Note: This post was updated at 11:51 a.m. EDT on July 30 and will be continually updated as additional resources become available.
Keeping track of all the relief programs for companies that are struggling due to the coronavirus crisis can feel like a full-time job. While portions of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program and Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loans can be forgiven and converted to grants, there are also plenty of other small-business grants available for entrepreneurs, some of which are provided by state and local governments.
Here is a list of states, cities, counties, and corporations providing grants for small businesses.
- Google is offering $340 million in advertising grants for small- and medium-size businesses, a credit that will be added automatically to Google Ads accounts.
- GoFundMe has partnered with Intuit QuickBooks, Yelp, GoDaddy, and Bill.com to give small businesses a $500 grant if they raise at least $500 on GoFundMe.
- In partnership with Verizon, the digital fundraising and advocacy platform Hello Alice is offering emergency grants of up to $10,000 for companies impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The application period ends on Septemeber 25.
- The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) website features a state tracker of financial incentive programs across the country, updated twice a year.
- West Alabama businesses with between two and 50 employees as of February 29, that have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus, and are in good standing with state and local governments can apply for relief funds.
- Illinois' Department of Commerce is providing businesses not located within the Chicago area, through the Downstate Small Business Stabilization Program, grants of 60 days of working capital up to $25,000. This is available for businesses that employ 50 people or fewer.
Indiana businesses, through $30 million in CARES Act funding, can apply for grants of up to $2,500 for each month the business can show a loss of revenue of at least 40% or up to $5,000 for each month the business can show a revenue loss of up to 80%. The maximum amount is $10,000 per company, which must have been profitable in 2019, fewer than 50 employees, and less than $5 million in 2019 revenue.
- Montana businesses have access to a variety of grant program options.
- Pennsylvania businesses can apply for $200 million in two different grant programs for damage related to or costs incurred by coronavirus-era closures and adaptation. The applications are available through certified CDFIs. $100 million is set aside for businesses owned by socially or economically disadvantaged individuals.
- The Texas Black Expo is offering micro-grants of $1,000 to 100 entrepreneurs who have been in business for two years, are currently open, and are experiencing coronavirus-related hardship.
- Virginia entrepreneur Pete Synder is offering emergency funding for businesses that employ three to 30 people and have been operating for at least a year. You are not required to pay back the "loan" unless you would like to later "pay it forward" to another Virginia-area business to whom the funds will then be disbursed.
Emporia, Kansas retailers, restaurants, bars, service-based businesses, and event centers with fewer than 100 employees can apply for relief grants from Emporia Main Street.
- Fitchburg, Massachusetts allocated $100,000 for $2,500 grants for small businesses, particularly ones hardest-hit by the coronavirus. Applications are available here.
- Holyoke, Massachusetts is offering grants of at least $1,000 to businesses with fewer than 500 employees that can use it to continue paying employees, among other requirements.
- This list of Oregon cities providing grants for small businesses is updated regularly.
- Santa Clara, California is offering grants of up to $10,000 to non-essential businesses with 25 employees or fewer that have been in business for at least a year as of March 1 and are not chains.
Businesses within the South Lake Union (SLU) neighborhood of Seattle can apply for emergency relief grants from the SLU Chamber of Commerce.
- Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach county independently owned restaurants and bars can apply for a relief fund from The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One.
- Businesses in certain Kentucky counties can apply grants of up to $3,000 from The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, in particular restaurant or "experience retail" businesses.
Limestone County, Alabama business that have experienced difficulties due to the coronavirus and employ between 2-50 FTE employees can apply for mini-grants.
Riverside County, California businesses can apply for grants of up to $10,000 if they have fewer than 49 employees, are not in select industries such as adult entertainment or cannabis, or have received coronavirus assistance from the federal government. Applications are due August 31.
- Shawnee County, Kansas, via GO Topeka, is offering grants up to $5,000 for small businesses that face coronavirus-related hardship, and particularly affected industries like restaurants and retail. Applications are due October 15.
- Spanx and The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation, administered by GlobalGiving, are providing 1,000 grants of $5,000 to women-owned small businesses affected by COVID-19 in monthly rounds. The next round of applications is August 3-10.
- The Institute for Minority Economic Development, along with other partners, is giving grants of up to $1,000 for small and minority-owned businesses in North Carolina.
- IFundWomen offers a variety of grants for women-owned businesses affected by the coronavirus and otherwise on a rolling basis.
- GrantWatch.com tracks grants available to nonprofits and small businesses.