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The Black Woman Business Grant

Questions that have answers.  

 

What is the Black Woman Business Grant?

   The Buy from a Black Woman Business Grant is a $1,500 small business grant awarded to one Black Woman Business          Owner.

 

What are the Grant Application Dates.

   Applications are opened from Oct. 1-31, 2019.

   The Grant Committee will meet Nov. 12th, 2019 and the recipent will be announced Nov. 19th on Buy from a Black Woman Awareness Day.

 

How many grants will be awarded.

    There will be one winner.

 

Who may apply for the Black Woman Business Grant?

    A Black Woman Business Owner in the start up phase of her business. Business must be in good standing and continuous operation selling/providing a product or service in the market no less than six months and no more than 3 years.

 

My company is kinda like Buy from a Black Woman, can I apply?

   No.

 

I’m half black, can I still apply?

   Yes, if you check “black” when filling out paperwork, you are consider a black woman and can apply. Rachel Dolezal, we aren’t talking to you.

 

How do I apply for the grant?

   Fill out the Black Woman Business Grant Application.

 

Can I start my entry and come back to it?

   No. You will need to complete your entry at the time you start it.

 

How is the recipient of the Black Woman Business Grant selected?

   The Grant Committee reviews each and every application. Every single one. The following elements are used when making a selection:

     -Clear, compelling essay answers.

     -Uniqueness or innovative

     -How well the entrant’s brand aligns with the Buy from a Black Woman brand

     -Review of website, social media site and online presence

     -What the funds would be used for.

Why is there an application fee? I thought grant money was suppose to be free?

   Your application fees goes to the admin. fees and cost to help keep Buy from a Black Woman in operation and all it takes to help the Black Woman Business Grant to keep going.  We understand that paying an application fee isn’t for everyone, and that’s okay. 

I have question that are not answered here, who can I contact?

You may send an email to support@buyfromablackwoman.org and someone will get back to you within 3 businesss days.