Verizon's Big Concert for Small Business

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February 08, 2021

A $10 Million Commitment

Verizon is committing $10 million to provide grants to small businesses through LISC. As small business owners across the country continue to face uncertainty amid the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, this grant opportunity will support recovery and aid in survival through the pandemic and beyond. Additionally, Verizon is making a multi-year commitment to bring one million small businesses forward by 2030 with resources to help them thrive in the digital economy.


Small Business Grants funded by Verizon

The application period is now openApplications must be submitted by Tuesday, February 9th at 11:59PM ET. All applicants are encouraged to review our grant information and FAQ prior to submitting an application. 


Apply: Grants for Small Businesses funded by Verizon

The application period is now open for $10,000 small business grants funded by Verizon. Applications must be submitted by Tuesday, February 9th at 11:59PM ET. Apply here.

Grants are for eligible small businesses across the US, particularly in historically underserved communities hit hard by the pandemic. Eligible expenses for the grant include:

  • Paying rent and utilities
  • Meeting payroll
  • Paying outstanding debt to vendors
  • Upgrading technology infrastructure
  • Other immediate operational costs

Translated Applications & FAQs

NOTE: Please be aware that valid grant applications are only accepted through the links posted on and that LISC will never request copies of personal documentation such as driver’s licenses, passports and/or green cards. The grant applications are intended to collect basic information about your businesses and it is LISC's recommendation that applicants should not pay a fee for assistance in completing it. Paid professional services will not increase any applicants chances of selection. If you see instances of fraud online or have questions, contact us at


Watch: The Big Concert for Small Business

To kick off the program and celebrate small businesses, Verizon produced The Big Concert for Small Business, the ultimate after-party for Super Bowl LV that aired on Sunday, February 7th. Hosted by Tiffany Haddish and featuring performances by Alicia Keys, H.E.R., Brittany Howard, Luke Bryan, Brandi Carlile and Jazmine Sullivan.

Donate: Support Small Businesses

Join Verizon in supporting small businesses through their text-to-give campaign! Wireless users on any carrier can text SMALLBIZ to 20222 to make a one-time donation of $10 to LISC. Your generous donation will provide more funding for grants to small businesses to survive and thrive.

Prefer not to give via text? You can also make a one-time donation here

Brianna Ellison


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