COVID-19 Rural Relief Small Business Grant

The next round of the Rural Relief Small Business Grants Program opens Monday, November 30th!


As part of our continuing commitment to elevate our impact in rural America, LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) is inviting small business owners in rural locations across the country to apply for the LISC-Lowe's Rural Relief Small Business Grants program.


The next application period will open on Thursday, November 30th. 


Who is eligible?

Only small businesses located in rural communities are eligible at this time. Rural communities are defined as having a population of 50,000 or less. A community is defined as the city/town/village where your business address is located. If the business is mobile (a food truck, fishing boat, ride share driver, etc) please use the address where your vehicle is stored during non-business hours.


All potential applicants are encouraged to review our FAQ and grant information before applying.


Non-profit organizations are ineligible for the relief funding program at this time, but may be eligible for later rounds of funding.


How it works

Applications are being accepted in “rounds”. You must submit a new application for each round in order to be considered for funding in that round. Below are the dates of upcoming rounds:


November 30 - December 6, 2020

December 29, 2020 - January 5, 2021

January 26 - February 2, 2021

We will support small businesses and enterprises affected by Covid-19 across the country, especially those in underserved communities, including entrepreneurs of color, women- and veteran-owned businesses that often lack access to flexible, affordable capital.


Applications will be reviewed based on criteria designed to prioritize particularly challenged businesses, and the final grantees will be randomly selected from the top scoring applicants.


APPLY HERE  *(This link will not be live until November 30)