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Small Business Grant Program

In accordance with Opelika Chamber of Commerce’s mission, vision and values, the Opelika Chamber of Commerce is pleased to introduce a new small business support and start up program. The Small Business Grant Program will be administered by a subcommittee of the Opelika Chamber Small Business Committee and will include diverse business owners and impartial participants who are ineligible to receive the grant for their own business. Grant amounts will vary by need and application total, and shall not exceed $5,000. There is no guarantee that you will receive the full amount requested. 

The award guidelines are as follows: 

  • 80% will be awarded to existing small businesses
  • 20% will be awarded to start-up businesses (in operation 12 months or less) 

Eligibility & Guidelines:  

  • Complete applications must be submitted by the published deadline. 
  • Business must be licensed within the City of Opelika. 
  • Should employ 10 or fewer employees (2 part time = 1 employee). 
  • Must demonstrate a need for funding.
  • Must not have received a grant through this program in the past 12 months. 

Application Period: Applications will be accepted year-round at  If not selected, your application will be saved for consideration in the following selection round for a maximum of 1 year. 

Review Period: Applications will be reviewed on a bi-annual basis, or until available funds have been depleted.

Submit completed applications to

2021 Grant Recipients

2021 Small Business Grant Program

The Opelika Chamber was proud to award $25,000 in grants to 23 various businesses throughout the city of Opelika. This was our inaugural selection of recipients, and we look forward to continuing to review and award additional recipients in the future. Fall 2021 recipients are pictured above and listed below.

5 X Environmental

A Little Grace Boutique

Bill & Robbie's Excellent BBQ Adventure

Boonie Hat Coffee

Butcher Paper BBQ

Dani's Cheesecake

Designs by YU LLC

Expert Cleaning Concepts

Franky Junes Weeny Wagon

Gear Gaming

Grazer Co

Hibachi on Wheels

Insure with a Rose

M2Design & Consulting

Mama Mocha's

Melanin Cafe

Obsidian Dining & Catering

Proper Prep Services

Rock n' Roll Pinball

Spiritual Goddess Boutique

The Galley on McCoy

Young Kings, LLC.

If you would like more information, contact

Ali Rauch, President & CEO at