• 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 www.OpelikaChamber.com.  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, in February and August of each year. Disbursements will follow in March and September each year, or until available funds have been depleted. 

     

    Small Business Grant Application here

     

    Submit completed applications to grants@opelikachamber.com.

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