The LISC Small Business Grant Program sponsored by Verizon​ is providing $10,000 grants to businesses hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. Priority is given to businesses in historically undeserved communities, especially to entrepreneurs of color, women- and veteran-owned businesses​​. Eligible applicants must certify they have been affected negatively by COVID-19 and that they are promoting the best interests of their community. Eligible expenses include payroll, utilities, rent, paying outstanding debts to vendors, upgrades to technology & infrastructure, and other immediate operational costs. Application deadline is February 9th at 11:59PM​.​