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LISC Small Business Relief Grant Application

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 instability.

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.

We will deploy grants up to $10,000 to help small businesses bridge the financial gap, and deliver technical assistance to help them navigate available public and private resources.

The application period for round 3 grants is now closed. Please register below to sign up for updates.

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Who is eligible for the grants?

LISC will support small businesses and enterprises affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially those in underserved communities, including entrepreneurs of color, women- and veteran-owned businesses that often lack access to flexible, affordable capital.

What about nonprofits?

Nonprofit organizations are ineligible for this particular pool of relief funding. Be sure to check LISC’s COVID-19 Resource Page for the latest resources available to nonprofit organizations and individuals.

What can the grants be used for?

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

Who should you contact with questions?

Please contact SmallBusinessGrants@lisc.org with any additional questions.

Before completing the application, please read the Grant Info & FAQ.


The application period for round 3 grants is now closed. Please register below to sign up for updates.

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