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Grants for Business Launch and Growth
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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

WIN UP TO $5K with the New York Women's Chamber of Commerce Small Business Verizon Grant! To be eligible for the grant, you must create a login and take 2 free courses in the 

Verizon Small Business Digital Ready program!

Deadline: 9/29/2023

Receive up to $20K with the NYC Boss UP Veterans Grant! To be eligible, applicants must be a military veteran and a current small business owner.This initiative was established to support Veteran entrepreneurs whose business is located in NYC. Apply to the program and deliver a LIVE pitch to get the chance to receive a grant!

Deadline: 10/6/2023

The Small Business Growth Fund, presented by Hello Alice and the Global Entrepreneurship Network with funding from Etsy and Progressive, provides $5,000-$25,000 grants to small businesses. Eligibility requirements include being a for-profit business with less than $1 million in 2022 gross annual revenue. 

Deadline: 10/27/2023

Presented by the Queens Borough President Donovan Richards and Queens Economic Development Corporation, the program is designed to help early-stage entrepreneurs grow their businesses with grants of up to $20,000, and access to industry experts and a founder network.

Deadline: 03/01/2024

Government-Funded Growth Grant Programs
New York State has launched a Pre-Seed and Seed Matching Fund Program which will offer early-stage start-up companies in high-growth industries $50,000 to $250,000 in growth assistance, which they will match with funds from private sector co-investors. 
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.
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