New Small Business Grants Available

In this blogpost, we are highlighting new grant programs targeted towards small businesses selling on eBay, innovative female entrepreneurs and small businesses impacted by the pandemic. The programs below are only a small subset of available grant funding opportunities for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Visit our private sector grants webpage and meet with a Pace SBDC business advisor to discover more of the programs available.


Read further for program details, eligibility and application deadlines.

$10,000 grant packages for top rated Small Businesses selling on eBay


eBay in partnership with Hello Alice is awarding 50 eBay business sellers with a grant package of $10,000 through the eBay Up & Running Grants program.

To be eligible, applicants must be existing eBay sellers with active listings in the past 6 months who have an “above standard” or "top rated" performance level, or new eBay business sellers who have joined the platform between October 1, 2020 and July 31, 2021.

The deadline to apply is September 3rd, 2021 at 6 PM ET.

Most innovative Female Entrepreneur will receive a $100,000 equity investment


IFundWomen's Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 will award a female entrepreneur with a $100,000 equity investment. Further, monetary grants and coaching scholarships will be given to category honorees and runners-up.

To be eligible, businesses must

  • have been operating on or before June 29, 2020

  • have a strong digital presence; be solving a compelling problem in an innovative way

  • have a strong pitch and story of entrepreneurship

  • have demonstrated meaningful impact, product-market fit and business growth.

The deadline to apply is September 20, 2021. For more information on private sector grants, check out the Pace SBDC’s grants page.

COVID-Relief grants for Small Business impacted by COVID

The Barstool Fund was created by Barstool Sports to provide grants to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible businesses must have kept most of their employees on the payroll.


For other small business grants and seed financing, check out our grants page.

Be prepared to apply for the grant programs by scheduling a no-cost one-to-one counseling session with a certified business advisor via our website or email. If you would like to view other private sector grants, then visit our grants page or view our coronavirus resources page.