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Innovation and
Entrepreneurship

Seed Fund Support Grant Competition

$5 MILLION AVAILABLE IN SEED FUND SUPPORT GRANTS!

Get Started: Read the NOFO (PDF), and the FAQs (PDF) and sign up for one of this year’s Informational Webinars.

APPLY HERE! Applications are due no later than Wednesday, August 29, 2018.


EDA’s Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) Program awards grants that build regional capacity to translate innovations into jobs through the formation, launch, and growth of early-stage seed capital funds.

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Applicant Resources

Seed Fund Support Grant Competition Awards

  • 2017 SFS
  • 2016 SFS
  • 2015 SFS
  • 2014 SFS
  • Success Stories

    RIS Highlights

    To stay up-to-date on the latest RIS program news, including announcements of any future funding opportunities, please check OIE's Highlights page regularly and sign up for EDA’s newsletter.