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Backing Black Business: How to Apply

Tuesday, December 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm • Organized By Reimagine Main Street
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Attend this webinar to learn about Backing Black Business grants.

Reimagine Main Street, a network of organizations across the country committed to serving and lifting up small businesses impacted by COVID-19, in partnership with Black Girl Ventures, the US Black Chambers Inc., and Walkers Legacy with financial support from Meta is launching Backing Black Business a new program to provide cash grants and other resources to Black women entrepreneurs.

The grant program aims to award a total of $2 million in amounts ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to more than 200 Black women entrepreneurs across the country who need a boost after navigating their businesses through or who launched a business during the pandemic, and invites you to apply today.

The Backing Black Business community offers applicants the opportunity to access expert resources from trusted partners and organizations who are committed to your success! The program has additional support from partners such as 1863 Ventures, Association of African American CDFI and CEOs, Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership, National Association of Women Business Owners, The Women Entrepreneur Leadership Lab, The Veteran’s Women Enterprise Center, Women Impacting Public Policy, and Women Impacting Public Policy Education Institute.

To learn more and see if you're eligible to apply to the Small Business Grants: Backing Black Businesses program, click here.

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