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SBA Statement on Idaho Women’s Business Center Grant Expansion to Help Train female Entrepreneurs

March 19, 2019

WASHINGTON — The following statement was made recently by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Associate Administrator for Entrepreneurial Development Allen Gutierrez regarding the Women’s Business Center Idaho grant funding opportunity:

“The SBA has expanded the Idaho grant opportunity to provide funding for one or more non-profit organizations to start two new Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) within the state. This expands the existing grant opportunity to provide services to entrepreneurs in both the northern and southern regions of the state.

“The combined award amount is $300,000; $150,000 for two WBC’s in the state. In addition, the deadline to apply has been extended to April 11, 2019. The grant opportunity has been amended on grants.gov and all applications for Funding Opportunity Announcement No. OWBO-2019-01-1 must be submitted online by the new closing date.”

Eligible applicants for the grant must be private, non-profit organizations with 501(c) tax-exempt status from the U.S. Treasury/Internal Revenue Service in Idaho. This may include universities, foundations, chambers of commerce, or economic development institutions.

Interested applicants must register and receive a certificate from SAM.gov as part of the grant application process.

Questions about the WBC funding opportunity can be directed to the SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO) at owbo@sba.gov.