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Grants & Funding

New Amazon program grants $20,000 to up to five small businesses

August 08, 2022

Amazon has opened its first-ever Products for Tomorrow program, which seeks innovative products created with sustainability in mind.

Grants & Funding

Heinz and Southern Restaurants for Racial Justice to Provide Grants to Black-owned Restaurants

August 01, 2022

Heinz and other culinary workers like bakers, chefs and restaurant owners will work together to offer grants to Black-owned businesses nationwide.

Grants & Funding

Funding Guidance for Your Next Business Venture

July 20, 2022

Whether you’re just starting your business or growing an existing one, there are multiple funding options to help meet the needs of your unique situation.

Disaster Preparedness

Small Business Readiness for Resiliency Relief Funding Program

July 20, 2022

The strength of small businesses is integral to the prosperity of local economies and long-term growth for a community, yet small businesses are often the most vulnerable and likely to fail following a disaster.

Grants & Funding

Amber Grants for Female-Owned Animal Services Businesses

July 05, 2022

In 1998, the Amber Grant Foundation was founded by WomensNet to honor the memory of Amber Wigdahl, who passed away at a young age before realizing her business dreams. WomensNet offers a business specific category grant of $10,000 Amber Grant each month in addition to other grant opportunities. For the month of July, the category is animal services businesses and organizations.

Grants & Funding

Fearless Strivers Grant Contest Available for Black Women-Owned Small Businesses

June 20, 2022

Black women-owned businesses are vital to the economy, yet receive less than 1% of venture capital funding.

Grants & Funding

Amber Grants for Mental & Emotional Support Female-Owned Businesses

May 02, 2022

WomensNet offers a business specific category grant of $10,000 Amber Grant each month in addition to other grant opportunities.

Grants & Funding

Existing COVID EIDL Program Borrowers to Receive Additional Deferment

April 20, 2022

Last month, Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman directed the agency to provide additional deferment of principal and interest payments for existing COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program borrowers.

Grants & Funding

Orange City CRA Façade Improvement Grants

March 07, 2022

Proposed projects within the City of Orange City Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) area are eligible to receive a one-to-one dollar match for structural improvements made to the exterior façade of the building.

Grants & Funding

Business Specific Amber Grants For Women Business Owners

March 01, 2022

In 1998, the Amber Grant Foundation was founded by WomensNet to honor the memory of Amber Wigdahl, who passed away at a young age before realizing her business dreams.

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