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Get Ready for Halloween! Take a Stab at These October Grants

It’s Halloween! Let’s get into the spirit by buying a costume or making spooky decorations—but more importantly, don’t forget to carve into some grant-o-lanterns. Nothing is scarier than not having the proper resources for your business, so take a chance with these October grants. 

7 October grants that are sweeter than candy:

  1. Upskilling Grant
    • What: Reimbursement of $2,000-$2,500 (per employee) for training employee(s) 50+ years of age
    • For: Small businesses with employee(s) who are over 50 years old
    • Deadline: Applications are open now. All training must be completed and reported by Nov. 30, 2023
  2. You Glow, Girl
    • What: $10,000 grant, one-year supply of Eat Me Guilt Free products, mentoring, physical health and wellness prize
    • For: Female entrepreneurs
    • Deadline: Applications open on October 19, 2023
  3. StartHER Grant
    • What: $5,000 grant
    • For: Texas-based women-owned businesses
    • Deadline: October 20, 2023 at 5 p.m.
  4. The Amber Grant 
    • What: $10,000 in grants
    • For: Women-owned businesses
    • Deadline: Recurring monthly deadlines – next is October 31
  5. HerRise MicroGrants
    • What: $1,000 microgrant
    • For: U.S. businesses owned by women of color
    • Deadline: Recurring monthly deadlines – next is October 31 at 11:59 p.m.
  6. Tory Burch Foundation Fellowship
    • What: Year-long fellowship program, $5,000 grant, access to 0 percent interest Kiva Loans
    • For: Women business owners
    • Deadline: November 4, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EDT
  7. Atomic Grants
    • What: $1,500 grant, one year of coaching, free year’s subscription to Passion Collective on Demand
    • For: Women entrepreneurs 
    • Deadline: December 15, 2023

Still hungry for more grants? Check out September’s harvest!

About the author

Aaron Rippin

Aaron Rippin is a student at The College of New Jersey studying Interpersonal and Strategic Communications. At school, he serves as Co-VP for the Asian American Association and plays on the men’s rugby team. Outside of his academic life, he likes hanging out with friends or watching movies, thrifting, going to museums, cafes, making art and the outdoors.

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