State-by-State Guide to Small Business Funding and Grants

ūüďĆ Last updated Tuesday May 11th at 9:30 AM PST

This page contains the twice weekly local and state grant updates and a state-by-state overview. We recommend keeping an eye on both the updates, which come out every Monday and Friday, and this page for the latest info. Grants that are closed for applications will be marked, but we will keep them on the page and update as they reopen.

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Non-State Grant Opportunities

If grant opportunities are in several locations or more (or national), we will list them below.

$10,000 Grants from Templeton Distillery: Three small businesses in the U.S. will be granted $10,000 grants from Templeton Distillery. Applications will be accepted until July 11th, and any small business can apply; you will just be asked to submit a 250-word description of your business and why you should be considered.  Applications will be judged on originality (40%), contributions to the community (40%), and business viability (20%).

$5 Billion in Small Business Loans from Comerica Bank: Comerica Bank has announced a commitment to lend $5 billion to small businesses between now and 2023. Loan sizes range based on the size of your business and your capital needs, and can be used for small business expenses like purchasing real estate or inventory.

Grants of Up to $4,000 from NASE: The National Association of the Self-Employed (NASE), offers grants of up to $4,000 to their members (membership is $120 per year). NASE's Growth Grants can be used for hiring, marketing and other business needs.

Loans of Up to $100,000 From Accion Opportunity Fund: Accion Opportunity Fund is a nonprofit lender that specializes in lending to small business owners who may have difficulty accessing traditional financing, such as women, immigrants and people of color. Accion offers loans of up to $100,000, and just received a $40 million investment from American Express, so there is plenty of funding available.

To qualify, your business must generate at least $50,000 in annual revenue and have been open at least 12 months.

$20,000 Grants for Home Service Businesses: Home service businesses (such as plumbers or electricians), can qualify for grants of up to $20,000 from the software company Jobber through their new grant program, Boost by Jobber. Applications are open until May 5th. Learn more and apply here.

$50,000 Loans for Minority Business Owners: Minority business owners can qualify for up to $50,000 in capital from the HELM Accelerator, a program run by the LIFTFund. Recipients will also receive mentoring, support, and networking opportunities. Applications are being accepted  until July 13th, and the program will begin with a new cohort of businesses in August. You can learn more and apply here.

$5,000 Grants for Female Artists: The photography company Shutterstock has launched a new grant program for female and nonbinary artists through their Create Fund.  Women and non-binary artists and visual creators can submit a project proposal to qualify for up to $5,000 in funding. Applications are open until April 22nd, and you can apply here.

$39 Billion in Assistance for Childcare Businesses: The Biden administration announced $39 billion in funds yesterday for childcare businesses, which will be distributed through states and territories to help childcare centers stay open, pay workers, and maintain safety protocols. Funding will also be provided to subsidize childcare for low-income families. You can learn more about the announcement and how much your state will receive here.

$5,000 Grants for Women- and Minority-Owned Businesses: Women- and Minority-owned businesses in the U.S. can qualify for a $5,000 grant from EnrichHER, a fintech company focused on women and people of color. The application deadline is April 23rd. You can learn more and apply here.

$10,000 Grants from KKR Small Business Builders: Small businesses with between 5 and 50 employees can qualify for a $10,000 grant from the investment firm KKR, and recipients will also receive mentorship and other support. Learn more and apply here.

$10,000 Grants for Women-Owned Businesses: Women-owned businesses in the health and wellness space can qualify for a $10,000 grant from Neutrogena and IFundWomen, who have partnered to launch the program.  Applications close April 26th. You can learn more and apply here.

Investments of Up to $100,000 from Backstage Capital: Backstage Capital is a venture capital firm that invests in underrepresented founders, which they define as women, people of color and LGBTQ founders.  Their first round of investments are usually between $25,000 and $100,000.  Like other venture capital firms, their investments do not have to be paid back by the founders, but instead convert to stock which Backstage holds in the company. You can learn more and apply for funding here.

$500 Grants from Schedulicity: Schedulicity, a scheduling software for small businesses, is distributing $500 grants to service-related businesses (such as hair stylists, yoga studios, or massage therapists), who have a free account on their platform. Grants will be distributed three times a week starting April 1, and business owners will just need to make an Instagram post or fill out an online form about how they're supporting their community. You can learn more about the grants and how to apply here.

Loans of Up to $2 Million from UP Community Fund: UP Community fund is a nonprofit lender that offers loans of up to $2 million for women and people of color who are located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. Loans can be utilized for cashflow management, business expenses, or growth capital. Businesses must have existed for at least a year to apply. You can learn more and apply for funding here.

Customizable Loans from PayPal: PayPal's loan service, Loanbuilder, allows business owners to customize the amounts and terms of their business loan once they meet eligibility requirements. To be eligible for a loan from PayPal, you must have a credit score of 550 or above and have been in business for 9 months or more. To apply or learn more, click here.

