Thank you for seeking assistance from Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC). The information in this application will be used to determine eligibility for grant funding to help your business recover from the negative impacts of COVID-19.
This application captures information for a business seeking a grant from the LISC Greater Kansas City CCED Small Business Stabilization Fund. Before proceeding, all applicants should review our website for the most updated information:
Please be aware that grant funding is limited and highly competitive. If your business is selected for a grant, LISC reserves the right to award less than the amount requested. Because funds are limited, if you have previously been awarded funding from the CCED Small Business Stabilization Fund, you are not eligible to apply for further assistance.
LISC understands the financial crisis facing small businesses, especially those owned by women and entrepreneurs of color. If you have questions about whether your business is eligible, please feel free to contact us via the email listed below. If your business is located outside the CCED boundaries, please visit our website for information about additional funding sources and resource partners that may be able to assist you .
Please email CCEDgrants@lisc.org for questions and troubleshooting. All communications will be conducted via email.
If your business is selected as a finalist, you will be notified via email. Being selected as a finalist does not guarantee a grant will be awarded. As a finalist, additional documentation will be required, including tax returns, ”active” status with the Missouri Secretary of State (except if you're a Micro-Entrepreneur) and an SSN,TIN/ITIN and/or EIN for the applicant and/or the business in order for us to perform the due diligence required by the program’s funding source. This due diligence inquiry may include background search that we will conduct at our expense. If the due diligence step is successfully completed, we will ask for W-9 and appropriate banking information so that we may transfer funds by ACH (direct deposit) to your designated account.
CCED Small Business Stabilization Fund Grant Process:
The first step to obtaining assistance is to file an online application. To qualify, your business must meet the eligibility guidelines listed below.
To apply, you will need basic information about your business, including legal business name (including DBA) as it appears on your city business license and federal tax returns, business address and owner’s home address (one or both must be within the CCED boundaries, as described below), current email and telephone contact information, and number of employees and business size / income range for your annual business revenues in tax year 2019 (prior to the COVID pandemic). You will also be asked to enter the NAICS code for your business, which describes the primary industry sector for your company (detailed instructions on how to find your NAICS code are contained within the application form).
All parts of the application must be completed. Please contact CCEDgrants@lisc.org if you have questions or encounter any problems during the application process. If necessary, one of our Business Development Organization (BDO) network partners may be available to assist you in completing your application.
If your business is selected as a finalist, you will be notified via email. Being selected as a finalist does not guarantee a grant will be awarded.
As a finalist, you will be asked to submit additional documentation to verify your eligibility, including tax returns, evidence of ”active” status with the Missouri Secretary of State (except if you're a Micro-Entrepreneur as explained below), and copy of a current Kansas City, Missouri business license. You may also be asked for an SSN,TIN/ITIN and/or EIN for the applicant and/or the business in order for us to perform the due diligence required by the program’s funding source. This due diligence inquiry may include background search that we will conduct at our expense.
All parts of the application must be completed. Please contact CCEDgrants@lisc.org if you have questions or encounter any problems during the application process. If necessary, one of our Business Development Organization (BDO) network partners may be available to assist you in completing your application..
Once we have determined that your business is eligible and we have verified your grant amount and business license status, we will ask you to complete a W-9 form confirming your social security number and/or employer identification number (EIN). Once we have successfully completed this final due diligence, we will request your banking information (ABA routing number and account number) so that we may transfer funds by ACH (direct deposit) to your designated business account. (Please note: we cannot disburse grant funds to a personal checking or savings account.).
Eligible recipients must have a physical business establishment or reside within the CCED District boundaries (9th Street on the north, Gregory Boulevard on the south, The Paseo Boulevard on the west, and Indiana Avenue on the east). Additional requirements:
Conflict of Interest: Current directors, officers, employees, and contractors of LISC and such individuals' family members (spouse, parents, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and spouses of children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren) are not eligible to apply or seek an award.
: If awarded, please be advised that the business/applicant’s information, name, statements, and demographics provided during the award process may be used for promotional purposes in all forms and media and the business/applicant may be contacted by LISC and/or the program sponsors for such purposes. Applicant grants to LISC and the program sponsors a perpetual license to use such information without additional compensation (except where prohibited by law), and without any right to review and/or approve such content. Until notified, applicants must agree not to share any status as a finalist publicly, including but not limited to all social media platforms, news media, or local publications.
Monitoring: LISC may monitor and conduct evaluation activity funded by the CCED Small Business Stabilization Fund. This might involve a review of quantitative or qualitative data needed to understand the impact of the fund.
Submission Guidance: Before completing and submitting the online form, we strong recommend that applicants save their answers in a separate backup document, as your work may not be saved if you leave the web page before submitting the application. All items marked with an asterisk (*) are required. You may also lose your work if your internet is disconnected, or as a result of other potential web browser issues. We cannot accept changes to your application once it has been submitted, so please review it carefully.
You will see a confirmation page after successful completion of this application.