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Center City Small Business Innovation Fund

Grants to North Carolina Businesses for
Innovation in Response to COVID-19

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Charlotte Center City Partners and Honeywell

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Grants of $20,000 and grants of $40,000 to North Carolina businesses in eligible locations to implement innovative ideas to adapt to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Priority will be given to ideas and adaptations that have the potential to be scaled, replicated, or that foster collaboration. Eligible businesses must be located in Charlotte Center City.

Priority to:

  • Small businesses that create unique experiences for neighborhoods, including but not limited to storefront businesses, distinctive products or services, and/or exceptional community engagement.
  • Innovations and adaptations with potential to replicate and scale or create multi-sector collaborations.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 190763

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants of either $20,000 or $40,000 per City of Charlotte business.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Small businesses must have an existing physical location in the City of Charlotte, NC.
- The business headquarters is located within the Charlotte region.
- The business had 50 employees (full and part-time) or fewer as of March 1, 2020.
- The business experienced adverse impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The business is willing to participate in interviews to document and share their lessons learned.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Webinar for Round 3 – All of CLT: October 28th at 9 a.m.
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Pre-Application Information:

Round 3
Application window: October 26th; noon – November 9th; noon

Review process through Technical Review Team and Review Committee: November 10th – December 16th

Grant confirmation, press release, contacting and setting up fund delivery time: December 17th – December 30st

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

200 S. Tryon Street, Suite 1600
Charlotte, NC 28202

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Geographic Focus:

USA: North Carolina: Existing physical location or is expanding its business in Uptown, South End, Midtown, Historic West End, or within the 2-mile radius of the Trade and Tryon Street intersection in Charlotte.

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