Updated: Mar 15
We are happy to share these funding opportunities and resources with you. Feel free to share this information with your personal and professional networks. We have no affiliation with these organizations - so any specific questions should be directed to them.
Citrus Heights Small Business Recovery Grant - For commercial businesses located and licensed in Citrus Heights with 20 or fewer employees. Grants up to $15,000. Applications open 2/24/22. Learn more here.
Kern County Small Business Grants - Businesses must have revenues under $50,000 and five full-time employees or fewer as of 2019. They also must be able to prove pandemic-related losses and lack of support from other relief programs. Grants of $2,500. Learn more here.
La Miranda Restaurant Owners - The City is providing grants up to $15,000 to La Mirada restaurant owners. Restaurants must be in La Mirada, have been open for business during the state-mandated lockdown, and have had an active business license from January 2020 through December 2021. Apply by 3/31/22. Learn more here.
Los Angeles County Development Authority - The City of Claremont and the Los Angeles County Development Authority are providing eligible small businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 up to $10,000 as part of their small business grant program. Applications open 2/28/22 and close 3/4/22. Learn more here.
Orange County Microbusiness Grants - Grant for $2500 for Orange County, CA microbusinesses that began prior to December 2019. Business must have had less than $50,000 in revenues in the 2019 taxable year and fewer than five full-time equivalent employees. Apply by 3/15/2022. Learn more here.
San Diego Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program - Grant of up to $2500 to purchase equipment, invest in working capital, apply for new permits, or for debts and costs accrued because of COVID-19. The funds will be prioritized for those in rural areas, low-income or low-wealth communities, and businesses majority-owned and operated by veterans, women, or persons of color. The grants could benefit businesses such as pet sitting, professional shopping, cleaning and home health care, and sidewalk vendors or food cart operators. Apply by 3/31/22. Learn more here.
Miami Dade Small Business Grant - Mom and Pop Small Business Grant Program offers funding opportunities for small owned and operated businesses (in Miami Dade Districts 1, 4, 10, and 12) to purchase equipment, supplies, advertising/marketing, inventory, building liability insurance, security systems and to make minor renovations. Grants up to $5000. Learn more here.
Resurgence Grant Fund - For-profit businesses are eligible for a Resurgence Grant Fund grant if they hold a 2022 City of Atlanta business license and had fewer than 250 employees as of December 31, 2021. Grants up to $40,000. Applications open 3/1/22. Learn more here.
Moscow, ID Small business and Non-profit grants - the City of Moscow is launching two new grant programs – one is Social Service Non-Profits and the second grant program is for Small Businesses. Grants are $15,000 - $25,000 and issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more here.
Fulton County Small Business Relief - Small businesses in Fulton County, IL who experienced losses due to COVID-19 in 2020 or 2021 are eligible to apply. Grants are $2500-$50,000. Apply through 3/31/22. Learn more here.
Illinois Restaurant Foundation Grant - Grants for restaurant workers facing hardships. Grants cover living expenses after life-altering events like accidents, illnesses, or the death of a close family member. These are for individuals rather than businesses. Grants for $250 to $1500. Learn more here.
Shawnee Small Business Grant Program - The business must be located in Shawnee, Kansas, and have 1-50 full-time employees, or equivalent part-time employees, including the owner. Grant for up to $5,000. Apply by 3/25/22. Learn more here.
Baton Rouge Outdoor Dining Grant - Downtown Development District of Baton Rouge has a grant program for downtown restaurants looking to add or improve outdoor dining spaces. Grants reimburse up to 50 percent of expenses for things like furniture and layout plans. Grants up to $1500 and issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more here.
Junior League of NOLA WE Fellowship - For-profit business owner should be a woman who is over 21, a legal resident of the US, and be operating within 40 miles of New Orleans. Grants for $5,000. Apply by 2/23/2022. Learn more here.
