COVID-19 Grants, Financial Assistance and Financial Literacy
HelloAlice can help you find funding, discounts, opportunities, and experts to assist you on your your small business journey – all for free. They have a special COVID program of $10,000 grants to impacted businesses.
Free Resources | 10k COVID Grant | Additional Financing/Grants | Learning Center
Greene County has created a special disaster loan program to assist small businesses that were negatively affected. The County, in conjunction with the Greene County Economic Development Corporation (GCEDC), is allocating Community Development Block Grant funds for small business loans that retain or create jobs that primarily benefit low- and moderate-income people.
Loan | Learning Center
Annuity.org has a lot of information about managing your money, this link in particular directs to COVID-19 relevant information. However the site as a whole offers a considerable amount of information regarding how to manage your money.
Professional Beauty Association is offering $500 grants to licensed beauty professionals who are unable to work due to COVID-19. The funding, if awarded, is intended to be emergency aid for short-term immediate needs such as food and bills.
Free Resources | $500 Grant | Learning Center
James Beard Relief Fund has awarded COVID grants to those in the Food and Beverage Industry. It appears they are not giving new grants at this time, however there are many other free resources that can be helpful.
Free Resources | Possibly Future Grant | Learning Center
Restaurant Strong Fund is for employees who have been employed for more than three months at a restaurant, bar, cafe or nightclub.
The Capital Region Response Fund is providing one-time operating grants will help fund frontline human services 501c3 organizations that have deep roots in the community and strong experience working with vulnerable populations.
GrantStation has a searchable database of grants, funds and loans. Most of their listings do not apply to the Albany Area.
Google is distributing Ad Credits to small and medium sized businesses, who have spent with a Google Ads account in ten out of twelve months of 2019, and in January and/or February of this year. The accounts we manage have had this credit applied.
Facebook has a grant program; however it is not available in the Albany / Capital District Region.
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