SBA provides limited small business grants and grants to states and eligible community organizations to promote entrepreneurship.
COVID-19 relief programs
Please visit our COVID-19 relief options page for information about COVID-19 financial assistance programs for businesses, nonprofits, and faith-based organizations.
Exporting grants for state entities
SBA's State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) provides financial awards to state and territory governments to help small businesses with export development.
Small business grant programs
Research and development
If your small business is engaged in scientific research and development, you may qualify for federal grants under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. These programs encourage small firms to undertake scientific research that helps meet federal research and development objectives and have high potential for commercialization if successful.
Management and technical assistance
SBA's 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program is for capable small businesses in Regions I - X interested in providing management and technical assistance and guidance to eligible small businesses.
What you need to know about small business grants
- SBA does not provide grants for starting and expanding a business.
- SBA provides grants to nonprofit, Resource Partners, and educational organizations that support entrepreneurship through counseling and training programs.
- SBA only communicates from email addresses ending in @sba.gov. If you are being contacted by someone claiming to be from SBA who is not using an official SBA email address, you should suspect fraud and report it.
Grants for community organizations
SBA offers grants to community organizations that promote entrepreneurship, including those that support veteran owned and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses and Small Business Development Centers.