Fast Break for Small Business Grants

LegalZoom has teamed up with the NBA, WBNA, and NBA G League to assist communities by helping small business owners. Fast Break for Small Business is a $6 million commitment in grants and LegalZoom services to help thousands of small businesses all over the country, and Accion Opportunity Fund is the nonprofit administrator of the program.


LegalZoom, the NBA, WNBA, and NBA G League are committed to helping small business owners everywhere, especially those who face obstacles because of who they are, who they love, or how they identify. Starting at NBA Tip-Off, the first of six grant cycles will open in this multi-year program. Here’s how this first cycle will work:

  • $10,000 grants and $500 in LegalZoom services to 50 small businesses
  • $500 in LegalZoom services to 950 additional small businesses
  • Grantees and LegalZoom services recipients will be notified and issued grants and LegalZoom services in January 2022


Small businesses are eligible to apply for a grant through Fast Break for Small Business if they meet the following criteria:

  • Must be based in the United States
  • Must have been in business for at least 6 months
  • Must have an annual revenue of less than $1 million
  • Must not be in one of these prohibited industries


  • Most recent business tax returns [if business is more than 12 months old]
  • A copy of your business license OR sole proprietorship formation document [if business is between 6 and 12 months old but does not have a business license OR sole proprietorship formation document, the business is not eligible for this opportunity]
  • A front-and-back color copy of the business owner’s government-issued identification [Acceptable identification includes a driver’s license, federal government employee ID card, passport, permanent resident card, alien resident card, or matricula consular]
  • All pages of the most recent business bank statement
  • A completed W9 form for the business bank account referenced above: click to download
  • A completed ACH form for the business bank account referenced above: click to download


Applications for the first grant cycle will be open from October 14 to November 23, 2021

Visit website to apply and learn more. Incomplete applications will not be considered.