Loans & Grants

List of national, state and local resources on funding opportunities. New resources are added as information becomes available.

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Corporate loan/grant programs
Arizona, California, Florida, Texas

Verizon

Verizon Small Business Digital Ready Community Grant

The Verizon Small Business Digital Ready Community Grant is part of Verizon’s commitment to give small businesses the tools and resources they need to thrive in today’s digital economy and ultimately benefit their local communities. Available only in select markets. No purchase necessary.

Area served: Arizona, California, Florida, Texas
Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Monday, April 8, 2024
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Local government loan/grant programs
California

California Office of the Small Business Advocate

California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program

The California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program is funded by the State of California and administered by the Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA). The program provides competitive micro grants of $2,500 to eligible microbusinesses impacted by COVID-19 and the related health and safety restrictions. This program will be implemented by County organizations or nonprofits working on their behalf.

For application details and updates specific to the program available in your county, please contact the organizations listed. Applications start February 14.

Area served: California
Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed

Application deadline: Open, no end date posted
Nonprofit loan/grant programs
California, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Washington

Founders First

Small Certified Supplier Innovative Finance Program

The Small Certified Supplier Innovative Finance Program is designed to engage diverse suppliers in educational funding readiness training and funder matching to support capacity building. Certified suppliers from eligible states will receive a $5,000 grant, totaling $200,000 in growth capital.

Area served: California, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Washington
Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Monday, March 4, 2024
Corporate loan/grant programs
Florida, Georgia, Texas

Gusto

Gusto Impact Award

Share your small business story for a chance at a $50,000 advertising package, $10,000 cash, and one year of free Gusto payroll services (even if you’re not already on Gusto!).

Area served: Greater metropolitan areas of Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas; or Orlando, Florida, Florida, Georgia, Texas
Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Thursday, March 14, 2024
Corporate loan/grant programs, Nonprofit loan/grant programs
California, Georgia, New Jersey, Texas

BeyGOOD x Cécred Salon Business Grant Program

BeyGOOD x Cécred Fund

Each year, twenty-five $10,000 grants will be awarded to qualifying salon business owners in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, and New Jersey so they can continue their transformative impact in the community. Grants will be awarded five times a year.

Area served: Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Houston, Texas; Los Angeles, California; New Jersey, California, Georgia, New Jersey, Texas
Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Wednesday, March 20, 2024

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National Resources

Featured national resource
Corporate loan/grant programs
National

American Express, Main Street Alliance

Backing Small Businesses

The Backing Small Businesses grant program supports economically vulnerable and under-resourced small businesses with community reach. This year, eligible small business owners can apply for $10,000 grants for projects that grow or improve their businesses by building community, supporting their economic viability, or bolstering meaningful change. Applications will open on March 14 at 9:00 am CT.

Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed

Application deadline: Sunday, April 7, 2024
Featured national resource
Corporate loan/grant programs
National

Founders First CDC

Kitty Fund Mompreneur Business Grant

The Kitty Fund makes small micro investments in Moms who are running employer-based small businesses with two or more employees. 

Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Tuesday, April 16, 2024
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Government loan/grant programs
National

U.S. Department of the Treasury

State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds provide a substantial infusion of resources to help turn the tide on the pandemic, address its economic fallout, and lay the foundation for a strong and equitable recovery.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Open, no end date posted
Corporate loan/grant programs
National

Barclays

Small Business Big Wins

What’s your small business story? Winning stories will receive one of 60 cash prizes starting at $2,000, with a Grand Prize of $60,000.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Monday, March 4, 2024
Corporate loan/grant programs
National

DoorDash

Restaurant Disaster Relief Fund (Winter Round - 2024)

DoorDash, in partnership with Hello Alice, has started a Fund to provide grants and resources to local restaurants across the United States and Puerto Rico affected by natural disasters.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Friday, March 29, 2024