The CDC Founders First  is awarding grants of $60,000 to 20 small businesses in Philadelphia/New Jersey. The program qualifications are below: 

  • Must be located in the Philadelphia/New Jersey metro area (Philadelphia, Camden, Burlington, Mercer, Morris and Essex Counties)
  • Must have a current staff of 2-20 employees
  • Will have the ability to add 1-2+ net new premium wage jobs in the next 12 months
  • Founder must be Black, Indigenous, Person of Color, LGBTQIA+, Military Veteran, Woman, or located in a Low to Moderate Income area
  • Be a for-profit company with annual revenues between $100K and $3 million

The application deadline is August 20, 2021. Please email them at with any questions about the Job Creators Quest Grant.

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