Loans for Agricultural Businesses: Businesses involved in any agricultural enterprise, including farms, restaraunts, grocery stores, farmers' markets and more, can qualify for loans of up to $50,000 from the U.S Department of Agriculture. Loans can be used for business operations, marketing costs, equipment purchases, organic certification costs or other needs. You can learn more and apply here.

Grants For Small Businesses from the Barstool Fund: Small businesses all over the U.S. can apply for assistance from the Barstool Fund, founded by Dave Portnoy, who started the popular blog Barstool Sports. The fund was founded in December, but closed down to new applications for several weeks because of demand.  Applications are now open again, and businesses will receive "however much they need to stay in business" according to Portnoy. Any small business in need of help can apply; about 300 have received help so far.  Learn more and apply here.

Grants of $5,000 for Black-Owned Businesses in Select Cities: D.C. based entrepreneurship organization 1863 Ventures has launched a new grant program called the 3 R's program (Recover, Rebuild, Resilience), for Black-owned businesses in select cities. Business owners can receive $5000 grants, mentorship, and access to online courses. The program is available to Black business owners in Oakland, D.C., Gainesville,  Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, Louisville, Boston, Baltimore, Jackson, Newark, Houston, Norfolk and El Paso. Learn more and apply here.  

Grants Up to $10,000 for Women-Owned Businesses: Jane Walker, a whiskey label run by Johnnie Walker, has partnered with the organization IFundWomen to provide $10,000 grants to women-owned businesses in journalism, hospitality, music, sports or entertainment. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until June. Learn more and apply here.

Grants of Up to $20,000 for Restaurants: The food delivery app DoorDash has announced a new  grant program for restaurant owners in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, or Atlanta. Any business owner with less than three locations and fifty or fewer employees can qualify for $20,000 in grants as well as mentorship and other support. To learn more and apply for the program, click here.

Now Closed: $20,000 Grants from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation: The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (created in the name of Greek shipping tycoon Stavros Niarchos, a billionaire who died in 1996), has partnered with the National Community Reinvestment Coalition to provide $20,000 grants for U.S. based small businesses. Businesses owned by women, people of color, low-income people and veterans will be prioritized, but any business owner can apply. Learn more and apply here.  Applications close March 19th.

Grants for Black Women-Owned Businesses from MasterCard: MasterCard has partnered with Jennifer Hudson and the VC fund Fearless Fund (which is owned and operated by women of color)  to provide grants to businesses owned by Black women in the U.S. Applications aren't open for the grants yet, but you can learn more about the program and sign up for the email list here.

Loans of Up to $100,000 from Square: The point-of-sale software Square offers loans of up to $100,000 to their users, which can then be repaid automatically using a percentage of sales with the software. The loans don't have interest, but they do have a flat administrative fee. You can learn more and apply for the program here.

Loans of Up to $100,000 for Businesses in Southern States: Small businesses in the Southeastern U.S. (from Delaware to Texas) can apply for loans of $100,000 from the Southern Opportunity And Resilience (SOAR) fund. To be eligible, businesses must have 50 or fewer full-time employees. Applications aren't open yet, but you can learn more about the program and application requirements here.

Grants of Up to $200,000 for Businesses Serving Families: Small businesses that serve low-income families with children can receive grants of up to $200,000 from the Administration for Children and Families. Grants can be utilized to reach out to possible clients and develop programming. Learn more and apply here.

Grants of Up to $10,000 for Black Female Entrepreneurs: Black female or non-binary entrepreneurs can apply for $10,000 cash grants from the SoGal foundation. Grantees will also receive access to mentoring and support. To learn more and apply, click here.

Grants of $500 from GoFundMe: Small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis can receive $500 grants from crowdfunding platform GoFundMe after raising $500 of their own on the platform. To learn more about the matching grant program and apply, click here.  

Loans of Up to $150,000  for Businesses in Rural Areas: Small businesses in communities with populations of 50,000 or less can qualify for working capital loans of up to $150,000 from the Rural Community Assistance Corporation, with the possibility of more funding for specific investments such as real estate or equipment. To learn more and apply, click here.

$2000 Grants for Artists: U.S based artists who have lost income from the pandemic can apply for grants of up to $2000 from the Foundation for Contemporary Artists. Learn more and apply here.

Grants of Up to $250,000 for Agricultural Producers: Agricultural businesses can qualify for grants of up to $250,000 from the Department of Agriculture to develop and market new products through the Value Added Producers grant. You can learn more and apply here.

Loans of Up to $500,0000 from Kapitus: Small business financing company Kapitus offers loans of up to $500,000 for business owners with a credit score of 500 or higher and who have been in business a year or longer. You can learn more and apply here.

