Queens Small Business Grant Program

Grants of up to $20,000 are available for Queens small businesses impacted by COVID-19.

The City has partnered with several community-based organizations to offer grants to Queens businesses and vendors with 20 or fewer employees. The program aims to support businesses that are minority-owned or those located in a Low- to Moderate-Income community hardest hit by COVID-19.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be in business for three (3) years
  • Be a restaurant and/or first or second floor storefront business in Queens
  • Be a Minority Business Enterprise or located in an LMI zip code or a community hardest hit by COVID-19 
  • Have employed fewer than 20 full time employees in 2019
  • Have earned gross revenue of less than $1 million in 2019
  • Have filed 2019 personal and business tax returns (as applicable)
  • Have no tax liens or unresolved judgments 

To learn more on how to apply, please click https://edc.nyc/program/queens-small-business-grants-program 

 

It’s great that our business can be a platform for people to be supportive and connect with each other.

The experience of working with Ascendus was awesome, particularly the excitement they showed in my progress and in my business.

I’ve had customers for 15 years, since I started out of my home. People keep coming back and many have become my good friends. I come to the store always happy.

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