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Grant Opportunities

New York State COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program

The New York State COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program was created to provide flexible grant assistance to currently viable small businesses, micro-businesses and for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations in the State of New York who have experienced economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The Comeback Checks Program

The Comeback Checks Program will provide $5,000 grants to approximately 5,000 L.A. businesses. Grant recipients will be selected through a weighted lottery process, with final award recommendations based on availability of funds, program guidelines, submission of all required information and supporting documentation.

Round 3 application period has now closed.

NYC Small Business Resilience Grant

Due to the overwhelming response, the application for the NYC Small Business Resilience Grant has been paused.

The NYC Small Business Resilience Grant is a $10,000 grant to help eligible small businesses recover from the economic hardships that occurred because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

CA Nonprofit Performing Arts Grant

The purpose of the California Nonprofit Performing Arts Grant Program was created to provide grants to eligible nonprofit performing arts organizations (see Definitions) to encourage workforce development. The Program includes $49,500,000.00 to be allocated in one or more rounds to eligible nonprofit performing arts organizations that meet certain criteria.

AAPISTRONG: Small Business Grants

AAPISTRONG: Small Business Grants is providing 100 cash grants to Asian American or Pacific Islander American (AAPI-) owned small businesses. By providing cash grants and other valuable resources, we can fuel the aspirations and boost the trajectory of AAPI entrepreneurs across the United States.

Black Restaurant Week

Celebrating the flavors of African American, African, and Caribbean cuisine. Black Restaurant Week showcases Black-owned restaurants and culinary businesses across North America. Register today to have your business showcased in a Black Restaurant Week campaign near you.

Susan Harwood Training Grant Program

OSHA awards grants to nonprofit organizations on a competitive basis through its Susan Harwood Training Grant Program. Grants are awarded to provide training and education programs for employers and workers on the recognition, avoidance, and prevention of safety and health hazards in their workplaces and to inform workers of their rights and employers of their responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act. 

Verizon Small Business Digital Ready

Our online curriculum is designed to give small businesses like yours the personalized tools to succeed in today’s digital world. Learning modules, expert coaching, peer networking and more—it’s all here, and it’s all part of our goal to provide resources to help one million small businesses thrive in the digital economy. Complete two courses or coaching events to be eligible to apply for a  Verizon Small Business Digital Ready $10,000 grant – applications now open.

California Dream Fund Training Program

The California Dream Fund is a one-time $35 million grant program providing grants up to $10,000 to seed entrepreneurship and small business creation for businesses started in California on or after July 1, 2019. The grant is available to qualifying businesses that meet all eligibility criteria and complete a small business training program provided by the OCIE SBDC. You must attend every session to be eligible.

Fast Break for Small Business

We’ve teamed up with the NBA, WNBA, and NBA G League to assist communities by helping small business. LegalZoom is committing $6 million in grants and services to help small business owners who need better access to funding and legal services. Our goal is to change the game for small business owners and remove the barriers often faced by minorities, women, immigrants and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

The Inclusivity Project

The Inclusivity Project is connecting 1,000 Black entrepreneurs and Black-owned small businesses in underserved and socially disadvantaged communities with lifetime business mentorship and access to $100 million dollars in business loans and other types of capital to start their very first business or take their existing business to the next level. 

One Million Black Women: Black in Business

Through the One Million Black Women: Black in Business, participants will learn how to better understand their finances, hire their first employee, price their products or services, and much more – at no cost to the business owner.  

Immigrants Rising

Founded in 2006, Immigrants Rising transforms individuals and fuels broader changes. With resources and support, undocumented young people are able to get an education, pursue careers, and build a brighter future for themselves and their community. 

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