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Los Alamos National Laboratory Major Subcontractors Consortium: Economic Development Industry Cluster Grants

Deadline: August 4, 2017

The Los Alamos National Laboratory Major Subcontractors Consortium (LANL MSC), in partnership with New Mexico Community Foundation and Los Alamos National Security, is accepting proposals for the 2017 Economic Development Industry Cluster Grant cycle. Created in 2006, LANL MSC is a collaboration of Los Alamos National Laboratory major subcontractors that strategically aligns and pools resources in support of economic development projects that serves the Northern New Mexico counties of Rio Arriba, Los Alamos, Mora, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, and Taos and the Pueblos located therein.

Economic Development Industry Cluster Grants support projects or initiatives that strengthen local product development and distribution, promote the use of locally produced goods in product development for sale outside the region, increase sales for local businesses, and/or support local job creation. Eligible projects and initiatives include, but are not limited to: small business incubators, industry collaboratives and cooperatives, value-added production, small business technical assistance providers, manufacturing and production of local products, and/or micro-lenders who serve the above Northern New Mexico regions.

Amount: Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded.

Eligibility: Tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations registered under the Registry of Charitable Organizations in the New Mexico Attorney General Consumer Protection Division, a nonprofit organization with a fiscal sponsor; an educational institution; a government or tribal agency; a Pueblo community. Organizations must be serving Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel,, Sandoval, Santa Fe, and/or Taos counties, or one of the Pueblos located within these counties. Applicants must have: 1) a demonstrated track record of supporting economic activities in one or more of the designated rural counties; 2) an implemented long-term sustainability strategy; and 3) proven and diverse community support.

Link: http://nmcf.org/2017/07/02/2017-open-cycle-request-proposals-lanl-msc-economic-development-industry-cluster-grants/

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