The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana (HCCL) and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation (HCCF) in partnership with Entergy are thrilled to announce a dedicated fund to award Hispanic Owned Businesses disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and natural disasters with grants that will assist them to offset the losses and move forward.
Hispanic Owned Businesses have suffered from systemic barriers which have prevented them to access traditional resources main street business owners have available. Despite these barriers, Hispanic Owned Businesses continue to open at a faster pace than their counterparts. Louisiana boasts the seventh fastest-growing Hispanic population and the contributions made by these resilient, talented, and hardworking are many.
Provide grants of $2,500 to eligible businesses which can be used for rent, equipment, utilities, employee wages and benefits, inventory, accounts payable, etc.
Assist Hispanic businesses to overcome negative impact and help scale while connecting them to other resources and tools.
Help Hispanic owned businesses rebound from the aftermath of COVID-19 and natural
Build a more equitable community and contribute to the economic development of the State of Louisiana.
These grants will be reviewed and awarded based on the requirements outlined, the type of business, demonstration of need and proposed use of funding. Recipients will be required to obtain technical assistance from an approved service provider including HCCL which will support recovery and growth.
Applicants should gather all required documents and submit at time of application submittal.
In order to be considered eligible, you must meet the following requirements:
Entergy, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in New Orleans, powers life for 3 million customers across Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy is creating a cleaner, more resilient energy future for everyone with our diverse power generation portfolio, including increasingly carbon-free energy sources.
Since 1984, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana has been committed to creating and facilitating a business climate within the Hispanic community to promote economic development and progression in Louisiana. Included within its focus is a dedication to the expansion of trade relations between the State of Louisiana and Latin America.