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Deadline: October 24, 2014

Los Alamos National Labs Major Subcontractors Consortium: Economic Development Grants

Los Alamos National Labs (LANL) Major Subcontractors Consortium (MSC) is a collaboration of Los Alamos National Laboratory major subcontractors to strategically align and pool resources in support of economic development, educational, and civic improvement projects in Northern New Mexico counties. The LANL MSC, in partnership with New Mexico Community Foundation (NMCF), is currently accepting grant proposals for economic development industry cluster projects.

Industry Cluster Economic Development Grants will support projects such as small business incubators, formalized cluster groups, cluster associations, commercial kitchens, small business technical assistance providers, or micro-lenders who serve Northern New Mexico. Applicants must have: 1) a demonstrated track record of diversifying the economy in one or more of these rural counties; 2) an implemented long-term sustainability strategy; and 3) proven and diverse community support. Desired impacts of the grants include strengthening local product development and distribution, promoting use of locally produced goods in product development for sale outside the region, increasing sales for local businesses, or job creation.

Amount: $5,000-$15,000.

Eligibility: IRS-qualified 501(c)(3) organizations registered under the Registry of Charitable Organizations with the New Mexico General Consumer Protection Division, a nonprofit organization with a qualified fiscal sponsor, an educational institution, a government or tribal agency, or a Pueblo community, and 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.

Link: http://www.nmcf.org/2014/09/lanl-subcontractors-consortium-grant-cycle-now-open-to-support-economic-development-industry-cluster-projects/

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