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If you attended my webinars for SCORE about small business grants, here’s an update you’ll want to know.

The 2024 FedEx® Small Business Grants Program application window is now open. But act fast! They will be accepting applications through Monday, April 1.

The grant program is substantial. FedEx will award over $230,000 in grants and services to 10 small businesses.

The grand prize is a $50,000 grant; nine additional recipients receive $20,000 each. All 10 also get a $500 FedEx Office print credit, a $300 voucher from My FedEx Rewards, and access to FedEx Premier Customer Service.

Plus, all recipients get a sustainable packaging consult from the FedEx Packaging Lab, a digital consult from the FedEx Digital Sales Solutions team, an invite to attend a Small Business Strategic Insights Forum, and will be featured on the FedEx Small Business Center.

In addition to the grant recipients, up to 100 additional businesses will receive a $300 voucher from My FedEx Rewards.

Qualifications: The 2024 FedEx Small Business Grants Program is open to U.S.-based FedEx customers who are for-profit small businesses, have 1-99 employees, have been in operations selling a product or service for six months or more, and have opened a FedEx account before September 1, 2023, and currently ship with FedEx.

To apply, applicants must visit fedex.com/smallbusinessgrants and enter their business information (including their FedEx shipping account number), write a short profile about their business, provide how they would use the grant to enhance their business, provide their experience with FedEx and upload up to four photos of their business or product, including their logo. Applicants must also submit a short video about themselves as a small business owner and their experience with FedEx. Following a judging period, recipients will be announced on May 16, 2024.

If your small business qualifies, you can submit your application and review program rules here.

Rieva Lesonsky is CEO of GrowBiz Media, a media and custom content company focusing on small business and entrepreneurship. Email Rieva at rieva@smallbusinesscurrents.com, follow her on Twitter @Rieva, and visit her website SmallBusinessCurrents.com to get the scoop on business trends and sign up for Rieva’s free Currents newsletter.

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