Feb. 10—Hoping to spur a post-pandemic recovery, companies from Comcast to the makerspace chain NextFab are seeking small-business owners to apply for grant money and accelerator programs in the Philadelphia area.
Comcast on Tuesday said it will open applications March 1 through March 14 for $10,000 small business grants in Philadelphia and Chester. The grants are part of the Comcast RISE Investment Fund, which is giving $5 million to Black, Indigenous, and people of color-owned small businesses in five cities nationwide, including $1 million in Philadelphia and Chester.
Eligible businesses can apply for the $10,000 grant at ComcastRISE.com. Grants are available to small businesses operating for at least three years and employing up to 25 people.
Comcast will award a total of 100 grants in Philadelphia and Chester, and 500 grants nationally, in May.