Small Business Grants for 2022

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Small Businesses Grants for 2022

Grants for small businesses looking to grow or needing assistance due to the Coronavirus pandemic are now available to apply! Below are various grants for businesses located in the United States that are either operating in New York, women-owned businesses, or minority-owned businesses. Good luck! 


The 2022 FedEx® Small Business Grant Contest
Three Grand Prize winners will receive $50,000 and FedEx Office print services credit worth $4,000. Seven First Place winners will receive $20,000 and FedEx Office print services credit worth $1,500. All winners will receive a Klaviyo subscription, a website audit by Higher Visibility, a sustainable packaging consultation with EcoEnclose, and much more!

National Association for the Self-Employed
NASE members can receive up to $4,000 for their small business through the NASE Growth Grants program. Since 2006, the NASE has awarded nearly $1,000,000 to members through the Growth Grants program by providing small business grants. Grants can be used for marketing, advertising, hiring employees, expanding facilities and other specific business needs.

Main Street America Inclusive Backing – Presented by American Express
American Express has partnered with Main Street America on a $1.65M year-round program called Inclusive Backing. Part of American Express’ Backing Small initiative, the program will provide hundreds of underrepresented small businesses with financial support as well as other resources to address their critical needs and challenges. More than 250 grants of $5,000 each will be awarded in four cycles over 12 months to small businesses located in older or historic commercial districts across the country, with priority given to businesses that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and preference given to businesses owned by underrepresented groups, including People of Color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, people with disabilities, veterans, and women.

Amber Grant
WomensNet founded the “Amber Grant” in 1998. The grant was set up with one goal in mind: to honor the memory of a very special young woman, Amber Wigdahl, who died at just 19 years old — before realizing her business dreams. Today, WomensNet carries on that tradition, proudly giving away at least $30,000 every month in Amber Grant money. In recognition of the diversity of businesses owned by women, we’ve also expanded our grant-giving to include “Marketing Grants,” “Business Category Grants,” as well as two “$25,000 Year End Grants.”

Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards Program
Every year, Cartier awards three grants to women-owned businesses in 10 different regions around the world. The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards program is designed to support early-stage businesses that are focused on a range of social, economic and environmental development issues. The first-place business is awarded a $100,000 grant, second place receives $60,000 and third place gets $30,000. Winners also receive executive coaching and the opportunity to participate in a variety of training workshops.

Black Founder Startup Grant
The SoGal Foundation — along with company sponsors like Bluemercury, Twilio and others — offer startup grants to businesses owned by Black women or Black nonbinary entrepreneurs. Grants are available in amounts of either $10,000 or $5,000. Awardees also receive fundraising advice, with a focus on investor financing, and lifetime access to the SoGal Foundation team. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

2022 Caress • IFundWomen of Color Dreams to Reality Fund Program
Through the Caress Dreams to Reality Fund, 30 women of color founders who qualify will be enrolled in an exclusive 12-week crowdfunding accelerator program to set them up for a successful fundraise on IFundWomen. Each recipient will also receive a $5,000 grant, plus one-year annual coaching membership to help grow their business and reach their funding goals!

Merchant Maverick Opportunity Grants
In 2022, Merchant Maverick will be giving a total of $100K to Americans of Asian and Pacific Island descent. Specifically, this year’s grants of $10K each will be going to ten different AAPI-owned restaurants. American citizens who are also a member of the AAPI community, and own a restaurant, food cart, kiosk, grocery store, bakery, cafe, or other foodservice business are encouraged to apply.

digitalundivided’s BREAKTHROUGH Program – Dallas
digitalundivided’s BREAKTHROUGH Program, powered by JPMorgan Chase’s Advancing Black Pathways, provides founders with a deeper understanding of their customers, the business model that is right for their businesses, types of funding and how to establish strong banking relationships, and how to connect with local resources. In addition, each company accepted into the cohort will receive a $5,000 grant. Applicants must identify as a Black or Latina woman and have an established business in the Dallas, Texas area.

Power Forward Small Business Grant
Vistaprint, the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation & the NAACP teamed up to empower Black-owned small businesses. Power Forward Small Business Grants provide $25,000 + design and marketing assistance to qualified applicants on a rolling basis.

BGE Energizing Small Business Grant
The BGE Energizing Small Business Grant program assists Maryland’s small businesses with COVID-19 relief and recovery, as part of BGE’s Customer Relief and Energy Infrastructure Investment Plan.

Invest in Progress Grant Program
The Invest in Progress Grant was launched by the BOSS Network in partnership with Sage to knock down barriers for Black female entrepreneurs.


Business Pandemic Recovery Initiative
Grants, tax credits, and Technical Assistance Programs for New York State businesses affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

New York State COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program
The NYS Covid-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program will provide grants of up to $50,000 (maximum of 10% of gross receipts) to currently viable small businesses, micro-businesses and for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations in the State of New York who have experienced economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

New York State Restaurant Resiliency Program
The Restaurant Resiliency Program provides grants to restaurants that offer meals and other food-related items to New Yorkers within distressed or underrepresented communities.

Global NY State Trade Expansion Program (STEP)
Empire State Development (ESD) is working in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to increase the number of small businesses that begin to export; increase the value of exports for small businesses that currently export; and increase the number of small businesses exploring significant new trade opportunities.

Global NY Fund Grant Program
The $35 million Global NY Fund provides grants and loans to help New York State’s small and medium-sized businesses go global and create new jobs. The Global NY Fund Grant Program is open to New York State companies and non-profit organizations seeking to create or expand direct exports. All export grants are awarded on a reimbursable basis.

CitizensNYC offers grants of up to $10,000 in Neighborhood Business Grants, which prioritize businesses owned by people of color, immigrants, and women. For the last 47 years, CitizensNYC has been awarding micro-grants for community building projects. The funds come from a combination of private foundations, corporate sponsors, and individual donations.

Zakat Fund of NYC
The Zakat Fund is offering support to 501(c)(3) organizations working to support residents of the NYC metropolitan area.

Dream Big,
La Shawn, Small Business Warrior
Small Business Grants for 2022

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