The National Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurship is partnering with UPS to launch the AAPISTRONG Proudly Unstoppable Fund, which will award $5,000 grants to 27 Asian American/Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian (AAPI) owned small businesses to assist with COVID-19 pandemic recovery.

To be eligible, businesses must be 51% or more AAPI owned, currently in operation in the United States and not part of a chain or franchise. Further, businesses must operate in a maximum of three locations and be willing to be included in media opportunities related to the program.

Businesses are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as applications will close on September 10, 2021 or when 1,000 submissions have been submitted.