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Which financial resource is right for me?

There are several types of funding options available to meet your small and medium business's needs. Each type has specific characteristics that are important to understand. Multiple funding types may be suitable for you.

 

Disclaimer: the recommendations are not exhaustive and do NOT guarantee approval.


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Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding may be right for your business if the business has a large, supportive network willing to contribute to its success.

Grants

Grants are typically a no regret funding option, especially for businesses that are struggling financially, as the money does not need to be paid back.

Investment

Investors provide capital for a business usually in exchange for convertible debt or ownership equity.

Loans

Loans allow a business the flexibility to cover their expenses or make necessary investments, while paying back the money over time, typically with some interest.

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Verizon Small Business Digital Ready

GRANT

Created for small businesses by small businesses, Verizon Small Business Digital Ready provides free resources tailored to small business owners’ needs to help them build a business they can be proud of. Join the hundreds of thousands of small business owners who used Verizon Small Business Digital Ready to build their dream businesses.

Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply:
• Register free on Verizon Small Business Digital Ready
• Complete any combination of two courses or events, free between January 1, 2024, and June 28, 2024

Terms:

Max Amount:

Program deadline:

Application deadline:

June 28, 11:59 PM

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Healthy Food Financing Initiative - HFFI 2024 Planning Grant Program

GRANT

The HFFI Planning Grant Program will provide grants to eligible organizations for projects in the
planning and development stage that will improve access to fresh, healthy food in underserved
areas through food retail. Grants are designed to be one-time investments of capital into project
planning or predevelopment activities that will support the development and success of a
sustainable business model.

The program could assist a variety of organizations, business models, and capital needs of
ventures that process, distribute, aggregate, market, and sell healthy, fresh, and affordable foods
to underserved communities and markets. Applicants must demonstrate how their proposed
project will contribute to food access through the availability of an assortment of Staple and
Perishable Foods for retail sale, either directly or as part of the retail supply chain. Grant funds
should build programmatic capacity, unlock additional sources of capital, catalyze project
sustainability, meet financing gaps, and/or enable the next phase of project implementation for
deeper impact or reach.

Eligibility:

Applicants must propose a project that is anticipated to
create a food retail or food retail supply chain business
model that will be located in an eligible underserved area
in order to be eligible for this grant award. You can search
an interactive map to see if your location is eligible at:
www.investinginfood.com/eligibility.

Terms:

Grant funds may not be used for equipment, construction hard costs, acquisition of land or
buildings, or operational costs of an existing business. Individuals are not eligible to apply.

Max Amount:

$150,000

Program deadline:

Application deadline:

11:59 PM, June 17

Reinvestment Fund staff will be available to answer questions until Friday, June 14, 2024. Applications must be submitted via the SmartSimple online portal to be considered for funding. Funding decisions will be made no earlier than August 2024.

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