Loans & Grants

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

Local government loan/grant programs
Georgia

The Decatur Downtown Development Authority

Commercial Grants Program for Small Business

The Decatur Downtown Development Authority is offering three grant programs to help small businesses with exterior enhancements, interior improvements, and marketing needs. Each grant is open for applications on a quarterly basis.

Area served: City of Decatur, Georgia
Audience: Small Business Owners

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

Export Delaware

Compass Grant

The Compass Grant helps Delaware small businesses navigate international business development through grant funding to support marketing and sales activity around the world.


Area served: Delaware
Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Open, no end date posted
Local government loan/grant programs
California

City of Long Beach and National Development Council Grow America Fund

Grow Long Beach Fund

Loans between $100,000 to $2 million are available for businesses that have been operating in Long Beach for at least two years.


Area served: Long Beach, California
Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Open, no end date posted
Local government loan/grant programs
California

Long Beach

Kiva Long Beach Loan Program

The Kiva Long Beach Loan Program is an online community-lending program that is designed to support Long Beach small businesses with loans between $500 to $15,000,


Area served: Long Beach, California
Audience: Small Business Owners

Application deadline: Open, no end date posted
Local government loan/grant programs
California

City of Long Beach

Microenterprise Loan Program

The Microenterprise Loan Program is designed to support Long Beach small businesses with loans between $25,000 to $100,000 available.

Area served: Long Beach, California
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

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
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Corporate loan/grant programs
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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