U.S. Department of Commerce - Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
05/22/20 11:59 PM EDT
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#: 189441
Award Ceiling: $300,000
Award Floor: $300,000
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.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
MBDA Program Manager
U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Ave., N.W., Room 5079
Washington, DC 20230
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