A new Minority Owned Small Business Grant Program has been announced by the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier counties with funding from Google and Kaiser Permanente. The program will grant $75,000 to minority-owned small businesses in Loudoun County. Applications are due Tuesday January 19 and there is a pre-application workshop scheduled for January 5th.

The Community Foundation invites minority owned small businesses to apply to receive grants of $5,000 to $10,000.  Organizations eligible to apply will demonstrate 51% ownership identifying as African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, or Native American and residents of Loudoun County.  Eligible businesses also must demonstrate that they are located in Loudoun County with annual net revenues less than $250,000, or less than $500,000 for businesses with three or more full-time employees.

The Loudoun Chamber of Commerce’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee will partner with the Community Foundation to serve as an application review committee.  Businesses hit hardest by COVID-19 will be prioritized for funding.

Learn more: https://communityfoundationlf.org/now-launching-minority…/.