NC IDEA's Spring 2023 Grant Cycle | Whether you have just launched a startup or are looking to grow and scale your company, NC IDEA has resources that can help in the success of your journey when and where you need it most.
Early stage, growth-oriented companies can apply for one of two different NC IDEA grants:
NC IDEA MICRO awards $10K project-based grants to young companies looking to validate and advance their idea.
NC IDEA SEED offers $50K grants to early stage companies, often the critical funding they need to scale faster.
*** Note: Applicants may only apply to either MICRO or SEED (not both) during the grant cycle.***
Grant Application Opens January 30th. Apply by February 27th at 5:00pm EST.
Momentum 360: Financial Academy for Microenterprise | Momentum Financial Academy aims to help microbusinesses create and organize their financial recordkeeping systems. For four weeks, you'll work side-by-side with a cohort of other microbusinesses to learn essential financial strategies. The program also includes confidential one-on-one counseling sessions where you can ask specific questions about your business!
Graduates of the program will have the opportunity to apply for grant funding from the City of Durham that can be used for business-related expenses. Participants who do not have an established accounting system can also apply to receive a software subscription as part of the program.
Applications close on February 21st. You will be notified of your application status no later than February 28th.
Spring Spark Grant | Durham Tech will be sponsoring 4 participant entrepreneurs from the E3 Durham program for the spring cohort of the Spark Grants Program, an initiative of Liles Law. Applications will open in March for small business owners who meet the following requirements:
Enrolled in the E3 Durham program
At least one under-represented founder
Located in North Carolina
Very early stage company/idea
Committed to community-building