2020 Fast Grants - Applications Due April 23!
The Duluth 1200 Fund has established a grant program called 2020 Fast Grants to support small businesses.
This program is to provide immediate financial assistance to businesses who have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is also intended to provide gap funding for businesses who have sought the Small Business Administration’s or Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development’s loan programs and have had a difficult time obtaining funding. The 2020 Fast Grants program is seeking to provide local support to preserve 1,200 jobs within the City of Duluth during the Covid-19 pandemic. The PDF application can be found online at www.1200fund.com and includes a list of supporting documentation to be submitted with the application.
Applications and questions should be submitted electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you require the application or other materials in alternate formats, please email or call 218-730-5310.
Applications will be accepted NOW through 11:59 PM on Thursday, April 23, 2020. Depending on funding availability, additional grant rounds may occur.
Businesses are eligible if they meet the following criteria:
Other requirements: Grantees who have received the grant must provide a report to the 1200 Fund Board as to how the funding was spent.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Offering $5,000 Grants to Small BusinessesThe U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, through its “Save Small Business Fund,” is offering the opportunity for small businesses to receive a $5,000 grant to offset economic hardship experienced as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
To qualify businesses must:
1. Employ between 3 – 20 people
2. Be located in an economically-vulnerable community
3. Harmed financially by the Covid-19 pandemic
The application is now live. All you will need to apply is your business’s W-9 form. The application process takes 10 minutes.
To see if a business qualifies, click here.
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