FY 2017 Regional Innovation Strategies Program

EDA is committed to fostering connected, innovation-centric economic sectors which support the conversion of research into products and services, businesses, and ultimately jobs through entrepreneurship.

See Section 2 7. Funding is available for capacity-building programs that provide proof-of-concept

credit:


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:
the 2017 i6 Challenge; and the 2017 Seed Fund Support (SFS) Grant competition.

Applicants may, but are not required to, submit proposals for more than one competition under the RIS Program.

Applicants must provide a matching share from non-Federal sources of at least 50 percent of the total project cost.

See Section C.2 (p.

7) of this NOFA.
Related Programs

Cluster Grants

Department of Commerce


Agency: Department of Commerce

Office: None

Estimated Funding: $17,000,000


Who's Eligible





Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
http://www.eda.gov/oie/ris/

Additional Information of Eligibility:
A State; An Indian tribe; A city or other political subdivision of a State; An entity that— (a) is a nonprofit organization, an institution of higher education, a public-private partnership, a science or research park, a Federal laboratory, or an economic development organization or similar entity, and (b) has an application that is supported by a State or a political subdivision of a State; or A consortium of any of the entities described above.

Full Opportunity Web Address:


Contact:
If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

Agency Email Description:
oie@eda.gov

Agency Email:
EDA Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Date Posted:
2017-05-10

Application Due Date:
2017-06-23

Archive Date:
2017-07-23



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