Microgrant for Technology or Equipment

The goal of the Microgrant for Technology or Equipment is to provide funding for historically underserved, minority-led nonprofits and small businesses to purchase hardware, software, and machinery assets to grow their business.

What can I apply for?
  • Grants up to $20,000
  • These funds can be used to buy either technology or equipment/machinery
    • Technology refers to: hardware like computers, printers, routers, etc. and software like Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, Square, Shopify, and other computer programs.
    • Equipment and machinery refers to fixed assets used in your business, such as furniture, tools, and machines. See a list of our 2022 grantees for examples.
Am I eligible?

To apply, your business or nonprofit must be:

  • Owned or led by a person who is: Black, Latino, LGBTQ+, veteran, and/or disabled
  • In operation for at least 2 years 
  • Make less than $1M in annual revenue or budget 
  • Based in and serving Miami-Dade County
What do I need to apply?
  • Complete an application to describe your organization and explain how this purchase would help your company. 
  • Strong applications include a specific vendor estimate with pricing.
  • A copy of your latest financial statement or annual operating budget.
What is the timeline?
  • Applications are due by the end of the day May 31st, 2023
  • Decisions will be shared in July 2023
What if I need help with my application?
How will decisions be made?
  • Approximately 40-70 businesses will be selected each year. In the first round, only 20% of applications were funded. 
  • After the deadline, we review all applications using the criteria below. Applications that score the highest will be funded. 
    • Owner(s) represent multiple aspects of historical disadvantage
    • Company has specific, concrete plans to use funding to transform trajectory
    • Company provides good or service that benefits the community
    • Company has strong organizational and financial capacity
    • Company is an employer firm that offers quality jobs
    • Located in underserved neighborhood
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