Time is running out to apply for these small business grants

If you’re ready to grow your small business this summer, small business grants can help. This additional funding can help you obtain the necessary resources or personnel to achieve a variety of goals, from facade improvement to marketing.

Small business grants with a July 2022 deadline

Read on for several small business grant opportunities available in the coming month.

Providence American Rescue Plan Act Grants

Providence, Rhode Island is offering a $7 million grant fund for local small businesses. The program actually started in October 2021, but still had significant resources available this summer. The mayor and municipality have even relaxed the requirements to help more companies. To be considered, please apply before July 1.

Charlottesville Minority Enterprise Grant Program

The United Way of Greater Charlottesville and the Minority Business Alliance of the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce offer a new grant opportunity for minority-owned small businesses in the area. This marks the third time since 2020 that the two organizations have teamed up for a similar opportunity. To qualify, companies must be at least 51 percent minority owned and located in Charlottesville or Albemarle, Greene, Orange, Louisa or Fluvanna counties. In total, ten companies will receive a $50,000 grant. The final deadline is July 1.

Small Business Incentive Program in Tri-City

The Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce in Washington recently launched its Small Business Incentive Program. The fund provides grants of $30,000 to local businesses. It is an ongoing grant program that has been running since 2011 and will award grants of $1,000 to 30 companies this year. July 1 is the application deadline.

Dulles Minority Small Business Owner Grant Program

The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce grant program supports small businesses owned by minorities and women in Virginia’s Fairfax and Loudoun counties. The nonprofit America’s Charities will administer the program and distribute funds. To qualify, companies must have ten employees or fewer and have experienced financial difficulties as a result of the pandemic. The closing date for submission is July 8.

Antares REACH Grant Program

Business lender Antares partners with Hello Alice and the Global Entrepreneurship Network to support small businesses looking to grow. The Antares REACH Grant Program offers $20,000 in grants targeting companies in underserved markets or companies that provide important community services. The program is open to for-profit companies that are at least 51 percent owned by minorities, veterans, LGBTQIA individuals, or people with disabilities. Eligible entrepreneurs must apply by July 15 to be eligible.

Olean Boost Business Grants

Olean, New York offers two grant programs, each with a $100,000 fund. The first offers grants for marketing activities such as branding and advertising. The second supports businesses struggling with rent. Eligible companies can apply for $5,000 under each program. The program offers multiple running deadlines through the summer, including the next one on July 15.

In and around Illinois Banterra Bank Preserve Southern Illinois Grant

Landmarks Illinois and Banterra Bank are collaborating on a unique small business grant program. Southern Illinois corporations that use historic buildings can apply for a Landmarks Illinois Banterra Bank Preserve Southern Illinois Grant. Grants range from $500 to $2,500. Developers and business owners who maintain these structures can apply before July 15.

Schuyler County Downtown & Business Improvement ARPA Program

Schuyler County, New York is offering another round of its Downtown & Business Improvement ARPA program. The program offers up to $25,000 in matching repayment funds for various facade improvements. The second round will include $172,300 in available funds and the application deadline is July 31.

Nashville and Davidson County Grant and Loan Program

Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee provide $18 million in grants and loans to local small businesses. Metro Nashville and Pathway Lending, which administers the program, will host multiple information sessions to help businesses interested in the program. July 31 is the last application deadline.

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