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Do you own a business that is...

  • An independently-owned retail or service business
  • Based in the South Bay (Los Angeles)
  • A small business with fewer than 10 full-time employees
  • Actively involved in the community or local collaborative efforts

Submissions Open August 2016

Want to apply for a Grant Award? The 4th Annual Small Indie Business Grant Awards program will launch in August 2016. Available exclusively to local independently-owned businesses in the South Bay.

Complete the Contact Form to request grant application details.

Follow us on Facebook to see future announcements about our winners and next year's program.

Over the past three years, ShopLocal.us has given over $8,000 total in grant awards and prizes to local businesses in the South Bay community. Winners received this money to help fund important business needs and support the sustainability and growth of their small business.

We know it takes a lot to run your own business.

We're proud to honor the tremendous contribution small businesses make to the national and local economy. So we're giving back by investing in our local South Bay businesses. In 2016, ShopLocal.us will kick off its 4th annual grant awards program aimed at helping small business owners in the South Bay of Los Angeles grow or maintain their business. ShopLocal will be accepting submissions from small independent business owners in the South Bay who wish to highlight, in a 2-minute or less video, one thing that a grant award would be used for to contribute most to their success as a small business.
Complete the Contact Form to request grant application details.


Are you an Indie business?

Privately owned. Local business owner has decision-making authority; no conditions dictated remotely.

No affiliation with out of state headquarters or corporate office. Uses own unique brand; not part of a regionally or nationally recognized brand name.

Has a limited number of locations.


Multi-level marketing/direct sales, financial investment firms and franchises are not eligible at this time. Businesses cannot be involved in illegal activities (i.e., gambling, scams).

How to apply for ShopLocal's Small Indie Business Grant


1. Request an invitation


Provide us with basic info about you... name, business and email address.

You will then receive an invitation to apply with the next steps.

2. Complete your application


You will need to complete a short application, telling us about your business, your personal story and how you would use the grant funds for your business.

3. Shoot your video


Record a 2-minute or less video about your local business. What is the "one thing that a grant award would be used for to contribute most to your success as a small business?"

Upload to your YouTube channel.

4. Submit & Invite friends


Submit your application and video link at the ShopLocal.us website.

Start inviting your social network fans to vote for your business and get at least 25 votes before the deadline!


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