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Seed Fund Support Grant Competition

EDA received $33 million for the Regional Innovation Strategies program this year and is eagerly working on final details for a newly designed, 2020 competition. Please stay tuned for the program release in the coming weeks!

EDA’s Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) Program awards grants that build regional capacity to translate innovations into jobs through the formation, launch, and growth of early-stage seed capital funds.

Seed Fund Support Infographic
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Applicant Resources

Seed Fund Support Grant Competition Awards

2019 SFS2018 SFS2017 SFS2016 SFS2015 SFS2014 SFS

Success Stories

RIS Highlights

To stay up-to-date on the latest RIS program news, including announcements of any future funding opportunities, please check OIE's Highlights page regularly and sign up for EDA’s newsletter.

Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE)

Build To Scale (B2S)
formerly Regional Innovation Strategies Program (RIS)

SPRINT Challenge

STEM Talent Challenge

Accelerate R2 Network Challenge

National Advisory Council on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (NACIE)

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