Boston Small Business Relief Fund – The fund to support small businesses has been replenished but the website is a little confusing - not sure they have completely updated it yet. If you are a small business in Boston looking for grant support check this website for more information.
Cambridge, MA Restaurant Relief Program - Relief to local, non-franchise cafes, restaurants, and entertainment venues impacted by COVID. Grants up to $10,000. Apply by 2/28/2022. Learn more here.
George Floyd Community Benevolence Fund - For businesses, community organizations, and 501(c)(3) organizations serving the community at 38th & Chicago in Minneapolis and/or encouraging the success and growth of Black citizens and community harmony. Grants for $5000-$25000. Apply by 3/31/2022. Learn more here.
Arch Grants Startup Competition - Awards innovative, scalable, and job-creating startups with $75,000 non-dilutive grants (plus an additional $25,000 for companies relocating to St. Louis) and access to an ecosystem of resources in exchange for headquartering their business in St. Louis for at least one year. Competition applications are evaluated by over 400 investors and industry experts from the St. Louis community and around the country. Grants for $75,000. Apps open 3/18/22. Learn more here.
SQ1 Ignite - SQ1 Ignite is a 4-week training program created to help founders in the St. Louis area quick-start their business model validation process. Applications are rolling thru May 2022. Learn more here.
Morris County Small Business Grant Program - Available to businesses in Morris County with 25 or fewer full-time employees (or equivalent) and less than $5MM in revenue. Grants for up to $15,000. Learn more here.
NJ Small Business Improvement Grant - Businesses and nonprofits may be reimbursed for capital improvements, or purchase and/or installation of new furniture, fixtures, and equipment up to $50,000. Learn more here.
Nevada Arts Grants - Nevada Arts Council will award grants to individual artists throughout Nevada to support the production and presentation of artistic projects across all disciplines and help artists rebuild after the impacts of COVID-19. Examples of eligible projects include art exhibitions, performances, readings, concerts, the creation of art, and portfolio creation. Virtual/online projects are also eligible. Grants for $1,000. Learn more here.
Erie County Small Business Working Capital Grants - Grant program provides a grant of up to $10,000 to small businesses that have suffered the loss of revenue due to the pandemic. Eligible businesses include those who employ five or fewer employees and whose household income is below HUD Section 8 income guidelines. Learn more here.
Queens Startup Competition - The StartUP! Competition is a 4-month program for Queens-based startup founders and small business entrepreneurs who are at the early stages of developing their businesses. Opportunity for $10,000 cash prize Applies by 3/1/2022. Learn more here.
Syracuse Retail Incubator Program - Ecodessa will identify & train entrepreneurs who collaborate with the Downtown Syracuse Foundation to secure a 3 month Popup shop location in Downtown Syracuse. Entrepreneurs will be eligible to receive a grant amount of up to $5,000 to fund expenses associated with their Popup shop. Learn more here.
Chautauqua County NY Small Business Marketing Grant - Reimbursable grant program for businesses and not-for-profits of 50 employees or less throughout Chautauqua County to assist them with upgrading their marketing presence. Grants for up to $10,000. Learn more here.
Gresham Small Business Relief Grant - Funding for Gresham businesses with 25 employees or fewer who were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with an emphasis placed on Black, Indigenous and people of color, women, and veteran-owned businesses. Grants for up to $10,000. Apply by 2/28/2022. Learn more here.
Rhode Island Rebounds - Rhode Island-based for-profit business established before October 1, 2021, with less than $1MM in gross receipts or sales for 2020 or 2021 that has experienced a revenue loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for grants from $2500-$5000. Learn more here.
Memphis Small Business Exterior Improvement Grant Fund - Small Business Exterior Improvement Grant offers up to $5,000 in funding and is open to owners of commercial properties in Whitehaven. To qualify, applicants must also be able to front 20% of the amount requested. Apply by 2/24/22. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.
