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Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) Portal is Taking Applications Now

The Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) provides direct support for restaurants hit hardest by the pandemic. It will supply up to $10M per restaurant group or $5M per individual restaurant. Eligibility Requirements: The following food service and drinking establishments are eligible, including: Restaurant, Food Stand, Food Truck, Food Cart; Snack and Non-alcoholic Beverage Bar; Caterer: Bar, Lounge, Saloon, Tavern; Learn more 

City of Buffalo Microenterprise Grant, Restaurant Revitalization Fund, and Other Small Business Resources

The Beverly Gray Center will be updating this page regularly to highlight resources available to your business. City of Buffalo Microenterprise Grant Program WEDI, in partnership with the City of Buffalo and the Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency, launched the Microenterprise Grant Program. Applications are being accepted as of February 8th. The Microenterprise Grant Program is Learn more 

Join the #BuyBlackBuffalo Lounge on Facebook every day at Noon from Dec. 7th to 11th!

Check out The Lounge! Tune in for a series of daily, intimate conversations with some of Buffalo’s most prolific business owners about their journey through entrepreneurship. This online series takes place every day during the inaugural #BuyBlackBuffalo Week. The Lounge will be streaming live everyday Monday December 7-11 at noon on the following platforms: https://www.facebook.com/MayorByronBrown Learn more 

Register Now for Buy Black Buffalo Week e-Commerce Virtual Workshop on 11/24!

Buy Black Buffalo Week and the Beverly Gray Center are hosting a virtual workshop on 11/24 to help boost your e-Commerce presence this holiday shopping season. As a part of #BuyBlackBuffalo Week, join us on Tuesday, November 24th from 6pm – 7pm to learn more about how to best prepare your business for online sales this holiday shopping Learn more 

Buffalo Pro Fit Announced as Winner of Buy Local Buffalo!

Buffalo Pro Fit wins the Buy Local Buffalo competition, $2,500 prize! The votes are in (over 13,000 of them!) and Buffalo Pro Fit is the winner of the Buy Local Buffalo competition. Congratulations to owner Erik Prophet, and thank you to everyone that voted! You can visit all the amazing local Buffalo businesses that applied Learn more 

Apply Now For Erie County Back To Business Grant!

Erie County and 43North’s Back To Business Grant Program is now live! Erie County, in coordination with 43 North, just launched the Back To Business Grant Program, and your business may be eligible! The Back to Business Grant Program is a $20 million relief fund offering direct financial assistance to qualifying Erie County-based small businesses. The grant Learn more 

Register with #BuyLocalBuffalo for your chance to win $2,500 for your business!

The Beverly Gray Center is launching #BuyLocalBuffalo, an online competition and awareness campaign to support Buffalo’s local MWBEs. Visit www.buylocalbuffalony.com to register your business now! Five finalists will win professional promotional videos, and one lucky winner will walk away with $2,500!