Funding, Grants and Resources

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress with overwhelming, bipartisan support and signed into law by President Trump on March 27th, 2020.  This over $2 trillion economic relief package delivers on the Trump Administration’s commitment to protecting the American people from the public health and economic impacts of COVID-19.

The CARES Act provides fast and direct economic assistance for American workers, families, and small businesses, and preserve jobs for our American industries.

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 was passed by Congress with overwhelming, bipartisan support and signed into law by President Trump on December 27th, 2020.  This includes $900 billion in COVID-19 stimulus relief.

House Summary of H.R. 133 Coronavirus Relief Provisions

DIVISION-BY-DIVISION SUMMARY OF COVID-19 RELIEF PROVISIONS In addition to the text of the Fiscal Year 2021 appropriations bills and authorizing matters, the spending package includes emergency coronavirus relief.

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are able to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000. This advance is designed to provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Grants are based on $1,000 per W2 employee.

Grant funding expired July 11, 2020.


This loan advance will not have to be repaid. Recipients do not have to be approved for a loan in order to receive the advance, but the amount of the loan advance will be deducted from total loan eligibility. SBA will begin accepting new Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance applications on June 15 to qualified small businesses and U.S. agricultural businesses.

The new eligibility for U.S. agricultural businesses is made possible as a result of the latest round of funds appropriated by Congress in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 


To be eligible, business must have been in operation as of January 31, 2020 and have 500 or less employees includes solopreneurs.

New "Targeted EIDL Grants 

Section 331: Targeted EIDL Advance for Small Business Continuity, Adaptation, and Resiliency.

• Provides additional targeted funding for eligible entities located in low-income communities through the EIDL Advance program from Section 1110 of the CARES Act.

• Makes entities in low-income communities that received an EIDL Advance under Section 1110 of the CARES Act eligible to receive an amount equal to the difference of what the entity received under the CARES Act and $10,000.

• Provides $10,000 grants to eligible applicants in low-income communities that did not secure grants because funding had run out.

New Emergency EIDL Grants

Section 332: Emergency EIDL Grants.

• Extends covered period for Emergency EIDL grants through December 31, 2021.

• Allows more flexibility for the SBA to verify that Emergency EIDL grant applicants have submitted accurate information. • Extends time for SBA to approve and disburse Emergency EIDL grants from 3 to 21 days. Section 333: Repeal of EIDL Advance Deduction.

Repeal of EIDL Advance Deduction


• Repeals section 1110(e)(6) of the CARES Act, which requires PPP borrowers to deduct the amount of their EIDL advance from their PPP forgiveness amount.

• Establishes the Sense of Congress that EIDL Advance borrowers should be made whole without regard to whether those borrowers are eligible for PPP forgiveness.

• The Administrator shall issue rules that ensure borrowers are made whole if they received forgiveness and their EIDL was deducted from that amount.

Watch this Video for Updated EIDL Program


EIDL Application

Funding from this program is given on first come first served basis until Federal appropriated funds are exhausted. Click here to apply!

EIDL Application Assistance 

For step-by step video walkthrough, click here

For one-on-one consult/Done for you application, click here

For help with EIDL Reconsideration for Denied Application, click here.




The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. The stimulus bill provided $367 billion to help small business mak payroll. The program was set to expire June 30, 2020. Upon the Congress passing and President signing an PPP extension into law, this program has been extended until August 8, 2020.


The 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act was signed into law December. 27, 2020. The program  reopens January 11, 2021 with $284 billion in funding and extends to March 31, 2021.

Key PPP updates include:

  • PPP borrowers can set their PPP loan’s covered period to be any length between 8 and 24 weeks to best meet their business needs;

  • PPP loans will cover additional expenses, including operations expenditures, property damage costs, supplier costs, and worker protection expenditures;

  • The Program’s eligibility is expanded to include 501(c)(6)s, housing cooperatives, direct marketing organizations, among other types of organizations;

  • The PPP provides greater flexibility for seasonal employees;

  • Certain existing PPP borrowers can request to modify their First Draw PPP Loan amount; and

  • Certain existing PPP borrowers are now eligible to apply for a Second Draw PPP Loan.

A borrower is generally eligible for a Second Draw PPP Loan if the borrower:

  • Previously received a First Draw PPP Loan and will or has used the full amount only for authorized uses;

  • Has no more than 300 employees; and

  • Can demonstrate at least a 25% reduction in gross receipts between comparable quarters in 2019 and 2020.



Applicants going for their second round should submit the SBA form 2483-SD PPP Second Round Borrower Form to lender or their comparable form/online form.


Apply for 1st and 2nd round PPP forgivable loan now!

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Watch this Video for Updated PPP Program

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

SBA will forgive loans if all employee retention criteria are met, and the funds are used for eligible expenses. Click here to read more about PPP loan forgiveness and to access the application. The SBA will open it's PPP Forgiveness Portal on August 10, 2020.

