In the News: The SBA, ARPA and Local Communities Offering Grants From $2,500 to $400K


If you want to give your business a chance at winning a grant you have to make sure your company aligns with the mission of the organization. This includes the Small Business Administration (SBA), American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), local governments, non-profits, and private organizations.

Whether it is a public or private organization, they all have a specific issue they want to address with the funds they are giving away.  Finding what these issues are, making sure you qualify, and following directions, which include deadlines, will give you a better chance at winning a grant. With that in mind, here are some of the grants available now:

Local communities are providing grants funded by ARPA programs to address everything from pandemic recovery to business expansion, physical improvements, marketing, female-founded businesses, and more. These grants range from $2,500 to $250K, so make sure to apply.

The SBA is providing $4 million to help Veteran small business owners and entrepreneurs. Businesses can qualify for up to $400K. This is part of the upcoming Veterans Small Business Week taking place from October 31 to November 4. If you are a veteran, transitioning service member, Reserve and National Guard member, or military spouse, make sure to also look into the many resources the SBA provides.

Small Business News October 28, 2022

Find out more about what is taking place with small businesses in this week’s news roundup:

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Small Business Investment Company Reforms Proposed by SBA to Address Diversity

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Price of Stamps Likely Going Up in 2023

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Run Your Business Like Clockwork

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10 Interesting Businesses for Sale in October

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Joshua Sophy Joshua Sophy is the Editor for Small Business Trends and has been a member of the team for 16 years. A professional journalist with 20 years of experience in traditional media and online media, he attended Waynesburg University and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has held roles of reporter, editor and publisher, having founded his own local newspaper, the Pottsville Free Press.