As we said in our last small business grant article, many small businesses need help now. The COVID-19 pandemic affected the ability of many small businesses to provide service to their customers. This is especially true when it comes to brick-and-mortar businesses. Many had to figure out a way to pivot into new ways of doing things. Too many small businesses had to close for good.
The federal government and many state governments tried to help. Many states launched small business grant funds. The federal government launched the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to help employers pay their employees. Private help of forgivable loans through initiatives like the 30-day fund launched in several states, including Pennsylvania, Virginia and Mississippi.
Additionally, Barstool Sports launched The Barstool Fund, which aimed to give monthly grants to small businesses all over the country. The fund has raised over $41 million to date.
We like to help as much as we can, and one way we can do so is by providing information on grants. Last month, we shared five of our top small business grants. Here’s five more.
Five Small Business Grants
1. There are grants available for Texas businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. These $25,000 grants are intended to support Texas small businesses in eligible areas during the COVID-19 health crisis. Available funding is meant for businesses that have seen a significant decline in revenue due to conditions related to the pandemic.
2. There are grants available specifically for for-profit export companies in Georgia. Grants of up to $6,000 are available specifically for new and established export companies to support business operations. The goal is to expand the number of small businesses that export, assist with export development and expand international sales.
3. There are grants available for Oregon small businesses to employ local youth. These grants of up to $6,000 are intended for youth employment programs. The intention is to incentivize these businesses to give opportunities to local youth seeking first-time employment.
4. These grants are available for all of organizations, businesses, groups and individuals in New York to improve the quality of life in eligible counties. Funding is intended for grassroots initiatives that improve the lives of residents in areas such as:
- Social health
- Economic health
- Environmental health
5. These grants of up to $50,000 will help Indiana businesses with financial challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding is intended to help these businesses that have suffered severe revenue losses from the pandemic.
More on GrantWatch
Discover more small business grants on GrantWatch.com. For more information, visit the GrantWatch FAQ page. We wish you the best of luck with your grant-seeking.