Driving Small Business Forward: $25K Grants

The Progressive® Driving Small Business Forward fund program will provide $25,000 towards a commercial vehicle to 10 Black-owned small businesses.

Progressive Commercial is the #1 commercial auto insurer in America1 and is committed to serving small businesses. Multiple studies have shown how inequities have made it harder for Black entrepreneurs to access capital. This program aims to alleviate this challenge.

1 No. 1 commercial auto insurer from SNL Financial’s 2022 national written premium data.

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Who's eligible?

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

  • Be a for-profit business majority (51%+) owned and operated by a Black-identifying entrepreneur(s)
  • Have 10 or fewer employees and less than $5M in annual gross revenue
  • Have a demonstrated need for a qualifying commercial vehicle to run your business and a clear plan for growth as a result of this vehicle purchase.
  • Not be an independent contractor whose primary business is for a rideshare service such as Uber or Lyft, or third-party food delivery such as UberEats, DoorDash, PostMates, Grubhub, Instacart, etc.
  • No purchase necessary. 18+, US only
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Want the fine print? Read the terms and conditions.

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What to expect:

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

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Complete your Driving Small Business Forward application. It should take less than an hour to apply!

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Applications close June 2, 2023, at 6 p.m. ET. Our team will begin reviewing applications after this deadline. We plan to announce recipients in August.

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Prepare and Protect Your Small Business

As a small business owner, you’re faced with a variety of risks that can damage the financial health and productivity of your business.

This downloadable guide from Progressive can help you identify your business’s risks and suggests practical ways to protect against them. The better you’re prepared, the more likely you’ll be able to overcome a potentially devastating situation and keep your business strong and productive.

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