State-by-State Grants List

Alabama Grants

Loans of Up to $100,000: Small businesses in the Southeastern U.S. (including Alabama) can apply for loans of $100,000 from the Southern Opportunity And Resilience (SOAR) fund. To be eligible, businesses must have 50 or fewer full-time employees. Applications aren't open yet, but you can learn more about the program and application requirements here.

Alaska Grants

Currently there are no state level grant programs available but we expect new programs soon

Arizona Grants

No-interest $15,000 Loans for Tucson Businesses: Kiva is offering no-interest loans of up to $15,000 through Growth Partners Arizona for small businesses in Tucson. Learn more and apply here.

Phoenix Grants Up to $10,000: Small businesses with five or fewer employees in Phoenix, AZ owned by low- or moderate-income people can qualify for $10,000 grants through the Phoenix RISE Microbusiness grant. Applications are open, and will be accepted on a rolling basis as long as funding is available 9 total of $2 million will be distributed). Learn more and apply here.

Loans of Up to $75,000: Small businesses in Arizona that have been in operation for at least two tax filing periods and have annual revenues higher than $50,000 can qualify for loans of up to $75,000 from Growth Partners, a nonprofit lender based in Arizona. Learn more and apply here.

Loans of Up to $75,000 for Businesses in Southern Arizona: Businesses located in Southern Arizona (Yuma, Cochise, Santa Cruz, Pima, Pinal, Maricopa, Gila and Graham Counties), can qualify or loans of up to $75,000 from PMHDC, a nonprofit lender. Borrowers do not need to have a credit history or score to qualify, but it may increase your chances of getting a loan. You can learn more and apply here.

Arkansas Grants

Loans of Up to $25,000: Small businesses in Arkansas employing between 2 and 50 people can receive loans of up to $25,000 for business expenses through Arkansas banks. Learn more about participating lenders here.

California Grants

$25,000 Grants for Santa Barbara Businesses: Small businesses in the county of Santa Barbara can apply for grants of up to $25,000 from the county to help them recover from the impacts of the pandemic. Applications will be accepted until June 30th or until all funding is allocated. Small businesses must have 50 or fewer employees to be eligible.

State Grants Up to $25,000: Small businesses in California can receive between $5000 and $25,000 from the state through a relief grant program. The program will begin accepting applications for the second round of funding on February 2. Learn more about the application process here.

Los Angeles Loans: Los Angeles is now one of the global epicenters of the virus, with more than 1 million cases. To help small businesses survive the city’s current lockdown, the LA COVID Fund is opening up a loan program. Learn more and apply here.

Los Angeles Loans: Small businesses in Los Angeles County can qualify for loans of up to $3 million with a fixed interest rate of 3.25% from the Los Angeles County Development Authority.  Applications are open until April 16th or until funds are exhausted; learn more and apply here.

San Francisco Grants: The city of San Francisco has grants available for businesses to arrange their storefronts for social distancing and purchase any equipment they might need to reopen safely. It's called the SF Shines program and you can learn more and apply here.

San Jose Grants Up to $5,000: Small businesses located in East San Jose, California with five or fewer employees can qualify for grants of up to $5000 through the East San Jose COVID Relief fund, launched by San Jose commissioner Ronaldo Bonilla. Learn more about the fund and apply here.

Marin County Grants Up to $10,000: Marin County, CA is making nearly $1 million in grants and loans available for small businesses. Businesses will be able to qualify for $50,000 loans or $10,000 grants.  In total, $800,000 in loans and $115,000 in  grants will be distributed. Applications will be opened Monday February 22, and funds will be distributed through the organization Mission Economic Development Agency. Interested businesses can reach out to MEDA to learn more at marinfund@medasf.org.

Now Closed: West Hollywood Grants Up to $5,000: Small Businesses in West Hollywood, CA (near Los Angeles) can apply for grants of up to $5000 from the city. The application portal closes February 25th. Learn more and apply here.  

Now Closed: Newport Beach Grants Up to $5,000: Small Businesses in Newport Beach, CA, in Orange County, can apply for grants of up to $5000 from the city. Learn more and apply here.

Now Closed: Oakland Grants Up to $10,000: Fintech company Fiserv has partnered with the Association for Enterprise Opportunity to offer $10,000 grants for minority-owned small businesses in Oakland, Milwaukee, Chicago and New York through a program called Back 2 Business. Deadlines for New York, Milwaukee and Chicago are February 26th, and the deadline for Oakland is March 8th. Learn more and apply here.

Santa Cruz Loans of Up to $300,000: Small businesses located in the city limits of the city of Santa Cruz, California can qualify for loans of up to $300,000. Funds can be used for business expansion, machinery, equipment, and real estate. To learn more and apply, click here.

Grants of Up to $3,500 for Restaurants: Restaurants in eight California counties (Alameda, San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Fresno, Kern and San Joaquin),  are eligible for $3,500 grants from the Restaurants Care Resilience Fund. Grants applications open April 11th; learn more here.