PPP Program Information 

This program is for gig workers, independent contractors, self employed, small business, for profit and nonprofit businesses in operation on or before January 31, 2020 with less than 500 employees. 

For more information and details on this program, click here.

PPP Program Qualifying Lenders 

Check with your bank first to see if they are approved lender. Bluevine is an approved lender still accepting applications. You can apply to more than one place, but can only be funded by one. Click here to search approved lenders.

PayCheck Protection Flexibility Act

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, issued new and revised guidance for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  This guidance implements the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA), signed into law by President Trump on June 5, 2020, and expands eligibility for businesses with owners who have past felony convictions.

To implement the PPPFA, SBA revised its first PPP interim final rule, which was posted on April 2, 2020.  As described in detail in our announcement on June 8, 2020, the new rule updates provisions relating to loan maturity, deferral of loan payments, and forgiveness provisions.

PPP Application Assistance 

For step-by-step video PayPal Loan Builder walkthrough, click here.


Under the CARES Act signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020,

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) provides up to 39 weeks of unemployment benefits to individuals who are unable to work because of a COVID-19-related reason but are not eligible for regular or extended unemployment benefits. This program is funded by the Federal government and is administered by each U. S. state. Check with our state unemployment office to see if you are eligible. Click here to learn more to find your state unemployment office.  Expanded unemployment $600/week additonal payment is scheduled to end July 31, 2020 unless a new bill is passed to extend it.

PUA Application Assistance

For video program overview, click here.




We leave all grants listed on this tracker. Why? If a grant is closed, that doesn't mean it will not reopen.  Grants have funding periods. Funding may be made available monthly, quarterly, annually or have multiple funding rounds after each closing period. New funding opportunities are added weekly.


Take time to research your local geographic area for grants and other funding opportunities with government agencies, associations, companies, nonprofits and foundations. These grantors include, but are not limited to: 

Chamber of Commerce 

City Government 

Community Development Agencies

County Government

Local Foundations

Minority/Small/Women Business Centers

Small Business Development Centers 

State Government

Urban League

TIP: Set up Google Alerts for specific grants in your local area. Type in google Alerts and it will give you  step-by-step process on how to do it. 


TIP: Local grant programs may include help with rent, mortgage, utilities, car repair, child care, food assistance and more. 

State/Local Government: 

Alabama: Governor Kay Ivey announced its $200 million Revive Plus second round of grants program to support small businesses in Alabama that have been impacted by COVID-19. The state provided $100 million in the first round Revive Alabama.

The Birmingham Strong Emergency Loan Fund is providing zero-interest, 180-day loans up to $25,000 to small businesses with less than 50 employees.

Arkansas: Arkansas lawmakers have approved an additional $92 million in funding for Arkansas Ready For Business grant program aimed at helping businesses reopen.

Arizona: Maricopa County giving $23M to small businesses, nonprofits. Arizona has multiple grants that can be found here

The Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, a joint effort from Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and United Way of Greater Atlanta, announces an open application process for nonprofit organizations to receive grant funding for pandemic response efforts. The Fund plans to issue $5.5 million in grants in the next 30 to 60 days, in addition to $18.4 million distributed to date.

California: Governor Newsom announced temporary tax relief, $500 million in grants for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The credit is equal to $1,000 per qualified employee, up to $100,000 for each small business employer. For the small business hiring tax credit, click here. Grants up to $25,000 for small businesses and nonprofits. For the grant, click here


Governor Newsom Announced New Initiatives to Support California Workers Impacted by COVID-19.

The L.A. Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund is awarding $5K, $15K grants to small businesses, nonprofits, micro-entrepreneurs.

Colorado: The city’s (Denver) business owners can apply for cash grants up to $7,500 as part of Denver Economic Development and Opportunity’s emergency relief program. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock also announced the creation of a $4 million small business relief fund.

Colorado: The San Luis Valley Development Resources Group (SLVDRG) is partnering with Energize Colorado to administer a new hybrid grant and loan fund available to Colorado small businesses and non-profits. The Energize Colorado Gap Fund will provide over $25 million in total funding to boost businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Connecticut: Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is creating the Connecticut CARES Small Business Grant Program to assist small businesses and nonprofits that have been impacted by the economic downturn caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic. The program will provide businesses and nonprofits in Connecticut that have fewer than twenty employees or a 2019 payroll of less than $1.5 million with a one-time grant of $5,000.

Deleware: State of Delaware, New Castle County Launch $100M Grant Program for Small Businesses and Nonprofits Statewide. The program is expected to reach more than 3,000 small businesses and nonprofit organizations with grants of up to $100,000. The Division of Small Business is administering the program and will begin accepting applications in early September.

Florida: Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the state has received $85.8 million in CARES Act funding to address housing instability and homelessness across Florida.

These funds will be released in two separate disbursements, $20 million and $65 million, and will be used to provide rental assistance, support emergency shelters, and conduct street outreach programs to connect unsheltered individuals experiencing homelessness with local housing and other essential services, according to the release.


