eBay Up & Running Grant

eBay is giving back to the small businesses powering America. In partnership with Hello Alice, eBay is awarding more than $500,000 in grants and education resources to help small businesses stay up and running into 2024 and beyond.

The eBay Up & Running Grant program will award 50 eBay business sellers with grant packages of $10,000, including cash, eBay education, and a $500 stipend sellers can use to equip themselves with essential office technology from eBay Refurbished. eBay has been the home of small business since 1995, offering a global marketplace of 132 million active buyers and the tools and resources to manage your business and scale for success.

Applications are open now through June 7, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. ET

Who’s eligible? 

Applicants must meet all of the below criteria to be eligible for this opportunity.

  • Be a legal resident of one of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico
  • Be 18 or older 
  • Be selling on the platform since December 1, 2023 with seller rating that is “Above Standard” or “Top Rated”
  • Not a recipient of any previous rounds of the eBay Up & Running Grants

For a full list of eligibility criteria, see the terms and conditions. 

What to expect

Step 1: Sign up for a free Hello Alice account. You’ll gain access to grants, financing, education, resources, and a community of more than one million entrepreneurs.

Step 2: Complete your eBay Up & Running Grant application. It should take less than an hour to apply!

Step 3: Applications close June 7, 2024, at 6 p.m. ET. Our team will begin reviewing applications after this deadline. We plan to announce recipients in September 2024.

Still have questions? Read our company FAQ

Celebrate Their Success

Congratulations to the 2023 Up & Running Grant Recipients!

Hello Alice and eBay are pleased to announce the recipients of the Up & Running grant program. Fifty sellers were chosen to each receive $10,000 in cash and coaching through the eBay Academy.

“Receiving this grant has proven my efforts are paying off and will push me to keep going in order to make my dreams come true,” says Michelle Nguyen, founder of Emmi’s Closet and 2022 grant recipient.  “I plan to use the funding to expand my inventory and start production on my own brand.”

Review the full list of recipients below, and visit the Small Business Funding Center to find more grant opportunities and lending options.

Hello Alice

We at PowrUp Gaming would like to express our deepest gratitude for the opportunity to expand our business with the $10,000 award funds! This opportunity will help our company obtain additional tools and equipment, expand employment opportunities, and add branded merch.

Justin Okeke
PowrUp Gaming