Latest Small Business Grants Available to Businesses in Need

Every business faces challenges from natural disasters to the normal hardships of getting a business off the ground. Small business grants can take some of the sting out of these challenges – you just need to know where to look for the right opportunities.

Latest Small Business Grants Available – June 18, 2022

This week, cities, nonprofits and community groups announced grants to help businesses deal with the effects of fire, COVID-19 and more. Read on to find relevant small business grants.

Winston-Salem Fire Restoration Grants

Some small businesses in Winston-Salem, North Carolina are eligible for grants to recover from recent closures. Specifically, the grant program aims to support small businesses within a mile of the Winston Weaver Co. fertilizer plant that was hit by the fire on Jan. 31. To qualify for $5,000 grants, businesses in this location must have between one and 25 employees and must close or suspend operations as a result of the fire. The program includes $220,000 in funding from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis.

Jackson CDBG Special Economic Development Related Grant Programs

Jackson, Mississippi’s Office of Economic Development is relaunching some of its recent small business grant programs. The CDBG Special Economic Development-related grant programs include several opportunities for local businesses, including the Small Business Resiliency & Safe Practices grant. This program provides up to $30,000 for improvements that ensure safe operation for businesses adapting to COVID-19. Applications for this program and more will be available online from July 1.

Tarrant County Small Business Workforce Recovery Grant Program

Tarrant County, Texas Launches $25 Million Small Business Workforce Recovery Grant Program. The program is funded with federal aid dollars and supports local businesses affected by the pandemic. In particular, companies can use funds for the recovery, retention, recruitment and training of personnel. To qualify, provincial companies must have employed 50 or fewer employees by the first quarter of 2020. The maximum grant amount is $27,500, with final awards based on need and number of employees. The application period begins on July 11 and ends on August 31, or until the funds are distributed.

Washington Court House Small Business Facade Grant

Washington Court House, Ohio is offering a Small Business Facade Grant to fund improvements to local storefronts. Each grant can raise up to $10,000 and there is no requirement for matching. Eligible improvement projects include signage, doors and windows, awnings, paint, masonry and more. To qualify, companies must have fewer than 25 employees, have less than $4 million in gross annual income, and use insured and bonded contractors within one year of receiving the money. Applications are now available online and in the city council building. And the city will award grants on a first-come, first-served basis.

Scranton Startup Grants

Scranton, Pennsylvania awards grants to small businesses to promote new businesses in the city. Grants can range from $2,500 to $5,000 per company to cover various startup costs. The program includes $50,000 in funding from federal programs. About $10,000 has already been awarded, but new businesses are encouraged to apply for the other $40,000. The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center is also available to assist startups with the application process.

Charlottesville Minority Enterprise Grant Program

The United Way of Greater Charlottesville and the Minority Business Alliance of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce are collaborating on a new small business grant program. This marks the third time these organizations have offered funding to local businesses since 2020. The Minority Enterprise Grant program is open to businesses where at least 51 percent is owned by one or more minority individuals in Charlottesville or Albemarle, Greene, Orange, Louisa, or Fluvanna provinces. Other qualifications include at least 12 months in business, annual net income of less than $100,000 and fewer than 50 employees. The organizations will award ten grants worth up to $50,000, with a July 1 deadline.

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