Applications Now Open: Comcast’s Small Business Support Program Lifts Off in Houston

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Applications for the 2024 Comcast RISE program are now open! One hundred eligible small businesses in the Houston area will get the tools needed to take them to the next level, thanks to Comcast RISE- a national initiative that aims to help small businesses thrive and grow. You can apply here now.

This year in southeast Texas, Comcast RISE will offer a total of $500,000 in grants along with technology makeovers, marketing assistance, coaching sessions, and education resources. Houston is one of five cities in the nation chosen for the program this year.

One hundred Houston area businesses will receive:

  • MONETARY GRANT – $5,000 monetary grant.
  • COACHING SESSIONS – General business assessment and coaching that provides business owners with recommendations on how to grow their businesses.
  • EDUCATION RESOURCES – 12-month access to online entrepreneurship courses, learning modules and resources for small business owners.
  • CREATIVE PRODUCTION & MEDIA – Turnkey production of a 30-second TV commercial, plus a media strategy consultation and 180-day media placement schedule. (Taxes and other fees may apply for production and media services.)
  • COMCAST BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY MAKEOVER – Computer equipment, Internet, voice and cybersecurity services for 12 months. (Taxes and other fees may apply for tech makeover services.)
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Eligible businesses must be:

  • Independently owned and operated
  • Established for three years or more
  • Have no more than 100 employees
  • Based in the Houston area
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From May 1 to May 31, eligible Houston area businesses can apply at The 2024 Comcast RISE winners will be announced in August.

Comcast RISE is part of Project UP, Comcast’s initiative to promote digital equity and economic mobility. Now in its fourth year, the program has distributed over $125 million in grants to 13,500 small businesses nationwide.

For southeast Texas entrepreneurs, Comcast RISE offers invaluable tools to take their small business to the next level.

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For more information about eligibility and to apply, visit


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