Post COVID, if you’re still looking for free money for your business, other small-business grants may help meet your needs. Here’s how to get them.
Understand What’s Available
Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program, which launched in April , is open to businesses like movie theaters, museums and performance halls until its roughly $16 billion is exhausted.
Watch for Opportunities
For federal small-business grants, visit Grants.gov. The website, managed by the Department of Health and Human Services , lists more than 1,000 awards.
One resource that may help is GrantWatch.
“It’s important to show that your business doesn’t need to be saved,” says Stephanie Duncan, co-owner of Harmony Harvest Farm in Weyers Cave, Virginia. Tell a compelling story
Beware of Scams
Before applying for a grant and providing information like a Social Security number or employer identification number, ensure its validity. Red flags may include a fee or an application requiring nothing but your personal or business information.