Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund

Small businesses across the country are confronting extreme economic challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Financial support at this critical time can make the difference between staying in business or closing permanently, leading to lost income, jobs and economic stability.

Thanks to a $2.5 million investment from Verizon and a $1 million grant from Sam’s Club, LISC will provide the emergency assistance that small businesses desperately need to stay afloat.

Additionally, Verizon recently launched #PayItForwardLIVE, a weekly live stream from big names to pay it forward for small businesses. Viewers can tune in every Tuesday and Thursday at 8PM ET/ 5PM PT on @Verizon’s Twitter, Yahoo, Twitch, and Fios Channel 501. As people support their favorite small businesses with #PayItForwardLIVE, Verizon will commit an additional $10 per use of the hashtag, up to $2.5 million, for a total of up to $5 million in support.

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Grant Application

Thank you for your interest. The application period for Round 3 is now open.

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When is the application deadline?

Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, May 20th at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Who is eligible?

LISC will use the Verizon funding to provide grants of up to $10,000 to businesses facing immediate financial pressure because of COVID-19—especially entrepreneurs of color, women-owned businesses and other enterprises in historically underserved communities who don’t have access to flexible, affordable capital.

What it can be used for?

  • Paying rent and utilities
  • Meeting payroll
  • Paying outstanding debt to vendors
  • Other immediate operational costs

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Verizon and LISC Come Together to Support Small Businesses with COVID-19 Recovery Fund

Press Release announcing partnership and concert series.

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