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
Johnnie Walker is continuing to fund, mentor, and champion trailblazing women-owned businesses by awarding 10 businesses each with a $10,000 grant, so apply today!

Deadline to apply is 12/31/22
Grants up to $10,000 will fill gaps in funding by prioritizing businesses owned by people of color, immigrants, and women. While small businesses have kept their doors open, there is a significant need for assistance to fund business continuity.

To be eligible, small businesses must be based in one of the five boroughs of NYC, an active for-profit business, with ten or fewer employees, and were generating revenues on January 1, 2020. 

Deadline to apply is 01/30/23

An opportunity to win a $20,000 prize on your own timeline. Presented by the Queens Borough President Donovan Richards and Queens Economic Development Corporation.

Deadline to apply is 3/1/23
Hello Alice is partnering with SIA Scotch Whisky to provide over $100,000 in grants to support entrepreneurs of color in the food and beverage industry. Eligible businesses can apply to receive a $10,000 grant plus mentorship with the brand’s first-generation Hispanic founder, Carin Luna-Ostaseski. 
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.
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.