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Funding

Grant program: Facebook Small Business Grants Program

Open to certain zipcodes in Western N.C., this grant program provides funds of up to $4,000 to small businesses impacted by COVID-19.

To be eligible to apply, your business must:

  • Have between 2 and 50 employees
  • Have been in business for over a year
  • Have experienced challenges from COVID-19
  • Be in or near a location where Facebook operates

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Loan Program: NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loan Program

The Golden LEAF Foundation announces $15 million in funding to launch a rapid recovery loan program in response to economic losses related to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Golden LEAF funding will support the NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Loan Program by enabling loans to be made to eligible businesses for up to $50,000 with zero interest and no payments for six months. If not repaid in six months, the loan will automatically convert to a term loan.

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Save Small Business Fund

UPDATE: The application window for this grant is now closed.

Funded by corporate and philanthropic partners, the Save Small Business Fund is a collective effort to provide $5,000 grants to as many small employers as possible. To qualify, you must employ between 3 and 20 people, be located in an economically vulnerable community and have been harmed financially by the COVID-19 pandemic. To read more and see if you qualify, click here.

U.S. Small Business Administration Assistance Information

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Paycheck Protection Program

    • Please visit our Paycheck Protection Program webpage here.
    • First Horizon Bank is continuing to accept new applications for Paycheck Protection Program loans. Click here to learn more.

Main Street Lending Program

As authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the Federal Reserve is providing $600 billion in financing for small- and medium-sized businesses through its Main Street Lending Program. Eligible businesses must:

  • Have been established before March 13, 2020, and have been organized in the U.S. with significant operations and a majority of employees based in the U.S.
  • Not be an ineligible business according to the SBA.
  • Have no more than 15,000 employees or 2019 annual revenues of no more than $5 billion.
  • Not also participate in another Main Street loan facility or the Primary Market Corporate Credit Facility (businesses that received support through the SBA Paycheck Protection Program are eligible for the Main Street Lending Program).
  • Not have received specific support pursuant to the CARES Act.

To read more about the program and find out how you can apply, click here. View the U.S. Chamber’s “Guide to the Main Street Lending Program” here.