Colorado Grants

Loans of Up to $500,000 for Businesses in Colorado: Small businesses in Colorado can now apply for loans of up to $500,000 from the state's CLIMBER Fund, a working capital loan program for entrepreneurs and small business owners who have been impacted by the pandemic. In total, $25o million is available. Loans will be provided through local CDFIs, credit unions and other trusted lenders.

Denver Wage Subsidy Up to $5,000: Businesses in Denver that hire new, full-time employees can qualify for a $5,000 wage subsidy to offset the costs of training, recruiting and hiring new employees. You can learn more and apply for the subsidy here.

Loans of Up to $50,000: Entrepreneurs in Colorado can qualify for microloans of up to $50,000 from the state. Businesses in rural areas are prioritized, but any business based in Colorado can apply. You can learn more and apply here.

Connecticut Grants

Grants Up to $250,000: Small businesses in Connecticut and Rhode Island can qualify for  Community Advantage Grants, an SBA pilot program, for up to $250,000 through the Community  Investment Corporation. Learn more and apply here.

Grants Up to $10,000 for Women-Owned Businesses: The Women's Business Development Council in Connecticut has launched a program to provide grants of up to $10,000 (minimum grants of $2500) to women- and minority- owned businesses in the state that have been impacted by the pandemic. Applications close February 15th.  Learn more and apply here.

Delaware Grants

Grants of $100,000 for Startups: Delaware provides grants for small businesses with 10 employees or fewer  through its EDGE grant program, which is designed to help Delaware-based companies grow. STEM-based businesses can qualify for $100,000 in funding, while entrepreneur-based, non-STEM companies can receive up to $50,000. The grants can be used toward business expenses like marketing or advertising, rent, and equipment. The application portal for this round closes April 30th. Learn more and apply here.

Grants for Businesses: Delaware is distributing nearly $200 million in grants to small businesses struggling during the crisis. Learn more and apply here.

Florida Grants

Now Closed: Miami Grants Up to $2,500: Miami's Mom and Pop Small Business Grant program provides grants of up to $2,500 for small businesses in certain districts of Miami-Dade county. Florida. Application deadlines vary by district, but the latest deadlines are all before the end of February. Check your district's requirements and apply here.

Tallahassee Grants Up to $50,000: The FAMU Credit Union has partnered with the county of Leon, FL (where Tallahassee is located), to provide grants of up to $50,000 to qualifying small business owners who have been impacted by the pandemic.  You can learn more about the program and apply here.

Tallahassee Loans of Up to $100,000: Small businesses in Tallahassee-Leon County  can qualify for loans of up to $100,000 through the area's REVIVE! Loan fund. Loans range from $5,000 to $100,000, with the average loan being $25,000. Loans can be used for business expenses, professional services and more. Learn more and apply for the program here.

Georgia Grants

Now Closed: Atlanta Grants up to $10,000 for Black-owned Businesses: For Georgia Black-owned businesses located in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area (home to about half the state's population), there are grants of between $5,000 and $10,000 available through Atlanta's Restore ATL grant program.  To qualify, a business must be both Black-owned and employ less than 100 employees. Applications for Restore ATL are open and close February 10th; learn more and apply here.

Atlanta Grants Up to $10,000 for Minority-owned Businesses: Certain minority-owned businesses in Chicago, Houston, Atlanta  and Philadelphia can apply for $10,000 grants from Comcast through the Comcast RISE program. You can learn more and apply here.

Hawaii Grants

Loans of Up to $25,000 for Businesses in Maui: Businesses located in Maui County, Hawaii with 10 or fewer employees can qualify for microloans of up to $25,000 from the Chamber of Commerce.  Loans can be used for almost any business expense, including paying staff. You can learn more and apply here.

Idaho Grants

Currently there are no state level grant programs available but we expect new programs soon.

Illinois Grants

$20,000 Grants for Businesses in Urbana: Small businesses in Urbana, Illinois can apply for $20,000 grants from the city though a funding program called CURES which can help fund pandemic recovery and COVID-19 safety equipment. Applications are open until May 28th. You can learn more and apply here.

Low Interest-Rate Loans and Grants: Regional and community banks in Illinois are distributing low-interest loans to businesses in need. Learn more about participating banks and the application process here.

Grants of up to $25,000, Select Locations: Grants of up to $25,000 are also available for small businesses in downstate and rural Illinois. Learn more and apply here.

West Chicago Grants up to $5,000 for Minority-Owned Businesses: The Chicago Blackhawks hockey team has launched a grant program for minority-owned businesses in West Chicago. Businesses will be able to qualify for up to $5000 in grants. Learn more and apply for the funds here.

