I found this site and information very interesting because we are always asked about grant money for small business startups and usually have to give disappointing responses. The National Association of Self-Employed (NASE) offers a limited grant program to their members.
Business Development Grants
Helping You Grow Your Business
Do you want to grow your business, but need access to more capital? Are you having trouble securing a loan for your micro-business? If so, apply for one of the several grants the NASE will bestow in 2007. The NASE has designated up to $200,000 to be awarded as part of the 2007 Business Development Grant program. Individual grants will be made in amounts of up to $5,000 per applicant.
Applications for the 2007 NASE Business Development Grant program will be accepted from February 1, 2007, through November 30, 2007 and awarded on a rolling basis. Applicants will be notified upon receipt of all required documentation, and a determination will be made on the application within 30 days.
Criteria used in evaluating applications and awarding grants include:
- Review of identifiable business need
- Detailed use of the proceeds of the grant
- The potential of the grant to satisfy the identified business need
- The potential impact of the grant on overall business growth and success
The 2007 NASE Business Development Grant program will award grants at the sole discretion of the NASE. Get your application today!
This is a Benefit and is only accessible to NASE members. I checked their site and memberships start at $120 per year and there is a whole list of additional benefits for members. Check their web site today!
this link will take you directly to the information on the grant program.