West Side United Small Business Grant Pool

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West Side United is supporting small businesses that are growing wealth and jobs on the West Side. 

WSU will distribute $390,000 to 39 eligible applicants. Apply to receive $10,000 of grant funding to grow your business and strengthen your community. Applications are open September 8, 2020, through October 16, 2020.

Awards to be announced December 15, 2020.

How to Apply

Businesses must fall into one of the following Target Categories:

  • Hospital-serving industries:
    • Background Checks
    • Catering
    • Car Repair
    • Custodial
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Event Planning
    • Graphic Design
    • Grounds
    • HVAC/Mechanical
    • Marketing
    • Medical Courier
    • Patient Transportation
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • Pest Control
    • Photo/Video
    • Promotions
    • Security, Uniforms
  • Community serving retail:
    • Retail not connected to serving hospitals

English Application

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Spanish Application

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Virtual Information Sessions


The English-language virtual information session was held on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.


The Spanish-language virtual information session was held on Thursday, September 10, 2020.