Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Zuckerberg were interviewed on CNN last week but did not offer any new information on the business grants and ad credits they have promised to 30,000 businesses.
SO – I went looking for the status of this initiative – and found that some grants were being awarded in a few US Cities. One restriction is that the businesses have to be resident in a country that Facebook serves.
You can get on the list to be alerted to activity here: https://www.facebook.com/business/boost/resource?ref=grants
Yahoo Finance has an article about how you apply at this link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/facebook-small-business-grants-advantage-204503091.html (Remember the advice here appears to be US-based).
Not sure what this will look like… however it doesn’t hurt to keep tabs on it.