Now Closed: Chicago Grants Up to $10,000: Fintech company Fiserv has partnered with the Association for Enterprise Opportunity to offer $10,000 grants for minority-owned small businesses in Oakland, Milwaukee, Chicago and New York through a program called Back 2 Business. Deadlines for New York, Milwaukee and Chicago are February 26th, and the deadline for Oakland is March 8th. Learn more and apply here.

Chicago Grants Up to $10,000: Certain minority-owned businesses in Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, and Philadelphia can apply for $10,000 grants from Comcast through the Comcast RISE program. You can learn more and apply here.

Indiana Grants

$50,000 Grants: Small businesses in Indiana can apply for up to $50,000 in reimbursements for their expenses during the pandemic through the state's Indiana Restart Small Business Grant. Businesses must have 100 or fewer employees to be eligible. Applications are open until the end of 2021, but businesses are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  You can learn more and apply for the program here.

Iowa Grants

Now Closed: $10,000 Grants for Businesses in Sioux City: Small businesses in Sioux City, Iowa can apply for $10,000 grants from the city. To qualify, a business must have 50 or fewer employees and 51% of their employees must be low- or moderate-income (earning less than $42,000 per year). Applications close March 19th. Learn more and apply here.

Now Closed: Grants for Bars and Restaurants: Iowa has a grant program for bars and restaurants opening on February 1, and applications will be available until February 15. To learn more, click here.

Kansas Grants

Grants for Shawnee County Businesses: Businesses in Shawnee County with 25 full-time employees or fewer can apply for grants of up to $30,000 through the JEDO Small Business Grant program.  You can learn more and apply here.

Grants for PPE: Businesses that have ordered PPE in Kansas but are experiencing delays due to shipping issues or supply problems can order an emergency supply from the Kansas Department of Emergency Management here. PPE should arrive within a few days at no cost.

Kentucky Grants

Currently there are no state level grant programs available but we expect new programs soon.

Louisiana Grants

Currently there are no state level grant programs available but we expect new programs soon.

Maine Grants

Now Closed: Grants of up to $10,000 for businesses in Portland: Small businesses in Portland, Maine with less than 15 employees can qualify for grants of up to $10,000 from the city. Loans of up to $10,000 are also available, and $5,000 worth of loan funds are forgivable for businesses which rehire their employees. To learn more and apply, click here.

Grants Up to $5,000: Low and moderate-income business owners with five or fewer employees (including themselves) who have experienced revenue loss due to the pandemic can qualify for $5,000 micro-grants from the Maine Small Business Development Center (SBDC). You must meet with an SBDC advisor to apply. You can learn more about the program here.

Massachusetts Grants

$6,000 Grants for Businesses in Cambridge: Small businesses in Cambridge, Massachusetts, can qualify for $6,000 grants from the city. Applications are open until May 7th; you can learn more and apply for a grant here.

$10,000 Forgivable Loans for Businesses in Western Massachusetts: Small businesses in Western Massachusetts with five or fewer employees can qualify for forgivable loans (loans that function as grants if used correctly), through the Franklin County Community Development Corporation. Learn more and apply here.

Loans for Boston businesses: Businesses located in or moving to the city of Boston can qualify for loans of up to $150,000 from the Boston Local Development Corporation. Loans can be used for everyday expenses, startup capital or other business needs. Learn more and apply here.

Now Closed: Grants for Nantucket businesses: Businesses in Nantucket, Massachusetts can apply for $5000 grants. Grants can be used to adjust for social distancing and contactless ordering and product delivery, marketing and advertising or other business needs. Applications are due March 29th. To learn more and apply, click here.

Maryland Grants

Now Closed: Grants for Hotels and Restaurants: Maryland has dedicated $50 million in grants for hotels and lodging businesses and $30 million in grants for restaurants. The funds will be distributed to jurisdictions throughout the state, so businesses must apply with their local program. Learn more, find your local grant program and apply here.

Michigan Grants

$11 Million in Grants for Businesses in Ingham County: Ingham county is providing $11 million in small business grants. Exact funding amounts and application details aren't available yet, but the county expects to open applications in June for 30 days, and funding will be distributed over the summer. We will keep you updated.

Grants of up to $15,000 for businesses in Muskegon County: Small businesses in Muskegon, Michigan can qualify for loans of up to $15,000 to help them recover from the impacts of the pandemic.  Businesses must have 25 employees or fewer to qualify. You can learn more and apply here.

Now Closed: Grants For Entertainment Venues: Entertainment venues in Michigan can receive grants through the state's Stages Survival Grant program, which has $3.5 million in total capital.  Applications close January 28th. To apply,  click here.

Loans of Up to $250,000 for Businesses in Detroit: Businesses located in Detroit, Michigan can qualify for loans ranging from $5,000 to $250,000 to help them recover from the impacts of COVID-19. To learn more and apply, click here.

