COVID-19 GRANTS One Buncombe Grant Fund

Wed, Feb 24
Online w/ Mountain BizWorks
Mountain BizWorks

One Buncombe Launches Monday

Attention “Gig” Workers!  This grant program will support COVID-19 affected Buncombe County-based small businesses re-open and rehire Living Wage employees. It is designed to support businesses who have had a hard time accessing relief grant capital and will prioritize funding people of color-owned, woman-owned, and sole-proprietor businesses.

The mission of the grant funds is to support COVID-19 affected Buncombe County-based small businesses in their ability to re-open and rehire employees.

The One Buncombe Grant Fund helps small for-profit businesses reopen and rehire staff through grants. Please note that funds are limited and not all who apply will be awarded. The eligible grant amount will be based on firm size:

  • Up to $2,500 for solopreneurs or single-member organizations
  • Up to $5,000 for firms with up to 25 full-time equivalent employees
  • Program Timeline

    • February 8: The application window opens
      • All applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered equally. There is no benefit to rushing an application.
    • February 8: Self-scheduled one-on-one application assistance opens
    • February 9:The first webinar will take place at 2 pm
    • February 11:The second webinar will take place at 9:30 am
    • February 26: Technical support around submitting your application will conclude at 5 pm
    • February 28: The application window closes at 11:59 pm