Sponsoring Agency: United for Brownsville
Type of Fund: Grant
Deadline Available: Available
Deadline Date (mm/dd/yyyy): 05/02/2021
Size of the Fund: Less than USD $50,000
United for Brownsville has created a $50,000 grant targeted at providing relief to essential small businesses that serve young children in Brownsville.
United for Brownsville, a program of SCO Family of Services in partnership with Community Solutions has launched the United for Brownsville Small Business Relief Grant. This grant will be distributed by the Family Advisory Board (FAB) of United for Brownsville, targeting the preservation of crucial small businesses, such as child care facilities and daycare centers. Any small business serving families with young families is strongly encouraged to apply.
Small businesses are a vital source of strength for many communities, including Brownsville. They address communities’ particular needs in ways most responsive to residents by bringing the goods, services, jobs, and capital. These small businesses have been especially hard-hit by the economic crisis accompanying the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aligning with UB’s mission, the application requires small businesses to demonstrate they are vital to the community and have a focus on serving families with young children. This focus helps highlight the impact of the pandemic on businesses such as home-based daycares, which are small businesses that were forced to close during the beginning and height of the pandemic.
The Family Advisory Board (FAB), comprised of Brownsville mothers, fathers, and grandparents, will review the applications and select one grant winner to receive $50,000.
• The grant will be distributed and selected by United for Brownsville’s Family Advisory Board — 21 mothers, fathers, and grandparents from Brownsville.
• UB recognizes that small businesses are a vital source of strength for Brownsville. These small businesses have been especially hard-hit by the economic crisis accompanying the COVID-19 pandemic.
• The grant criteria require the small business to be vital to the community with a focus on serving families with young children, such as child care facilities and daycare centers. Additional businesses are welcome to apply but must speak to how they are vital to families with young children in the community.
• Selected businesses will receive at least two phases of complimentary coaching and support from EY to prepare the selected business for success.
More information at: https://unitedforbrownsville.org/small-business-grant/