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  • Submitted on 26 April 2016

    Potential Regional Innovation Strategies Program Applicants:

    Ensuring that entrepreneurs across the nation have access to the tools they need to move their ideas and inventions from their laboratories and garages to the market is a top priority for President Obama and his Administration.

    To continue advancing this key priority, today, the Economic Development Administration released the Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) and began accepting applications for the 2016 round of Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) Program funding. 

  • Submitted on 21 April 2016

    WASHINGTON (April 20, 2016) —The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as a grant recipient to operate an MBDA Business Center in El Paso.

    The federal funding will be distributed during a five-year period with a start date of April 1, 2016.

    Federal Funding Per Year: El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce ($285,400), to operate the MBDA Business Center in El Paso, Texas.

  • Submitted on 21 April 2016

    WASHINGTON (April 20, 2016) —The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced the University of Texas at San Antonio as a grant recipient to operate an MBDA Business Center in San Antonio.

    The federal funding will be distributed during a five-year period with a start date of April 1, 2016.

    Federal Funding Per Year: The University of Texas at San Antonio ($285,400) to operate the MBDA Business Center in San Antonio.

  • Submitted on 21 April 2016

    WASHINGTON (April 20, 2016) —The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced the North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development as a grant recipient to operate an MBDA Business Center in the city of Raleigh.

    The federal funding will be distributed during a five-year period with a start date of April 1, 2016.

    Federal Funding Per Year: North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development ($294,100) to operate the MBDA Business Center in Raleigh, Charlotte, or Durham, N.C.

  • Submitted on 21 April 2016

    WASHINGTON (April 20, 2016) —The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced  Associacion Productos de Puerto Rico as a grant recipient to operate an MBDA Business Center in San Juan.

    The federal funding will be distributed during a five-year period with a start date of April 1, 2016.

    Federal Funding Per Year: Asociación Productos De Puerto Rico, Inc. ($285,400) to operate the MBDA Business Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

  • Submitted on 21 April 2016

    WASHINGTON (April 20, 2016) —The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced that the Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc., is a grant recipient to operate an MBDA Business Center here.

    The federal funding will be distributed during a five-year period with a start date of April 1, 2016.

    Federal Funding Per Year: Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. ($310,550) to operate the MBDA Business Center in Washington, D.C., or Northern Virginia.

  • Submitted on 21 April 2016

    WASHINGTON (April 20, 2016) —The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced the University of Hawaii as a grant recipient to operate an MBDA Business Center in Honolulu.

    The federal funding will be distributed during a five-year period with a start date of April 1, 2016.

    Federal Funding Per Year: University of Hawaii ($291,275) to operate the MBDA Business Center in Honolulu.

  • Submitted on 20 April 2016

    WASHINGTON (April 20, 2016) —The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced the University of Southern California as a grant recipient to operate an MBDA Business Center in Los Angeles.

    The federal funding will be distributed during a five-year period with a start date of April 1, 2016.

    Federal Funding Per Year: University of Southern California ($317, 900) to operate the MBDA Business Center in Los Angeles.

  • Submitted on 20 April 2016

    WASHINGTON (April 20, 2016) —The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. as a grant recipient to operate a MBDA Business Center in Chicago.

    The federal funding will be distributed during a five-year period with a proposed start date of April 1, 2016.

    Federal Funding Per Year: Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. ($312,750) to operate the MBDA Business Center in Chicago.

  • Submitted on 20 April 2016

    WASHINGTON (April 20, 2016) —  The U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) today announced Georgia Tech Research Corporation as a grant recipient to operate an MBDA Business Center in the city of Atlanta.

    The federal funding will be distributed during a five-year period with a proposed start date of April 1, 2016.

    Federal Funding Per Year: Georgia Tech Research Corporation ($298,255) to operate the MBDA Business Center in Atlanta.

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