Many local governments, nonprofits, and businesses have launched grant programs to help businesses through the pandemic. However, there are still many challenges in navigating today’s business. As such, several small business grant programs from the past few years are relaunching with new funding rounds. Read below to read about some of these opportunities, as well as some new small business grants.
move flint forward
General Motors and the Flint & Genesee Economic Alliance are partnering on another round of the Moving Flint Forward Grant Program. GM is providing $270,000 for this program. Eligible Flint businesses with 20 or fewer employees who have not received a grant in a previous round can apply for up to $10,000. Additionally, companies that have previously received grants can apply for $5,000. Application deadline is March 22nd. Interested businesses can apply online, or submit paper applications by mail or in person to the Flint & Genesee Economic Union.
Delaware EDGE Grant
Delaware’s small business sector is now offering another round of its Accelerate Development, Growth and Expansion (EDGE) grant program. The program is aimed at promising early stage companies less than 7 years old and less than 10 employees. Eligible to apply for an EDGE grant. Grants can cover a variety of expenses, from marketing campaigns to equipment purchases. However, the program will require him to be matched 3-to-1, so he will need some funding from the business. The application deadline is March 31st.
Saco Small Business Grant
Saco, Maine is launching a new grant program to support small businesses and local economies. The Small Business Grant Program provides matching funds for small businesses with 50 or fewer employees. Companies must use the funds to cover non-operating expenses and submit eligible project proposals to the City. The city’s Department of Economic Development is facilitating this program and would like to distribute the funds to as many eligible businesses as possible. Therefore, the amount may be divided proportionally according to the number of applicants. Applications will continue to be accepted as long as funds are available.
Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania
Commissioners of Lakawana County, Pennsylvania, recently approved a grants program to provide 100 grants to small businesses in the area. The Combat Inflation Business Grant Program is open to businesses with 100 or fewer employees who have been hit hard by the pandemic. Eligible companies can apply for up to $5,000. Since the program is funded by the U.S. Relief Plans Act, companies must also meet federal requirements to receive funding.
MeridenBIG Grant Program
Meriden, Connecticut is dedicating $1.5 million in Federal American Rescue Plans Act funds to expand the Meriden BIG grant program. The original $5 million program provided funding for companies looking to set up or relocate to Meriden by covering costs associated with building improvement or restoration projects. This new funding round gives the city’s existing businesses the opportunity to apply for her MeridenBIG funding. Three tiers of funding are available based on the size and number of employees of each business. Companies can apply online to check the specific parameters.
Madison County Small Business Grant
Madison County, New York is using a $1 million grant received from the New York State Community Renewal Office to provide grants of up to $75,000 to local small businesses. To be eligible, the business must be in Madison County, have 25 or fewer employees, and be affected by the pandemic. A 10% cash match is required and the applicant is also expected to use the funds to create one or more jobs for low and middle income earners. The deadline for submitting grant applications is April 3.
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