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Dream Big Awards

What could your small business do with $25K? The application deadline is one month away!

Apply today for our 2022 Dream Big Awards! Celebrate your success and have your small business recognized by submitting to up to two Business Achievement Awards in eight different categories. Every business that enters will be considered for the 2022 Small Business of the Year Award, with a $25,000 cash prize! ⁠Learn more and apply here. Applications close July 8.

Vodka brand Tito’s has launched a small business grant program that will award ten business owners with $25,000 grants to help support their vision and growth. Applicants must have a meaningful and demonstrated connection to their communities, a compelling vision, and align with Tito’s values of love, grit, kindness, family, meaning, and purpose. Applications close on June 30

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and FedEx have teamed up to create the Small Business Readiness for Resiliency (R4R) Program. The program helps small businesses put plans in place to prepare for disaster and also provides immediate emergency funding when necessary. There will be more than 100 grants of $5,000 each available to be distributed by the end of June

IFundWomen’s annual fund was started to honor women and their small businesses through monetary support and business guidance. This year, the organization’s Entrepreneur of the Year will receive a $100,000 equity investment, plus access to educational resources and other cash grants. The program criteria and eligibility requirements are outlined on the IFundWomen website. Applications are due June 30!

This year’s eBay Up & Running grant is open for applications until June 10. In partnership with Hello Alice, eBay is relaunching this grant program to support small business ventures by providing more than $500,000 in grants and education resources. Specific eligibility criteria in regards to being an eBay seller can be found on the grant website

The Comcast Rise grant provides marketing, media, technology, and creative services to small businesses majority-owned by women and people of color. Eligibility requirements are outlined on their website, and applications are due by June 17

Famous Amos has partnered with the National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) to create the Famous Amos Ingredients for Success Entrepreneurs Initiative. Three winners will be chosen from a pitch contest in which applicants must submit a videotaped elevator pitch. The recipients will each receive $50,000. Applicants have until June 26 to submit their entries.

The Antares REACH Grant Program supports businesses more than 51% owned by those who identify as New Majority, which includes women, people of color, military-affiliated, persons with disabilities, or LGBTQ+ community members. Recipients of this grant will receive $20,000 and be eligible for an additional $5,000 grant upon completion of a post-grant report. Visit the Hello Alice grant page to apply before the July 15 deadline. 

More grant & program information can be found here.

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