The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program is providing loans up to $50,000 with one-year terms to small businesses with 2 to 100 employees.

Georgia: Atlanta: The Atlanta City Council approved Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ call for a $7 million coronavirus emergency fund that will allocate $1.5 million to small businesses.

Hawaii: The state is launching a new $25 million grant program aimed at helping businesses “pivot” amid the pandemic to attract new customers or woo back existing ones.

The Hawaii Business Pivot Grant program will fund 2,500 businesses and nonprofits (with fewer than 100 employees) with grants of up to $10,000.

Illinois: Gov. Pritzker announces help for small businesses is coming from the state of Illinois in the form of a second round of COVID-19 relief grants. The grants total $220 million and those preparing for new restrictions can be first in line. 

Chicago South, West Side Business Owners and Nonprofits can now apply For $250,000 Neighborhood Opportunity Fund Grants.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot revealed a $100 million Chicago Small Business Resiliency Loan Fund that will provide low-interest loans to the city’s struggling small businesses.

Indiana: Gov. Eric J. Holcomb announced the Indiana Small Business Restart Grant for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The program is funded at $31 million by federal funding made available through the CARES Act – $30 million approved by the state and an additional $1 million allocated by the city of Indianapolis for small businesses located in Marion County. Of the state’s $30 million, at least $5 million is reserved for certified minority- and women-owned businesses.

Iowa: Governor Kim Reynolds announced the creation of an Iowa Small Business Relief Program that will allocate grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000, as well as tax deferrals.

Kansas: Governor Laura Kelly announced $37.5 million Small Business Working Capital (SBWC) grant program for small businesses. usinesses with fewer than 500 employees were eligible to apply for the SBWC grant funding.

Kentucky: Governor Andy Beshear signed Executive Order 2020-968, that dedicated federal Coronavirus Relief Funds in the amount of $40 million for a Food and Beverage Relief Fund. Grants are up to $20,000.

Louisiana: New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell and State Treasurer John Schroder announced a $275 million grant campaign to offset the costs incurred by small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Businesses can apply for a maximum of $15,000 in funding each. 

Maine: Maine will use $200 million in federal stimulus funds to provide grants to small businesses and nonprofits affected by the coronavirus-induced recession. The maximum award under the program will be $100,000.

Maryland: The state’s Department of Commerce released two initiatives for small businesses: a $50 million Emergency Relief Grant Fund that offers grant amounts up to $10,000 and a $75 million Emergency Relief Loan Fund that will provide businesses with 50 or fewer employees loans up to $50,000. On Oct. 22, 2020, Maryland Gov. Hogan plans to draw $250 million from Rainy Day Fund to help businesses struggling due to coronavirus.

Massachusetts: Governor Charlie Baker announced a $10 million relief fund for Massachusetts businesses affected by the coronavirus. Funds up to $75,000 are immediately available for companies with fewer than 50 full- and part-time employees.

Baker launches $668 million relief plan to help small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Michigan: The State of Michigan has allocated $55 million to implement the Michigan Small Business Survival Grant Program to support the needs of Michigan businesses that have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 virus and the Gatherings and Mask Order. Grant awards up to $20,000.

The Michigan Economic Development Corp. received approval to implement a Michigan Small Business Relief Program that will allocate $10 million in small business grants and $10 million in small business loans to local business owners.

Michigan: The State of Michigan has appropriated $100 million of federal CARES Act funding through SB 690, signed into law by Governor Whitmer, to implement the Michigan Small Business Restart Program to support Michigan’s small businesses that are reopening and have experienced a loss of income as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Another $100 million added to the program. 

The Pure Michigan Small Business Relief Initiative will utilize federal CARES Act funding to provide $10 million in grants to meet the urgent need of Michigan small businesses disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 virus. 


Emergency Relief: Home, Utilities & Burial is available through Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).

Minnesota: The state’s Department of Employment and Economic Development will be providing interest-free emergency loans ranging from $2,500 to $35,000 to Minnesota-based businesses in need.

Mississippi: On May 20, 2020, Governor Tate Reeves signed SB2772 into law, establishing the Back to Business Mississippi Grant Program. Grants start at $3,500.

The grants will be used to help businesses in Mississippi with 50 or fewer employees recover from the economic impact of COVID-19, including operating expenses and salaries.

Nebraska: Governor Pete Ricketts is launching several new grant programs. Combined, the programs will award $387 million in grants, using federal coronavirus relief dollars, to help get the Nebraska economy growing in the coming weeks and months. The new programs will be administered by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development in partnership with the Nebraska Departments of Labor and Agriculture. 

Nevada: Up to $20K in COVID grants available for small business in rural Nevada counties. he Nevada Small Business Development Center will help businesses through the application process; the center has hired three small-business advisors, as well as a new lead business development advisor, Jamie Schwartz, to assist with the program. 

