Due to overwhelming response to the PayPal Empowerment Grants for Black Businesses Program, we have paused accepting new applications. If you have previously started an application, you have until 3 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 16 to complete it. You do not need a PayPal business account to apply.
We recognize the critical challenge of access to capital that Black-owned businesses face and are exploring additional ways to address this urgent need. Please join mailing list for future updates.

Our Commitment

AEO is committed to addressing economic inclusion by creating transformative change. That’s why we continue to join forces with market partners that believe in collaborating to drive wealth creation in underserved communities through entrepreneurship.

In partnership with PayPal, we are pleased to announce the PayPal Empowerment Grants for Black Businesses Program, which will award up to $10,000 to more than 1,000 black-owned businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 and civil unrest.

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