The Institute for Minority Economic Development and several partners announced a Small Diverse Business Emergency Relief Fund, offering grants of up to $1,000 for rent, utilities and other operational expenses for small businesses. Must be minority-owned and demonstrate immediate need. Application available here.
Business for All Grants – more of a competition than a grant program with 15 award winners nationwide in each of 6 rounds (90 total). Details here.
Skufca Law is offering free phone consultation to South End business owners to identify and discuss any legal issues that have arisen for you, including review of current insurance policies and contracts, and contract or lease negotiations and modifications. Contact Ron at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-376-3030.
Learn how you can leave a server a virtual tip. If you’re a server, bartender, line cook, dishwasher, or other service industry professional who’s been laid off or otherwise financially affected by the coronavirus shutdown, submit your information here. You’ll be added to the database so fellow Charlotteans can give directly to you. This is a project called #tipCLT. (Via Charlotte Agenda)