Minnesota Grants

Loans for Native-American Owned Businesses: Businesses owned by federally-recognized Native American bands or tribes in Minnesota can qualify for low-interest loans from the state. Loans can cover equipment, start-up costs for a business, working capital, renovation and more. Learn more and apply here.

Now Closed: Grants of Up to $35,000 for Startups: Minnesota startups working in technology can receive grants of up to $35,000 to reimburse them for their business expenses through the Launch Minnesota grant program. Qualifying expenses can include research re.and development, business expenses and even technical services. To learn more and apply, click here.  

Mississippi Grants

Grants Up to $2,000: Qualifying small businesses in Mississippi with 50 or fewer employees will receive $2,000 in funds from the state. Businesses don’t need to apply; if they are eligible the Department of Revenue will send the funds to their mailing address. You can learn more about which businesses are eligible here. If your business is eligible and you’ve not received a payment, you can follow up with the Department of Revenue.

Missouri Grants

Kansas City Loans for Small Businesses: Small businesses in Kansas City, Missouri can apply for loans from the EDC Loan Fund, which offers low-interest loans for business owners who might not qualify for other financing due to credit scores or other issues. You can learn more and apply for the program, called the Revolving Loan Fund, here.

Montana Grants

Grants of Up to $75,000 for Rural Businesses: Rural, agricultural businesses in Montana can qualify for up to $75,000 in financing to pay for expenses like land, livestock or irrigation systems from the Montana Department of Agriculture. You can download the application form and learn more about the program here.

Emergency Assistance Grants: Montana has $1.25 billion in funding for business and economic recovery available through the CARES Act, so eligible small businesses can qualify for grants and other assistance. You can learn more about whether your business is eligible and apply here.

Nebraska Grants

Currently there are no state level grant programs available but we expect new programs soon.

Nevada Grants

Now Closed: $10,000 Grants for Businesses in Las Vegas: Businesses in North Las Vegas that have experienced impacts from COVID-19 and have 100 or fewer employees can qualify for a $10,000 grant from the city through the NLVCares program. Learn more and apply here.

New Hampshire Grants

Currently there are no state level grant programs available but we expect new programs soon.

New Jersey Grants

$20,000 Grants: Small businesses in New Jersey that have been impacted by the pandemic can apply for grants of up to $20,000 from the state's Economic Development Agency. Applications for the next round of funding open May 3, but you must pre-register by April 29th to be considered. You can learn more and register here.

$15 Million in Grants: New Jersey governor Phil Murphy has signed a bill providing $15 million in funding for relief for small businesses. The funds will be distributed through the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, but specific details, such as funding amounts and eligibility, haven't been announced yet. You can learn more about the news here.

Loans of Up to $500,000: Small businesses owned by women and minority groups in New Jersey can qualify for up to $500,000 in working capital loans. Learn more and apply here.

Commercial Rental Assistance: New Jersey has announced $5 Million in rental assistance for small businesses located in various municipalities throughout the state. Applications for the program open February 22. You can learn more about the program and how to apply here.

New Mexico Grants

Loans of up to $500,000: The Loan Fund, a nonprofit in New Mexico, provides loans of up to $500,000 for small businesses based in the state.  Business owners must have satisfactory credit to be eligible. To learn more and apply, click here.

New York Grants

$1 Billion in Grants: New York state's new budget includes $1 billion in funding for small business grants, loans and tax credits, including $800 million in direct grants. Details on funding amounts and applications aren't available yet, but you can read more about the announcement here.

Funding of Up to $35,000 for Businesses in Erie: Small businesses in Erie County, New York, with five or fewer employees can qualify for the county's Microenterprise Grant Program, which is a 50/50 grant and loan program where half of the funding provided will be a a grant and half will be a low-interest loan. Funding amounts range from $5,000 for $35,000. You can learn more and apply here.

New York Low-Interest Loans: Small businesses in New York state can qualify for low-interest loans if they have 50 or fewer employees. Learn more about the program, called the new York Forward Loan Fund, and fill out a pre-application here.

Now Closed: New York Grants Up to $10,000: Fintech company Fiserv has partnered with the Association for Enterprise Opportunity to offer $10,000 grants for minority-owned small businesses in Oakland, Milwaukee, Chicago and New York through a program called Back 2 Business. Deadlines for New York, Milwaukee and Chicago are February 26th, and the deadline for Oakland is March 8th. Learn more and apply here.

New York City Grants of Up to $10,000: Businesses in New York City with 10 or fewer employees who have experienced a 25% or higher revenue reduction can apply for grants from the Citizens Committee of New York City. Grants will range from $5,000 to $10,000 and will prioritize businesses who haven't been able to access other funding, like the PPP. Learn more and apply here.

North Carolina Grants

Rowan County Grants for Restaurants: Restaurants in Rowan County, N.C. can receive up to $5000 in grants to recoup some of their losses from the pandemic.  Applications will be accepted until April 15th. Learn more and apply here.

