Covid-19 Response

LISC Small Business Relief Grants

Small businesses across the country, the backbone of our nation's economy, are facing potentially devastating economic pressure as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Many have already been forced to shut temporarily, and even those operating remotely still face major revenue shortfalls. With few or no reserves to pay their expenses, many will have no choice but to lay off workers and close their doors forever.  

Financial assistance at this critical time can make the difference between staying in business or closing permanently, leading to lost income and jobs and economic instability.

Thanks to support from funders like Verizon and Sam's Club, we are providing grants to small businesses, to help them keep functioning and remain vital facets of their local economies through this challenging period.

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Grant Application

The application period for round 3 grants is now closed. Please register below to sign up for updates. Having trouble? Email enews@lisc.org to sign up.

For questions, please review our grant information and FAQ.

Register


Who is eligible?

We will 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.

Applications will be reviewed based on criteria designed to prioritize particularly challenged businesses, and the final grantees will be randomly selected from the top scoring applicants.

If you are a nonprofit organization, we have compiled a guide of resources available nationally and locally.

Para leer esta información en español, haga click aquí.

Grant Application

The application period for round 3 grants is now closed. Please register below to sign up for updates. Having trouble? Email enews@lisc.org to sign up.

For questions, please review our grant information and FAQ.

Register
 
The grants are made possible by our generous funders 
and donations to the Rapid Relief & Resilency Fund.