The federal government can be a great place to start, but many find that since it’s opened to the entire country, the competition is going to be rather fierce. If one takes it down to a local level, the competition will be nowhere near the federal level. Like the federal government grants, local states are going to have grant offices that both women and men can go to. To find these grant offices, head to the U.S Economic Developmental Administration website. On this website, you can find local companies that can help supply small business grants.
Many major corporations such as Huggies and even Miller offer grants for women only. Grants such as the MillerCoors Urban Entrepreneur Series Grant and Huggies Mom-Inspired Grant Program are available to women across the United States. Each company will have their requirements, so it’s best to read more into the grant guidelines on their official website to learn more information. Other grants can also include the Open Meadows Foundation Grant and Idea Cafe Business Grant.
As you can see, if you’re an African American woman, you’ll have just as much luck as any other person out there. The grants available are endless so make an effort to fill out as many applications as possible to secure the grants that you have dreamed of.