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 


The process was easy and very convenient, it was perfect.

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.

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

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