Applying for small business grants can be time consuming and resource intensive. So it helps to plan ahead and learn about new opportunities well before it’s time to submit an application. This week, several communities launched or extended deadlines for grant programs that could help local businesses. Read on for a full list.
ARPA grants from Roanoke
Roanoke, Virginia is extending the deadline for its American Rescue Plan Act small business grant program. The program launched earlier this year to support small businesses adversely affected by the pandemic. The original deadline was 1 December, which will still apply to companies that have already applied. However, those interested in applying now have until January 31, 2023 to submit.
Alameda County Pandemic Recovery Grants
Small businesses in Alameda County, California can apply for grants to offset losses related to the pandemic. The program, funded through the American Rescue Plan Act, includes total funding of $ 11 million. Home based businesses can take up to $ 5,000. And businesses with a physical location can apply for up to $ 10,000. To qualify, companies must have one to 25 employees, be licensed in the county, and be able to prove pandemic-related losses. Applications are now available and must be submitted by October 31st.
Tillamook Small Business Development Center Grants
The Tillamook Bay Small Business Development Center in Oregon is launching a new grant program alongside its small business management courses. The program will run for ten months and will pay up to $ 1,000 in business-related expenses for residents who have recently started or are planning to start new businesses. Classes will start on October 12th and will last until June. Grant recipients must attend the remaining small business management classes along with a planning class to receive matching funds.
Lincoln Utility Service Grants
Lincoln, Nebraska, offers grants to assist small businesses that have been adversely affected by the pandemic. Grants can cover up to one year of electricity and water costs that have been prepaid to Lincoln Electric System and Lincoln Water System. To qualify, companies must have 50 employees or fewer and be located in designated business districts within the city. Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Plainfield Small Business Economic Recovery Grant Program
Plainfield, Connecticut is accepting applications for a new grant program funded through the American Rescue Plan Act. The Small Business Economic Recovery Grant Program offers up to $ 25,000 to eligible city businesses and nonprofits that have lost revenue or donations during the pandemic. This program replaces the city’s previous corporate revolving loan program that was withdrawn last year shortly after its launch.
Medford Business Facade Improvement Grant Program
Medford, Massachusetts is launching a second round of funding for its corporate facade improvement grant program. The city awarded over $ 50,000 to 13 companies during the first round. This time, the city will award between 10 and 20 matching grants to new and existing businesses to cover eligible façade improvements. Each grant can be up to $ 5,000. And the recipients will also receive assistance with design and construction supervision. The deadline to apply for this program is November 22nd.
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