Note: This post was updated at 10:26 a.m. EDT on October 12 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. Programs tend to become oversubscribed quickly, so don't wait to apply. Be sure to also check your local government websites.
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 Nov 10.
- MDCalc has set aside $1 million in advertising grants for companies helping to respond to the coronavirus, in partnership with New York City Health Business Leaders. Grants will be allocated on a rolling basis.
Colorado sole proprietors and small businesses (including nonprofits) with fewer than 25 full time employees--businesses are allowed to use their "off season" personnel numbers--can apply for a combined grant and loan program. Priority is given to women, BIPOC, veteran, and rural business owners, and applications are open until October 19. The grant is up to $15,000 and the loan up to $20,000, and the maturity on the loan is 24 to 36 months. Businesses need to demonstrate a loss of revenue due to the coronavirus, among other requirements.
Delaware businesses that meet the SBA's definition of small business that did not receive a PPP loan of more than $1 million can apply for grants more than $2 million, depending on 2019 revenue. The money can be used for efforts like coronavirus-related safety measures or advertising, among other uses.
- 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. Applications are due either Nov. 1 (for Marion County businesses) or Dec. 1 (for everyone else in Indiana).
Maine businesses, except those in certain sectors, with fewer than 250 employees total and that have seen a loss in revenue due to the coronavirus can apply for grants of up to $100,000. Applications are due Oct. 23.
Mississippi businesses that employ three to 30 people and have been operating for at least a year can apply for forgivable loans of up to $3,000. Businesses can repay the loan if they want to "pay it forward" to the loan fund but do not have to otherwise. The project is funded by a coalition of Mississippi businesses and universities.
- Montana businesses have access to a variety of grant program options.
Oregon businesses with fewer than 25 employees that received less than $100,000 in federal funds and saw certain negative impacts due to the pandemic can apply for grants of between $5,000 and $50,000; $250,000 is set aside for Native-owned businesses.
- 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.
- Rhode Island businesses with fewer than 50 employees (except for restaurants) in certain industries that can demonstrate a 30 percent drop in revenue between March and July 2020 compared to the same time last year can apply for grants of up to $15,000 depending on sector and number of employees.
- Texas small business owners can apply for micro grants from the Texas Black Expo.
Utah businesses with fewer than 250 employees can apply for rent relief through a program known as ComRent, which is providing $5,000 per month per location and up to three months of funding. Businesses must show a 30 percent loss of total monthly revenue after March 1, but they can also be a startup that began in March and can show a total loss of operations.
- 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. Businesses with fewer than 25 employees and less than $1.5 million in gross revenue in certain sectors can also apply through the Rebuild VA Grant fund for grants of three times their average monthly expenses with a limit of $10,000.
Washington businesses with fewer than 20 employees that have been impacted by the coronavirus can apply for grants to cover certain expenses related to the pandemic, among other requirements.
Boca Raton is offering one-time $5,000 grants to restaurants, retail businesses with no more than 25 employees who closed fully or partially because of the coronavirus and who did not receive any government aid, such as PPP or CARES Act funding. The money can only be used for payroll, rent, utilities, and PPE.
Champaign, Illinois businesses with fewer than 50 employees owned by low or moderate income persons or who promise to retain a job for a low or moderate income position can apply for a grant of up to $15,000.
Charlotte, North Carolina bars, food trucks, caterers, restaurants, and music venues can apply for grants of either $10,000 or $25,000, depending on number of employees, until Oct. 19 or until funds are depleted. Businesses that received the Small Business Recovery Grant are not eligible.
East Harlem, New York City businesses within the boundaries of Manhattan Community District 11 with fewer than 20 employees that make less than $1 million per year can apply for grants of up to $20,000.
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.
Harrisonburg, Virginia businesses with between one and 100 employees and at least $20,000 but no more than $5 million in annual gross revenue that have seen at least a 10 percent loss in revenue because of the coronavirus grant can apply for grants of up to $10,000.
- 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.
Lathrop, California businesses with between three and 20 employees that are not real estate, liquor, cannabis, and a few other verticals can apply for grants of up to $5,000.
Leesburg, Virginia businesses with fewer than 50 employees and between $2,5000 and $2.5 million in annual revenue that can show at least a 15 percent loss of it due to the coronavirus (and did not already receive a grant from previous rounds of this program) can apply for tiered grants up to $15,000
Middletown, Connecticut businesses can apply for grants of up to $5,000 for the purpose of maintaining operations and paying employees. Applicants must be owned by someone of a low or moderate income household; or employ people who make low or moderate incomes. The assistance must ensure that a person with low or moderate income stays employed for one year after the business accepts the grant.
