Digital Communities Program, powered by Wells Fargo, will be providing $10,000 worth of digital-enabling tools to veteran- and minority-owned small businesses in Houston and Los Angeles. The effort aims to provide up to $500,000 to small businesses in Houston in total.

According to a Feb. 14 press release, DCP’s mission is to "bridge the digital divide" and help diverse entrepreneurs in underserved communities.

In 2022, the DCP was soft-launched in Los Angeles and Houston with Impact Hub Houston, the Small Business Development Center, ION and Combined Arms, among other organizations. So far, it has helped participants to increase online leads by up to 50% and drive e-commerce website traffic by up to 3,000% in a three-month period, according to a March 4 press release.

DCP also offers an accelerator program to train small businesses in digital marketing tools, such as paid online advertising and social media.

This comes after Wells Fargo and the Houston Equity Fund announced the first round of a series of grant recipients in December.

Small businesses interested in applying can do so on the DCP's website.