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Entrepreneurship Education Program for Formerly Incarcerated Persons Grant

Grants to USA For-Profits, Nonprofits, IHEs, and Agencies to Assist
Previously Incarcerated Minority Business Owners

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Commerce - Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

Conf. Date:

05/06/20

Deadline Date:

05/22/20 11:59 PM EDT

Description:

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Grants to USA and territories for-profits, nonprofit organizations, IHEs, and local, state, and quasi-government entities for programs to provide assistance to minority business owners who have previously been incarcerated. Required registrations may take several weeks to complete.

MBDA, a bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce, leads Federal Government efforts to promote the growth and global competitiveness of minority business enterprises (MBEs). MBDA has established key priorities designed to overcome the unique challenges faced by minority business enterprises (MBEs). MBDA is now initiating new approaches to serve MBEs that compliment Presidential priorities and U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) strategic goals. The DOC’s strategic goals include: 1) accelerating American leadership through commercial space activities, foundational research investments, and intellectual property protection; 2) enhancing job creation through increased exports and foreign direct investment; 3) strengthening U.S. economic and national security; 4) fulfilling Constitutional requirements and supporting economic activity with reliable data; and 5) excellence in the delivery of customer-centric services.

In order to facilitate the growth and global competitiveness of America’s growing minority business enterprise (MBE) community, MBDA seeks to fund innovative projects – to support formerly incarcerated individuals – with entrepreneurship assistance including (but not limited to): (1) educational programs and workshops; (2) entrepreneurial training; and (3) coaching assistance. Businesses that are owned or controlled by the following persons or groups of persons are the businesses that are considered MBEs for the purpose of pilot or demonstration projects designed to overcome their challenges: African American, Hispanic American, American Asian and Pacific Islander, Native American (including Alaska Natives, Alaska Native Corporations, and Tribal entities), Asian Indian American, and Hasidic Jewish Americans.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 189441

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,800,000

Number of Grants:

3

Estimated Size of Grant:

Award Ceiling: $300,000
Award Floor: $300,000

Term of Contract:

Applications should be submitted for a two (2) year award period. MBDA will issue awards for a two-year term from September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants may be for-profit entities (including but not limited to soleproprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations), non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, commercial organizations, state and local government entities, quasi-government entities, Indian Tribal governments, Tribal entities, and Native Hawaiian entities in any U.S. State or U.S. Territory.

Pre-proposal Conference:

MBDA will conduct a pre-application teleconference on May 6, 2020. The time of the replication teleconference is 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. E.D.T. Participants must register at least 24 hours in advance of the teleconference.

To register: https://www.mbda.gov/form/entrepreneurship-education-program-formerly-incarcerated-persons-grant-competitions

Pre-Application Information:

All proposals must be received on or before May 22, 2020 at 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Time. Applications may be submitted on a rolling basis starting from the publication date of this Announcement up to the deadline above.

Applicants should anticipate receiving confirmation of successful submission within forty-eight (48) hours. It is imperative that applicants obtain this confirmation as proof of successful submission. Waiting to submit an application until the end of the competition period puts an application at risk; be sure to allow ample time.

Each applicant (unless the applicant is a Federal awarding agency which has an exception from the requirements of 2 CFR § 25.110(b) or (c), or an exception approved by the MBDA under 2 CFR § 25.110(d)) is required to:

1. Register in SAM before submitting an application;
2. Provide a valid unique entity identifier in the application; and,
3. Continue to maintain an active SAM registration with current information at all times during which it has an active Federal award or an application or plan under consideration by MBDA (or any other Federal agency).

Post Award Conference (held via teleconference): MBDA shall conduct mandatory post-award conference(s) to ensure that the successful applicant has a clear understanding of the Project award, terms, conditions and expectations.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=326459

For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the Grants.gov page above.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Nakita Chambers
MBDA Program Manager
U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Ave., N.W., Room 5079
Washington, DC 20230
Email: nchambers@mbda.gov
Tel: 202-482-0065

CFDA Number:

11.802

Funding or Pin Number:

MBDA-OBD-2020-2006457

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