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Final round of the Supporting East End Entrepreneurship Development (SEED) Program

03/31/2018 6:00 AM by

The 7th and final round of the Supporting East End Entrepreneurship Development (SEED) Program in Church Hill. Applications will become available on the Virginia LISC website on Sunday, April 1, 2018. The application process will be open from April 1 -June 30, 2018.

Program Design:

This program provides $110,000 in funding to be awarded to promising East End entrepreneurs in the 25th Street and Nine Mile Corridor of Church Hill. This is an initiative of Bon Secours Richmond Health System, Capital One and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), which works with underserved communities to address systemic issues such as job creation, education, affordable housing and community building activities that impact the health and quality of life of individuals and neighborhoods.

The SEED Program is designed to foster and engage the community around business and job creation by funding and mentoring a new generation of business people committed to revitalizing their community. Each entrepreneur granted funding will receive business planning and coaching assistance. Successful applicants will complete the application identifying the potential of the grant to advance their business and cite the impact on the neighborhood in their offering of a new item, service or employment opportunity. A business plan is required.

Interested applicants will be able to find the application on LISC’s website at www.virginialisc.org. Both new and existing businesses are encouraged to apply for SEED funding. There will be three SEED information sessions interested entrepreneurs.
1. Tuesday, April 10 from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the East End Public Library (1200 N. 25th Street)

2. Tuesday, April 17, from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the East End Public Library (1200 N. 25th Street)

3. Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Sarah Garland Jones Center (2600 Nine Mile Road)

For more information about the program or the application process, please contact Killeen King at 804.505.4183 or at kking@lisc.org.


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