The summary for the 2012 i6 CHALLENGE 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 Economic Development Administration, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
2012 i6 CHALLENGE: EDA solicits competitive applications to encourage and reward innovative, ground-breaking ideas that greatly expand innovation, commercialization and new enterprise formation across the United States. The 2012 i6 Challenge will award applicants submitting the best strategies to create Proof of Concept Centers that greatly increase innovation within their organizations, create processes to commercialize or implement innovation, and build networks that can utilize that innovation and entrepreneurship for local economic development.
Federal Grant Title: 2012 i6 CHALLENGE
Federal Agency Name: Economic Development Administration
Grant Categories: Other Regional Development
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: I62012
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement Grant
CFDA Numbers: 11.307
CFDA Descriptions: Economic Adjustment Assistance
Current Application Deadline: Jul 20, 2012
Original Application Deadline: Jul 13, 2012
Posted Date: Jun 12, 2012
Creation Date: Jun 12, 2012
Archive Date: Aug 12, 2012
Total Program Funding: $6,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $1,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 6
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Category Explanation
Innovative economic development through Proof of Concept Centers
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments - County governments - City or township governments - Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) - Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Pursuant to section 3 of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. § 3122) (PWEDA) (42 U.S.C. § 3122) and EDA's regulation at 13 C.F.R. § 300.3, only the following types of entities are eligible to receive funding assistance from EDA: 1. District Organizations (as defined in 13 C.F.R. § 300.3); 2. Indian Tribes or a consortium of Indian Tribes; 3. States, cities, or other political subdivisions of a state, including a special purpose unit of a state or local government engaged in economic or infrastructure development activities, or a consortium of political subdivisions; 4. Institutions of higher education or a consortium of institutions of higher education; or 5. Public or private non-profit organizations or associations acting in cooperation with officials of a political subdivision of a state. EDA cannot provide grants directly or indirectly to individuals or to for-profit entities.
Grant Announcement Contact

i6 Contact [i6@eda.gov]
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