Grow your company with a grant for diverse-small businesses in Texas.

$1 million in grant funding is available in Job Creators Quest Grants.


A total of $100,000 will be awarded to 30 businesses in Texas.

Grants are a great way to receive growth capital for your small business. With a simple application, you can receive cash and full tuition scholarship to one of our stellar accelerators. Hear first hand from grant recipients and partners.

Please email us at texas.jobcreators@foundersfirstcdc.org with any questions about the Job Creators Quest Grant.

Please visit the Grant FAQ page for more information.

Thank you for your interest in our Job Creators Grant for Texas.  Our grant applications are currently closed, please check back for future updates. 


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Founders First offers intensive growth accelerators to help founders like you to grow and expand their businesses.

While the time required is significant, 87% saw increased revenue in just 3-6 months following completion. For more details watch this video of a recent pitch competition to see the impact of our accelerators.

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Founders First is committed to increasing the number of diverse founder-led businesses generating over $1 million dollars in revenues and creating premium wage jobs.

A total of $100,000 will be awarded to 30 small businesses: $10,000 grant, $5,000 grant, $2,500 grants, $1,500 grants. In addition, each grant recipient will receive a full tuition scholarship for one of Founders First CDC’s stellar business accelerator programs.

Grant recipients will be selected based on their demonstrated ability to maintain and grow their workforce despite the pandemic, as well as their ongoing commitment to creating premium wage jobs in their communities.

Over 500 diverse-led small businesses have gone through Founders First programs to increase  revenue, profitability and team members.

The grant amount shall be disbursed in two installments. Half of the cash grant award amount will be disbursed up to 60 days after signed terms and conditions, W-9 and set up of payment disbursement system is confirmed. The remaining portion will be disbursed up to 60 days after the completion of the business’ participation in the eligible accelerator program.

Please email us at texas.jobcreators@foundersfirstcdc.orgwith any questions about the Job Creators Quest Grant.

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