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Huge Grants and Financial Funds for Small Businesses 

The Nigerian Global Chamber of Commerce extends its warm greetings to all our clients. Our team continuously search for information to support all our clients financially and educationally, especially during this pandemic period. The list below includes links of exciting and golden opportunities for businesses. 

Information on Various Grants  

Visa IFundWomen  
Visa extended its partnership with IFundWomen to support Black Women owned small businesses in the United States of America through a grant program and educational resources.

  • 10 qualified recipients will each receive a $10,000 grant and a 1-year IFundWomen Annual Coaching Membership. 
  • To learn more and apply for this grant, click on the following link:

Application Availability: June 30, 2020 – July 31, 2020 

Illinois Business Interruption Grant Application 
This Business Interruption grant program will make $60 million available for 3,500 businesses encountering losses or business interruption as a result of Covid-19. To learn about the criteria for this grant and apply, click on the following link:

Application Availability: Currently Open  

Lowe’s - LISC Partnership  
LISC will provide emergency assistance for small businesses, especially for businesses in underserved communities. This grant includes paying rent and utilities, meeting payroll, paying outstanding debt to vendors, upgrading technology infrastructure and other immediate operational costs. Click on the following link to learn more and apply:

Application Availability: July 27, 2020. 

Google commits $175 million to racial equity with focus on Black-owned businesses and supporting Black entrepreneurs. The largest sum of $100 million in funding will be directed towards Black-led venture capital firms, startups, and other organizations focused on Black entrepreneurs.  

Application Availability: Open 

Facebook directs $200 million to support U.S. Black-Owned businesses, Black creators, communities and non-profits serving the Black community.  

  • $1.1 billion to support Black and diverse suppliers and communities in the U.S by the end of 2021.  

  • $100,000 scholarships to Black students working toward digital skills certifications.  

  • $100 million will be earmarked for Black-owned businesses, creators and non-profits. 

  • $25 million in support of Black content creators and $75 million in grants of cash and ad credits to support Black owned business and non-profits that serve the Black community.  

  • To learn more and apply for this grant, click on the following link:

Application Availability: Open 

Hello Alice  
This organization is offering $10,000 grants distributed on a rolling basis to Black-owned small businesses that Covid-19 impacted. To learn more and apply for this grant, click on the following link:

Application Availability: Open 

Per Gov. J. B. Pritzker’s announcement, starting Aug. 10, 2020, renters can apply for grants of up to $5000 each to cover rent. Starting Aug. 24, 2020, homeowners can apply for up to $15,000 mortgage–relief grants from the Illinois Housing Development Authority. The $150 million Emergency Rental Assistance Program is expected to help 30,000 people in the state.To learn more about this opportunity and apply for these grants, click on the following link:  

Application Availability: August 10, 2020 for Renters  

Application Availability: August 24, 2020 for Homeowners  

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