The purpose of this FOA is to provide funding for up to fifteen (15) private, non-profit organizations that will provide entrepreneurial development services to women, with an emphasis on socially and economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs in locations that are outside of the geographical areas of
Eligible applicants must be private, non-profit organizations with 501(c) tax exempt status from the U. S. Treasury’s Internal Revenue Service and must or be affiliated with a Minority Serving Institution.
Eligible applicants include the following institutions of higher education or their affiliates:
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)(as defined in 20 USC §1061), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs)(as defined in 20 USC § 1101a), Tribal Colleges and University (TCUs) (as defined in 20 USC 1059c), Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions (NHSIs)(as defined in 20 USC § 1059d(b)), and Alaska Native Serving Institutions (ANSIs)(as defined in 20 USC § 1059d(b)) of higher learning with existing minority entrepreneurship or related programs.
Additionally, those 501c organizations that serve designated Hubzones are eligible to apply.