Fort Wayne Small Business Emergency Relief Program

The Loan

The City of Fort Wayne created a new partnership with Brightpoint Development Fund to help local small businesses survive and thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is available as a zero-interest loan for businesses located within the City of Fort Wayne who have fewer than 30 full-time employees or full-time equivalents. 

Fort Wayne Small Business Emergency Relief Program

  • Loans up to $20,000
  • 0% interest rate
  • First 12 months are forgiven; remaining balance termed over 36 months with monthly payments of principal only.
  • Zero commitment fee
  • Streamlined review process


How to Apply

This application period closed on Friday, September 4, 2020. Please re-visit this page to learn of any updates or new application periods.

Who Are We?

Founded in 2010, the Brightpoint Development Fund is a nonprofit organization that provides affordable business loans, financial education, and housing development services.

We are a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) micro lender and a U.S. Department of the Treasury Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).

Contact Us

Brightpoint Development Fund
227 E Washington Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Tel: (260) 423-3546 Ext. 610 Fax: (260) 440-3291