Grants for Business Launch and Growth

As a service for our small business clients, the Pace SBDC keeps a running list of grants that provide financing to entrepreneurs looking to grow or expand their small businesses. If you're looking for COVID-19 relief related grants, check out our Privately-Funded COVID-19 Grant Programs and Government-Funded COVID-19 Grant Programs pages.

Privately-Funded Growth & Launch Grants
The Antares REACH Grant Program will provide $20,000 grants to small businesses, with an emphasis on businesses preparing for their next stage of growth; operated by historically underrepresented entrepreneurs; and providing important community services.
Women-owned businesses and female entrepreneurs can receive a $10,000 grant each month or the $25,000 grant annually towards their business idea.
Black women or nonbinary entrepreneurs have the opportunity to be awarded grants of up to $10,000.
The Brooklyn Public Library’s Annual business plan competition provides Brooklyn-based startup entrepreneurs with the opportunity to win seed money, refine their business ideas, and network with other entrepreneurs. Grant awards range from $1,000 to $20,000.
Businesses owned and operated by Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) or females will receive support with marketing and technology services makeovers.
The Halstead Grant awards grants of up to $7,500 plus marketing support for emerging silver jewelry artists.
Hello Alice and Progressive Commercial Insurance are teaming up to offer Hispanic entrepreneurs a $25k grant for use toward the purchase of a commercial vehicle specifically used for business.
Government-Funded Growth Grant Programs
The Global NY State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) offers reimbursable grants of up to $5,000 to qualifying small and medium-sized business engaging in exporting for expenses related to participation in trade missions, trade shows exhibitions, export training, website translation, and development of international marketing campaigns.
The Global NY Grant Program offers reimbursable grants of up to $25,000 to help companies customize for export markets, participate in trade shows, and undertake product adaptation to meet foreign regulatory requirements.
SBIR/STTR programs support scientific excellence and technological innovation through the investment of Federal research funds in critical American priorities to build a strong national economy.