Welcome to the One Buncombe Fund Grant Application.
The One Buncombe Grant Fund helps small for-profit businesses based in Buncombe County and affected by COVID-19 reopen, retain, 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 firms retaining or re-hiring one position (including owner positions, sole proprietors, and other solopreneurs)
Up to $5,000 for firms retaining more than one position
Applications must be completed and submitted no later than 11:59 PM on Sunday, October 31. Applications submitted after the deadline or that are incomplete (i.e. missing required uploads) will not be considered.
If you run into any problems with the application, please check the FAQs and documentation at the Fund website, http://mountainbizworks.org/1bf. You can also schedule an appointment with a technical assistance provider through that site. The help desk will close at 5pm on Friday, October 31st.
All applications completed and submitted before the deadline will be considered equally. There is no benefit to rushing an application. We encourage applicants to take their time to ensure a complete and well-supported request.
Before you begin:
Please make sure to review the program's Eligibility Criteria before proceeding with an application.
Please also make sure you have prepared and/or gathered the following required documents:
Most recent tax return and 2021 year to date Profit & Loss statement
The jobs worksheet the positions to be rehired and/or retained and the corresponding wage rates. (
When you complete and submit the application, you will receive a copy of the application via email as a confirmation it was submitted.
Thank you for the important work you do in the community and we look forward to receiving your application for the One Buncombe Grant Fund.