The Small Business Administration has information on loans and grants for small businesses provided by the CARES Act. You may be eligible even if you operate as a sole proprietor.
The National Association for the Self Employed offers growth grants. You DO have to be a member to apply. Small business grants are useful for financing a particular small business need. Past recipients used their growth grants for computers, farm equipment, to hire part-time help, marketing materials, website creation and more. What does your business need?
8 (a) Business Development Program is administered through the SBA and helps to provide a level playing field for small businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged people or entities. The government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the 8(a) Business Development program.
Annuity.org has great information on forming a business, managing business expenses and financial literacy.