Citizens Bank Minority-Owned Small Biz Grants Due Aug 7

Citizens Bank Minority-Owned Small Biz Grants Due Aug 7

Citizens Bank is awarding 100 minority-owned businesses with grants of $15,000 each, a total of $1.5 million overall. To apply, a business must be: at least 51% minority owned, operated and controlled by an Asian American, Black American, Hispanic American or Native American; either a Citizens Bank Business Banking account holder or based within their 11-state footprint; and been in business for at least one year, with annual revenue of no more than $1 million. Eligible businesses can submit a statement (up to 150 words) describing how they would use the grant to strengthen and sustain both their business and their community. Apply here – the entry deadline is Aug 7 at 5pm ET.

City of Austin Economic Injury Bridge Loan

City of Austin Economic Injury Bridge Loan

The Austin Economic Injury Bridge Loan Program provides loans up to $35,000 for daily needs like rent, payroll, and debt. Eligible local businesses must be able to demonstrate an economic loss associated with the COVID-19 global pandemic. The loan is intended to “bridge the gap” between the time a major catastrophe hits and when a business secures recovery resources. The Austin Economic Injury Bridge Loan Program terms require payment of loan dollars up to 12 months at 3.75%.
This loan is not designed to be the primary source of assistance to affected businesses. To be eligible, you must be headquartered in a City of Austin Council district and have already applied for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan.
Save Small Business Grants for Your Business

Save Small Business Grants for Your Business

The Save Small Business Fund is a grantmaking initiative offering short-term relief for small employers in the United States and its territories.

Small businesses are the foundation of our communities and our economy. Employing nearly half the American workforce, companies like yours keep our neighborhoods running and make them feel like home.

We know you’re facing multiple challenges right now, and every dollar counts.

Funded by corporate and philanthropic partners, the Save Small Business Fund is a collective effort to provide $5,000 grants to as many small employers as we can. We hope these supplemental funds will help you get through the next days and weeks.   

Applications open on April 20. For more information, see savesmallbusiness.com