In the News: Hundreds of Millions of Dollars Available to Small Businesses From SSBCI


Grants from private organizations and nonprofits are available year-round, but they don’t compare to the huge offerings from the U.S. government. With small businesses responsible for tens of millions of jobs, the government wants to ensure they get the help they need. From cash to a multitude of incentives, the goal is to provide comprehensive help for the long-term survival of these businesses.

If your small business needs help to get you through a rough patch, make sure to stay informed on the latest grants from all available organizations, public and private. Grants are available year-round so this means checking a source you can trust that regularly has information for small business grants. And once you do, make sure to apply as often as possible to give yourself a better chance.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury recently announced the availability of $353.4 million to small businesses through the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). States will be getting tens of millions of dollars in funding through different programs.

If you happen to have a small business in California, there is $54 million available in Phase Two of the Economic Opportunity Grant (EOG) program launched by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the LA County Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO). This phase will include small businesses and non-profits in addition to micro businesses.

Grants have deadlines, and applying beyond that deadline is a surefire way to miss out on the opportunity they provide. Take a look at the grants with a March deadline available to small businesses with funds up to $20,000 from public and private organizations.

Help is now available to the dairy industry providing funds to cover a range of issues. These look to help with child care along with internal and external improvements, gas bills, reimbursement funds for COVID-related expenses, training, and more.

Women and minority-owned businesses can apply for grants being offered by The U.S. Commerce Department’s Minority Business Development Agency, Mastercard, The Amber Grant, Hello Alice, Cartier’s Women Initiative Awards, and others of up to $100,000.

Small Business News March 3, 2023

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