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The Resiliency Fund Grants

The Resiliency Fund- Tier 1-The Operational Emergency Relief Grants ($2,500) and Tier 2-Community Opportunity Grants ($5,000)

are designed to support black and brown minority businesses that need funding to help stabilize and/or address an immediate hardship in their business. The focus of these funds is to support smaller minority businesses that are continuing to operate and plan to operate for the remaining calendar year of 2022 and 2023 in the Greater Cincinnati Area (currently Hamilton County).

There will be 50 total applications accepted and applications will be randomly selected for this period. (Once the application pool is filled the application portal will be closed)

Eligible Minority Businesses of color applicants will submit required documentation through the application portal that will be provided. Submission of this application does not guarantee approval or selection. All applicants that receive funding will be required to work with a partner Technical Assistance provider. Please review the required documents needed if selected. Please submit the required information as requested.

A business may only apply for one of the following Tiers of the Resiliency Fund during this period. Multiple applications by the business or its business owner(s) will result in IN-ELIGIBILITY of any Resiliency Fund

The two levels of the Resiliency Grant will be the 2022 application period:

- Tier 1-The Operational Emergency Relief Grants ($2,500)

- Tier 2-Community Opportunity Grants ($5,000)

There will be a limited amount of grants available for each level. There will be only one application pool. Grant awards will be based on 2021 or 2022 verified revenue levels.  The number of available grants will be listed on the application description. More grant opportunities may vary depending on available funding. Please review the grant offerings description to determine eligibility.

IF YOU WERE SELECTED TO RECEIVE A PREVIOUS RESILIENCY FUND AWARD YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR ANY OTHER GRANT OFFERINGS.

The Resiliency Fund is provided by the Urban League of Greater Southwest Ohio and is administered by the Greater Cincinnati Microenterprise Initiative (GCMI)

All communication for these Grant offerings will be by email only. Please submit through the Application portal or application portal email address.

GOOD LUCK!!

The REsiliency Fund Team 

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