The application portal for eligible North Carolina HUBs and DBEs opened June 1, 2022 and closed July 22, 2022.



The North Carolina Small Business Impact Grant Program, RETOOLNC, was launched in Fall 2020 to help state certified minority and women-owned businesses disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Grants of up to $25,000 were awarded to eligible certified HUBs and DBEs to help them continue to recover from the pandemic. Governor Cooper established the RETOOLNC program to help certified HUBs and DBEs recover from some of these costly, unexpected adjustments to their business.