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LISC-GM Scale Up Western New York Small Business Grant

June 16 @ 12:00 am EDT

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LISC-GM – Scale Up Western New York

Small Business Grant

Submissions are due by Sunday, June 16th at 11:59 P.M. ET

The Local Initiatives Support Corporation New York (LISC NY) and General Motors launched an exciting new partnership in 2021 to scale and advance Black-owned business growth in the 8-county Western New York region.

LISC NY and GM recognize that there are several business industries in Western New York that have a projected demand for their services, yet need capital to scale up to meet that demand. With funding support from General Motors, the ‘Scale Up WNY’ Grant will assist the growth of Black-owned and Latino/a-owned businesses that are under-capitalized, but well positioned for growth. This fund is designated to support procurement opportunities in several high-growth industries and/or services:

  • Construction
  • Childcare Services & Youth Services Providers
  • Energy Infrastructure & Climate Response
  • Broadband, Digitization & Web Services
  • Medical Suppliers & Health Services Providers
  • Manufacturing, including Food & Beverage Processing
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consultants

Funds will support innovative approaches to business growth, boosting competitiveness, and widening business service offerings and/or supplies for 10-15 businesses experiencing underinvestment. Grants range from $10,000 to $15,000.

Eligibility

Awards will be made to qualified businesses, and eligibility is based on accurate and complete submission. For this particular grant, priority will be given to Black and Latino entrepreneurs in the following industries:

Awards will be made to qualified businesses, and eligibility is based on accurate and complete submission. For this particular grant, priority will be given to Black and Latino/a entrepreneurs in the following industries: Construction, Childcare Services & Youth Services Providers, Energy Infrastructure & Climate Response, Broadband, Digitization & Web Services, Medical Suppliers & Health Services Providers, Manufacturing, including Food & Beverage Processing, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consultants.

All awardees will have to certify that they are promoting the best interests of the community.

PLEASE NOTE: If you received a LISC-GM grant in Rounds 1, 2, or 3, you won’t qualify for funding in Round 4 of this grant pool.

Deadline

Submissions are due by June 16th at 11:59 PM ET and must be submitted via the online application portal. Applications submitted after the deadline will NOT be considered. 

Contact Information

Questions can be sent to [email protected] 

Organizer

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
Phone
212-455-9800
Email
NYCinfo@lisc.org
View Organizer Website

Other

Regions
Western New York Region

Venue

LISC