Community Connect: Grants for Small Businesses & Brilliantly Black Awards

Community Connect, hooks you up and helps you out with resources you can use… and this week, we’ve got a hand up for small businesses looking for funding!

Bank of America just launched their Small Business Down Payment Grant Program for women and minority business owners in Chicago and 4 other cities.

According to Black Enterprise, the program is designed for those applying for certain Small Business Administration and commercial real estate loans… the grants top out at $25,000 to cover up to 50% of down payment requirements. The program also links with others at Bank of America to support other business needs, including access to credit lines, funding capital and resources for start-up, growth and expansion. 

And our iHeart family also celebrated our first Brilliantly Black Business Awards winners this week! 10 area businesses won a share of a $1 million in marketing and advertising support after you nominated and voted for your favorites… congratulations to them all!

         •       Barbara Bates Fashions, Inc.

         •       Epic Mortgage, Inc.

         •       Funkytown Brewery

         •       Ms. P’s GFree, Inc.

         •       Next Man Up

         •       No Baby Mama Apparel & Accessories

         •       Opulence Gallery

         •       Premier Health Network, LLC

         •       Window Maestros

         •       Xoxoxo Cosmetics

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