Restaurant Business Relief Initiatives

FedEx Small Business Grant Contest

You’ve grown stronger and wiser over the last year. And the valuable new lessons you’ve learned have helped you become more focused than ever before. Now you have a chance to win $50,000 to help you continue growing your business. Enter the 9th annual FedEx Small Business Grant Contest today.

The 2021 FedEx Small Business Grant Contest is now open. Entries close March 9, 2021.

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National Trust for Historic Preservation: Backing Historic Small Restaurants

The National Trust for Historic Preservation, in partnership with American Express, has launched the Backing Historic Small Restaurants grant program to aid restaurant recovery. $1 million in grants are to be awarded to 25 historic restaurants throughout the United States to help improve, upgrade, and preserve their exterior physical spaces and online businesses.

The program has a preference for restaurants owned by underrepresented groups, including People of Color and women, disproportionally impacted by the pandemic. 

Restaurant owners and restaurant lovers alike are encouraged to nominate their favorite business(es) for this opportunity by March 9.

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Coastal Area District Development Authority

The EDA CARES ACT Revolving Loan Fund provides economic assistance to businesses within a nine-county region of Coastal Georgia including Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh.

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Lowe's-LISC Small Business Relief Grants

Thanks to a $55 million significant commitment grant from Lowe’s, LISC will provide the emergency grant assistance that small businesses desperately need to stay afloat.

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The Main Street Initiative

If you have an existing brick & mortar business that has been negatively effected by the COVID-19 outbreak and you launch a capital raise on Mainvest, you may be eligible to receive a $2,000 zero-interest loan immediately. Then through your capital raise, you can receive over $100,000 of investment from your community.

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Opportunity Fund

Opportunity Fund is a nonprofit organization that provides financing to underserved small-business owners.

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Kiva is a non-profit that expands access to capital for entrepreneurs around the world. Get loans up to $15,000 at 0% interest.

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