Comcast has announced a new round of grants for 100 small businesses in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties. These grants include comprehensive packages consisting of business consultation services, educational resources, a $5,000 monetary grant, creative production, media schedule, and a technology makeover. The program, called Comcast RISE, aims to support the growth of small businesses while promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as community investment.
The application period for eligible businesses in metro Detroit, Baltimore, Memphis, Philadelphia, and Portland runs from June 1 to June 30, and 100 grants per city, or 500 grants overall, will be announced in August and awarded in September 2023. To date, Comcast has helped more than 650 small businesses owned by people of color and women in Michigan.
Comcast RISE, which stands for Representation, Investment, Strength, and Empowerment, was created in November 2020 to assist small businesses hit hardest by COVID-19. The program has since evolved to focus on helping businesses and their communities thrive with a focus on economic growth.
Grant packages will include consultation, education resources, a $5,000 monetary grant, creative production and media, and a technology makeover, including computer equipment and Internet, Voice, and Cybersecurity services for 12 months. Additionally, small business owners can access Comcast RISE content on the X1 platform, which features small business news, tips, and insights.
Comcast RISE is part of Project UP, Comcast’s initiative to advance digital equity and create a future of unlimited possibilities. More information on eligibility requirements and how to apply for the grant program can be found at www.ComcastRISE.com.