Lowe’s is Helping Small Businesses During the Covid19 Pandemic: Get Your Piece!

Updated: Aug 31, 2020


Lowe’s or Home Depot? The age old question of the two home improvement super stores. Well in this case, it’s definitely Lowe’s!


Lowe’s is giving out grants of $20,000 to small businesses. Minority, women owned and rural small businesses and enterprises may be eligible to receive help during the Covid19 pandemic.


Eligible expenses include:

  • Paying rent and utilities

  • Meeting payroll

  • Paying outstanding debt to vendors

  • Upgrading technology infrastructure

  • Other immediate operational costs


Nonprofits are not eligible for this application. See info on other resources below.

The Round 4 application period is now closed. Next round opening on July 27, 2020.

Click the link below to apply for this grant!


https://www.lisc.org/covid-19/small-business-assistance/small-business-relief-grants/lowes/

UPDATE: July 27, 2020

Thank you for your interest in the LISC Small Business Relief Grants for small businesses facing immediate financial pressure because of Covid-19.

The Round 5 application period is now open. Click here to apply. Your application must be completed by Monday, August 3rd, 11:59 p.m. ET.  Before completing the application, please review our Grant Information and FAQ Please keep the following in mind:  

  • For business owners with multiple businesses, please answer this survey based on your largest business owned.  

  • Each awardee is limited to one grant.

  • Grants will be made to qualified businesses and based on accurate and complete submission and verification of required documentation.

  • This round of applications must be submitted by Monday, August 3rd, 11:59 p.m. ET.

If you have questions not answered by the FAQ, please email smallbusinessgrants@lisc.org. We are monitoring this inbox and updating the FAQ accordingly.

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UPDATED:

AUGUST 31, 2020 10:57 am est


The Round 6 application period is now open. Click here to apply. Your application must be submitted by Monday, September 7th, 11:59 p.m. ET. 

Before completing the application, please review our Grant Information and FAQ

Please keep the following in mind:  

  • For business owners with multiple businesses, please answer this survey based on your largest business owned.  

  • Each awardee is limited to one grant.

  • Grants will be made to qualified businesses and based on accurate and complete submission and verification of required documentation.

  • This round of applications must be submitted by Monday, September 7th, 11:59 p.m. ET.



Eligibility
Applicants may apply for one business only and must be 18 years of age to apply. For business owners with multiple businesses, please complete this application based on your largest business owned. Each grant is limited to one individual/business.
Awards will be made to qualified businesses, and eligibility is based on accurate and complete submission. Priority will be given especially to entrepreneurs of color, women- and veteran-owned businesses and other enterprises in historically under-served places who don’t have access to flexible, affordable capital.
All awardees will have to certify that they are promoting the best interests of the community and are negatively impacted by the Covid-19 crisis.

Non-profit organizations are ineligible for this particular relief funding program.  Be sure to check LISC’s Covid-19 Resource Page: https://www.lisc.org/covid-19/covid-resources/ for the latest resources available to nonprofit organizations and individuals. 

Privacy
Information provided through the application process is the responsibility of each applicant. Applications submitted to the portal remain confidential to the general public and any fellow applicants. Applicants will not hold LISC, its affiliates, members, partners, and staff liable for any losses, damages, costs, or expenses, of any kind relating to the use or the adequacy, accuracy, or completeness of any information loaded in the form. See LISC's Privacy Policy for more details.
Conflict of Interest
Current directors, officers, employees and contractors of LISC and such individuals' family members (spouse, parents, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and spouses of children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren) are not eligible to apply or seek an award.  In addition to verifying there is no such conflict with LISC, for each round, applicants will need to similarly establish that s/he does not have a conflict with any donors or funders involved in that particular pool. The list of Donors/Funders connected to a particular round will be disclosed explicitly for response by the applicant or finalist.
Publicity
If awarded, please be advised that the business/applicant’s application information, name, statements, and other information provided during the award process may be used for promotional purposes in all forms and media and the business/applicant may be contacted by LISC and/or the program sponsors for such purposes. Applicant grants to LISC and the program sponsors a perpetual license to use such information without additional compensation (except where prohibited by law), and without any right to review and/or approve such content.  Until notified, applicants must agree not to share any status as finalist publicly, including but not limited to all social media platforms, news media, or local publications.
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