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Seed Fund Support Grant Competition

EDA’s 2019 RIS competition is no longer accepting applications. Pending budget authorizations, EDA plans to run the next RIS competition in early 2020.

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

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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.

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