The below list was provided to the Prince William Chamber of Commerce by Mason SBDC. For assistance in small business development, please contact Mason SBDC directly by visiting their website: Below list updated 1/19/2023.

**Please note, we are not responsible for the issuer or funding listed below. Please contact programs directly**

SBA Funding Programs
City of Manassas EDA – Cash Grants Page
IGNITE Startup Grant: Prince William County
COVID-19 Restore Retail Grant: Prince William County
Community Business Partnership Loan Programs
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VSBFA: SWaM Business Microloan Fund Application
Northern Virginia Incumbent Worker Training Grants
Virginia Career Works – Northern
(VTC) Microbusiness Marketing Leverage Program
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Warrior Rising – For Veterans
SoGal Black Founder Startup Grant
NIH COVID-19 Biomed Technology R&D Grants
NASE Grants and Scholarships
The Barstool Fund

External Funding Resources

Fedex The FedEx® Small Business Grant Contest: You’re always learning, always hustling, always striving for more. And with help from FedEx, you can go all out to drive your small business even further with a chance to win $30K from the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest. Entry period opens on January 31, 2023. See details here  

Small Business Readiness for Resiliency Program: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and FedEx have teamed up to create the Small Business Readiness for Resiliency (R4R) Program. This program helps small businesses prepare for a disaster and offers immediate relief funding for those prepared businesses when a disaster strikes their region. More than 100 grants of $5,000 each are expected to be distributed between June 2022 and May 2023. See more about the program here  

Fast Break Small Business Program:
 AOF (Accion Opportunity Fund) and LegalZoom have joined forces to provide entrepreneurs across the country with grants and LegalZoom services to support their small businesses. See how to apply here    

Barclays Small Business Big Wins Grant: Barclays U.S. Consumer Bank is hosting its third-annual Small Business Big Wins grant. This year, small business owners have the chance to win up to $60,000 to help fund their small businesses. See grant page here. Submissions will be accepted through February 28

Amazon’s Black Business Accelerator Program: If you’re a seller in Amazon’s store, you may be eligible for the Black Business Accelerator Program. Created to support Black entrepreneurs, the program offers financial support, mentorship, business advice, and promotional support. See more information here

Amber Grant for Women – WomensNet founded the “Amber Grant” in 1998. The grant was set up with one goal in mind: to honor the memory of a very special young woman, Amber Wigdahl, who died at just 19 years old — before realizing her business dreams. See full details here  

Etsy Emergency Relief Fund: If you’re an Etsy business owner, you may be qualified to apply for relief funding courtesy of a partnership with CERF+, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping artists prepare for and recover from emergencies and disasters. Read more here  

2023 Halstead Grant – To support new talent in the jewelry industry, the Halstead Grant will offer a grant of $7,500 in start-up capital for its 17th year of the program. Applicants must be new jewelry designers that work primarily in silver. See details here  

Industry-Specific Funding Opportunities NonProfits Pollination Project – Grants to global non-profits. Annual budget for your group or organization must be less than $50,000. The total cost for the immediate project for which you are requesting funding must be less than $40,000.  Learn more 
Resources above provided by Mason SBDC.