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WBDC Announces Third Round of Equity Match Grant Program for Women-Owned Small Businesses in Connecticut

  • Women’s Business Development Council announces third round of funding for its Equity Match Grant Program
  • Awards of between $2,500 and $10,000 are available to women-owned small businesses in Connecticut
  • Applicants can begin preparing now, and WBDC will accept applications from Sept. 7-28

Summary by Dirk Langeveld

The Women’s Business Development Council has announced its third round of funding for its Equity Match Grant Program, which will give awards of between $2,500 and $10,000 to women-owned small businesses in Connecticut.

The grants will go toward clearly defined projects that will have a measurable impact on the applicant’s business, its growth, and profitability. Applications won’t be received until a period between Sept. 7 and 28, but the WBDC is encouraging applicants to begin preparing now.

Applicants must meet a number of requirements, including:

  • At least 51 percent women-owned
  • In business for at least two years as of Sept. 28, 2021, with annual sales revenue above $25,000
  • Must be headquartered in Connecticut, registered in Connecticut, or owned by a Connecticut resident
  • Applicants must provide matching funds of at least 25 percent, unless they are in an economically distressed area as defined by the Department of Economic and Community Development
  • Funds can be used for operating expenses, payroll, or real estate improvements
  • Certain businesses are ineligible, and applicants cannot have received a WBDC grant within the past two years

The WBDC is hosting several informational webinars on the program. For full details, visit this site.

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