How to Get Grants for Women, Essential Workers, and Minorities

You are a mother, a minority, an essential work, your budget is bursting at the seams. You need help. You need financial help. You need a grant.

Where to look for grants

If you do a search for the word ‘grant‘ the search engines will return over 996,000,000 results. That is overwhelming! We suggest that you start by seeking out grant aggregating services like Yes, they are the parent company of GrantNews. Their team of researchers does a great job of curating the more than 24,000 grants on the site. And new grants are added daily.

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12 Grants for Women, Essential Workers or Minorities

If you are a woman, essential worker, or minority you should apply for one or all these grants listed below.

  1. Do you have a business in Charlotte Center City? Then you should apply for this grant of $20,000 to $40,000.This grant must be used 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.
  2. Entrepreneurs of color, women, and veteran-owned businesses should apply for this grant of up to $20,000 to USA businesses in rural communities for financial assistance during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. Funding is intended to support small businesses that have been impacted by the pandemic, particularly those in underserved communities. Grant funds may be used for immediate operational costs, including rent and utilities, payroll, and outstanding debt to vendors.
  3. Farm Grant of up to $5,000 to Kentucky agricultural producers, nonprofit organizations, and cooperatives to expand agriculture within the state.
  4. Grant to USA, Canada, and International organizations, groups, and individuals for cultural activities that benefit women.
  5. Grant for Mothers: Grants to USA Eligible Female Entrepreneurs to Mitigate Financial Losses Due to the Coronavirus.
  6. Opportunity for USA Black-owned businesses to enter a contest to receive media and technology resources. The goal of the contest is to strengthen Black-owned businesses by providing professional marketing consultations, production services, media placements, and in-kind technology services.
  7. Grants to USA and territories fire departments for equipment and supplies needed to address the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Grant funds may be used for the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) and supplies to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
  8. Grant USA, Canada, and International women entrepreneurs for Business Development.
  9. Nail Professional Grant: Grants of $1,000 to USA licensed nail professionals whose lives and businesses have been affected by closures during the COVID-19.
  10. Grants to Saskatchewan individual students, staff, and healthcare workers to advance the quality of maternal and pediatric health care.
  11. Growth Opportunity valued at $10,000 for New York City women and minority business owners to participate in a program to help their business grow.
  12. Grants to USA individuals for financial assistance during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. Funding is intended to help service workers and tipped workers, including employees of salons, restaurants, and car service or delivery apps, who have experienced income losses during the pandemic or are not able to work because of quarantines or other health concerns.

Women Make up roughly 51% of the world population, but…

Women, Essential Workers and Minorities need grants and scholarships because, despite their business and career success, they are still disadvantaged.

Some experts say that up to 90% of minority and women, small business owners are predicted to be denied a PPP loan because financial institutions are favoring pre-existing customers when distributing the funds.

Business grants for women will give them a chance at financial stability. The same is true for essential workers and other minorities.

Bonus Grants

Grants of up to $1,000 to USA individuals and nonprofit organizations for events and activities that introduce girls to the field of engineering. Funding is intended for new or existing programs that target girls between the ages of 5 and 18. Grant funds may be used for in-person or virtual events taking place on or around Girl Day.

Grants of $500 to $1000 to USA certified yoga teachers for programs and projects that benefit underserved populations and increase access to yoga. Funding is intended to support service projects in the broader communities where teachers reside.

First published 5/20/2020, Updated 10/28/2020
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