Invest Atlanta announces the Resurgence Grant Fund to help Atlanta businesses adapt to today's COVID-19 environment to rise up, recover and thrive again. The Resurgence Grant Fund is a reimbursable grant to address cost associated with adapting their business operations to a post-COVID environment. Eligible businesses may be awarded up to $40,000, plus receive a credit of up to $10,000 of additional technical assistance.
The application window is August 10, 2020 - August 31, 2020. All applications will be reviewed by an independent committee at the end of the application period. If you're going to apply, please ensure you answer all of the questions in the application and uploaded all requested documents. Otherwise, your application will be considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed and will not be given consideration.
To be eligible for a Resurgence Grant, a business must meet all of the following criteria:
Want to see if you're not eligible? Click here to see a list of ineligible businesses.
We're very excited to see the City of Atlanta, specifically the Treasury Division, working with Invest Atlanta to deploy these resources to local business in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope all of the businesses lucky enough to be awarded one of these grants will continue to thrive and help to make Atlanta a great place to live
The USDA is looking to grow the consumption of local food by helping promote, expand and scale the capacity of local food supply chains from farms to tables. Do you regularly sell your fresh local food at a farmer's market or roadside stands? Have you wanted to start a farmer's market, community food program, or commercial kitchen? Are you looking for that spark to get involved? The USDA's Farmers Market Promotion Program might just be that spark.
The program offers two direct marketing project types:
The world has changed tremendously since the COVID pandemic shut down world-wide business and commerce. The effects are being felt by all, but arguably the people most impacted have been the small business owners. Small business, local restaurants and struggling startups live on cash flow shoestrings to keep their business up and running. Without consistently, almost daily revenue, these business will struggle to survive in the current economic shutdown. To make a long story short, small business need help more than ever.
That's why we were excited to stumble upon Salesforce's commitment to "ensure the small businesses near and dear to our hearts have a chance to get through this current crisis." They recently announced a new program called Salesforce Care Small Business Grants to help small business get the resources they need during this uncertain time. The program will soon be offering $10,000 grants to U.S. small businesses, providing them with much needed capital to help them weather the crisis. Salesforce is making a total commitment of $5 million to the program.
And the best part is you can apply now for the grants. We also encourage you to take a look at all of the other resources Salesforce has put together for small businesses as part of the Salesforce Care program.
Small business around the world are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Facebook is stepping up to help them out. Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses around the world in the countries where they operate. Examples of how the grant funds can be used include continuing to support your workforce, help with your rent costs, connect with new and stay connected with current customers, and cover operational costs. Small businesses are the strength of the world, and we're excited to see Facebook stepping up to the plate to support them in a time of need.
The USDA is providing funding to qualified organizations and companies to develop the unique capabilities of telecommunications to help rural communities connect to each other and the world, overcoming the effects of remoteness and low population density. Programs that help link teachers and medical services to students and patients living in these areas are examples of proposals that could be submitted.
Grant awards can range from $50,000 to $1,000,000 in the FY 2020 program, though applicants are required to provide a minimum 15% match that do not come from other federal funds.
The US Department of Energy announced $125.5 million in funding for projects that will advance research in solar energy technologies across a wide range of topics. The funding will help the Solar Energy Technologies Office's (SETO's) goal of improving the affordability, reliability, and performance of solar technologies on the grid. SETO expects to make about 55 to 80 awards under the SETO 2020 funding opportunity announcement (FOA), each ranging from $300,000 to $39 million.
With this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the office intends to fund high-impact, early-stage research in the following areas:
Tracing my entrepreneurial bug goes all the way back to junior high school. I didn’t have any great ideas, but I worked for several self-proprietors that did.
Much to the surprise of my entrepreneur mentors, I immediately started working for corporate America when I graduated college.
It didn’t take too long for me to realize large companies were not my cup of tea. I quickly moved to smaller venture-backed companies to take on larger roles and learn more, faster.