Next round of the Rural Relief Small Business Grants Program open

28 Oct 2020

the Rural Relief Small Business Grants Program which provides assistance to small businesses in rural communities of 50,000 or less. The grant is being offered by LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation). LISC is a national non-profit corporation that has been around since 1979.  They receive funding from banks, corporations, foundations and government agencies, and use the funding to provide financing (loans, grants and equity) and technical and management assistance to local partners and developers. 

The current round of applications are due November 2nd; however, there are three additional application rounds between now and February 2021.

  • October 26 - November 2, 2020
  • November 26 - December 2, 2020
  • December 29, 2020 - January 5, 2021
  • January 26 - February 2, 2021


As part of our continuing commitment to elevate our impact in rural America, LISC is inviting small business owners in rural locations across the country to apply for the LISC-Lowe's Rural Relief Small Business Grants program. The application period is now open. APPLY HEREApplications must be submitted by Monday, November 2nd at 11:59PM ET. 


Only small businesses located in rural communities are eligible at this time. Rural communities are defined as having a population of 50,000 or less. A community is defined as the city/town/village where your business address is located. If the business is mobile (a food truck, fishing boat, ride share driver, etc) please use the address where your vehicle is stored during non-business hours.

All potential applicants are encouraged to review our FAQ AND GRANT INFORMATION before applying. Non-profit organizations are ineligible for the relief funding program at this time, but may be eligible for later rounds of funding.