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Comcast RISE was created in 2020 to help small businesses hardest hit by COVID-19 recover and thrive. We’re pleased to bring Comcast RISE back in 2024, and we’re proud to continue our efforts to help an even broader range of small businesses, while continuing to focus on diversity, inclusion, and community investment.
Comcast RISE is supporting the growth of all small businesses committed to uplifting their local communities. The program is built to help businesses and their communities thrive with a focus on economic growth. This year, Comcast RISE will award 500 recipients in five cities with a grant package that includes business consultation services, educational resources, monetary grant, creative production, media schedule, and a technology makeover.

From May 1-31, 2024, eligible small businesses in Atlanta, GA, Southern Colorado, Houston, TX, Jacksonville, FL, and Richmond, VA can apply for the Comcast RISE program.

The Comcast RISE application is composed of two parts:
  1. Eligibility Criteria Form (Duration: 5 minutes): This form determines your eligibility to complete the application. 
    Once your eligibility criteria form is submitted, it cannot be changed. Please note: If you are deemed ineligible, you will not be able to move forward with the application process. Be sure to double check all answers before submitting.
  2. Application (Duration: 15-30 minutes, depending on documentation readiness - check FAQs for more info): 
    If you are deemed eligible after submitting the Eligibility Criteria Form, you can start the application in the same form; You can Save your application without submitting and Submit at a later date. Once Submitted, the application cannot be changed. 
If you have not created an account: 
To begin the application, you must first create an account. Please click 'Sign In' at the top right corner of this page to begin the process. You will not be able to start the application until you register and receive an email confirmation.
If you have already created an account: 
Scroll down to the bottom of this page and select “Begin Application” to continue filling out the application.
Thank you for your interest in Comcast RISE! Please review the Official Program Rules and Privacy Policy before applying. You will be required to accept these during the application process prior to submitting. 

Have questions about applying? Check out our FAQs here or email us at  

No purchase necessary. A purchase will not improve an applicant's chances of winning.  The Comcast RISE Small Business Program ("Program") will begin on May 1, 2024, at 12:00:00 AM Eastern Time and end on May 31, 2024, at 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time ("Program Period"). Program is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws. 

Application Criteria

To be eligible to apply, companies must meet the following criteria:
  • Open only to eligible small businesses located and operating in one (1) of these geographies (as defined by Comcast via zip codes) in the United States:
    • Atlanta, GA
    • Southern Colorado
    • Houston, TX
    • Jacksonville, FL
    • Richmond, VA
  • Small business must be owned by an individual eighteen (18) years of age or older as of the start of the Program Period that also meets the following eligibility requirements:
    • Person who owns the business is the primary decision maker for, and has been actively engaged in, the day-to-day operations of the business
    • Owner owns at least 51% of the equity of said business
    • Business is independently owned and operated and not a franchise location
    • Business has been actively operating for at least three (3) years
    • Business has been revenue generating for at least the 12 months prior to the Program Period
    • Business does not fall into any of the following categories:
      • Non-profit
      • Chamber of Commerce
      • Public or private education provider that participates in the FCCs E-Rate Universal Service Program
      • Church or Religious Organizations including nondenominational ministries, interdenominational and ecumenical organizations, and organizations whose main purpose is to study or advance religion
      • Political advertiser
      • Any business related in any way to the growing, marketing, sale, distribution, or use of marijuana or related products
      • Manufacturer or retailer of drug paraphernalia
      • Virtual MVPD
      • Internet Service Provider
      • Gun manufacturer or retailer
      • Fireworks manufacturer or retailer
      • Tobacco/vape manufacturer or retailer
      • Illegal products or services provider
      • Adult entertainment company, including, but not limited to gentlemen’s clubs, adult toy stores, adult magazines, and adult programming services
      • Ride sharing service providers (including independent contractors of ride sharing companies.)
    • Business employs one hundred (100) employees (including full-time and part-time employees) or less
    • Employees of Comcast Corporation, and each of its respective parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries are not eligible to enter or win
    • Employees of EY (Ernst & Young), Hello Alice, LinkedIn are not eligible to enter or win
    • Only one submission per business owner
    • Business owner has no prior felony convictions, tax-related convictions, or child support delinquency convictions
    • Business owner may not currently be serving (either in a full time or part time capacity) as a federal, state, or local government or quasi-government official or employee
    • Business or business owner who has previously received a Comcast RISE monetary grant, consultation, media, creative production, or technology makeover is not eligible
  • Must meet all other eligibility requirements as stated in the Official Program Rules
It is the participant's sole responsibility to review and understand his/her company’s policies regarding participation in promotions such as this. The awarding of any prize available to businesses in this Program will be subject to such company policies. If, for whatever reason, any business is unable to accept a prize due to company policies or for any other reason, the prize may be forfeited and neither Comcast Cable Communications Management, LLC (“Sponsor”) nor EY (“Administrator”) will have any further obligation to such participants or their corresponding business. Participants and their corresponding business must be in good standing and meet the eligibility criteria specified above at time prize is to be provided.
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