutions and insurance companies or Non-fintech, growth-stage companies interested in serving financial services and insurance clients. https://www.f6s.com/fintech-innovation-lab-nyc-2023/apply

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 – https://squareup.com/us/en/campaign/black-equity-grant-program

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.  They focus on NY and CA markets.  If you are interested in being considered as a “client” for free services, you can fill out this form https://partner.startsmallthinkbig.org/bofainstitute (for English) or https://partner.startsmallthinkbig.org/bofainstitute-esp (for Spanish)  They also offer free webinars to any participant regardless of location.  See this link for their upcoming events: https://www.startsmallthinkbig.org/events-for-small-businesses

Transform Business Microgrant – The TRANSFORM Business Grant is designed to support individuals in systemically oppressed groups who demonstrate financial need. This includes, but is not limited to, BIPOC individuals, individuals who have a disability, formerly incarcerated individuals, and queer, trans, and nonbinary folks. Grants for $1,000. Apply by 11/20/2022 – https://www.transformgrant.org/the-grant/

Truist NonProfit Grant – The Truist Foundation supports nonprofits with grants that target leadership development, economic mobility, thriving communities and educational equity. Quarterly deadlines – https://www.truist.com/purpose/truist-foundation/grant-application

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 – https://www.wish.com/local/empowerment

Workshop at Macys – Through a comprehensive retail curriculum and mentoring program from Macy’s, Inc.’s top executives and industry partners, The Workshop at Macy’s sets the stage for the next level of sustained growth for underrepresented retail businesses. Apply by 11/30/2022 – https://www.theworkshopatmacys.com/application

Zen Business – For a limited time, Zen Business is giving every mom in America the ability to start an LLC for free. – https://www.zenbusiness.com/moms/

STATE-SPECIFIC OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN THE UNITED STATES

Arkansas

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 – https://calosba.ca.gov/funding-grants-incentives/california-dream-fund-program/
  • 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. https://californiapfl.com/
  • Concord Chamber of Commerce Small Business Grant – The reimbursement grant is intended to help businesses recover typical operating costs such as rent/lease payments, utilities, payroll, inventory, facility repairs, upgrades, and other expenses. Business must have physical location within City of Concord limits. Grants up to $5,000. Apply between 11/7/22-11/18/22 – https://concordfirst.com/local-business/covid-19-resources/arpa-reimbursement-grant/
  • 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 – https://www.lakecountycaedc.org/grants/
  • 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 – https://www.selectsbcounty.com/major-initiatives/microbusiness-covid-19-relief-grant
  • San Bernardino Small Business Grants – San Bernardino is accepting grant applications of up to $35,000 from local nonprofits and small businesses looking for assistance. Apply by 11/21/2022 – https://ociesmallbusiness.org/san-bernardino-arpa/
  • Southern California Job Creators Quest Grant – Must be located in the Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, Imperial, and San Diego regions 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. Must be a for-profit company with annual revenues between $100K and $3 million.  Founder must identify as: Latinx, Black, Asian, Women, LGBTQIA+, Military Veteran, or located in a Low to Moderate Income area. Grants for $10,000. Apply by 11/30/22 https://foundersfirstcdc.org/socal/
  • Tehama County Small Business and Non Profit Grants – Must be a resident of Tehama County, have 20 employees or less, and show a need for the grant. Funding up to $10,000. Apply by 11/15/2022 – https://tcgrants.org/

Colorado

Connecticut

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 – https://business.delaware.gov/site-readiness-fund/

Florida

Georgia

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 2/4/2023 – https://foundersfirstcdc.org/chicago/
  • 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 – https://www.gurnee.il.us/business/small-business-capital-investment-grant-program
  • 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. https://centerofconcern.org/schaumburg-small-business-grants/
  • 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. – https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/small-business-improvement-fund/home.html

Louisiana

Maryland

Massachusetts

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 – https://mn.gov/deed/business/financing-business/deed-programs/launch-innovation/

Mississippi

  • Jackson Small Business Resiliency & Safe Practices Grant – Business must operate within the Jackson city limits and have less than 50 employees. Grant should be used to modernize systems and equipment to help establishments be better positioned to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 and future variants. Grants up to $30,000 will be issued on first come, first served basis. https://www.jacksonms.gov/safe-practices-grant/

