August 18, 2020

LISC NYC/Lowe’s Neighborhood Business Grants APPLICATION LIVE!

As you know, small businesses in New York City have been hit hard by the pandemic. These enterprises are the lifeblood of our communities, and LISC NYC is working hard to provide the resources they need to stay afloat.

LISC has an exciting new grant opportunity for small businesses in New York City. Through a program they’re calling Neighborhood Business Grants, funded by their partner Lowe’s, LISC will award $20,000 grants to 750 businesses in 15 cities nationwide, including New York City. The application window is August 18-23. Designed to help small business owners meet their most immediate needs, grant funds may be used to:

  • Pay rent and utilities
  • Meet payroll
  • Pay outstanding debt to vendors
  • Upgrade technology infrastructure
  • Take care of other immediate operational costs

The Neighborhood Business Grants program will focus on underserved communities that often lack access to flexible, affordable capital. The goal is for 95% of grantees to be businesses owned by minorities and women. They are prioritizing businesses in these sectors: Construction, Manufacturing, Retail, Transportation, Warehousing, Real Estate Renting or Leasing.

Application is live NOW! Click here for the application.
Application deadline is 
Sunday, August 23rd at 11:59 PM ET.

If you have any questions please contact Natalie Vichnevsky.