Middle Peninsula, Virginia businesses in specific sectors can reimburse themselves for expenses not covered by federal funding for costs directly incurred by the coronavirus with a grant.
New Orleans businesses with a sidewalk cafe permit located in Orleans Parish can apply for grants of up to $2,000 to help open or expand outdoor dining.
Odessa, Texas businesses with fewer than 20 employees in certain sectors can apply for grants from $2,500 to $10,000 if they did not receive federal support, such as EIDL or PPP.
- This list of Oregon cities providing grants for small businesses is updated regularly.
Phoenix, Arizona businesses with no more than 25 employees and $3 million in gross total sales between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019 that lost at least 25 percent of revenue because of the coronavirus can apply for a grant of up to $10,000. They must be located in a low-income census tract or on a street bordering one, among other qualifications. "Local microbusinesses, solo practitioners, and entrepreneurs" in Phoenix can apply for a grant of up to $5,000 if they have five employees or fewer and lost 25 percent of their sales due to the pandemic, with a few other requirements.
- Rome, Georgia businesses with up to 50 employees that are not home based and lost at least 30 percent of their revenue due to the coronavirus can apply for grants of up to $5,000.
- 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.
Seattle, Washington businesses with a physical location, (including food trucks and creative industries) fewer than 25 employees with less than $2 million in revenue and no more than two locations can apply for grants of up to $10,000. Applications are due Nov. 1.
Businesses within the South Lake Union (SLU) neighborhood of Seattle can apply for emergency relief grants from the SLU Chamber of Commerce.
Washington, D.C. food and retail businesses (that already have a type of outdoor operation permit) can apply for the Streatery Winter Ready Grant Program, which provides funds for marketing, furniture, and certain kinds of heating equipment.
Wilmington, Delaware businesses can apply for grants of up to $1,000 until funds run out if they are not AirBnBs, corporate or franchised establishments, check-cashing businesses, or property management or insurance companies. You cannot apply for funds for more than two locations and must make less than $1 million in revenue. Rounds nine and 10 close Oct. 12 and Oct. 26, respectively.
Fort Bend County, Texas businesses impacted by the coronavirus with between 1 and 50 employees and annual sales of less than $5 million can apply for grants up to $25,000 to cover certain expenses.
Greene County, Ohio businesses with fewer than 50 employees (and are not cannabis or franchise establishments, among a few other sectors) can apply for grants of up to $10,000 until Oct. 30 or funds run out.
Honolulu County, Hawaii businesses with physical location, less than $2,000,000 in revenue, and 50 or fewer employees can apply for grants in the form of reimbursements for purchasing protective equipment and for emergency closures due to the pandemic.
Kokua Maui County, Hawaii businesses with physical locations with less than $2 million in revenue that are not agricultural or short term rentals, among other sectors, can apply for up to $7,500 to reimburse expenses like rent, safety equipment, and utilities.
Nelson County, Virginia businesses with less than $5 million in gross annual sales and fewer than 100 employees that faced operating losses due to the coronavirus can apply for grants of up to $30,000 for certain expenses. The program will prioritize craft beverage, hospitality, recreation, and agriculture businesses.
- San Joaquin County, California is offering a PPE procurement grant for any size business.
Seminole County, Florida businesses with up to 50 employees can apply for three tiers of grants of up to $15,000. Ten million is available from CARES Act funding and focuses on businesses negatively impacted by the pandemic.
- 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.
- Volusia County, Florida businesses can apply for several grant programs.
- Yelp is offering advertising credits for small, independently owned restaurants and bars.
- Crowns & Hops, a brewing company based in Inglewood, California, announced a $100,000 initiative for grants for brewers with diverse backgrounds, in partnership with Scottish brewers BrewDog. You can sign up to learn more here.
Discover is offering Black-owned restaurants a chance to win $25,000. Nominations and how to participate available here.
Latinx business owners in California, New York, and Texas that have been operating for at least a year, among other requirements, can apply for coaching and grants of up to $5,000. Bars and "alcohol only businesses" are not eligible. Applications are due Oct. 14.
- 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.
Inc. has assembled a list of funding resources for entrepreneurs of color.
Shark Tank star Daymond John is hosting Black Entrepreneurs day which will award seven Black business owners to receive a $25,000 grant, administered by the NAACP and funded by Chase, insurance company The General, Pepsi, Cisco Webex, Quickbooks, investing platform Robinhood, and communication app Yappa. Applications are open now through October 12.
- GrantWatch.com tracks grants available to nonprofits and small businesses.