Grants for Black Entrepreneurs

By Michelle Loredo

It is the beginning of 2022, and the pandemic and its effects on small businesses owners are still ongoing. Black-owned businesses are being affected at the highest rates across the nation. To help counter the economic instability, here is an updated list of grants and resources for this year!

Amber Grant for Women 

The Amber Grant offers different opportunities throughout the year. Winners are announced every 20th of each month. If you receive the Amber grant, you will receive $10,000 and may be eligible for an extra $25,000.  

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Comcast Rise 

Comcast Rise aims to help “Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned small businesses” that were hit the hardest in the ongoing pandemic. Here are a few of the benefits of receiving the grant: consulting help, media strategy help, technology makeover and monetary help. There are different rounds year round.  

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FedEx Small Business Grant Contest

The FedEx Small Business Grant Contest has not opened for 2022. The contest offers three different prices. The grand prize is $50,000, second place is $30,000 and the third prize is $15,000. Twelve businesses will receive the prizes. The requirements are to create a short profile of your business and upload your logo. It is optional to create a YouTube video.  

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Grants.Gov is an initiative by the Department of Health and Human Services. Their mission is to provide a website for federal agencies to post discretionary funding opportunities and for grantees to find and apply for them. 

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Grants for Women

Grants for Women is a website that offers compiled lists of monetary assistance created by the Center for Women’s Business Research. The grants are alphabetized and are regularly updated.  

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National Black MBA Association 

The National Black MBA is a business organization serving Black professionals and is to lead in the creation of educational, wealth building and growth opportunities for those historically underrepresented throughout their careers as students, entrepreneurs and professionals. The dates for the grants are still to be determined. 

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National Association for Self-Employment 

The National Association for the Self-Employed offers a grant of up to $4,000 to small business owners. To be eligible, you must be a member.  

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Small Business Administration 8(a) Business Development Program 

The SBA 8(a) Business Development Program aims to provide business development help and business management guidance. To be able to qualify, you must be a small business, have not been a member of the 8(a) program and have an adjusted gross income of $350,000 or less.  

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Small Business Innovation Research Grants 

The National Institutes of Health gives grants for technology-based business or research-based projects. Each year, they accept applications three times: Jan. 5, April 5 and Sept. 5.  

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The Halstead Grant  

The Halstead Grant is open for “emerging silver artists.” This grant aims to help the winners kick-start their business with $7,500. The deadline is Aug. 1, 2022. 

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USA Gov Grants 

The federal government has different grants and loan opportunities in the USA. Gov website. It also provides catalogs of the various recovery initiatives, research money opportunities and much more. It also has resources that can help you differentiate authentic grant opportunities versus fraudulent offers.

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