FedEx #SupportSmall Grants

FedEx #SupportSmall Grants
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We’re giving $1 million to small businesses

Small businesses strengthen communities and make them more vibrant; you create jobs, as well as unique products, services and spaces. And many small businesses are hurting right now. We know you’re putting your all into not just surviving but becoming more creative and resilient than ever.

We want to honor that spirit and show some love to small businesses to help you ride out this storm. That’s why we’ve committed $1 million to provide grants for small businesses in the U.S. Whether you’re making the move to selling and shipping online or you’re ramping up your safety and cleanliness measures to keep customers and employees safe, we want to help keep your business moving forward. In these trying times, your communities are depending on you.

Each grant recipient will receive $5,000, plus a $500 credit from FedEx Office that can be used for printing banners, posters, floor graphics, custom branded boxes, and more. See Terms and Conditions for full details.*

 

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What are the FedEx #SupportSmall Grants?

They are grants to small businesses that have been greatly impacted financially by the COVID-19 crisis in the U.S.  

 

You must be older than 18; be a U.S.-based for-profit small business in operation and selling for more than 1 year, with less than 50 employees; have less than $5 million in annual sales revenue in 2019; and have shipped in the last 12 months and/or plan to ship in the coming 12 months as part of your business. Non-profits, franchised businesses, direct-seller/reseller businesses, independent consultants and previous winners in the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest are not eligible to apply for this grant.

Each grant recipient will receive a check for $5,000. Additionally, each recipient will receive a $500 credit at FedEx Office to use toward printing services.          

No, the grant does not need to be paid back. 

There will be a total of 200 grants awarded. 

From May 25, 2020, through June 12, 2020, you can go to fedex.com/supportsmallgrants and click “Apply Now” to start the application process.     

In addition to basic business information (name, location, contact, website and social media handle), each applicant must answer a series of questions and provide their business EIN number (or SSN if an EIN does not exist) and 2019 annual sales revenue.

No, a FedEx account number is not required to apply for this grant.     

No, you will need to complete your application at the time you start it. It shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes. 

The application process opens on May 25, 2020, and the deadline to apply for a grant is June 12, 2020, at 11:59:59 p.m. ET.      

Make sure to use the white “next” button to proceed to the next section. Make sure all required fields/questions have been answered, otherwise it won’t let you move on. Once all required fields/questions have been answered, use the orange “next” button to submit.   

Be sure to include www. at the beginning of your website or Facebook URL to make it a valid link.

You can edit before submitting your application. On the review page, follow the instructions at the top to modify any answers.

 

Upon completion of your application, you will receive a “Your application has been received” message on screen.  

FedEx will send emails beginning mid-July and continuing into September to let business owners know they have been selected and provide an estimated timeframe when the check will be sent. FedEx is not responsible for correcting an incorrect email address entered on the application. Always double check spam, junk and promotion folders for your email to ensure the email wasn’t routed there mistakenly.

We plan to distribute grants beginning in July and continuing into September.