• LISC Now Accepting Applications for $10,000 Small Business Grants

    Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), sponsored by Verizon, will award eligible small businesses with $10,000 grants, particularly in historically underserved communities hit hard by the pandemic. As small business owners across the country continue to face uncertainty amid the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, this grant opportunity will support recovery and aid in survival through the pandemic and beyond. With an overall commitment of $10 million, eligible expenses for the grant include: Paying rent and utilities, meeting payroll, paying outstanding debt to vendors, upgrading technology infrastructure, and other immediate operational costs. 

    Applicants may apply for one business only and must be 18 years of age to apply. The grant application closes on Tuesday, February 9th at 11:59PM ET, so apply now! For more information about eligibility and FAQs, click here.

    You can also join Verizon in supporting small businesses through their text-to-give campaign. Wireless users on any carrier can text SMALLBIZ to 20222 to make a one-time donation of $10 to LISC. Your generous donation will provide more funding for grants to small businesses to survive and thrive.