Breakthrough Dallas - To apply, you must identify as a Black or Latina woman, have an established business in the Dallas, Texas area that has been registered for at least 1 year, and generate a minimum of $50,000 annual business revenue. Grants for $5,000. Apply by 2/22/2022. Learn more here.
Killeen Small Business Grant Assistance Program - Small businesses located in Killeen can request up to $10,000 to mitigate financial hardships occurring because of the coronavirus pandemic. Must have 50 or fewer employees. Learn more here.
Texas Restaurant Grants - TX Restaurant Relief Fund will distribute grants of up to $5,000 to immediately support financial needs. These funds are earmarked specifically for use to keep their doors open and their workers employed. Learn more here.
Women’s Business Center of Utah - Open to women business owners, solopreneurs, home-based businesses, e-commerce, brick-and-mortar locations, and franchisees based in Utah. Grant for $1,000. Apply by 2/28/2022. Learn more here.
Roanoke Small Business Grants - Created to help Roanoke-based micro businesses that are at risk of closing or laying off employees due to COVID-19. Grants range from $5000 - $25,000. Learn more here.
Bridge Fund - Eligible businesses include restaurants, retailers, or entertainment small businesses located in the District of Columbia with an active DC Basic Business License, less than $5 million in gross receipts each in 2019, 2020, and 2021, and the ability to demonstrate at least a 30% loss of revenue during the period of April 1, 2020, to December 31, 2021. Grants of $20,000 - $100,000. Apply by 2/25/22. Learn more here.
Main Street Bounceback Grants - Grant 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. Grants for $10,000. Learn more here.
Black Business Boost - Support and resources for black entrepreneurs and business owners in Milwaukee, WI area. Learn more here.
Regional Funding Opportunities Outside The United States
Prince Edward Island Small Business Grants - Eligible businesses are those businesses closed to in-person services restricted by the enhanced Public Health Measures introduced on January 18, 2022, and must be operating in PEI. Grant for $2500-$7500. Apply by 3/21/2022. Learn more here.
Ontario COVID-19 Small Business Relief Grant - Grant provides a one-time payment of $10,000 to eligible small businesses that have been required to close indoor operations as a result of the province’s modified Step 2 restrictions that came into effect on January 5, 2022. Apply by 3/11/2022. Learn more here.
Accenture's Women Founders Program - The initiative is aimed at funding women entrepreneurs in India in Deep Tech & Enterprise SaaS startups. and connecting them with industry leaders who can help them navigate industry trends, refine their value proposition and provide guidance to build their client pitches. Grants of $60,000. Applications are due 3/6/2022. Learn more here.
South East Business Boost (SEBB) Grants - South East Business Boost (SEBB) Grants of up to £10,000 are available to small to medium-sized businesses in East Sussex. Apply by 8/1/2022. Learn more here.
FREE WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT FOR NON PROFITS
48in48 - is hosting a “Women's Build” on April 8th-10th, 2022. The event is specially designed for women by women - to support and promote women in marketing and technology. They are gathering all-women teams to build websites for nonprofits led by or serving women. If you are interested in either being part of a team or are a nonprofit looking for free website development help, click here for more info.
FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS
Start Small Think Big is a nonprofit that provides free workshops and support to small businesses that have big potential but small budgets. While they focus on CA and NY-based businesses, their workshops are often relevant to any small business. Check out their workshop listing here. (Note – they have an upcoming event entirely in Spanish for businesses interested in NY-legal formation.)
Rev: Ithaca Startup Works is a business incubator and startup workspace in Ithaca, NY, and offers business mentorship, training, and startup resources for any new or growing business that plans to scale and create jobs in the region. They also help connect startups to potential partners, investors, and new. They are currently accepting applications for their three prototyping accelerator tracks (Classic, Climate-related, Ag-related). Learn more here.
Information courtesy of Kirsten Barker - Program Director for the Bank of America Institute for Women's Entrepreneurship at Cornell University, of which Coach Racquel is an alumnus.