Up to $2 million in grants available for dairies, childcare centers and more

Some small business grant programs are available to different types of companies in a particular area. Others target businesses in a specific industry. This week, grant opportunities launched specifically to help dairy businesses and childcare providers. And even more programs are available to support businesses in any industry. Read about these recent updates to small business grants below.

State Dairy Grants Fresno

Fresno State offers grants to dairies and cheeseries throughout Central California. The program is part of a recent initiative the school launched after receiving $23 million in USDA funding. About half of these funds must be distributed as grants and the other half can be used to provide advice and training to dairy businesses. The aim is to help dairies and dairies differentiate their products by creating new options such as choice and yoghurt. Grants can be up to $2 million and the application deadline is February 28.

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Missouri Child Care Innovation Startup Grants

Missouri provides grants to child care providers and those looking to start daycare businesses throughout the state. Child care businesses and centers must work with community partners to increase access to child care throughout the community. Grants also require matching funds or in-kind contributions from other sources. Three state licensure specifications are also required, including completion of an initial inspection, child care licensure, and a post-licensure inspection. May 31st is the deadline for applications.

Ashland Chamber of Commerce Mini Grant Program

The Ashland Chamber of Commerce in Ashland County, Ohio is starting a new program to provide members with mini-grants. The opportunity is open to chamber businesses that have been operating for less than two years and have 25 or fewer employees. Grants can provide up to $2,500 in matching funds to help cover various interior or exterior improvements. Interested businesses have until February 28 to submit an application. A committee will then review the applications and select businesses to interview. Recipients should receive notification by March 31.

PECO Small Business Natural Gas Grant Program

PECO Energy Company in Philadelphia offers grants to small business customers to help cover a portion of their gas bills. The program includes a total of $450,000, which will be awarded in $500 increments to 900 local small business customers with delinquent balances. To qualify, businesses must be on PECO’s commercial gas rate and have fewer than 25 total employees. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and will be applied directly to each customer’s account.

Nye County ARPA Small Business Grant Program

Nye County, Nevada is set to reopen applications for the American Rescue Plan Act Small Business Grant Program. So far, more than a dozen businesses are already set to receive reimbursement funds for COVID-related expenses. And the next round of funding is set to start on March 1st, until April 14th. If funds are still available after that period, the county says a third application period will then be made available.

Chester County Young Entrepreneurship Champions Program

Chester County, Pennsylvania recently opened the application period for its annual New Business Champions program. The program offers up to $2,500 in professional services for local businesses. Options may include, but are not limited to, business plan development, accounting, and human resource training. Businesses can apply online or even nominate other businesses across the county. The deadline for applications for the program is February 28.

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