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Women entrepreneurs invited to apply for federal funding

The Women Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Fund is accepting proposals until March 15
MP Marc G. Serré with Roxanne Langemann, owner of Papaya Pops in Chelmsford.

Nickel Belt MP Marc G. Serré is drawing attention to a funding opportunity for women entrepreneurs. 

The Women Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Fund is calling for new project proposals “that are focused on responding to systemic barriers and gaps for diverse, intersectional and/or under-served women,” the federal government website reads.

The fund was launched under the government’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) (a $6 billion project) and has allocated $25 million for project proposals that serve the mission of the Women Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Fund. 

In order to be considered, “projects must be led by non-profit organizations, be national or multi-regional in scope and focus on intersectionality diverse and/or underserved women entrepreneurs.”

The project must also include a networking or mentoring component that enhances business development. This is to support business start-ups, scale-ups, supplier diversity and recover planning/adaptation. 

More information on the funding opportunity can be found here.