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Finding Funding Money

Apply Now! April’s Grants and Programs to Fund Your Business

Looking for some resources to help gather small business funding? Want to find a network of entrepreneurs, peers and mentors? We have a roundup of this month’s accelerators, cohorts, grants and programs that you can apply to right now.



  • Backstage Capital
    • For: Underrepresented founders (women, entrepreneurs of color, LGBT community members) at any stage in their business
    • What: Grants between $25,000 and $100,000
    • Deadline: Rolling
  • Black Founder Startup Grant
    • For: Black women or non-binary entrepreneur with a registered business that aims to scale
    • What: Grants, scaling support
    • Deadline: Rolling
  • NAACP Power Forward Small Business Grant
    • For: Entrepreneurs of color in New England (Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, certain areas of Connecticut) with a business of 1 – 25 employees
    • What: A $25,000 grant
    • Deadline: Rolling
  • “You Glow Girl” Grant
    • For: Women entrepreneurs
    • What: $10,000 for your business, a one-year supply of Eat Me Guilt Free products, a Peloton bike to maintain fitness goals, a one-year mentorship with Eat Me Guilt Free founder Cristie Besu
    • Deadline: August 1

Good luck applying! Make sure to keep an eye out on our page for more grants, programs and resources throughout May.

About the author

Laura Grant

As Managing Editor of Lioness, Laura Grant works with the editorial team and a slew of freelancers and regular contributors to produce a publication that offers equal parts inspiration and information. Laura is a graduate of Western New England University with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and a master's degree in Communications. She spent her undergraduate term developing her writing and communication skills through internships, tutoring and student media involvement. Her goal is to publish a novel one day. Before joining Lioness full-time, Laura was a freelancer herself and wrote many stories for the magazine.

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