Even though we are in unprecedented times, many businesses are stepping up to offer grants to support small businesses. Facebook, Google, and Verizon all have announced that they are giving out some sort of grant. We will make sure to keep this information up to date for all of those looking for resources.
Facebook does not have a date up for when they will start taking applications, but they have a sign-up link to receive notifications as they continue with their process. Facebook is offering cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 small businesses in 30 different countries. Their program can help with operational costs, keeping your workforce and more. Read more about what Facebook has to offer: https://www.facebook.com/business/boost/grants
Google is helping the World Health Organization (WHO) with ad credits to get their messages of how to prevent the spread of COVID-19. They are also working with Magid Glove & Safety to increase production of personal protective equipment (PPE) to provide to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) foundation. On top of all this, they are also offering ad credits for small and medium businesses (SMBs) to get their message in front of the correct audience. These ad credits will go to Ad accounts that have been active in the past year. Learn more about Google’s efforts to help during COVID-19: https://blog.google/inside-google/company-announcements/commitment-support-small-businesses-and-crisis-response-covid-19
With a 2.5 million investment, Verizon is offering grants to small businesses who are facing financial difficulties due to COVID-19. These grants can help with paying rent or making payments on outstanding debt to vendors, among other things. The first round of applications are to be submitted by April 4th, and you can do so here: lisc.org/covid-19/verizon-small-business-recovery-fund/
As we know from this pandemic, things change almost every minute. We will do our best to keep this updated with the latest information that we can find. We will also post updates to our Facebook page.
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