Now Open for Business:
Alert Black Entrepreneurs to apply for the
Franklin County Community Equity Fund
The Franklin County Business Growth and Equity Alliance, a collaboration between the Franklin County Commissioners, One Columbus and the Columbus Urban League is pleased to announce the launch of the Franklin County Community Equity Fund (FCCEF), to provide grants to black owned and historically disadvantaged businesses.
The fund, administered by the Columbus Urban League, is now accepting applications at www.cul.org/fund.
Black-owned for-profit Franklin County enterprises, in business since August 2019 with a revenue loss of 25% or more since the onset of COVID-19 may be eligible for one of three grants:
● Open Doors – up to $15,000 for companies of five employees or less.
● Employers+ – up to $100,000 for companies of 6-25 employees.
● Technology Retention – up to $50,000 for digital or technology companies.
Additional details on eligibility can be found at www.cul.org/fund.
The Equity Alliance seeks to ensure black-owned and other businesses disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and systemic racism recover and thrive despite recent setbacks – a critical step forward for Central Ohio’s economic health.