Business Grant Resources: Entrepreneur

The National Association for the Self Employed (NASE) Growth Grants Program

Times & Dates:
Ongoing

Synopsis:
Grant funding allows business owners to apply for a grant useful for financing a particular small business need. Past recipients used their grant for computers, farm equipment, to hire part-time help, marketing materials and more. The NASE Growth Grants program offers access to capital for micro-business owners who have a specific business need, but lack the finances to carry out that goal.

Exclusions:
Self-employed only

Contact Information:
http://www.nase.org/become-a-member/grants-and-scholarships/BusinessDevelopmentGrants.aspx

Grant Range:
Up to $4,000

Application Fee:
Annual member fee


USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grants (RBEG) Program

Times & Dates:
Varies - annual application

Synopsis:
The USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grants (RBEG) Program provides grants to finance the development of small and emerging businesses in rural areas. The funds can be used for land acquisition, construction, renovation, technical assistance and project planning.

Exclusions:
Any project funded under the RBEG program should benefit small and emerging private businesses in rural areas. Small and emerging private businesses are those that will employ 50 or fewer new employees and have less than $1 million in projected gross revenues. RBEG funds must be directed for projects benefitting rural areas or towns outside the urbanized periphery of any city with a population of 50,000 or more.

Contact Information:
http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-business-development-grants

Grant Range:
$10,000 - $500,000 smaller requests are given higher priority


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