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Seed Fund Support Grant Competition

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $21 Million to Accelerate Entrepreneurship Across the Nation; Announces Timeline for Next Round of Regional Innovation Strategies Competition

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

2019 Program

EDA will open the 2019 RIS competition on February 1st, 2019, when the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is scheduled to be published on grants.gov

Seed Fund Support Grant Competition Awards

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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.

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National Advisory Council on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (NACIE)

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