Is intended to support activities that engage entrepreneurs in advocacy and educate policymakers of the challenges entrepreneurs face in America, thereby contributing to more supportive environments for entrepreneurs. The goal of this RFP is to identify and fund high-quality projects that will spur adoption of pro-entrepreneurial policies at the local, state, and national levels.
RO Internal Notice of Intent to apply due -
Fill out the SMARTSHEET FORM - (this form is asking for basic PI information and a brief, one or two paragraph, of project description)
Agency Letter of Interest (Phase 1): Monday, April 5, 2021
This 18-month grant making initiative has up to $3.5 million in funding available and is focused on soliciting proposals that demonstrate or meet the intended objectives of this program, including:
Applicants will select one of three funding tracks.
The tracks are:
1. Building Support for America’s New Business Plan
2. Addressing Challenges Faced by Entrepreneurs of Color
3. Advocating for Kansas and Missouri Entrepreneurs
Successful applicants should demonstrate an understanding of the role advocacy plays in policy change and a record of working with entrepreneurs. Successful projects will clearly articulate a plan for equipping entrepreneurs with the tools to become policy advocates (entrepreneur advocacy) or a plan for educating policymakers about the challenges entrepreneurs face at any level of government (policy engagement).
We will not consider funding for:
Questions or problems with the SMARTSHEET form - email Susan Emerson - firstname.lastname@example.org