Business Resiliency

As developments continue to unfold in response to the spread of COVID-19, we know many small businesses have questions about implications in the workplace and funding options to help bolster their businesses during this difficult time. On this page, we are compiling relevant tips and resources on business resiliency.

Nonprofit loan/grant programs
New York

LISC NYC

Small Business Relief & Recovery Fund

The program will provide grants of $10,000 to minority-owned small businesses in response to their need to successfully retool and adapt to new guidelines and a changing marketplace.


APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested businesses should contact a participating community based organization to receive assistance with submitting an application.

LISC NYC will accept applications for Round 1 of this grant opportunity from Monday, September 14th at 9:00 am EST through Friday, October 2nd at 11:59 pm

Audience: Small Business Owners

Nonprofit loan/grant programs
California

City of Riverside

Nonprofit Assistance Program

All grant funds awarded to a non-profit organization must be spent on qualifying activities by December 30, 2020. All unspent funds must be returned by December 30, 2020.

A portion of that funding has been allocated to assist food pantry and nonprofit organizations with COVID-19 related expenditures.

  • Food Pantry Support Program: $320,000
  • Non-Profit Assistance Program: $1.5 million

Audience: Non-profits

Nonprofit loan/grant programs
Michigan

Community Foundation for Muskegon County in partnership with Grand Rapids Opportunity for Women

Muskegon County Recovery Loan

GROW is extending a working capital loan to small businesses that were directly impacted by COVID-19 and are located in Muskegon County.

This loan was created to assist those businesses that are not already current borrowers with GROW by giving them access to capital that can assist with needs that have arisen due to closures or reduced hours/services because of the Executive Stay at Home Order.

These funds can be used as a way to keep businesses afloat and to assist with the re-opening process.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Nonprofit loan/grant programs
Michigan

Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women

ReStart Kent County Loan Program

GROW is extending a working capital loan to small businesses that were directly impacted by COVID-19 and are located in Kent County.

This loan was created to assist those businesses that are not already current borrowers with GROW by giving them access to capital that can assist with needs that have arisen due to closures or reduced hours/services because of the Executive Stay at Home Order.

These funds can be used as a way to keep businesses afloat and to assist with the re-opening process

Audience: Small Business Owners

Nonprofit loan/grant programs
National

Support Latino Business

Support Latino Business Impact Fund

To apply for the Support Latino Business Impact Fund, you must register in the Latino Business free directory. Once you're registered, Support Latino Business will send information about the application process.  Support Latino Business will provide grants ranging from $1,000 – $5,000 to help support our Latino Business community who have been affected by COVID. 

Audience: Small Business Owners

Local government loan/grant programs
District of Columbia

Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED)

Great Streets Retail Grants

The purpose of the Great Streets Retail Small Business Grant is to support existing small businesses, attract new businesses, increase the District’s tax base, create new job opportunities for District residents, and transform designated emerging commercial corridors into thriving and inviting neighborhood centers. 

Audience: Small Business Owners

Local government loan/grant programs
California

City of San Jose

Small Business Rent Relief Grant

The City of San José has set aside $3,800,000 of its federal Coronavirus Relief Funds to provide grants of up to $15,000 to small businesses located in San José to cover the business owner’s unpaid or pending rent from March 1, 2020 through December 30, 2020. 


The Enterprise Foundation / SBDC Hispanic Satellite will administer the grant program on behalf of the City of San José and will be accepting applications through Tuesday, September 22, 12:00 noon PDT. The application period may be extended past this date if funding availability allows.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Nonprofit loan/grant programs
Illinois

West Side United

West Side United Small Business Grant Pool

West Side United is supporting small businesses that are growing wealth and jobs on the West Side in Chicago. 

WSU will distribute $390,000 to 39 eligible applicants. Apply to receive $10,000 of grant funding to grow your business and strengthen your community. Applications are open September 8, 2020, through October 16, 2020.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Local government loan/grant programs
California

City of Riverside

Small Business Grant

In partnership with the United Way of the Inland Valleys, the City of Riverside is offering a one-time grant of up to $10,000 to support Riverside small businesses with between 1 and 50 employees that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. Recipients of other assistance including federal, state and local funding can still qualify. Eligibility is based on demonstrated need and grants will be awarded quickly on a first come, first reviewed basis.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Brick-and-mortar
Wisconsin

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Relief and Recovery Resources for your Business

Every Wisconsin business can act now to develop policies that will guard against workplace exposure to COVID-19 by protecting employees, educating customers and keeping your workplace safe and sanitary.

Working toward that future will require the gradual adoption of new business practices that reflect the evolving reality of the COVID-19 pandemic and our success in mitigating the effects of this unprecedented global health emergency. Find out the reopening guidelines for your type of business.

Audience: Small Business Owners, Non-profits

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