Durham Low-Interest Loans: Small businesses in Durham County, NC with 50 employees or fewer can apply for loans of up to $35,000 from the county. Learn more and apply here.  

North Dakota Grants

Now Closed: Grants of Up to $25,000: Restaurants, bars, breweries, and event spaces in North Dakota can qualify for grants of up to $25,000 through the state's Hospitality Economic Resiliency Grant. The application portal is open through February 25th. Learn more and apply here.

Ohio Grants

Now Closed: Grants for Bars and Restaurants: Bars and restaurants in Ohio can apply for ‚ÄúMicroenterprise Grants‚ÄĚ from the state to help them cover expenses until it is safe to reopen. The applications are open, although the state warns the portal may crash due to overwhelming interest (if it does, reload and send in your application again). Learn more and apply here.

Cleveland Low-Interest Loans: Businesses in Cleveland, Ohio can apply for up to $100,000 in loans through the Working Capital Loan Program to cover the costs of safely operating during the public health crisis, including coverage of expenses like single-use menus, plastic partitions, PPE and more. You can learn more about the program and apply here.

Loans for Businesses in Northeast Ohio: Businesses located in Northeast Ohio can qualify for interest-free loans of up to $10,000 from the Hebrew Free Loan Association. To be eligible, your business must be unable to get a loan from a traditional lender. You can learn more and apply here.

Oklahoma Grants

Currently there are no state level grant programs available but we expect new programs soon.

Oregon Grants

Loans of Up to $500,000: Small businesses in Oregon with revenues of less than $500,000 can qualify for grants of up to $75,000 from the state's Entrepreneurial Development Loan Fund. To learn more and apply, click here.

Grants of Up to $25,00 for Immigrant-Owned Businesses: Small businesses in Oregon that are owned or partially owned by immigrants who utilize an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) can qualify for grants of up to $25,000 from the Oregon Small Enterprise Fund. Businesses who have received PPP loans will not be eligible. Learn more and apply for the program here.

Pennsylvania Grants

Low-interest loans through CDFIs: Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), are small regional banks and organizations that help fund small businesses in their area. Pennsylvania CDFIs have been given $225 million to distribute to small businesses in need. Learn more and find a CDFI near you to apply through here.

Philadelphia Grants Up to $10,000: Certain minority-owned businesses in Chicago, Houston, Atlanta  and Philadelphia can apply for $10,000 grants from Comcast through the Comcast RISE program. You can apply here.

Rhode Island Grants

$5,000 Grants: Small businesses in Rhode Island can qualify for $5,000 grants from the state Department of Commerce. You can learn more and apply for a grant here.

Grants for Select Areas: The Rhode Island Department of Commerce has grants called ‚ÄúMicroenterprise Stabilization Grants‚ÄĚ available in certain areas of the state. See the list of participating towns and how to apply here.

Loans of Up to $250,000: Small businesses in Connecticut and Rhode Island can qualify for  Community Advantage Grants, an SBA pilot program, for up to $250,000 through the Community  Investment Corporation. Learn more and apply here.

South Carolina Grants

Loans of Up to $100,000 for Businesses in Charleston: Businesses in Charleston, South Carolina with less than 25 employees can qualify for loans of up to $100,000 from the city to assist them in dealing with the impacts of the pandemic. The loans have a a 4% interest rate. To learn more and apply, click here.

South Dakota Grants

Currently there are no state level grant programs available but we expect new programs soon.

Tennessee Grants

Now Closed: Grants of $25,000 for Agricultural Businesses: Specialty crop producers in Tennessee (farmers or small business owners who produce fruit, including dried, vegetables, flowers, or nuts) can apply for grants of up to $25,000 from the Department of Agriculture. Applications are due March 15h. To learn more and apply, click here.

Texas Grants

Loans of Up to $50,000 for Businesses in  Central Texas: Small businesses in Central Texas can qualify for loans of up to $50,000 from BiGAUSTIN, a community development financial institution (CDFI). Learn more and apply here.

Grants of Up to $1,000: The Texas Black Expo is providing grants of up to $1000 for small businesses in need in Texas. If you're a Texas business owner whose business has been impacted by the pandemic, you can learn more and apply here.

Now Closed: Midland Grants of Up to $10,000: Small businesses in Midland, Texas that have been impacted by the pandemic can apply  for $10,000 grants from the city's MicroGrant program.  You can learn more and apply here.

Disaster Assistance for Farmers in Texas: Texas' historic winter storms in February heavily impacted farmers. In order to recoup some of their lost income, farmers can apply for disaster assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). You will need detailed records of lost revenue, crops or livestock due to the storm. You can learn more and apply here.

Dallas Grants Up to $4,000 for Arts Businesses: Aurora, an arts festival that takes place in Dallas, has launched a new grant fund for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, or People of Color) artists in North Texas. Applicants will self identify, and successful recipients will receive a $4000 grant as well as business support and mentorship. Learn more and apply here.

