March 20, 2024


BizConnect America seeks to strengthen disadvantaged communities in the U.S. by supporting the growth and success of small businesses through funding and business coaching.  

How it Works

To be eligible for BizConnect America, a small business must:

  • Be located in an economically distressed community (defined as any zip code not in the top 20% of zip codes in the current iteration of the Economic Innovation Group’s Distressed Communities Index).
  • Employ between 2-20 employees, including the business owner.

Applicants accepted into the program receive:

  • $5,000 in financial assistance.
  • Online business coaching tailored to issues top of mind for small businesses, such as operations, marketing, generating revenue, and more.
  • Access to online networking and educational events to assist in their business development. 

Learn More

For more information about how your organization can engage with BizConnect America, contact Shanique Streete, executive director, programs, at