The Center for Entrepreneurship at UIS currently has available, and is accepting applications for, nine $5,000 matching grants that will be awarded by June 15 to innovative small businesses in the area. Any existing or proposed business venture from the Springfield area can participate in the UIS Grants and Awards program. Each $5,000 award requires a $5,000 match from the applicant.
The Center is part of the Innovate Illinois Project offered through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and works in collaboration with EntreNET, a network of organizations and individuals in greater Springfield designed to form a seamless program of opportunity for entrepreneurs. Read more>>