One Buncombe Fund Grants for Small Businesses

On March 19, 2021, 116 recipients of the One Buncombe Grant Fund were announced. Awards totaled $475,000 and ranged from $2,500 to $5,000 per business to help small businesses in the Buncombe County retain and rehire employees.

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Award Announcement

One Buncombe Fund Grant Money to Help Save 410 Living-Wage Jobs, Assist 116 Small Businesses

View the full list of grant awards




The mission of the grant funds is to support COVID-19 affected Buncombe County-based small businesses in their ability to re-open and rehire employees.

The One Buncombe Grant Fund helps small for-profit businesses reopen and rehire staff through grants. Please note that funds are limited and not all who apply will be awarded. The eligible grant amount will be based on firm size:

  • Up to $2,500 for solopreneurs or single-member organizations
  • Up to $5,000 for firms with up to 25 full-time equivalent employees


The One Buncombe Fund’s goal is to help small businesses, and especially those owned by women and people of color with an additional emphasis on sole proprietorships.