New Jersey: Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday announced more than $100 million to help owners and renters. The bulk of the money, some $70 million, will go to small and micro-businesses and restaurants, which have been ravaged by the pandemic.

In addition:

New Mexico: lawmakers on passed a bipartisan coronavirus relief bill that will deliver a one-time $1,200 check to all types of unemployed workers and up to $50,000 for certain businesses. The more than $300 million relief plan is now headed to the governor’s desk. After she signs it, that money will be given out to New Mexicans and local businesses hit hardest by the pandemic.

The New Mexico Economic Development Department created the COVID-19 Business Loan Guarantee Program to aid small businesses seeking emergency loans or lines of credit. The program can guarantee a portion of a loan or line of credit up to 80% of principal or $50,000.

New York City: The NYC Small Business Services is offering businesses with fewer than five employees grants to cover 40% of payroll costs for two months. Businesses with fewer than 100 employees and sales decreases of 25% or more will be eligible for zero-interest loans up to $75,000. Governor Andrew Cuomo also announced a new New York Forward Loan Program: a $100 million recovery loan program aimed at supporting New York State small businesses. 

North Carolina: The North Carolina Department of Administration has launched a new grant program, RETOOLNC, to help North Carolina Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms impacted by COVID-19.

Additional resources for small businesses impacted by the pandemic are available through the NC Department of Commerce. For example, businesses that experienced extraordinary disruption and were unable to open due to COVID-19 may be able to get assistance through the Mortgage, Utility and Rent Relief (MURR) Program


Ohio: The Ohio Minority Micro-Enterprise Grant Program provides $10,000 in funding to help minority- and women-owned businesses  hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic to get them through the current crisis and set them up for the future. 

Gov. Mike DeWine announces $429 Million Relief Program; $162 Million in relief grants for Ohio small businesses. Funding of $125 million for small businesses to receive $10,000 and $37.5 million for bars and restaurants to receive $2,500. 

Oklahoma: Oklahoma County has launched a new program to provide support for businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. The goal of this new program is to quickly put funding into the hands of small business owners and nonprofits to provide stabilization and help retain jobs in central Oklahoma.

Oregon: OREGON CARES FUND OFFERS GRANTS TO THE STATE'S BLACK COMMUNITY IMPACTED BY COVID-19. The fund provides cash grants to Black individuals, Black-owned businesses, and Black-led nonprofit organizations who have experienced financial adversity due to COVID-19.

Pennsylvania: The COVID-19 Relief Pennsylvania Statewide Small Business Assistance program will provide grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to small businesses that have been economically impacted by COVID-19. This is not a first-come, first-served program. There will be multiple rounds of application windows.

Philadelphia: The city’s COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund is providing immediate relief to local small businesses in the form of grants and zero-interest loans.

Portland: Small businesses located in Portland’s Jade District or Old Town Chinatown are eligible to receive support through the city’s $190,000 emergency fund. Asian and Pacific Islander business owners will be prioritized.

Rhode Island: Governor Gina Raimondo partnered with Microsoft to provide Web-based Microsoft Office applications to Rhode Island small businesses for free for six months. Goldman Sachs has also committed $10 million in loans for Rhode Island small businesses through a partnership with Rhode Island Commerce Corporation and Community Reinvestment Fund.

The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation announced that a program will provide up to $15,000 in grants to Rhode Island’s small businesses.

The Restore RI program has been championed by Gov. Gina Raimondo as way to help the state’s small businesses struggling to stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.

Sacramento: The city established a $1 million economic relief fund for businesses that provides 0% interest loans up to $25,000 per business.

Salt Lake City: Business owners based in the area can apply for 0% interest loans up to $20,000 as part of the city’s emergency loan program.

San Diego: Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced a $6 million Small Business Relief Package that will give microloans ranging from $10,000 to $20,000 to local small businesses with 100 or fewer full-time employees.

San Francisco: Small businesses with fewer than five employees are eligible to receive up to $10,000 for staff salaries and rent.

Seattle: The city’s Office of Economic Development is providing $1.5 million in grants up to $10,000 to small businesses. The mayor is also deferring tax payments for business-owner candidates and will set up a small-business recovery task force.

South Carolina: Greenville County has nearly $75 million left to give to small businesses from its CARES Federal Funding Program. These are federal funds that can be used to reimburse businesses for COVID 19 related expenses, even if the business has already received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan.

South Carolina: S.C. lawmakers approve $40 million in grants for minority, small businesses. The SC CARES Act Grant Management Program says a business could receive between $2,000 and $25,000.

Syracuse: The Syracuse Economic Development Corp. created a $500,000 fund to provide 0%-interest, 180-day emergency loans up to $25,000 to the city’s small businesses.

Tennessee: the Tennessee Department of Revenue, launched the  Tennessee Business Relief Program. Small Business grants up to $30,000.

