Comcast RISE To Support Atlanta Black-Owned Businesses Through $1M Grant

Telecommunications company, Comcast RISE, has announced that it will award 100 businesses in the area with $1 million in grants.

The grants will be available to small businesses that are owned and operated by women and people of color including Black, Indigenous, Hispanic, and Asian American owners.

Atlanta makes up one of the five cities included in the Comcast RISE Investment Fund, which has allotted a total of $5 million to be distributed across 500 businesses.

To date, the company has been able to provide $16 million to businesses owned by people of color. Other cities that have been tapped to participate in the program include Detroit, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and Twin Cities.

Launched in 2020, Comcast RISE — whose acronym stands for “Representation, Investment, Strength and Empowerment” — also provides other initiatives for small business owners nationwide to apply to, including a Marketing Services Grant, a Technology Makeover Grant, and a Monetary Grant.

Click here for more on how to apply from June 1 to June 14.

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Abbianca Makoni

Abbianca Makoni is a content executive and writer at POCIT! She has years of experience reporting on critical issues affecting diverse communities around the globe.

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