$10k Chamber Microgrant Opportunity. Deadline: June 1st


$10k Chamber Microgrant Opportunity. Deadline: June 1st

Chamber Leaders:
Here’s Your Opportunity to Receive up to $10k in Funding

Deadline: June 1st

2017 USBC & Wells Fargo Chamber Microgrant 

The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) is proud to partner with Wells Fargo to announce a special funding program for its Chamber Members. According to the recent 2015 USBC Policy Priorities Survey, the top two concerns for Black businesses in America are: Access to Capital, and Entrepreneur Training. The USBC & Wells Fargo partnership will provide $70,000 in a series of microgrants to USBC affiliated Chambers nationwide.

Application Due Date: Thursday June 1, 2017 (11:59PM EST)


  • Must be an existing program targeted toward strengthening your small business members.
  • Recipients must be willing to provide progress reports and present at a national or regional event describing the use of the funds and updates on the program.
  • Must be a current dues-paying member of the USBC.

Note: If you are already receiving funding from Wells Fargo, you are still able to apply for this grant.

Grant Amounts:

  • TIER I: Funding Level $10,000 (4 available)
  • TIER II: Funding Level $5,000 (1 available)
  • TIER III: Funding Level $2,500 (10 available)


  • The grant funding timeline is one full year.
  • Grant recipients will be recognized during the 2017 USBC School of Chamber & Business Management Luncheon on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Award winners must have a member present to receive the grant.
  • The first half of the funds will be issued at the beginning of the grant cycle by July 2017
  • A mid-year progress report accompanied with a presentation will be due by December 2017.
  • The second half of funds will be issued by January, 2018 pending the submission and performance indicated in the midway progress report.
  • Grant funding cycle ends and final report due – June, 2018
  • Further details will be provided in the award letter.