FY2016 Regional Innovation Strategies Program

The summary for the FY2016 Regional Innovation Strategies Program grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Department of Commerce, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
FY2016 Regional Innovation Strategies Program: EDA is committed to fostering connected, innovation-centric economic sectors which support the conversion of research into products and services, businesses, and ultimately jobs through entrepreneurship. See SWTIA § 27. The DOC FY 2014-2018 Strategic Plan sets forth the strategic goal of working within and across ecosystems throughout the country to develop regional innovation strategies, including regional innovation clusters. Regional innovation strategies are a keystone of the Secretary of Commerce’s commitment to building globally competitive regions. As part of this strategy, funding is available for capacity-building programs that provide proof-of-concept and commercialization assistance to innovators and entrepreneurs and for operational support for organizations that provide essential early-stage funding to startups. Under the RIS Program, EDA is soliciting applications for two separate competitions: the 2016 i6 Challenge, and
the Seed Fund Support (SFS) Grant competition.
Applicants may, but are not required to, submit proposals for more than one competition under the RIS Program. Note that the 2016 RIS Program is authorized under SWTIA § 27, which does not restrict the focus of grantees’ projects to economically distressed communities.
Federal Grant Title: FY2016 Regional Innovation Strategies Program
Federal Agency Name: Department of Commerce
Grant Categories: Other Regional Development
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: EDA-HDQ-OIE-2016-2004868
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 320931
CFDA Descriptions: Cluster Grants
Current Application Deadline: Jun 24, 2016
Original Application Deadline: Jun 24, 2016
Posted Date: Apr 25, 2016
Creation Date: Apr 11, 2016
Archive Date: Jul 24, 2016
Total Program Funding: $15,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $500,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $1
Expected Number of Awards: 40
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Category Explanation
Economic Development Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Special district governments
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
City or township governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Private institutions of higher education
County governments
State governments
Additional Information on Eligibility
A State; An Indian tribe; A city or other political subdivision of a State; An entity that— (a) is a nonprofit organization, an institution of higher education, a public-private partnership, a science or research park, a Federal laboratory, or an economic development organization or similar entity, and (b) has an application that is supported by a State or a political subdivision of a State; or A consortium of any of the entities described above.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Grant Announcement Contact
EDA Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Department of Commerce 202 482 3134
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