When to apply for federal funding

When to apply for federal funding

The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides various eligibility requirements to apply for federal funding. To apply for Small Bussiness Innovative Research (SBIR) funding, your business must qualify as a Small Business Concern (SBC) as defined by SBA regulations. This means that your business must be organized as a for-profit business located within the United States, be in some form of an individual proprietorship, partnership, LLC, or corporation, be more than 50 percent directly owned by citizens of the United States, and have no more than 500 employees. So if your business fits all of the requirements of SBIR, does that ...
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Last Minute April Funding Opportunities

Last Minute April Funding Opportunities

Looking for Funding? Here are some last minute funding opportunities for April. As always, be sure to check with each funder with regard to focus, fit, funding amounts, deadlines, and approach before applying. Don't see funding that fits your needs? Let us develop a highly curated menu to fit your specific funding needs. We can identify federal, state, foundation, or other opportunities that can help sustain existing initiatives or make new plans and future successes a reality. Schedule a consult call with us here. Accelerate 2019 - Lendon Wilson and Brian Dobbs are two powerful business coaches who share a common passion ...
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Economic Development Funding: See Upcoming Deadlines

Economic Development Funding: See Upcoming Deadlines

A core objective for Economic Development Integration at EDA, is to increase your access to the most relevant federal resources that support job creation, drive innovation and entrepreneurship, and build resilient regional economies. This page offers resources to help communities across the US to more readily identify and apply for the federal economic development resources that best support their local priorities and objectives. EDA funding opportunities are just the tip of the iceberg regarding federal resources that can support a comprehensive regional strategy. A full range of funding opportunities can be found at the following sites, which are arranged from ...
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DOT Expected to Release Solicitation for the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grant

DOT Expected to Release Solicitation for the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grant

The Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development, or BUILD Transportation Discretionary Grant program, provides a unique opportunity for the DOT to invest in road, rail, transit and port projects that promise to achieve national objectives. Previously known as Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER Discretionary Grants, Congress has dedicated nearly $7.1 billion for ten rounds of National Infrastructure Investments to fund projects that have a significant local or regional impact.  In each competition, DOT receives hundreds of applications to build and repair critical pieces of our freight and passenger transportation networks. The BUILD program enables DOT to examine these ...
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NASA iTech Forum Cycles

NASA iTech Forum Cycles

NASA leads the way in scientific discovery of the Earth, of other worlds and of the cosmos. Advancing new technologies in aeronautics and space systems, NASA's missions expand the frontiers of human experience and allow American industry to cultivate a growing space marketplace. with private industry every day. Through NASA iTech, we reach beyond traditional partnerships into early, independent innovation. NASA iTech helps us identify the innovations we will need in the future (and the people behind them). We connect them with investors who can help propel them forward, and industry leaders who can partner or invest in the technologies ...
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Calling all #CleanEnergy companies: apply for $1 million in funding

Calling all #CleanEnergy companies: apply for $1 million in funding

Applications close April 15th, 2019 The purpose of the Competition is to be part of an overall program aimed at developing clean energy enterprises in the Southern Tier region. The Southern Tier is defined as including the following counties in New York State: Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Delaware, Schuyler, Steuben, Tompkins, and Tioga. This Competition will award a total of up to $2.5 million in prizes, per year, with a single top award of $1 million. Its goal is to attract entrepreneurs from around the world to compete for prizes that will turn ideas into funded enterprises with ...
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NAVY & DOD pre-released an out-of-cycle Broad Agency Announcement - SBIR

NAVY & DOD pre-released an out-of-cycle Broad Agency Announcement – SBIR

The Navy has pre-released an out-of-cycle Broad Agency Announcement as part of the Direct to Phase II Accelerated Delivery and Acquisition of Prototype Technologies (ADAPT) Pilot Program. Opens 04.12.19 | Closes 05.13.19 During government fiscal years (FY) 2012 through 2022, the Department of Defense (DoD) including the Department of Navy (DON) may issue a Phase II award to a small business concern that did not receive a Phase I award for that R/R&D. Prior to such an award, the head of the agency, or their designee, must issue a written determination that the small business has demonstrated the scientific and ...
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FLATIRON SCHOOL x SEATGEEK: THE 50/50 SCHOLARSHIP

