Coronavirus (COVID-19) Small Business Funding Resources

Have you been looking for funding and coronavirus relief beyond SBA loans? As part of BLKStreet’s mission to grow black-owned businesses, we’ve put together a list of resources to assist business owners with funding during these tumultuous times due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

We will be updating this list as opportunities become available so check back and please comment below if you know of any additional opportunities.

  • LISC Small Business Relief Grants – The Local Initiatives Support Corporation, known as LISC, is providing grants to support small businesses and enterprises affected the COVID-19 across the country, especially those in underserved communities, including entrepreneurs of color, women- and veteran-owned businesses that often lack access to flexible, affordable capital. Click here for more information or to apply.
  • Beauty Changes Lives is providing $1,000 grants to beauty professionals or students of beauty programs, whose lives and/or businesses have been negatively impacted by the mandated closures in response to COVID-19. Nail professionals, barbers, cosmetologists, estheticians, massage therapists, and students are all invited to apply. Click here for more information or to apply.
  • The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)/Vogue Fashion Fund is offering grant awards up to $100,000 per recipient to support small businesses in the fashion industry that are facing pandemic-related financial hardship. Click here for more information or to apply.
  • Business for All is distributing grants up to $50,000 to support business growth, including $10,000 emergency grants that are being distributed immediately to small business owners impacted by the coronavirus. Click here for more information or to apply.
  • Spanx is making 1,000 grants of $5,000 each available to female entrepreneurs in the U.S. to assist in alleviating the financial impact of this crisis. Click here for more information or to apply.
  • GoFundMe’s Small Business Relief Initiative and Fund will issue $500 matching grants to businesses that raise $500 on GoFundMe. Click here for more information or to apply.
  • Facebook will be providing grants to 10,000 U.S. small businesses from their $40 million fund. Click here for more information or to apply.
  • digitalundivided is providing small yet swift $100 micro investment funds to Black Women Entrepreneurs. Click here for more information or to apply.

We have also been able to locate a few regional programs:

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