Houston Grants Up to $10,000: Certain minority-owned businesses in Chicago, Houston, Atlanta  and Philadelphia can apply for $10,000 grants from Comcast through the Comcast RISE program. You can apply here.

Grants of Up to $10,000 for Female Veterans: Female business owners in Texas who are also veterans can apply for grants of up to $10,000 from Texas Women's University. Applications open April 14th and are due by May 14th. You can learn more here.

Utah Grants

Grants for Quarantined Employees: The Utah Department of Labor has grants available to small businesses whose employees are quarantined or self-isolating, to ensure that they can pay them during their quarantine period. Applications close at the end of January; learn more or apply here.

Vermont Grants

$10,000 Grants for Businesses Willing to Move to Vermont: New or existing businesses willing to open a storefront in Middlebury, Vermont can qualify for $10,000 grants from the city through the Kickstart Middlebury program. In addition to the grant, the city will provide business coaching, discounted products from local businesses and other perks. To learn more and apply, click here.

Loans of Up to $500,000: Small businesses in Vermont can qualify for up to $500,000 in financing. Learn more and apply here.

$10,000 Grants for Sole Proprietors: Sole proprietors in certain counties in Vermont can qualify for grants of up to $10,000. Small businesses located in  Caledonia, Chittenden (including Burlington), Grand Isle, Essex, Franklin, Orange Orleans, and Windsor counties can apply. Learn more and apply here.

Virginia Grants

Now Closed: Grants of $3,500 for Virginia Restaurants: The Virginia Restaurant, Lodging and Travel Association is partnering with DoorDash to offer $3500 grants to restaurants in the state that have been impacted by COVID-19. Restaurants must have 50 or fewer employees to qualify. Applications will be accepted until today, March 1, at 5 PM. Learn more and apply here.

Grants of Up to $3,000: Technology entrepreneur Pete Snyder founded the Virginia 30 Day Fund, which provides grants of up to $3000 for small businesses in need in the state. To apply, you'll fill out a quick form and make a short video about your business. Learn more and start the process here.

Grants of Up to $15,000 for Shenandoah County Businesses: Small businesses in Shenandoah County, Virginia with 20 or fewer full-time employees can qualify for grants of up to $15,000.  Applications will be accepted until May 7th. You can learn more and apply here.

Washington Grants

Now Closed: $2,500 grants: Businesses in Washington State can apply for cash grants of $2500 from the Greater Seattle Business Association through their Ready for Business Grant. Businesses do not need to be in the Seattle area to apply, and in addition to grants, eligible businesses will receive support and mentorship. Applications open March 15th. To learn more and apply, click here.

Grants of Up to $25,000: The Washington State Chamber of Commerce is offering $25,000 grants for small businesses in need of assistance to recover from the impact of the pandemic. Home based businesses are not eligible, and businesses must have filed a 2019 tax return to apply. Learn more and put in an application here.

West Virginia Grants

Grants of Up to $5,000: Qualifying small businesses in West Virginia can receive up to $5000 in grants to help cover their expenses, as long as they have less than 36 full-time employees and have experienced revenue losses during the crisis. Learn more, register your business with the state and apply here.

Wisconsin Grants

$2,500 Grants: 30,000 small businesses in Wisconsin will receive $2,500 grants from the state through the We're All In grant program. To be eligible, your business must employ 20 or fewer full-time employees and generate less than $1 million in annual revenue. Applications will be open from June 8th to June 15th on the program's website.

$5,000 Grants: Small businesses in Wisconsin with between $10,000 and $7 million in revenue will soon be able to apply for $5,000 grants from the state. Governor Tony Evers' office estimates about 84,000 businesses will be eligible. Applications are not yet open, but you can learn more here.

Zero-Interest Loans of Up to $10,000: Small businesses located in a low- or moderate-income census tract in Wisconsin, or owned by a person of color, can qualify for zero-interest loans of up to $10,000 from the Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce. You can learn more and apply here.

Now Closed: Milwaukee Grants Up to $10,000: Fintech company Fiserv has partnered with the Association for Enterprise Opportunity to offer $10,000 grants for minority-owned small businesses in Oakland, Milwaukee, Chicago and New York through a program called Back 2 Business. Deadlines for New York, Milwaukee and Chicago are February 26th, and the deadline for Oakland is March 8th. Learn more and apply here.

Wyoming Grants

Currently there are no state level grant programs available but we expect new programs soon.

Washington, DC Grants

Now Closed: Grants for Businesses in Impacted Industries: D.C. has grants available for businesses in the industries most impacted by shelter-in-place, including restaurants, entertainment, retail, or hotels, through the ‚ÄúBridge Fund‚ÄĚ program. Learn more or apply here.

As more cities and states begin to roll out grant programs, we will keep you updated!

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