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At Brand New Consultants, we strive to help businesses and business owners succeed in every aspect of their business. 

Are you a business owner that needs information on funding options, pitch competitions, or accelerator/courses but doesn't have the time or patience to find them? Well, Brand New Consultants is here for you. We take the leg work out of finding different funding options. We provide you with new and relative grant and funding opportunities, pitch competitions, and other resources to scale your business. Not only do we locate them for you, but we also do the daunting work of identifying what is needed for each grant or competition and share what to expect. 

We also help you by providing in-depth information regarding each opportunity. We read all the fine print, so you don't have to. 

Support Afro-Latina Jefas Grant

Deadline: August 18, 2021


Award Amount: a $5,000 grant to two Afro-Latina small business owners ($2,500 each) to uplift and scale their business.


Location: Nationwide



  • Have at least one Afro-Latina founder

  • Be a legal U.S. for-profit business

  • Have been in business for at least one year

  • Be at least 18 years of age and a legal resident of the United States (including the District of Columbia and U.S. territories)


What you should know:


Timeline for application?


  • Application Begins: Wednesday, July 28th

  • Application Deadline: August 18th at 11:59 pm PT

  • Winners Direct Notification: The week of September 6th, 2021

  • Winners Publicly Announced: Tuesday, September 14th, 2021


How will the winners be judged and selected.


All entries will be judged by #WeAllGrow and Support Latino Business based on the following judging criteria:

  • Demonstrated need for the fund

  • Proposed use of funds

  • Meeting the eligibility points established

  • Quality and substantiveness of applicant’s answers

  • The uniqueness of the finalist’s product or service

  • Clarity of finalist’s “pitch” for grant funding

  • Context and specificity of finalist's business journey and future goals

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Contact Information:

Deadline: August 20, 2021

Award Amount: A total of $60,000 ($50K cash + scholarships) will be awarded to 20 small
businesses: (2) $10,000 grant (2) $4,000 grant; (4) $2,500 grants; (12) $1,000 grants plus each grant recipient will receive a tuition scholarship for one of Founders First CDC’s stellar business accelerator programs.

Location: Philadelphia County, Camden County, Mercer County, and Essex County in NJ and PA


  • 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

What you should know:

Criteria being used for selecting the companies.

They will evaluate the applications submitted based on the strength of their ability to create 1-
2 new jobs within the next 12 months, complete and clear submission of information with
documentation on their business, and how the companies are going to leverage the grant
funds to create new jobs.

What companies can apply for this program?

The company must be diverse-led, meaning founders that are people of color, women, LGBTQ
community, military veterans, or their business is located in a low or moderate-income area.
They also need to be a revenue-generating business of $100K to $3M per year, have at least
two employees seeking to grow, and will add 1- 2 new jobs in 12 to 24 months.

How are payments disbursed for grantees?

The grant amount will be disbursed in two installments less payment toward the program
accelerator tuition cost. Half of the net grant amount will be disbursed up to 30 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 30 days after the completion of the business’
participation in the eligible accelerator program.

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