New Pandemic Relief Grant Programs for Small Businesses

New Pandemic Relief Grant Programs for Small Businesses

New Pandemic Relief Grant Programs for Small Businesses

Small business grants can help entrepreneurs overcome a variety of challenges, from construction to economic hardship. This week, several cities and local organizations across the United States launched programs to that end. Read on for a complete list.

San Antonio COVID-19 / Building Recovery Grant Program

San Antonio recently launched the Building Recovery/COVID-19 Grants Program to support struggling businesses. The program includes $2.25 million in federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act, which will be awarded in grants of up to $35,000. Eligible companies must demonstrate year-over-year losses of at least $10,000 in 2022 compared to 2021. The application program is scheduled to open in February.

Michigan Match on Main Program

Michigan Economic Development Corporation is launching a new round of funding for its Match on Main program. The grant program was launched a few years ago to help businesses during the pandemic and other difficult times. To qualify, small businesses must have a permanent location downtown in a city that is part of the Michigan Match on Main program. Cities, local government units, inner-city development authorities are responsible for submitting requests to the state. They can submit up to two applications to eligible businesses in their city. Many cities hold contests to find their candidates. Entries for this round must be submitted to MEDC by February 1st.

Innovate Alabama Supplemental Grant Program

Innovate Alabama is opening a second round of applications for its Innovate Alabama Supplemental Grants Program. Recipients of Phase I and Phase II Federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants based in Alabama may apply for up to $250,000 in supplemental funding. The organization encourages eligible companies to apply by February 17th. They also plan to open a third round of funding later in the year.

Mercer County Small Business Grant Program

Mercer County, New Jersey is launching a $3.5 million grant program to support small businesses adversely affected by the pandemic. Funded through the county’s allocation of American Rescue Plan Act funds, the program will provide grants of up to $10,000 per business. The online application portal is not yet open, but the county is working on the details now.

Long Island Trellus local delivery allowance

Trellus Same-Day Local Delivery is offering $500 donations to 20 local businesses. The company obtained the funds after winning the 1010 WINS Small Business Challenge. It uses technology to offer same-day delivery options to small businesses in the area. The $500 will cover a Trellus subscription and shipping costs. Eligible businesses include brick-and-mortar retailers, professional service providers, and home businesses. The registration period ends on February 14th.

Tlingit and Haida Alaskan Indian Tribes Rescue Small Business Relief Program

The Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska is reopening its Rescue Small Business Relief program. The program supports businesses owned by tribal citizens using funds from the American Tribe Rescue Plan Act. To qualify, businesses must be owned by tribal and US citizens and operate within the United States. Grants can provide up to $5,000 for each company. The application period will close on December 29, 2023 or once 450 scholarships have been awarded.

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