Main Street America is pleased to announce that the application period for the Backing Small Businesses grant program is now open.
In 2021, American Express and Main Street America created the Backing Small Businesses grant program* to help economically vulnerable U.S. small business owners recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and grow their businesses. To date, the program has provided $1.65 million in grants to 330 small business owners across the country.
Now in its second year, the program will increase both grants awarded and total funding to further support small business owners in building their economic vitality and fostering a thriving community. On March 20, applications will open for 350 small business grants of $5,000 to eligible businesses in the U.S. and territories.