Loans & Grants

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

State loan/grant programs
Nebraska

Nebraska Department of Economic Development

Microenterprise Assistance Program

The Microenterprise Lending Program is meant to support the transfer of Nebraska-based technology & innovation to create high-growth, high technology businesses and to enhance creation of wealth and quality jobs. Eligible applicants must qualify as non profit micro-loan delivery organizations.

Area served: Nebraska
Audience: Non-profits

Application deadline: Tuesday, December 31, 2024
Corporate loan/grant programs
Maine

Coastal Enterprises Inc

Maine State Child Care Infrastructure Grant Program

The Child Care Infrastructure Grant Program will provide funding to help start new child care businesses as well as expand current licensed capacity to increase the number of children served by existing child care providers. Grants are available through 2024 or until all funds are awarded, whichever comes first.

Area served: Maine
Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Tuesday, December 31, 2024
Government loan/grant programs
Colorado

Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade

Colorado Startup Loan Fund

The Colorado Startup Loan Fund provides loan capital to mission-based lenders to provide loans to Colorado entrepreneurs and small business owners needing capital to start, restart, or restructure a business, and those who are not able to obtain a loan from traditional lenders. This is a revolving loan fund through 2032, meaning the dollars will be used to continue supporting new entrepreneurs as loans are repaid.

Area served: Colorado
Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Tuesday, June 1, 2032
Local government loan/grant programs
New Hampshire

Coos Economic Development Corporation

Revolving Loan Fund

The Revolving Loan Funds (RLF) are intended for permanent working capital, fixed asset and gap financing needs for start-up and existing businesses located in Coös County and bordering areas. CEDC maintains various RLFs, including their EDA Fund that can be used in the region and in Grafton County, USDA RMAP for microloans of $50K or less, and Borders Revolving Loan Fund (BRLF) specifically for business loans in CEDC’s northernmost communities.

Area served: Coos County, New Hampshire
Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Open, no end date posted
State loan/grant programs
Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority

Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority Fund

Pennsylvanis has created a $61 million fund to provide working capital loans of up to $100,000 directly to small businesses and hopefully nonprofits (those that employ 100 or fewer persons). Loan applications are packaged by a CEDO that services the county your business is or will be located in. 

Area served: Pennsylvania
Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Open, no end date posted

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National Resources

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Corporate loan/grant programs
National

eBay

eBay Up & Running Grants

The eBay Up & Running Grants program will award 50 eBay business sellers with grant packages of $10,000, including cash, eBay education and coaching, and more. This year, eBay is expanding its grant with an additional stipend worth up to $500 for each grantee to apply to eBay Refurbished office equipment, technology and tools to keep their small businesses up and running.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Friday, June 7, 2024
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Corporate loan/grant programs
National

eBay

2024 eBay Up & Running Grant

The 2024 eBay Up & Running Grant program will award 50 eBay business sellers with grant packages of $10,000, eBay education, and a $500 stipend that sellers can use to equip themselves with essential office technology from eBay Refurbished.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Friday, June 7, 2024
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Corporate loan/grant programs
National

Accion Opportunity Fund, LegalZoom, NBA, WNBA, NBA G-League

Fast Break for Small Business

Fast Break for Small Business provides entrepreneurs across the country with grants and LegalZoom services to support their small businesses. The program aims to assist business owners with the tools and resources they need to start and grow their businesses.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Friday, September 13, 2024
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Corporate loan/grant programs
National

LegalZoom

Fast Break for Small Business grant

They've partnered with the NBA, WNBA, and NBA G League to offer $3 million in grant funding and services to small business owners and emerging entrepreneurs. This opportunity is designed to support both established and budding business ventures with the most significant distribution of funding for small business owners in recent years.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Friday, September 13, 2024
Corporate loan/grant programs
National

The Halstead Grant

2024 Halstead Grant

The Halstead Grant is an annual award for emerging silver jewelry artists. The experience is designed to help jewelry entrepreneurs create a strategy to kick-start their careers. 

Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Wednesday, May 1, 2024