https://www.lisc.org/covid-19/small-business-assistance/rural-relief-small-business-grants/

 
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.

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:

  • January 26 – February 2, 2021

We 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. Grants will be made in amounts ranging from $5,000 to $20,000.

 
What can the grant be used for?

  • Payable to include rent and utilities
  • Meeting payroll (to include the applicant)
  • Paying outstanding debt to vendors
  • Other immediate operational costs

Applicants may apply for one business only and must be 18 years of age to apply. For business owners with multiple businesses, please complete this application based on your largest business owned. Each grant is limited to one individual/business.

Non-profit organizations are ineligible for the relief funding program at this time, but may be eligible for later rounds of funding.