Grants can be difficult to find. If you have a grant opportunity, we would be happy to assist you with the support documents, i.e. business plan, financial projections for your application process. A few resources:
SBA cooperative agreements grant programs and eligibility requirements.
Grants.gov is a searchable site for grants. SBDC Net has a variety of programs listed:
SBDC NET Comprehensive Guides
Find Funding Assistance & Relief by State – small businesses funding by states (federal and private)
COVIDCAP: Cash Relief for Entrepreneurs Everywhere – global searchable database for entrepreneurs to identify over $1 trillion in local COVID-19 cash and cash-equivalent relief, compiled by CASE at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
Funds for Coronavirus Relief Provided By Candid – a compiled list of funds specifically established for businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic
US Chamber of Commerce: A State-by-State Guide to Coronavirus Financial Assistance – state and regional financial assistance opportunities for small businesses
The Big List of COVID-19 Financial Assistance Programs for Small Businesses by State – a comprehensive guide of financial assistance programs for small businesses hurt by the outbreak of COVID-19 by state and county
Resources for Women-Owned Businesses – funding resources for women owned businesses
SBDC NET Small Business Assistance
Facebook Small Business Grants Program – Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries.
Google support small businesses and crisis response – a $200 million investment fund that will support NGOs and financial institutions around the world to help provide small businesses with access to capital.
Goldman Sachs COVID-19 relief fund – $250 million to provide emergency loans to small businesses across the country
JPMorgan Chase Supporting Small Businesses – $8 million to assist small businesses vulnerable to significant economic hardships in the U.S., China and Europe.
Verizon and LISC Support Small Businesses – investment of $2.5M to support small businesses with up to $10,000 grants.
Wefunder helping small businesses – Wefunder has funded ~$130M in hundreds of small businesses from over 400,000 investors.
US Bank helps small business owners – $4 million in grants in the hands of three key national partners – LISC, the United Way and Operation HOPE – to support small business owners and crisis relief.
Zapier helps most impacted small business customers – committing $1 million to help our most impacted small business customers
GoFundme Small Business Relief Fund – helping small businesses to collect money for funding
Mailchimp Relief Fund – giving $10 million in Mailchimp service to our small business customers who have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
Kabbage Helping Small Businesses – launched an online hub to boost sales by including through a system where businesses can sell gift cards to consumers for use at a later date.
AT&T waiving fees – next 60 days, AT&T will not terminate their services because of their inability to pay
1Password Business offering free service for 6 months to Small Businesses – 1Password proving free 6 months service to keep business files secure when working remotely.
LinkedIn offering free courses for working remotely –free learning path with online courses.
Cisco WebEx COVID-19 – committing $225 million in cash, in-kind, and planned-giving to support both the global and local response to COVID-19.
Zoom Support during the COVID-19 pandemic – articles and video tutoirals on effectively using Zoom to navigate the coronavirus pandemic. Offering free for personal meetings for small businesses.
SBDC NET Competitive Grants
Visa Foundation Grants – committing $210 Million to Support Small and Micro Businesses and Immediate COVID-19 Emergency Relief
Hello Alice Small Business Grants – offering up to $10,000 emergency grants, being distributed immediately to small business owners impacted by this pandemic.
Facebook Small Business Grant Program – Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries.
Environmental Grants & Loans to finance your business’s innovative environmental products and technologies and to support your environmentally friendly business.
FedEX Small Business Grant is annual grant, look for times to enter this in Spring 2020.
NAV has a quarterly grant opportunity for small business’. $10,000 1st place, $5,000 runner up. Tip: state the concept of how you will grow your business and purpose to stand out in selection process.
Texas Department of Agriculture – Grants (many opportunities are NOT related to agriculture)
Reach out to your local EDC to see what types of grants they may have as local incentives, tax abatements, facade grants, new market credits, etc. See website listings of our stakeholders:
For further reading, see article on Top 10 Small Business Grants