Texas: Houston City Council approves $30M Covid-relief program, more small business relief funding. Receive up to $50,000 in grants. 

El Paso Chambber offering grants up to $10K for small businessess impacted by COVID-19 to assist with operational safety implementation, .  


Goldman Sachs and the LiftFund, along with other community development financial institutions, are partnering to provide $50 million in loans to small businesses in Texas. Texas Woman’s University also established an AssistHer Emergency Relief Grant for women-owned businesses operating within the state.

Vermont: ACCD and the Department of Taxes are administering Economic Recovery Grants for certain business types. Other state agencies are also administering grants for other types of businesses.

State makes $76M available in third-round of small business grants for hardest hit during the pandemic. Another $11.5M added to the fund.

Virginia: Governor Ralph Northam announced that Rebuild VA, the $70 million economic recovery fund launched in August, is expanding its eligibility criteria to allow more small businesses to apply. Businesses that received funding from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and supply chain partners of businesses whose normal operations were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic are now eligible to receive grants of up to $10,000. An additional $30 million has been added to the program.


Washington: Gov. Jay Inslee announced that the state would provide additional aid to businesses impacted by COVID-19 restrictions. The state is making an additional $50 million in business grants available, prioritizing those that have been hit the hardest such as event venues, restaurants, movie theaters and bowling alleys. Working Washington Small Business grants are awarded up to $20,000.

Washington D.C.: Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a $100million "Bridge Fund" to support hospitality, entertainment and retail industries.


Mayor Muriel Bowser launched the new Small Business Resiliency Fund to provide $3 million in emergency operational funding for small and local businesses located in the District. The fund will provide much-needed capital to assist brick-and-mortar businesses with a $10,000 grant to support business model pivots, continuity plan and infrastructure development.


West Virginia: A $10.3 million federal grant has been awarded to the West Virginia Economic Development Authority to help small business owners recover during the pandemic.  

Wisconsin: The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. launched Small Business 20/20—a $5 million grant program that will give companies with fewer than 20 employees up to $20,000.

Private/Nonprofit Companies: 

Accion Opportunity  Fund launched the Small Business Live Restart Grant Fund......The effort is part of Small Business Live, an online philanthropic music experience taking place on Saturday, June 20 from 4-10 p.m. EDT to support small business owners. Selected small business owners will receive a grant of $5,000 to help restart their business after COVID-19.

AEO and GoDaddy have teamed up for the Empower By GoDaddy Program to provide technical assistance to small business. Accepted organizations will receive a $25,000 grant to implement this program in their local markets and receive GoDaddy content and coaching.

Amazon announced a $5 million Neighborhood Small Business Relief Fund to provide cash grants to local Seattle small businesses. From March 26 to April 30, Amazon Lending is also pausing repayment from sellers who have outstanding loans, and seller loans will not accrue interest during this time period.

American Express, a credit card company in partnership with a the “Coalition to Back Black Businesses” Grant Program with a $10 Million Commitment. Grants are awarded in the full each year.

Anastasia Beverly Hills, a beauty company announced its Black  Owned Business Grants up to $50,000. This is part of their $1 Million commitment to fight against systemic racism. 

Bacardi has pledged $3 million in relief to bars and restaurants affected by the COVID-19 shutdowns as part of its #RaiseYourSpirits campaign.

Barefoot Wine, a wine and spirits company will aid COVID-19 business recovery of Black women-owned hair salons, a sacred community space, Barefoot Wine is providing twenty-five (25) grants of $1,000 each. Grant funds can be used to provide PPE to employees, retrofit salons to meet new safety guidelines, fund operating expenses.

Barefoot Wine is providing #WeStanForHer Beauty Business Grants  

to support economic equity, Barefoot Wines is investing in Black women-owned beauty businesses that provide spaces, products and services that center, celebrate and uplift Black women. 

The Barefoot Beauty grant program that will provide five (5) businesses a $10,000 grant each to acknowledge and celebrate the ways in which they work to highlight the beauty of Black women. Qualifying beauty businesses include: Skincare, Cosmetics, Hair Products. 

Beyonce's BEYGOOD Foundation has partnered with the NAACP to launch The Black-Owned Small Business Impact Fund.
The fund - providing grants in the amount of $10,000 - 'will be offered to Black-owned small businesses in select cities to help sustain businesses.  Beyonce added $1 million to the fund. Adidas added $10 million to the fund. 
Multiple rounds to be awarded.

Beyoncé to give $5,000 grants to families facing eviction. A total of 100 grants will be awarded. 

Black Ambition: Pharrell Williams Launches Black Ambition, a non-profit initiative that will provide a bridge to success for Black and Latinx entrepreneurs who are launching tech, design, healthcare, and consumer products/services start-ups. Black Ambition is committed to leveling the playing field and fostering the ingenuity, determination, and resilience of underrepresented entrepreneurs. The Black Ambition Prize will find, support, and seed early-stage companies in tech, design, healthcare, and consumer products and services. Ventures must have at least one founder or co-founder that identifies as Black/African/African American and/or Hispanic/Latino/a/Latinx. The grand prize winner will receive up to a $1 million prize and at least nine additional teams will receive smaller prizes.

