Grants & Funding Opportunities


Restaurant Revitalization Fund. This program provides emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19. Learn more:
Registration for the SBA application portal begins on Friday, April 30, 2021, at 9 am ET. Applications will open on Monday, May 3, 2021, at noon ET.

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant The U.S. Small Business Administration will officially open this program and will be accepting applications starting on Thursday, April 8 at 12pm EDT. Find out more here:

Hello Alice Resource Page:Small Business Aid

Stand with Austin Fund

If your business was affected by the cancellation of SXSW, you may be able to apply for relief through the Stand with Austin Fund brought to us by the Austin Community Foundation and PeopleFund. Learn more and apply here.

Please click here to start your application if you are a restaurant looking to apply for a loan under the Stand with Austin program.

Hays County Emergency Cash Assistance Program
The second phase of the Hays County Emergency Cash Assistance Program (ECAP) is now in effect, featuring lighter requirements and a more simplified process to access the free financial resource.

The ECAP fund is a locally funded grant program that will give your business up to $10,000 in COVID-19 grant funding relief - and may not need to be paid back.

Ready to apply? Visit to review the requirements to qualify and the information you will need to submit an application. Applications will close once all funds have been awarded or until March 31, 2021, whichever comes first.

PeopleFund: Relief for Restaurants

ATTENTION Austin Restaurants: PeopleFund is offering loans from $5,000 to $150,000 to support restaurants affected by COVID. Learn more about the fund and apply here.

Open for Business Fund
Wells Fargo has launched their #OpenForBusiness Fund contributing $400M to support diverse small businesses. Nonprofits that are helping small businesses in their capital procurement ventures are eligible to apply for grants. Visit funding page: Learn more here:


PAST GRANTS - We will post more info if they open more rounds of grant opportunities.

2021 Austin Legacy Business Relief Grant

The Austin Legacy Business Relief Grant is a $5 million financial assistance fund, which will provide $20,000 in emergency funding to businesses that have called Austin home for 20 years or more.

Applications to apply for the grant open on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 10:00 a.m. and close on Wednesday, March 10 at 5:00 p.m.

Eligible businesses must have been operating in the city of Austin for at least 20 years, must meet the city’s definition of a legacy business, must have reduced operations since the pandemic began in March 2020 and must be able to prove it meets the city’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.


Austin Childcare Provider Relief Grant

The Austin Childcare Provider Relief Grant opens to the public Tuesday, Dec. 15 and closes Friday, Jan.15, 2021 at 5 pm. Learn more here. 

2021 Healthy Living Mini-Grant

Please like the Healthy ATX Facebook group at to be the first to know about future Healthy Living Mini-Grants and other resources. Austin Public Health launched their Healthy Living Grant. (CLOSED) Apply for the chance to receive up to $2,500 to go towards your nonprofit organization or school's mission for a healthier community. Apply here.

Support LatinoBiz Impact Fund!
The application period for the first impact fund has ended. You can register your business for the Latino Business directory to gain exposure to potential customers and we will keep you posted as new fund applications are launched. Learn more here.

Movability has launched the GoGrant. Receive up to $5,000 in financial assistance. Learn more here. The application period for the first impact fund has ended. You can register your business for our Latino Business directory to gain exposure to potential customers and we will keep you posted as new fund applications are launched.

Powering Up LatinX Business: Apply for the PowerUp Program today to recieve a $5,000 grant paired with coaching support and resources. Learn more about eligibilty and the grant here.

Main Street Lending Program: Guide to the Main Street Lending Program

Hello Alice COVID-19 Business for All Emergency Grant:

Hello Alice is offering $10,000 grants being distributed immediately to small business owners impacted by Coronavirus, as part of our broader mission to ensure Business for All. In addition to funding, grant recipients will receive ongoing support from the Hello Alice community.

To apply, click here

Hello Alice has designated a portion of its $10,000 emergency grants exclusively for Hispanic business owners. Funding is being distributed immediately to founders impacted by the coronavirus as part of our broader mission to ensure Business for All. All applicants will receive access to resources and ongoing support from the Hello Alice community. Application support is offered in Spanish. For more information and to apply, click here

The Red Backpack Fund

Between May and September, GlobalGiving, via the Red Backpack Fund, is awarding at least 1,000 emergency assistance grants to majority women-owned businesses and nonprofits in the U.S. Each grant will be $5,000. The grants are possible through a $5 million gift from The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation to support female entrepreneurs struggling with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apply here.


Excelerate America - Funding Finder

The Funding Finder is a tool for small business owners and entrepreneurs seeking COVID-19 relief programs. Users simply enter their business zip code to receive a curated results list of local and nationwide relief programs they can take advantage of right now.

The Funding Finder database is updated regularly to ensure that everyone receives the most timely and most applicable results. Use the Funding Finder.

eBay Up & Running Grants
eBay in partnership with Hello Alice opened the 'eBay Up & Running Grants'. 50 eBay small business sellers will receive grant packages of $10,000, including cash, eBay credits, coaching through eBay Seller School, and more. The grants are open to existing eBay sellers and new eBay business sellers who have joined the platform prior to October 31st, 2020. Applications are open until December 11th. To apply to the grant program click here.

2021 Actos de Confianza Relief Grant

The 2021 Actos de Confianza relief effort will expand to support Latinx artists and arts organizations who have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. NALAC will distribute $2,500 grants to Latinx artists and cultural workers and $5,000 grants to Latinx arts organizations facing critical financial emergencies. Apply or learn more. Deadline to Apply: January 27, 2021


updated 4/29/21 Original post 4/17/20