Citizens Minority Small Business Grants


Small businesses are the backbone to our economy, and diverse small business ownership is critical to the growth and success of our local communities. In recognition, Citizens will award 100 minority-owned businesses with grants of $15,000 each, a total of $1.5 million overall.


To apply, a business must be:

  • At least 51% minority owned, operated and controlled by an Asian American, Black American, Hispanic American or Native American
  • Either a Citizens Bank Business Banking account holder or, if not a Citizens customer, based within our 11-state footprint
  • In business for at least one year, with annual revenue of no more than $1 million

Eligible businesses can submit a statement (up to 150 words) describing how they would use the grant to strengthen and sustain both their business and their community.

Hurry—the entry deadline is Aug. 7, 2020 at 5:00 PM ET. Apply now.

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