Grants & Funding Opportunities

Apply to the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP): The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) is accepting applications for the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP), a grant through the U.S. Small Business Administration for Texan small businesses currently exporting or interested in exporting their products. Apply before October 29th and learn more here.

Support LatinoBiz Impact Fund!: The Support Latino Business Impact Fund is now accepting applications. Apply for the chance to receive $1k-$5k for your business. Sign-up for the free Latino Business Directory at to be eligible to apply. Learn more here.

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 gratn 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. Learn more here:

Emergency Cash Assistance Program (ECAP) Fund: The Hays County Emergency Cash Assistance Program (ECAP) grant fund is for small businesses in Hays County that could not receive Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding and are struggling to sustain their business. Small Businesses can get up to $10k in funding. Learn more and apply here.

Pflugerville Cares Small Business Relief Grant: The City of Pflugerville is distributing $920,000 in Federal COVID Relief Funds for small business grants. Small businesses can receive up to $75,000 in emergency relief. The grant application will go live Thursday, August 13. Learn more 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.


updated 10/12/20 Original post 4/17/20