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Opportunities May 2016
Huntsville Housing Authority
Visit the Huntsville Housing Authority website for current business opportunities at www.huntsvillehousing.org.
FedEx Small Business Grant
It’s time to seize a big opportunity — the 2016 FedEx Small Business Grant Contest is now open for entries. Tell your business’ story and enter by May 30 for a chance to win one of these grants:
- One (1) grand prize grant of $25,000
- One (1) grant of $15,000
Enter today at fedex.com/grantcontest. The benefits of being a winner of the contest go beyond the grant money — you also become part of a community of other small-business owners who work closely together and with FedEx to build their businesses. Your entry. Your opportunity. Prep and submit your entry, then get ready to promote your small-business story when the voting period begins. Follow step 1 below to get started:
Entry period May 3 to 30 Prep your entry by completing the following: Write a short profile about your business. Gather four photos of your business or product (including one logo). Create a one-minute video of your “elevator pitch” about your business’ story (suggested, but optional). Once you’ve prepped your entry, submit it at fedex.com/grantcontest.
Voting period May 17 to June 13 Share your story: Find your entry in the contest gallery at fedex.com/grantcontest, then share the link with friends, family and fans, and encourage them to vote for you. They can vote once per 24-hour period.
Top 100 announced June 20 See who moves to the Top 100 when they’re posted in the finalists’ gallery.
Winners announced July 11 Join us in celebrating small business as we congratulate the 10 grant winners. Voting rules alert: Buying votes from anyone, or giving discounts or gifts in exchange for votes is strictly prohibited. Any entrant in violation of these rules will be disqualified.
Cisco Global Impact Cash Grants
Cisco Global Impact Cash Grants support nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and worldwide that provide assistance to underserved populations and leverage Internet and network solutions to improve the reach, efficiency, and impact of services. In the Education category, Cisco supports technology-based solutions and education delivery models that improve student performance and engagement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The Economic Empowerment category focuses on programs that encourage employment success, entrepreneurship, and long-term self-sufficiency by providing access to skills, knowledge, and financial products and services via technology-based solutions. Through the Critical Human Needs category, Cisco grants help overcome the cycle of poverty and dependence by supporting organizations that address the basic needs of underserved communities, with a focus on clean water, food, and shelter. Organizations can begin the application process at any time. Visit the Cisco website to learn more about the grantmaking criteria and to take the Eligibility Quiz.
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