As you know, small businesses in Charlotte have been hit hard by the pandemic. These enterprises are the lifeblood of our communities, and LISC is working hard to provide the resources they need to stay afloat.
We have an exciting new grant opportunity for small businesses in Charlotte that we hope you will promote to your network. Through a program we’re calling Neighborhood Business Grants, funded by our partner Lowe’s, LISC will award $20,000 grants to 750 businesses in 15 cities nationwide. LISC Charlotte was awarded a total of $1,500,000 in grants designed to help up to 75 Charlotte small business owners meet their most immediate needs, grant funds may be used to:
- Pay rent and utilities
- Meet payroll
- Pay outstanding debt to vendors
- Upgrade technology infrastructure
- Take care of other immediate operational costs
The application window is August 18th to 23rd. The Neighborhood Business Grants program will focus on underserved communities that often lack access to flexible, affordable capital. This includes businesses owned and led by minorities and women. We will also prioritize businesses in these sectors: Construction, Manufacturing, Retail, Transportation, Warehousing, Real Estate Renting or Leasing.
(Note: it goes live on Tuesday, 8/18 at 9 am ET). Application web link: https://liscnational.createsend1.com/t/ViewEmail/r/68CDB5EE343A88422540EF23F30FEDED
- Application deadline is August 23rd at 11:59PM ET.
- Follow us on social media at @lisc.org to retweet, like, share our posts about the grant application.
If you have any questions, please let us know at [email protected] .