Below is a special message sent on behalf of our friends at Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration...
INNOVATION STRATEGIES PROGRAM COMPETITION
April 25, 2016, the Economic Development Administration (EDA) released a Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) and began accepting applications for the 2016 round of Regional Innovation
Strategies (RIS) Program funding. The application period is open for 60 days and
will close at 11:59pm Eastern Time on June 24, 2016.
In this 2016
round, a total of $15 million in Federal
funding is available to create and expand cluster-focused proof-of-concept
and commercialization programs and early-stage seed capital funds through the
i6 Challenge and the Seed Fund Support (SFS) Grant competition, respectively. Under this FFO, $13 million is available for
i6 Challenge grants and $2 million is available for SFS grants.
encourages potential applicants to register for and attend its post-launch
webinar on May 5, 2016, at 2:00pm Eastern Time. During this webinar, EDA staff will present a
detailed overview of the 2016 RIS FFO and will take questions from attendees. If you are unable to attend, this webinar
will be made available online.
up-to-date on the latest RIS news, please sign up for EDA’s newsletter.
Best of Luck...
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