Friday, March 15, 2019

small business grants

small business grants

New art business in Peoria in the running for Fedex's $50,000 small business grant -

Posted: 14 Mar 2019 12:35 PM PDT

PEORIA - The art scene in Peoria is continuing to grow, and one local company needs your help to bring their dream into a reality.

Black Dog Metal Arts is turning part of the basement of the old Greeley School into a foundry where the owners will teach classes on how to weld and cast iron.

The company is currently in the run for a grant from Fedex for equipment and classes.

"We're trying to open up opportunities for people to learn about sculptural art in the area.  We have a lot of drawing and painting classes and workshops but we don't have many opportunities in sculpture at this time.  So we want to be able to teach people how to cast aluminum and bronze, and offer iron pours and metal fabrication and things like that," said owner of Black Dog Metal Arts Jam Lovell.

If you'd like to vote for Black Dog Metal Arts, you can find the link below:

SBA Statement on Idaho Women's Business Center Grant Expansion to Help Train Women Entrepreneurs - PRNewswire

Posted: 15 Mar 2019 10:16 AM PDT

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement was made today by the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) Associate Administrator for Entrepreneurial Development Allen Gutierrez regarding the Women's Business Center Idaho grant funding opportunity:

"The SBA has expanded the Idaho grant opportunity to provide funding for one or more non-profit organizations to start two new Women's Business Centers (WBCs) within the state. This expands the existing grant opportunity to provide services to entrepreneurs in both the northern and southern regions of the state. The combined award amount is $300,000; $150,000 for two WBC's in the state. In addition, the deadline to apply has been extended to April 11, 2019. The grant opportunity has been amended on and all applications for Funding Opportunity Announcement No. OWBO-2019-01-1 must be submitted online by the new closing date."

Eligible applicants for the grant must be private, non-profit organizations with 501(c) tax-exempt status from the U.S. Treasury/Internal Revenue Service in Idaho. This may include universities, foundations, chambers of commerce, or economic development institutions.

Interested applicants must register and receive a certificate from as part of the grant application process.

Questions about the WBC funding opportunity can be directed to the SBA's Office of Women's Business Ownership (OWBO) at

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