Small Business Relief Grant Program

Greater Winston-Salem Inc. and the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership, Inc. want to assist small businesses in our community by providing direct grants to assist in the recovery of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are excited to launch the Small Business Relief Grant Fund which will provide grants to small businesses located in Forsyth County. The funding goals include retaining employment and helping small businesses to more effectively recover from the economic impact of COVID-19.

Grants of up to $2,500 will be available for businesses with 1-3 employees, and grants up to $5,000 will be available for businesses with 4 or more employees. Businesses must be located in Forsyth County and have been in operation prior to January 1, 2019. Special consideration for funding will be given to businesses owned by women, people of color, and/or businesses located downtown that were impacted by the Business 40 closure and COVID-19 in short succession.

Click Here or on the link below to be redirected to the Greater Winston-Salem Inc. website where you can find additional criteria and requirements, and an application form.

Small Business Relief Grant Program