GrantsGrants can be difficult to find. If you have a grant opportunity, we would be happy to assist you with the support documents, i.e. business plan, and financial projections for your application process. Schedule your appointment to talk to one of our staff members soon.  A few resources:

SBA cooperative agreement grant programs and eligibility requirements. is a searchable site for grants. SBDC Net has a variety of programs listed:


SBDC NET Comprehensive Guides

Free Government Grant Programs for Small Businesses By Candid – a compiled list of funds specifically established for businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic

US Chamber of Commerce: A State-by-State Guide to Coronavirus Financial Assistance – state and regional financial assistance opportunities for small businesses

The Big List of COVID-19 Financial Assistance Programs for Small Businesses by State – a comprehensive guide of financial assistance programs for small businesses hurt by the outbreak of COVID-19 by state and county

Resources for Women-Owned Businesses – funding resources for women-owned businesses

SBDC NET Small Business Assistance

Google supports small businesses and crisis response – a $200 million investment fund that will support NGOs and financial institutions around the world to help provide small businesses with access to capital.

Verizon and LISC Support Small Businesses –Provides investment of $2.5M to support small businesses with up to $10,000 grants.

US Bank helps small business owners – $4 million in grants in the hands of it’s national partners such as Operation Hope‘s 1MBB Journey Program and United Way

AT&T waiving fees – next 60 days, AT&T will not terminate their services because of their inability to pay

LinkedIn offering free courses for working remotely –free learning path with online courses.

Cisco WebEx COVID-19 – committing $225 million in cash, in-kind, and planned-giving to support both the global and local response to COVID-19. They have extended their assistance by offering a free trial period since then COVID restrictions have lifted. 

Zoom Support during the COVID-19 pandemic – articles and video tutorials on effectively using Zoom to navigate the coronavirus pandemic. Offering free for personal meetings for small businesses.

SBDC NET Competitive Grants

Visa Foundation Grants – committing $210 Million to Support Small and Micro Businesses and Immediate COVID-19 Emergency Relief

Hello Alice Small Business Grants – offering up to $10,000 emergency grants, being distributed immediately to small business owners impacted by this pandemic.

Other Grants:

Environmental Grants & Loans to finance your business’s innovative environmental products and technologies and to support your environmentally friendly business.

NAV has a quarterly grant opportunity for small business’. $10,000 1st place, $5,000 runner up. Tip: state the concept of how you will grow your business and purpose to stand out in selection process.

Product Development Fund is designed to aid in the development and production, including the commercialization, of new or improved products in the state of Texas. Products may include an invention, device, technique that’s readily capable of having commercial application. Funding range from $1 million – $5 million

Capital Access Program funding is for small and medium sized businesses and non-profit organizations which are domiciled in the State of Texas or
have at least 51% of their employees located in the state and which are seeking financing for projects, activities or enterprises in the state that foster economic development.

Texas Department of Agriculture – Grants  (many opportunities are NOT related to agriculture)

Texas Wide Open for Business – Grants and Funding Programs

Texas Rural Challenge

Local Resources:

Reach out to your local EDC to see what types of grants they may have as local incentives, tax abatements, facade grants, new market credits, etc. See website listings of our stakeholders:

Paris Economic Development Incentives

Greenville EDC Incentives

Sulphur Springs EDC Incentives

For further reading, see article on Top 10 Small Business Grants

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