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A Heartfelt New Year Message from West Central Community Development Group

Hello everyone!


As we kick off 2024, we just wanted to take a moment to say a big THANK YOU to all of you. Your energy, dedication, and heart make our community shine!


Now, guess what? Albuquerque Business First has put together a fantastic list of small business grants, and we thought you'd love to know about them.



Here are some cool opportunities they've highlighted for the year:


  1. Hello Alice's "American Dream" Grants: If you're dreaming big for your business, check this out. You could snag a $1,000 grant and some extra spotlight on your venture. Deadline: April 30, 2024.

  2. Papaya Reusables' $10,000 Grant for Women Entrepreneurs: Ladies, this one's for you! Celebrate Women’s History Month with a chance to win this grant. Deadline: March 31, 2024.

  3. Feed the Soul Foundation's Culinary Grant: Foodies and chefs, pay attention! Get some cash and awesome mentorship to boost your culinary business. Deadline: Jan. 31, 2024.

  4. Verizon Small Business Digital Ready Community: Want to get tech-savvy? Join this community for digital tips and maybe even a grant.

  5. National Science Foundation’s America’s Seed Fund: Got a groundbreaking idea? This could be your ticket to big support and guidance.

  6. Halstead Grant for Jewelers: Shine bright in the jewelry world! Win cash and prizes to help your jewelry business sparkle. Deadline: May 1, 2024.

  7. The National Association for the Self-Employed: The group has its own $4,000 growth grant that it offers on a rolling basis. The catch? You have to be a member. The group has awarded nearly $1M in grants to members since 2006

  8. Hello Skip: Showcases grant opportunities but also offers one-on-one consulting, business plan assistance and other paid-for services and memberships.

  9. Grants.gov: a federal government website that collects and lists various grant opportunities for businesses, non-profits and local governments. Often the grants are in niche areas or targeted to specific places or technologies.

To Wrap It Up:

Let's make 2024 amazing, together! We're all in this journey, and with opportunities like these, the sky's the limit.


Cheers to a fantastic year ahead!


Warmly,


Luis Hernandez

West Central Community Development Group

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