Male and female restaurant owners collaborating. Black business owners grant program by Kinetic Business.

Small businesses are the heartbeat of a community.

This year has been particularly difficult. In a typical year, Black business owners are rejected for loans from traditional sources two and half times more often than Caucasian business owners.

Without support and access to capital, these businesses are in serious danger.

“We want to do our part to stabilize this important economic sector in the communities we serve.”

Lorenzo Clark
National Vice President of Inside Sales for Kinetic
President of the Windstream Black Professional Network Committee

How Your Company Can Benefit from the Black Business Fund Support

Free Business Internet

Get our fast, fiber-backed Kinetic Business Internet FREE for one year.**

A Grant up to $2,500

Access capital to propel your business forward with a grant up to $2,500.

Free Business Consultation

We help your business improve efficiencies & boost your bottom line.

 

Black Business Support Fund Grant eligibility requirements

Your business must meet the following requirements to participate in the Black Business Support Fund Grant program:

  • You must be a new or current small business customer within our service area;
  • Your small business must be black-owned and have 25 or fewer employees;
  • You must not be currently engaged in bankruptcy proceedings;
  • Your small business must not be a: non-profit organization, Wine & spirits, check-cashing agency, gun shop, pawn shop, cannabidiol (CBD) stores or adult entertainment business;
  • You may not apply on behalf of multiple small businesses or receive multiple awards.

If awarded a Black Business Support Fund Grant, you must maintain compliance with these eligibility requirements during the 12-month grant term; failure to maintain compliance may result in termination of a Grant Award and repayment of the award, in whole or in part. Eligibility determinations are made at the sole discretion of Windstream.

Funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Note that in submitting an application, you are not guaranteed a Grant Award or an award of any particular amount. If you are selected as a potential Grant Recipient, you must provide all required documentation upon request by Windstream, such as a bank statement, tax report, and a balance sheet from the prior tax year, so that Windstream may confirm your eligibility for an award.

**Up to $250 monthly. Customer is responsible for payment of all applicable taxes, fees, surcharges and assessments and any monthly service charges exceeding $250.