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February 27, 2023 | Tom Ballard

Launch Tennessee announces “Community Partner Program”

Grants of up to $15,000 will be made available to organizations and companies to support and empower Tennessee entrepreneurs.

Launch Tennessee is offering one-time financial awards to organizations or companies that provide entrepreneur support programs in their communities. Awards will be made from a finite pool of funding set aside specifically for the “Community Partner Program,” the name of the new initiative.

Organizations and companies are eligible to apply for up to $15,000 by outlining plans for how funds will be spent on programming to support and empower Tennessee entrepreneurs between March 1 and June 30, 2023. Launch Tennessee will continue to make awards as long as funding is available through the end of the initiative on June 30.

Applicants can apply for costs including:

  • Programming curriculum;
  • Marketing expenses;
  • Certain event expenses; and
  • External speaker/educator fees.

Non-permissible costs include personnel expenses, overhead costs (such as rent and utilities), direct cash prizes, and some travel costs.

To learn more, click here. The site also includes a link to the application.

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