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FEDERAL

Federally funded loans up to 10 Million. With forgivable options for eligible applicants.

UPDATES

Locally funded loan and grant programs at the state, city, and county level  available to you.

PRIVATE

Private funding resources, typically offered in the form of grants less than $10k, to help supplement cash flow.

Recent Funding Updates:

  • Shuttered Venue Operators Grant – A new $15 billion program meant to aid venues that have been hardest hit and shuttered due to COVID-19. Those qualifying are eligible for 45% of their gross earned revenue with a max of $10 million. Applications are expected to open in early April 2021.
     

  • COVID-19 Private Sector Engagement & Partnership Fund – Offered through the State Department, these funds are meant to “strengthen the efforts of the private sector and bolster ongoing response efforts, helping the world’s most vulnerable overcome the devastation inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic”. Awards are between $50,000 and $1,000,000. Application window closes May 30th, 2021.
     

  • Challenge.govFunding to help various government agencies find solutions to challenging problems big and small. Prize competitions are held to reward citizens who bring innovative ideas to the table, including top ideas and concepts as well as breakthrough software, scientific and technology solutions that help achieve the agency missions of the U.S. Government.

  • USDA Rural DevelopmentA database of funding opportunities specifically targeted towards rural small businesses. USDA Rural Development works towards improving the economy and quality of life in rural America. To help rural Americans, they work via various programs including telecommunication, electric, energy, housing, business, disaster assistance and more.

 

Federal Funding

Round 2 of Federal aid is still open.

 
PAYCHECK PROTECTION
PROGRAM

This loan program provides loan forgiveness for retaining employees by temporarily expanding the traditional SBA 7(a) loan program. Learn more.

EIDL
ADVANCE

No longer available but there is now Targeted EIDL Advance.

SBA EXPRESS BRIDGE LOANS

Enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly.

SBA DEBT RELIEF

The SBA is providing a financial reprieve to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Private Funding

When government dollars are inaccessible, private companies are filling the gap.

Here is the short list.

Barstool Fund, created by Barstool Sports, is committed to helping as many small businesses survive the pandemic as possible and they’ve raised a war chest of $35 million (and counting) to do so.

The Amber Grant, is specifically meant for women-owned businesses. It is a $10,000 grant awarded each month to help entrepreneurial women build their dreams. They also offer a year-end $25,000 grant.

NASE Growth Grantsare offered by the National Association for the Self-Employed, these are monthly grants worth $4,000 – for small businesses to use for marketing, advertising, hiring employees, expanding facilities and other specific business needs. You must be a member to apply, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

 

Wells Fargo - Grants available for national and local non-profits with priority to those focused on housing affordability, financial health, and small business growth.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation - A catalog of grant opportunities, both on the state and national level, focused on equitable communities, thriving children, and working families.

The Halstead Grant is a niche grant for emerging silver jewelry artists. Meant to help the enterprising jewelry designer start a business, the grand prize is $7,500 cash plus other benefits with an application deadline of August 1st.

Walmart continues to make local community grants, from $250 to $5,000, which are available nationwide and available to public 501(c)(3) charities, government entities like fire departments and K-12 public or nonprofit schools. The application deadline is December 31st.

GrantWatch - Over 150 grants for small businesses, non-profits, corporations, and LLC’s, spanning over a wide array of industries and interests.

 

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