Shopping locally helps small businesses and local economies thrive, especially during the holiday season. Bringing attention to these local merchants is one of the main goals of Detroit’s current program, supported by major local sports teams and other corporate sponsors.
And that’s just one of the recent small business grant opportunities that entrepreneurs should be aware of. Other opportunities announced last week include grants to black-owned wine businesses, support for entrepreneurs with disabilities, and options for local businesses in Vermont, New York and New Mexico. Read on for a list of options to consider as you wrap up 2022.
Detroit Pistons SHOP313 Program
The Detroit Pistons are partnering with RingCentral, Amazon, and BELFOR Property Restoration for this year’s SHOP313 program. This initiative will help businesses in Michigan by providing exposure at community events, Little Caesars Arena, and social media. Additionally, six of his $10,000 grants are available to participating companies this year, thanks to a donation from RingCentral. Applications are being accepted online now and will be available until the end of the Pistons season.
New Mexico Science and Technology Grant Program
The New Mexico Department of Science and Technology provides grants to small science and technology businesses that demonstrate high growth potential. Eligible companies can apply between $10,000 and $25,000. The application is now available online. And the application period is until December 12th.
AAAV Member Grant
The African American Winegrowers Association launches a new program offering $5,000 in grants to black-owned wine businesses. To qualify, the business owner must be a grower, vintner, or her AAAV member at the Negothian level. Eligible companies can begin the application process in January. Also, in the first quarter of 2023 he will be awarded five grants.
Vermont Community Recovery and Revitalization Program
Vermont is launching a $40 million community restoration and revitalization program to support capital improvement projects that benefit state small businesses. Funded through the U.S. Relief Plans Act, the program provides grants to businesses, nonprofits, and local governments adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Priority will be given to projects related to particularly affected industries such as childcare, entertainment and education. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Oyster Bay Pandemic Recovery Grant
Oyster Bay, New York, launches a new $4.5 million Pandemic Recovery Grants program to help small businesses and nonprofits. Eligible businesses and organizations can apply for a $5,000 grant. To be eligible, the company must have no more than 50 full-time equivalent employees and annual revenue between he $35,000 and he $5 million.
Coca-Cola Foundation Grants Synergy Projects
The Coca-Cola Foundation is providing a $50,000 grant to Synergies Work, an Atlanta nonprofit that helps entrepreneurs with disabilities. This is her third grant the organization has received to continue her 2019 and beyond operations. This grant does not go directly to business owners, but the organization uses the funds to provide skills-based education and training programs specifically for entrepreneurs with disabilities.
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