Deadline to apply for Inclusive Backing Grant Program from American Express

Thursday, June 30, 2022 (11:59 PM - 11:59 PM) (EDT)


As small businesses continue to feel the impact of the pandemic, many still need support to keep their doors open. To back underrepresented small business owners as they navigate the pandemic and plan for long-term success and resilience, American Express has partnered with Main Street America for a $2.05M grant program called Inclusive Backing. This program builds on American Express’ ongoing Backing Small initiative to provide economically vulnerable small businesses with financial support and other resources to address their critical needs and challenges.

More than 300 grants of $5,000 each will be awarded in four cycles to small businesses located in older or historic commercial districts across the country, with priority given to businesses that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and preference given to businesses owned by underrepresented groups, including members of the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and people of color.

Applications for the fourth grant cycle are now open to eligible small business owners who identify as Native or Indigenous, Hispanic or Latinx, LGBTQ+ or as immigrants, refugees or forcibly displaced.
Applications close at 11:59pm CT on June 30.

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Thursday, June 30, 2022 (11:59 PM - 11:59 PM) (EDT)
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