Black Girl Ventures (BGV) Pitch competition for minority women beauty entrepreneurs to win grant money. 

Boss Women Media Home Hustlers 4 week business building workshop & pitch competition in partnership with Square to win $5,000 for Black female entrepreneurs.

Brown Girl Jane, a beauty and wellness company launched its Brown Girl Swap $250,00 Grant Fund for black women businesses. 

Bumble is giving $5,000 grants to 200 struggling small businesses across 11 countries. Submissions are currently open in Germany, France and Russia. 

Caress has announced a $1,000,000 investment over the next 2 years to support women of color entrepreneurs through a founding partnership with IFundWomen of Color. IFundWomen of Color (IFWOC), is the leading platform for diverse entrepreneurs to raise capital through crowdfunding, grants, and coaching. Through this partnership these entrepreneurs will receive the support needed to stay open, re-open, and ensure their long-term success. Beginning with a $500,000 immediate relief donation to support 200 women of color entrepreneurs, already in the IFWOC community, with funding and IFWOC group coaching, mentorship, and connections needed to sustain their businesses. 

Caress Dreams to Reality grant $1,000 + $1,500 coaching for women entrepreneurs of color.

Citizens Bank launched the Minority Small Business Grant of $15,000 to be awarded to 100 businesses. 

Clorox, a cleaing company has launched its Clear The List grant for teachers. Qualify to win teachers $500; chance to win $5,000 for you & $20,000 for your school.

A Community Thrives, part of USA Today Network, launched its Thrive Crowdfund & Grant Program for nonprofits up to $100,000.

Comcast, a technology company has launched the Comcast Rise Grant program for small business. In addition to $10,000, awardees may receive marketing consultations, media placements, commercial creative production services, or technology services from Effectv and Comcast Business. Grants are awarded quarterly.

Count Me In, a nonprofit organization help women grow micro businesses to million dollar enterprises has a Count Me In Revival Grant for women owned and led businesses.

Courier, a media braned has launched the Fresh Fund grant for black founders under 25 yrs old in US & UK $5,000.

Courvoisier, a cognac brand in partnership with the Urban League is giving $5,000 grants to minority business during their Small Business Entrepreneur Summit. 

Digital Undivided has launch the Doonie Fund, which provides an immediate economic investment of $100 for black women who own businesses

Discover is giving grants for black owned restaurants $25,000. Nominate your favorites to win.

DoorDash, a delivery service company has partnered with Hello Alice to provide $5,000 Main Street Strong grants to small business restaurants selected through an application process in select cities across the US.

Ebay, an ecommerce corporation launched its Up and Running Grant program to help to set its sellers up for success in 2021. There are 50 grants of $10,000.

Everygirl Media Group Foundation announced the inaugural The Everygirl’s Women-Owned Business Grant powered by La Marca Prosecco. Four $5,000 grants will be awarded to women who own small businesses or are pursuing entrepreneurial endeavors. 

Facebook announced a $100 million grant for small businesses impacted by COVID-19 and launched the Business Resource Hub, which features recommendations to help small businesses stay connected to customers and stay on track. 

Facebook Announces $200 Million in Funding for Black-Owned Businesses Among Other Diversity Commitments.

Facebook launched its Facebook Black Creator Program and Grant for creators on Facebook. 

Facebook has launched its grants for U.S. based black owned businesses $2,500; $1500 ad credit.

Faire, an online marketplace startup, launched a financial calculator tool that helps small businesses understand the changes in their finances before and after COVID-19.

Fattmerchant, a payment technology provider, has partnered with Gift Up! to allow its clients to sell virtual gift cards. Gift Up! is waiving its usual 3.49% fee for Fattmerchant’s members’ first $5,000 in gift card sales. 

FedEx, a multinational delivery services company has launched the #Support Small Grant of $5,000 to help small business impacted by COVID-19. 

FedEx has an annual small business grant contest up to $50,000 to power small business growth. 

Fearless Fund has Venture Ready Program w/$5,000 grant for women founders of color.

Fifth Third Bank announced an exciting new $1.2 million program called Innovation meets Main Street: Boosting Black Women-Owned Businesses, a partnership between AEO and LISC powered by Fifth Third Bank. Grants are $10,000

Altogether, the program will provide targeted services—grants, technical assistance or capital infusions—to 35 black- or other minority-owned women entrepreneurs in the following markets: Atlanta, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Detroit, Louisville, Nashville and Orlando. A total of 245 women entrepreneurs will be assisted with grants and investments, and more will receive technical assistance.

Fiserv Back2Business Grant program launched for minority business owners to receive funding of $10,000. Limited to the following geographic areas: Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, Milwaukee, New aYo York and Oakland.