FLATIRON SCHOOL x SEATGEEK: THE 50/50 SCHOLARSHIP

It’s 2019, and women still hold just 25% of computing roles in the United States. We can do something about that! This March, Women 2.0 is joining forces with Flatiron School, a leading software engineering, data science, and UX/UI design bootcamp, to spread the word about the 50/50 Scholarship and help make gender parity in tech a reality. Partnering with SeatGeek, Flatiron School is awarding $200,000+ in scholarships to give 60 women the opportunity to break into tech through Flatiron School’s industry-leading career courses. Secure your $3,500 scholarship today! Applications close March 31 Coding Scholarships for WomenFlatiron School and SeatGeek ...
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WOMEN STARTUP CHALLENGE

WOMEN STARTUP CHALLENGE

Women Who Tech is accepting applications for the Women Startup Challenge at Google. They will showcase 10 women-led startups based in North America who are solving big problems to pitch the biggest investors, from First Round Capital to Greycroft and BBG Ventures. Finalists will pitch for a $50K cash grant (equity free) and also meet one-on-one with investors at Techstars.The Women Startup Challenge, launched in partnership with Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies is mission set on closing the funding gap for diverse entrepreneurs. Applications close on March 28th. APPLY Women Who TechWomen Who Tech is launching the Women Startup Pitch Competition and TeleSummit. Get ...
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Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act (SIPPRA)

Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act (SIPPRA)

Applications are due May 22, 2019 and sites interested in applying are strongly encouraged to submit a Notice of Intent to Apply by April 8, 2019. VIP: Applications will need to come from state or local governments, some states have passed pay for success or similar legislation but states do not need to pass legislation to apply to this SIPPRA NOFA. The Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act (SIPPRA) is a provision in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 that aims to support outcomes-based financing and provide funding for social impact partnerships, including pay for success (PFS) projects. Although SIPPRA could help ...
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Maze X is a startup accelerator

Maze X is a startup accelerator

Maze X is a startup accelerator programme designed to put ambitious impact start-ups on the road to becoming impact unicorns. It is focused on hard-working founders who have the grit to test new ideas and aim for innovative outcomes. The programme is based in Lisbon - Portugal - it is 3-months long followed by 6-months of ongoing support and includes an equity-free cash stipend to help you through your stay. Applications Due March 25, 2019. Details and application here. Maze X Startup Accelerator Programme - Are you ready to accelerate?Our programme is designed to help impact startups to overcome the ...
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What Rapid-Cycle Evaluation (RCE) can do for you

What Rapid-Cycle Evaluation (RCE) can do for you

Did you know that small changes to program and project operations can improve the efficiency and effectiveness? Rapid-cycle evaluation (RCE) uses a rigorous, scientific approach to provide decision makers with timely and actionable evidence of whether operational changes improve program outcomes. Often, changes can be tested in a matter of months, and decision makers can have a high degree of confidence in the results. RCEs typically apply rapid-but-rigorous methodologies that blend quantitative and qualitative research approaches. RCE can also help avoid investments in changes that are unlikely to produce the desired results. Existing Data: RCEs relay on existing data to measure impacts. To ...
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FedEx Small Business Grant Contest

FedEx Small Business Grant Contest

Double the prize money means double the possibilities.FedEx is offering small businesses over $220,000 in cash and prizes! Imagine the possibilities... Does your business have an amazing story to share? FedEx wants to hear it. The FedEx Small Business Grant Contest recognizes and rewards unique small businesses with grants up to $50,000. Entering the contest is a chance to promote your business and get your fans excited to spread the word about you. It’s also a chance to become part of something bigger: a close-knit group of finalists and winners who support and share ideas with each other. Follow the ...
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Start your government registrations right away.

