March is shaping up to be a month full of financial opportunities for businesses! Explore 3 new funding opportunities currently open or opening soon for small businesses. Take a few minutes to learn about these opportunities, get your paperwork in order, and mark your calendar with the application deadlines. Don't miss out on the chance to earn money to help your business thrive!
BACKING SMALL BUSINESS GRANT PROGRAM (Application open March 20 - April 7)
Main Street America and American Express are presenting the second year of the Backing Small Business grant program. 350 small business grants of $5,000 are available to businesses at least 51% owned by women, veterans, people of color, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, immigrants, and refugees operating businesses in historic commercial districts. This includes historic downtowns, main streets, and other commercial districts. Other eligibility requirements apply. Application window opens March 20, 2023. Learn more.
WASHINGTON HOSPITALITY GRANTS (Opening March 14)
The Washington State Department of Commerce is opening applications this month for Washington Hospitality Grants to support eligible restaurants, bars, lodging, and other qualifying businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19. More information will be made available soon and the application window is set to open March 2023. Learn more here about this opportunity. You can also register to attend a free informational webinar about this program on March 13, 2023.
DIGITAL SALES ACCESS PROGRAM TACOMA (Application OPEN NOW)
The Digital Sales Access Program (DSAP), made possible by Kay Tita, aims to help 65 Tacoma-based business owners grow their businesses through increased e-commerce capacity, social media marketing, improved digital literacy, greater financial awareness, and a connection to a reliable community. Chosen applicants will receive a free point-of-sale system for their business, $1,000 in Google ads, a 6-month online Quickbooks subscription, a 12-month Square online website subscription, and more. Learn more.
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