Ford car company in partnership with the National Urban League, launched it's $600,000 grant fund for black owned businesses in these six cities — Los Angeles, Detroit, New Orleans, Atlanta, Chicago, and New York—will participate in the program. Contact your local Urban League Office.  

Freelancers Union created a relief fund that will offer financial assistance of up to $1,000 per freelance household.

GoFundMe has partnered with Yelp to allow independent businesses to start fundraisers and accept donations through Yelp’s pages. The Yelp Foundation and GoFundMe also both pledged to donate up to $1 million to the Small Business Relief Fund.

Goldman Sachs announced a slew of initiatives to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19, including a Small Business Stimulus Package allocating $250 million in emergency loans and $25 million in grants. The company has committed a total of $300 million.

Glossier, a beauty company launched a fund for Black Owned Beauty Business Grants up to $50,000.

Google’s pledge to donate $800 million for COVID-19 relief includes efforts to help small and medium-sized businesses gain access to capital.

Google Black Startup Founder Grant and Accelerator program. Selected founders receive between $50,000 and $100,000 in capital along with hands-on support to help their startup grow.

Gumroad, a digital product selling platform has launched Gumroad Grants of $500 for black owned business creators. 

Gusto, a payroll company has Jumpstart Grant for women-owned early stage businesses of $2,500.

Harlem Fashion Row, a social company for multicultural designers, has launched the ICON 360 Grant for fashion designers.

Hello Alice, an online platform for small businesses has Business for All Grants available up to $50,000 for those impacted by COVID-19. Applications are rolling. 

Hennessy, a beverage company launched the Unfinished business Minority Grant for minority businesses in the U.S.

Hidden Star, a nonprofit organization focused on entrepreneurship has the $2,500 Galexy Grant for minority and women owned businesses. 

Honeycomb Credit, an investment crowdfunding platform, announced a small business relief loan program that’s providing $10,000 to $50,000 in working capital to qualifying businesses.

IFundWomen, a crowdfunding platform for women partners with other companies and organizations to offer many grants for women in business. Start a funding campaign. Get on their email list. 

InterConnection Technology is donating up to 10 computers to nonprofits in the U.S.

James Beard Foundation started a Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund to provide microgrants to independent food and beverage small businesses in need.

Jane Walker in partnership with IFundWomen launched the Women First Grant Program for ground-breaking women-owned businesses. Grants of $10,000 will be awarded along with 1 year free coaching.

Joann Stores, a craft and fabric company, has created a $100,000 grant program for Black entrepreneurs. 

The grants are intended to support the underrepresented Black craft and sewing community, the company said.

The 20 winners will get $5,000 each in merchandise credit, plus special offers, learning opportunities and the chance to become a paid instructor on Creativebug, Joann’s digital learning platform.

Juvia's Place, a beauty company has launched a small business grant program for black owned businesses in the U.S. Six businesses will be chosen to receive $50,000. 

JPMorgan pledged $50 million to help struggling customers, and $8 million in aid to small businesses, specifically. 

Kabbage launched an online hub to help boost sales for U.S small businesses impacted by COVID-19, including a system through which businesses can sell gift cards to consumers for use at a later date.

Ladies Who Launch has its Ladies Who Launch Grant up to $25,000 w/ Mentor Program.

LISC Neighborhood Business Grants are available to 15 U.S. locations; $15 million grant fund. LISC has multiple grant programs and multiple rounds. 

Lowes, a home improvement company in partnership with LISC launched a grant for minority and women owned businesses

Lowe's in partnership w/Daymond John of ABCs Shark Tank is offering entrepreneurs an opportunity to get your products on their shelves.

Meda, a nonprofit announces Third Annual "Million Dollar Challenge for Minority Entrepreneurs

This year's competition will continue to include the Boot Camp for Successful Pitches as well as the final pitch and award ceremony, hosted entirely online. 

Applications open October 1, 2020 and the 15 finalists will be announced November 30, 2020. Finalists will virtually attend Boot Camp for Successful Pitches from December 7, 2020 until January 22, 2021. The final pitch event will take place January 27, 2021.

Melinda Gates and MacKenzie Bezos unveil $30M gender equality initiative that will provide grants to organizations with “transformational” ideas for improving gender equality.

Movement Foundation, in partnership with Athleta launched its Wellness for All Grants for female and women of color entrepreneurs, women-led nonprofits and and for profit businesses focused on fitness and wellness for BIPOC communities. 

NAACP and Hello Alice, partner to provide grants.  The NAACP Powershift Entrepreneur Grant is Daymond John’s quest to find and award up and coming Black Entrepreneurs. Black Entrepreneurs across the country can apply now for the chance to win $25,000 each to help them grow and scale their businesses during a time they need it most.

