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Grants & Funding

Take advantage of these grant opportunities and funding programs to help your business reach its goals. Need help with an application? Let us know!


NASE Member Grants

Awards of up to $4,000 for NASE members. Applications accepted on a rolling basis; reviewed in April, July, October, and January.

Small Business Builders Grants

Supporting businesses that are pivoting during the pandemic, are operated by historically underrepresented groups, or provide community services. Apply by Oct. 31 at 11:59pm EST.

Nav.com Quarterly Grant

Take your business to the next level! Grant awards of $10,000 or $5,000. Apply for this round by October 26, 2021.

Comcast RISE Grant Programs

Awarding grants to minority-owned businesses in two categories: $10K Investment Fund (deadline: Oct. 14) and Marketing Services & Tech Makeovers (deadline: Oct. 17).

Alibaba.com Grants Program

Businesses that sell online may be eligible for a $10K grant from Alibaba. Apply by Thursday, Oct. 21.

SoGal Foundation Grants

Awards of  $10K and $5K cash grants to Black women or nonbinary entrepreneurs as well as fundraising support. Rolling deadline; awardees chosen monthly.

Amber Grant Foundation

$10K awarded monthly to women-owned businesses. One awardee receives $25K at the end of the year. Rolling deadline; awardees chosen monthly.

The Barstool Fund

Various amounts for all types of small businesses. Rolling deadline; apply today.

Idea Café Small Business Grants

Women entrepreneurs are eligible for $1,000 small business grants from Idea Cafe. Rolling deadline; awardees chosen monthly. 


PPP Loans

Apply today through local DC Bank, CityFirst Bank. 

Economic Injury Disaster Loans

The SBA is accepting applications through December 31.