• Total applicants: 1,068
  • Total approvals: 757
  • Value of approvals: $14,000,000
  • Average grant: $18,519
  • Minority-owned: 613
  • Woman-owned: 326
  • Non-MWBE: 67
  • Prefer not to answer: 12
  • Ground floor restaurant: 267
  • Ground floor retail: 221
  • Ground floor personal services: 218
  • Ground floor gym/studio: 9
  • Second floor restaurant: 5
  • Ground floor arts: 1
  • Street vendor: 36

*The Program is now closed to new applicants. If you are a street vendor, please contact our partners at Accompany Capital*

*Thank you for your interest*

Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, in partnership with the City and Pursuit, launched the Queens Small Business Grant Program to provide resources to small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Through a generous $17.5 million donation from Steve Cohen, the City partnered with community-based organizations to offer $15 million worth of grants to Queens small businesses in need up to $20,000 to support operational expenses.

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted minority communities. In an effort to support small business recovery, Borough President Richards worked with the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) to provide Queens-based small businesses and vendors that are minority-owned, located in one of the COVID-19 hardest hit zones or low-and moderate-income communities (LMI) with financial resources. In addition, the City will dedicate 30% of the grants to support restaurants, street vendors and $2.5 million for further small business support later in 2021.

اہل درخواست دہندگان کو لازمی طور پر:

  • کوئینز میں واقع ہو
  • پہلی منزل کے سٹور فرنٹ کاروبار، دوسری منزل کے ریستوران، یا اسٹریٹ وینڈر کے طور پر کام کریں
  • 2019 میں 20 یا اس سے کم کل وقتی مساوی ملازمین کو ملازمت دی
  • اگر کوئی ریستوران ہے تو 2019 میں مجموعی آمدنی 1ملین ڈالر یا 3ملین ڈالر سے بھی کم رہی
  • کوئی ٹیکس لینس یا غیر حل شدہ فیصلہ نہ ہو
  • منافع کمایا یا 2019 میں بریکنگ ایون کے قریب پہنچ گیا

Pursuit is administering the grant program and will partner with other local community organizations to expand reach and impact. Businesses may qualify for the grant with participating community partners including Accompany Capital, Ascendus, BOC Capital, Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, Pursuit, Renaissance EDC, and Queens Chamber of Commerce.

For more information about the Queens Small Business Grant program, reach out to the community partners listed on the flier.