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The Harlem Entrepreneurial Micro-Grant Initiative is a joint collaboration between Apollo Theater, 125th St Business Improvement District (BID) and the Harlem Commonwealth Council.  

Grant Amount:  $1000

Criteria and Application:

Application Opening:  June 1, 2021

Application Closing:    June 30, 2021

Winners will receive notification the week of July 11, 2021.


There are two categories

  • Small Businesses
  • Not-for-profit Cultural Organizations

The Business:

-  Must be located and operating in Harlem for at least six    months

-  Must be independently owned and operated (not corporate branch/location)

The Cultural Organization

-  Must be a 501 c 3 arts collective or arts organization under 500K

Application Requirements:

Applicants will be required to respond to the following:  

-  A brief description of  your business/organizational structure, services or products 

-  A list of staff and/or consultant 

-  A brief summary of how your operations have been impacted by COVID-19 

-  A statement on how you will utilize the $1,000 micro-grant funding to assist in maintaining operations

Supplemental Materials:

-  A copy of 2019 taxes if filed, or 2018 taxes and/or 2019 draft or accountant certified financial statements

- Your proposed budget for 2021

- Evidence of operations in Harlem for at least 6 months

- Evidence that business/organization  is independently owned and operated (not franchise or subsidiary of larger corporation/organization)

Send any questions to bid125thst@aol.com.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.