National Trust for Historic Preservation in partnership with Hartford, has created the HeartBeat of Mainstreat grant program to support brick-and-mortar businesses in commercial districts as they enter the next phases of reopening across the country. Grants of $5,000 to $15,000 will be awarded on a competitive and first-come, first-served basis.

NAV, a small business lending company has a Small Business Grant up to $10,000. 

New Beverage Showdown 20:
A Two-Day Virtual Pitch Competition - Beverage industry founders and products can win $10,000 BevNET advertising package a live interview on BevNET and engraved trophy

NOSH Pitch Slam 9: A Two-Day Virtual Pitch Competition for Food Brands to win $10,000 NOSH advertising package
live interview on NOSH and engraved trophy. 

Official Black Wall Street announced its Black Entrepreneurs Awards and Grant initiative. Awards up to $15,000. This inaugural award is presented by Snapchat recognizing the entrepreneurs who have made an undeniable impact on the community and industry. 

PayPal, an online merchant company in partnership with

AEO launched a $10,000 grant for black owned businesses.

Learn about their worldwide initiative

Pen America emergency grants up to $1,000 for writers.

Pepper, a bra company, in partnership with Startup Girl Foundation launched its $5K Startup Grant for Black Women. 

Pepsico, a beverage company TO INVEST OVER $400 MILLION IN BLACK COMMUNITY, including grants for black owned businesses. 

Poise, a bladder protection company launched the Bounce Back Grant of $15,000 to help women business owners impacted by COVID-19.

Procter and Gamble, an international home and health company partnered with LISC to launch a Small Business grant up to $10,000.

Reflect Beauty, a beauty company has launched the Salon Give Back Grant Program giving $10,000 to black owned salon owners and stylists.

Sally's Beauty launched its Business Accelerator & Grant for women beauty entrepreneurs. Receive a $15,000 award. Grow your business and sell your product on their website.
Attend a 4-week retail-readiness boot camp session that will arm you with the tools to expertly pitch your brand to our senior retail leadership.

Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation donated $5 million to support women-owned businesses affected by COVID-19 and has teamed up with GlobalGiving to establish The Red Backpack Fund, which will provide 1,000 grants of $5,000 to female entrepreneurs throughout the U.S. Multiple application rounds. Register for the next round.

She Boss Talk, a media marketing company has launched the She Boss Up Fund to provide grants to women business owners in the United States financially impacted by COVID-19. To learn more about the fund, to apply, donate, partner or nominate a deserving woman, click here

She Moisture, a beauty company for multicultural women has launched grants for minority women businesses and social justice activists

SoGal Foundation has teamed up with Winky LuxbluemercurytwelveNYC and Lively to make a small step towards progress by providing at least (3) $10K and (6) $5K cash grants to Black women or nonbinary entrepreneurs.

Sony, an international conglomerate company launched the   Alpha Female Fund Grant $5,000 for female photographers. What you will receive: 

  • A $5,000 grant to fund a specific, well-defined project

  • A full-frame Sony camera and lens (value of $3,000+) to shoot your project

  • A one-year full Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps subscription, courtesy of our friends at Adobe (value of $636), to edit your project

  • A one-year Sony PRO Support membership and a training session with a Sony Pro Support expert so you can make the most of your gear

  • The opportunity to have your project featured on and Sony Alpha social channels

Stormy Wellington, a prominent network marketing guru, launched a fund for Small Black Business Grants.

Texas Women's University Center for Women Entrepreneurs has launched the StartHer grant program which helps women business owners—current or aspiring—to undertake new and innovative projects. Up to 10 business owners will be selected to each receive a $5,000 grant.

The TL Effect, a bra company launched the Third Love Grant for female founders of color. 

Tory Burch Fellows Program w/ $5,000 educational grant for women entrepreneurs. One-year Fellowship with the Tory Burch Foundation that includes virtual education programming, workshops and business guidance

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, in partnership with Vistaprint, announced its Save Small Business Fund that will provide $5,000 grants to small businesses in the U.S. and its territories.

Visa partnered with IFundWomen to award four women-owned small businesses with $10,000 grants.

Vegan Woman Summit (VWS) Pathfinder global pitch competition for vegan innovation. Win $50,000 in prizes.

Walmart, a worldwide consumer brand launch the the Jump Program giving product producers an opportunity to get their products on Walmart shelves. 

Wefunder, an investment crowdfunding platform, launched a Coronavirus Crisis Loans program enabling small businesses to crowdfund loans of $20,000 to $1 million from supporters.


WeWork , a co-work company launched the Black Business Grant for members only. 

Wish, one of the largest and fastest growing global ecommerce platforms, announced the launch of a $2 million fund to support independent, black-owned retail businesses across the US.

Women's Net, a network for women has a rolling monthly Amber grant contest that awards $10,000 to a deserving woman entrepreneur with eligibility to win the annual $25,000 grant. 

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman announced the company is providing $25 million in coronavirus relief for independent restaurant and nightlife businesses in the form of waived advertising fees, and free advertising, products and services.





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