NC IDEA and the newly formed North Carolina Black Entrepreneurship Council (NC BEC) is launching its inaugural grant program, NC BEC ECOSYSTEM, with $500,000 in total funding to support and partner with organizations throughout the state executing on innovative and transformational ideas that will elevate Black entrepreneurship.
The NC BEC ECOSYSTEM grant program is designed to:
The NC BEC ECOSYSTEM solicitation requires that proposals solely focus on helping Black entrepreneurs and growth-oriented Black-owned firms start and grow scalable businesses.
We invite proposals from 501(c)(3) and for profit organizations within North Carolina that are in service to, or have programs specifically focused on, helping Black entrepreneurs and growth-oriented Black-owned firms start and grow scalable businesses. Applicants may request any amount of funding up to but not exceeding $50,000 of total funding.
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Submissions are due by November 2nd at 5:00pm EST. Grant award notifications will be sent on December 11th.