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Lincoln Heights Bid Small Business Stabilization Loan Program





USC stands in solidarity with our Black Community. USC is listening, learning and making actionable plans. We are committed to finding ways to further support our local diverse small business communities.

We are happy to share upcoming grant opportunities and exciting webinars for our small business communities hosted by some of our community partners. Please see below for more information.

Loans + Grants
Grants for Women Owned Businesses
Multiple Grants Available

Grants are debt-free money given by an institution to a certain type of women-owned business that they want to support.  At IFundWomen, we have a wide variety of grants available to our members, from our monthly “pay-it-forward” grant to those from generous partners like adidas, Unilever, Visa, Barbara Corcoran & Systane, GingerBread Capital, and more.
Click Here to Learn More + Apply
COVID-19 Child Care Provider Grant Program
City of Los Angeles
Deadline to Apply: October 22, 2020 

Grant funding for licensed family child care homes and child care centers affected by COVID-19 in the City of L.A.
MCS Los Angeles is providing assistance with applications for this grant.
Harbor-Watts BusinessSource
222 W 6th St. San Pedro, CA 90731
Office: 310-221-0644
Click Here to Learn More + Apply
Support Latino Business Impact Fund Grant
Support Latino Business
Deadline to Apply: October 21, 2020 12:00 AM
Grant Eligibility
SLB Impact Fund Grant applicants must be:
A Latino/x-business owner/founder with a legal US for-profit business
Grants must be used for the recipient’s business
Must have been in business for at least 1 year
At least 18 years of age
A legal resident of the U.S.
Click Here to Learn More + Apply
Resources + Online Programs
USC Bridges to Business Success Program
Application Window Now Open!
The USC Bridges to Business Success Program is a virtual comprehensive 15-week training program for small business owners and entrepreneurs. Through a customized curriculum and coaching services, we support capacity building of our Los Angeles small business community. Partial and full scholarships are available. Sign up for an information session to learn more, or email Thank you to our sponsors: Wells Fargo and Southern California Edison.
Click Here to Learn More About the Bridges Program
Open for Business
City of Los Angeles + Ritual + PayPal
The City of Los Angeles, Ritual, and PayPal are providing access for your customers to receive incentives to shop during the month of November*. (A total of $1 million dollars is being invested towards these customer facing incentives and offers). With commission-free ordering platform Ritual ONE, businesses can be a part of the City of Los Angeles endorsed program, Open for Business.
Click Here to Learn More
The Resilient Business Challenge
Outsmart Disaster
Is Your Organization Prepared for Interruptions?
We live in a world more interconnected than ever before—humans can’t live without technology and technology can’t live without humans. The Outsmart Disaster campaign aims to equip California businesses with the tools they need to get back to business faster in the face of any disaster.
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LA South Chamber of Commerce
The LA South Chamber of Commerce supports multiple businesses throughout South LA. Click on the link to find out more about the ShopSouthLA initiative, upcoming events and webinars.
Click Here to Learn More
Upcoming Virtual Workshops + Events
Procurement and Matchmaking Event
November 10, 2020 | 9:00 – 2:30 PM
NAWBO-LA’s 3rd Annual Procurement and Matchmaking Event is designed to help small businesses begin or expand their business with government agencies. Meet buyers, understand buying requirements, learn how to get into the buying system, and take advantage of a great opportunity to introduce your company, your products and/or services, and get exposure.
Click Here to Register
The Community Business Partnership 
Your Los Angeles digital directory for community based small businesses!
USC Civic Engagement in partnership with SBDC – Centro de Negocios
Click Here to Register Your Business



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