Missouri

Nebraska

  • Lincoln, NE Utility Grants For Small Businesses – Businesses must be for-profit, independently operated businesses with 50 or fewer employees. A sole proprietorship may qualify. Business must be in Lincoln, NE and grant award will be made directly to Lincoln Electric System and Lincoln Water System on behalf of the business. Average grant is $8000. Apply by 11/30/2022 – https://www.lincoln.ne.gov/City/Mayor/American-Rescue-Plan/Small-Business-Utility-Grants

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. – https://www.coosedc.org/blogcontent/popupgrant
  • 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 –https://www.manchesternh.gov/Departments/Planning-and-Comm-Dev/American-Rescue-Plan-Act

New Jersey

  • Bergen County Small Business Grants – Priority will be given to Bergen County businesses that are registered with the State of New Jersey as a Women Business Enterprise, Minority Business Enterprise, Veteran-Owned Small Business, or a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business on a first-come, first-served basis. Grants for $2,500 – https://bergencountyarp.org/index2.html?ver=2
  • 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 – https://www.njeda.com/smallbusinessservices/

New Mexico

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. – https://esd.ny.gov/covid-19-capital-costs-tax-credit
  • Rockland County Grants – Grant opportunities for restaurants and small businesses located in Rockland County up to $25,000 – https://rocklandgov.com/departments/county-executive/reviving-and-rebuilding-rockland/grants/
  • 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 – https://nyseedgrant.com/

Pennsylvania

South Carolina

Texas

  • Accelerate Fort Worth Foundation’s Small Business Accessibility Grant – Grants are limited to $500 per request. Preference will be given to applicants who reside in, or whose businesses operate in, designated Opportunity Zones and to businesses certified as minority, women, or veteran-owned. Grant recipients may reapply throughout the calendar year for up to $2,000 in total awards, when certain conditions are met. –https://www.acceleratedfw.org/web/grants
  • Forney, TX Small Business Grant – The Forney Small Business and Nonprofit Grant Program will distribute up to $1,500 one-time grants to eligible small businesses and nonprofits which have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency. The Forney Household Grant Program will distribute up to $500 one-time grants to eligible households which have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency.  Apply by 11/4/2022 – https://www.forneytx.gov/1025/ARPA-Grant
  • 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 –https://fortbendcounty.com/expansion-and-relocation/grants

Virginia

  • 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. https://blackbrand.biz/b-force-accelerator/
  • 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 – https://www.yesjamescitycountyva.com/3803/COVID-19-Small-Business-Relief-ProgramGr
  • 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 – https://www.nnva.gov/2723/Newport-News-Micro-Enterprise-Grant-Prog
  • Prince William County, VA Small Business Grant – Prince William County, VA is offering a “Restore Retail” Grant program for up to $25K per grant. – https://apply.pwcded.org/prog/restore_retail_grant/
  • Route 1 Refresh Grant program – Provides financial assistance to businesses located along U.S. Route 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) in Prince William County, to help mitigate the financial impacts caused by ongoing construction activity and the renaming of U.S. Route 1 from Jefferson Davis Highway to Richmond Highway. Funding up to $30,000. Apply by 12/31/2022 – https://www.pwcded.org/route1
  • VBthrive grant – For-profit business licensed and located in the City of Virginia Beach and currently open to the public are eligible to apply. Funding up to $50,000. Apply by 11/30/2022 – https://www.lisc.org/hampton-roads/va-beach-cares/

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 – https://1863.smapply.io/prog/iieif_2022/

Washington (state)

  • Renew Seed Grant – Washington-based businesses and projects can now apply for the Renew Seed Grant. This grant is open to small businesses, entrepreneurs, universities, non-profits, community-based organizations or tribal governments that have project ideas with the potential to contribute towards zero waste goals, greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions, and equitable outcomes while stimulating the circular economy.  Grants for $10,000. Apply by 11/16/22 – https://www.nextcyclewashington.com/renew-seed-grant
  • 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 – https://www.seattle.gov/office-of-economic-development/small-business/small-business-programs/storefront-repair-fund#applicationandrequireddocumentation

West Virginia

Wisconsin

  • Main Street Bounceback Grants – Main Street Bounceback Grants program is to provide financial support to businesses that move into existing vacant commercial properties in urban Wisconsin areas, helping to create a foundation for long-term success for themselves and their communities. Funding up to $10,000. Apply by 12/31/22 – https://wedc.org/programs-and-resources/mainstreet-bounceback-grants/

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