Start your government registrations right away.

Government funding can be tricky. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants, for example, are a great opportunity for small businesses to gain substantial funding to help their business grow. However, there are a lot of steps a business needs to take to apply for SBIR and other forms of government funding, and missing one could set your business back substantially, or eliminate your opportunity to apply all together. This is why it is critical that you do not wait until the deadline arrives to look for and fulfill government registration requirements. Using SBIR as an example, the majority of SBIR ...
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NSF revises small business application process

NSF revises small business application process

America’s Seed Fund powered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) is piloting changes to the Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) proposal submission process. The pilot replaces a recommended pre-proposal step, the Executive Summary, with a required first step, the Project Pitch. Starting in March 2019, startups or entrepreneurs who submit a three-page Project Pitch will know within three weeks if they are a good fit for the SBIR/STTR program’s objectives of supporting innovative technologies that show promise of commercial and/or societal impact and involve a level of technical risk. Startups or entrepreneurs can submit a Project Pitch ...
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Funding Opportunities Due in March

Funding Opportunities Due in March

Looking for funding? We have your list for March. As always, be sure to check with each funder with regard to focus, fit, funding amounts, deadlines, and approach before applying. Don't see funding that fits your needs? Let us develop a highly curated menu to fit your specific funding needs. We can identify federal, state, foundation, or other opportunities that can help sustain existing initiatives or make new plans and future successes a reality. Schedule a consult call with us here. The 2019 Pitch Competition - Three early-stage subscription businesses will be selected to pitch their new, innovative subscription box ideas at Sub ...
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Bragging Rights

Bragging Rights

It is not every day that we get to brag about current and former clients. First, GoodCity was awarded the EDA's Seed Fund from the 2018 funding round. GoodCity's plan will be to create the INVEST Chicago Opportunity Fund, an equity-based, sustainable pool of capital, which will fund early-stage companies in Chicago’s underrepresented and unconnected communities in designated Opportunity Zones. The fund will focus on technology, manufacturing, and other scalable startups that spring from the research and capacity development at surrounding universities (including the University of Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology, Northwestern University, and others). Additionally, the fund will work ...
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EDA Launches 2019 Regional Innovation Strategies Program Competition

EDA Launches 2019 Regional Innovation Strategies Program Competition

EDA just announced that it is now accepting applications for the 2019 Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) Program funding as of February 1, 2019! The RIS Program, operated by EDA’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE), continues to increase regional capacity to bring technologies to market and grow innovative companies by investing in projects that support entrepreneurs and increase access to risk capital. This sixth iteration of the RIS Program again offers funding through two competitions: FY19 i6 Challenge—catalyzing high-growth entrepreneurship throughout the country, the i6 Challenge awards up to $750,000 for projects that increase regional capacity to accelerate the translation of innovations, ideas, intellectual ...
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Rapid-Cycle Evaluation

Rapid-Cycle Evaluation

At E.B. Howard, we know how important evaluation is for the success of your business, but we also know how time-consuming evaluation can be. That’s where Rapid-Cycle Evaluation (RCE) comes in. RCE is a process for evaluating changes in program operations quickly and knowing whether the changes made their intended improvements. Traditional evaluation methods may not always meet the needs of your business. They may take too long, are costly, and can not always keep up with the development of your business. RCE, however, measures the impact of changes to program operations using a rigorous research method and relies predominantly ...
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5 reasons you are NOT ready for a grant

5 reasons you are NOT ready for a grant

If you are part of an organization that is just a start-up in the first three to five years of operation, it is likely that you could always use more funding. We all could. It is tempting to turn to grants. After all, they are equity-free (non-dilutive funding), don’t need to be paid back, and are relatively free of the hassle that may come with venture funding or loans. Sounds great! Hold up! It is not as simple as simple as one may think, and if your organization is just starting out, grants may not be the best place to ...
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