• Due to the Covid-19 pandemic infection rates in our region, our team is working a hybrid schedule and remains available to assist your business with any issue or question you may have. If you have any questions or need our assistance, please email Michelle Byrne at mbyrne@longislandassociation.org. Thank you.

  • Directory of Resources for Minority Businesspersons

  • African American Small Business Grants for 2021
    African American Small Business Grants for 2021 - https://africanamericangrants.org/black-owned-businesses.html
     
    Black Business Association
     
    Black Business Association - https://bbala.org/
    
    Advocates for policies to improve access to contracting and procurement opportunities in both the public and private sectors, and offers networking, training and more.
     
    Black Founders
     
    Black Founders - http://blackfounders.com/
    
    Aims to empower entrepreneurs and provide founders with access to advice, mentorship, and funding, with an emphasis on technology entrepreneurship.
     
    Coalition to Back Black Businesses
     
    Coalition to Back Black Businesses - https://webackblackbusinesses.com/
    
    Spearheaded by American Express, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the National Black Chamber of Commerce, National Business League, U.S. Black Chambers and Walker’s Legacy, and aims to provide $10 million in grants, training and resources to Black-owned businesses through 2023.
     
    Empire State Development, Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development
     
    Empire State Development, Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development - https://esd.ny.gov/doing-business-ny/mwbe
    
    Encourages and assists state agencies to award a fair share of contracts to MWBEs; reviews applications by businesses seeking certification and maintains a directory of certified MWBEs; an promotes the business development of MWBEs through education and outreach to NYS agencies as well as MWBEs. 
     
    Latino Business Action Network
     
    Latino Business Action Network - https://lban.us/
    
    Works closely with Stanford University to fund and manage Hispanic-focused entrepreneurship programs.
     
    League of United Latin American Citizens
     
    League of United Latin American Citizens - https://lulac.org/
     
    The oldest and largest Hispanic-focused organization in the U.S. works on many issues including education, housing, health, political influence and promoting entrepreneurship.
     
    Minority Business Development Agency
     
    Minority Business Development Agency - https://www.mbda.gov/
    
    Part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, providing guidance on how to get funding, compete for contracts and make products export-ready.
     
    National Hispanic Business Group
     
    National Hispanic Business Group - https://www.nhbg.org/
     
    A New York City-based membership organization founded in 1985 that helps provide more opportunities to Hispanic entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals at the level of vice president or above.
     
    National Minority Supplier Development Council
     
    National Minority Supplier Development Council - https://nmsdc.org/
    
    Serves as the most important certification organization for minority-owned businesses, helping connect Black-owned businesses with more opportunities and partnerships.
     
    National Urban League
     
    National Urban League - https://nul.org/
    
    A civil rights and urban advocacy organization offering a variety of services, including those focused on helping minority entrepreneurs who run their businesses as sole proprietors.
     
    Small Business Administration 8(a) Business Development
     
    
    Created to “provide a level playing field for small businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged” people, and helps them compete for government contracts.
     
    U.S. Black Chambers
     
    U.S. Black Chambers - https://usblackchambers.org/
    
    Supports more than 130 African American chambers of commerce and business organizations in the U.S.
     
    U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
     
    U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - https://ushcc.com/
     
    Serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local Hispanic chambers of commerce and Hispanic business organizations around the U.S.
     
    U.S. Small Business Administration
     
    SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Guidance on Accessing Capital for Minority, Underserved, Veteran and Women-Owned Business Concerns - https://www.sba.gov/document/policy-guidance-guidance-accessing-capital-minority-underserved-veteran-women-owned-business-concerns
     
    Local Resources
    Black Women Enterprises - http://www.blackwomenenterprises.org/
    Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. - www.liaacc.org
    Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Inc. - http://lihcc.org/
    Nassau County Office of Minority Affairs - https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/1729/Minority-Affairs
    National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Long Island Chapter - https://li100bw.com/ncbw/
    Urban League of Long Island, Inc. - https://urbanleaguelongisland.org/
    Ascend Long Island to this list– www.ascendli.com
     
    Long Island Association
     
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