US EDA and Department of Commerce: FY2018 Regional Innovations Strategies Program
Deadline: August 29, 2018
Amount: Up to $750,000
Eligibility: Cities, state government, higher education institutions, counties, nonprofits, tribal governments
EDA is committed to fostering connected, innovation-centric economic sectors that support the conversion of research into products and services, businesses, and ultimately jobs through entrepreneurship. Funding is available for capacity-building programs that provide proof-of-concept and commercialization assistance to innovators and entrepreneurs and for operational support for organizations that provide essential early stage funding to startups. Under the RIS Program, EDA is soliciting applications for two separate competitions: 1) 2018 i6 Challenge; and 2) 2018 Seed Fund Support (SFS) Grant Competition.