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Grant & tax credit offerings-09/17/22

Check out some of the most recent Grant & tax credit programs available as of 09/17/22

Invest Atlanta, as part of the Wells Fargo Open for Business Fund, has launched the Commercial Property Improvement Grant program to support local small businesses located in the city of Atlanta.

Corporate Small Business Grants

National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) (NEXT DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 2022): NASE is the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan association of its kind in the U.S. They help support entrepreneurs and microbusinesses through funding, benefits, and training that have typically only been available to large corporations. Only members of NASE can apply for small business grants up to $4,000, and please note that their membership is fee-based. The grants are awarded throughout the year. The next round of grant applications will be reviewed in October. Find out more at:

California Small Business Grants

California Dream Fund: Run in coordination with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) and the Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), the California Dream Fund helps ensure all aspiring and current small business owners and entrepreneurs have the opportunity to access funding, markets, and connect to the networks and resources they need to succeed. After completing an intensive training and consulting program, new businesses will be eligible to apply for a micro-grant up to $10,000. You can view all participating centers and access an interactive map :

Florida Small Business Grants

Miami-Dade County Mom and Pop Small-Business Grants: This program offers funding opportunities for small “mom and pop” businesses to help them purchase equipment, inventory, supplies, insurance, advertising/marketing, and make minor renovations. To be eligible, you must be located in Miami-Dade County, be a for-profit business, not be part of a national chain, and must have a physical address (can be home-based). More info here:

City of Orlando Business Assistance Program (BAP): BAP promotes expansion and redevelopment in Orlando, FL by matching 50% of the fees associated with small business improvement projects. BAP will award funds up to $20,000 for projects including, but not limited to, water and sewer line construction, street lighting, sidewalk repairs, curb, gutter, and street improvements. Eligibility is dependent on operating in certain industries and acquiring proper city permits for the project. More info here:

Texas Small Business Grants

Texas Workforce Commission Skills for Small Business Program: Businesses with fewer than 100 employees who need help training staff can receive a grant of up to $1,800 for each new employee and $900 for existing employees in a 12-month period. The training must be run by a public community college, technical college, or Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service. More info here:

Texas State Trade Expansion Program Grant: This grant focuses on helping small businesses start or expand in the area of exporting. To be eligible, you must meet their definition of a small business, be located in Texas, must have been in business for at least one year, be in good standing with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, and have a product or service that is created in Texas. More info here:

Amegy Bank Small Business Boost Program (NOMINATIONS OPEN UNTIL OCTOBER 31, 2022): This program supports small businesses by awarding them grants to help with the growing community of Houston. Businesses must have under 500 employees, be independently owned and operated, and operate primarily in the Houston area to qualify. This year, 5 recipients will be selected. More info here:

Dayton Community Development Corporation Grant Programs: The purpose of this grant is to help with the growth and revitalization of the Downtown District in Dayton, TX by providing funds to small businesses that will be used for interior or exterior renovations, signage, parking lot improvements, and landscaping projects. Murals are funded in a separate grant. To qualify, your business must exist within city limits and you must receive approval for the proposed project. Grant funds are awarded on a 50-50 match basis and do not exceed $25,000. More info here:

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