Is your organization an advocate for local entrepreneurs? Does your organization support entrepreneurs and small businesses through programs and resources?

The City of Raleigh places a priority on helping entrepreneurs and small businesses start, stay, and grow in Raleigh. With the Impact Partner Grant the City of Raleigh provides funding to community stakeholders to enhance or execute new programs and resources to underrepresented entrepreneurs!

What is an Impact Partner?

Referred to as Ecosystem Builders in the Kauffman Foundation’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Building Playbook, Impact Partners are critical stakeholders in a community that ensure the success of a healthy, sustainable, and vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Call for Proposals

The Office of Economic Development and Innovation will be accepting Request for Proposals for the Impact Partner Grant beginning March 3. Proposals are due by close of business on April 15.

Information Sessions

The Office of Economic Development and Innovation invites you to attend an optional information session on the Impact Partner Grant program on March 10 and 11 from 12 p.m. -1 p.m. Both sessions will include:

  • an overview of the Impact Partner Grant
  • information about what a successful application looks like
  • an opportunity to ask questions about the grant program

Register for March 10 Information Session at Barwell Road Community Center

Register for March 11 Information Session at HQ Gateway

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