International Small Business Week is from June 27th to July 1st. The week was started by Google in 2020 as a way of sharing free trainings, tools and resources to help businesses build a stronger digital presence.
GrantWatch will be kicking off International Small Business Week with these 12 grants! Did you know, new grant opportunities for small businesses are released each week? However, it can be difficult to find all the grants currently available. GrantWatch.com is your one-stop grant directory, listing verified grant funding. There are currently more than 1,000 grants available to small businesses!
12 Grants to Celebrate Small Business Week:
- Businesses can apply for a $4,000 Growth Grant for assistance in business development.
- Grants of up to $10,000 are available to Virginia small businesses in eligible locations to assist with utilities, payroll, and rent.
- Local micro-businesses affected by COVID-19, may be eligible for a $2,500 grant from Santa Clara County.
- This marketing grant helps business owners who identify as Black, indigenous, a person of color, or a female.
- Coos Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) are awarding grants of up to $5,000 with their Business Pop Up Pilot program.
- Grants of up to $20,000 are now available to underrepresented entrepreneurs to stimulate business development and growth.
- Latina and Black women entrepreneurs can apply for this $5,000 grant, as well as access to mentorship and resources.
- New York State is still offering grants of up to $50,000 with the COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program.
- Funding of up to $2,500 is open to assist minority-owned and operated businesses in Virginia in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.
- Applications are now open to the Women’s Fund, which focuses on building self-confidence in girls and teaching healthy lifestyles.
- Grant applications are open to Latina-owned businesses, specifically hispanic restaurants, bodegas, and carnicerías.
- Grants of up to $25,000 to Asian American or Pacific Islander American (AAPI) owned small businesses.
Tips for Newbies:
Keep in mind, that most grants will require that you have been in business for at least 12 months and will request your most recent tax return. Meanwhile, although there is not many, there are funding opportunities if you are an entrepreneur or a startup. For those who have never applied for a grant before, the world of grants can seem complex and be overwhelming. However, it is simply about following instructions, answering the guideline questions, and submitting proof.
For more information, you can also visit the GrantWatch FAQ page. We wish you the best of luck with your grant-seeking!