Resources for your business to help in response and recovery from COVID-19.

Updated June 22, 2020

Reopening Resources

Opportunities for Restaurants Specifically 

Grant Opportunities

  • Charlotte Center City Innovation Fund - Info here.  Application opens June 26. 
  • CLT City Grant - Re-opens June 22
  • 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.  The Small Diverse Business Fund application will be avaliable soon.
  • 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.
  • US Small Business Administration loans and resources related to COVID-19, including the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program for small businesses and new programs like Paycheck Protection Program, part of the CARES Act signed into law on Friday, March 27, 2020.  - Diaster Loan Applications Open NOW as of June 22. 

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