LISC and Lowe's have joined forces to offer grants to Rural Communities.
"Our Rural Commitment. 900 Grants. $18 million.
As part of our continuing commitment to elevate our impact in rural America, LISC is inviting small business owners in rural locations across the country to apply for the LISC-Lowe's Rural Relief Small Business Grants program."
Who is Eligible?
Good news for Skagway! Only small businesses located in rural communities are eligible at this time. Rural communities are defined as having a population of 50,000 or less. A community is defined as the city/town/village where your business address is located. If the business is mobile (a food truck, fishing boat, ride share driver, etc) please use the address where your vehicle is stored during non-business hours.
All potential applicants are encouraged to review the FAQ and grant information before applying.
Non-profit organizations are ineligible for the relief funding program at this time, but may be eligible for later rounds of funding.
How it works
Applications are being accepted in “rounds”. You must submit a new application for each round in order to be considered for funding in that round. Below are the dates of upcoming rounds, so get your paperwork ready!:
November 26 - December 2, 2020
December 29, 2020 - January 5, 2021
January 26 - February 2, 2021
They will support small businesses and enterprises affected by Covid-19 across the country, especially those in under served communities, including entrepreneurs of color, women- and veteran-owned businesses that often lack access to flexible, affordable capital.
Applications will be reviewed based on criteria designed to prioritize particularly challenged businesses, and the final grantees will be randomly selected from the top scoring applicants.