Last chance to apply for South Bend small business grants


The City of South Bend has extended the application window for its Small Business Resiliency Grants, which provides $5,000 in assistance for qualifying small businesses that have suffered hardship because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The grant program application window will now close on Sunday, Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. To find out more and apply, visit

Businesses will be asked to demonstrate a negative impact to their business as a result of the pandemic, and the grant program is open for businesses with 50 employees or less.

The program will make available 60 grants from a total of $300,000 in money received through the federal CARES Act and include additional technical assistance through the City’s Department of Community Investment and Office of Diversity & Inclusion.


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