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How Can My Small Business Get Free Grant Money From Facebook & Google? – COVID-19 Relief

The past few months have affected everyone differently, but small businesses are especially vulnerable to the changing economy. Luckily, Facebook and Google have both launched programs that award grants to small businesses struggling as a result of COVID-19. Facebook is offering $100 million dollars in cash grants and ad credits, and Google is awarding $340 million in ad credits.

If you want guidance and personalized assistance for setting up and targeting your ads, learn about iPoint’s digital advertising services here. For retargeting ads, or steering past visitors back to your website, learn about or display ad services here.

 

In order to qualify for Facebook’s grant, you must:

  • Be a for-profit company
  • Have between 2 and 50 employees
  • Have been in business for over a year
  • Have experienced challenges from COVID-19

 

Once applications open in your area, you will have two weeks to apply for your grant. In the meantime, Facebook recommends collecting the necessary paperwork, which includes:

  • Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN)
  • Partnership documents
  • Business license
  • Proof of incorporation
  • Official registration

 

The application will also ask for your contact information, a brief description of your business, and how you will use the money to benefit your business and your community. Here is a link to more information about the grant program (including an option to sign up for informational email alerts):

https://www.facebook.com/business/boost/grants

And a link for how to best prepare for your application:

https://www.facebook.com/business/boost/grants/application-guide

 

In order to qualify for Google’s ad credit, you must:

  • Be a SMB (small-medium business)
  • Have spent with a Google Ads account in ten out of twelve months of 2019, and in January and/or February of this year

 

The credits will only be for future use, and it is applicable across the Google Ads platform including Search, Display, and YouTube as well as all campaign types. The credits must be used before the end of December 31, 2020. After that, the credit expires. Google will gradually start awarding the credits in late May, and will message businesses about their qualification status during the following months. Here the article Google posted for more information:

https://support.google.com/google-ads/answer/9803410

 

We hope that you find this information useful and supportive during this time. We can’t wait to see what good you’ll do with the grant money!

Are You Prepared for Business Closures Due to the Coronavirus?

You may experience Fort Collins Coronavirus business closures for 2-3 weeks due to quarantine and infection, leading to an increase of IT related issues. In addition to helping you with your Fort Collins digital marketing and network needs, iPoint is ready to set you up with a secure remote workplace solution, allowing employees to stay at home – away from spreading and infecting the office and other employees.

We have several options to get you connected to your servers or workstations securely: either through VPN or remote software technologies.

For over 18 years, we have been using these technologies that have built-in encryption so that you know your data is safe from hackers and data interception over the internet. Our team also realizes that some of you already have the ability to work outside your business, so if you need additional connections, we can also assist with those requests.

We are currently experiencing an increase of requests, so don’t wait – contact us today to schedule a review or setup an appointment regarding Coronavirus business closures. Our technicians realize that taking care of these setups is a top priority, we are working to ensure that you will not experience an interruption as this virus continues to spread quickly.

 

 

Click here to learn about iPoint’s Remote Workplace Solutions and to get more information on how iPoint can help keep your business running during Fort Collins Coronavirus Business Closures.

 

Stay safe and healthy,
iPoint