#1 - The FedEx Small 
Business Grant Contest is a nationwide competition that will award $50,000 
in total to six deserving U.S-based entrepreneurs and business owners. Learn 
more at  

#2 - The National 
Association for the Self Employed (NASE) Growth Grants Program allows 
business owners to apply for a grant useful for financing a particular small 
business need. Past recipients used their grant for computers, farm equipment, 
to hire part-time help, marketing materials and more. Learn more at  

#3 - The Dare to Dream 
Grant Program encourages students to move through the business creation 
process by offering business development seminars and up to $10,000 in funding. 
Learn more at  

#4 - The Miller Lite Tap 
the Future Business Plan Competition (formally known as the MillerCoors 
Urban Entrepreneur Series) is an annual competition for minority business owners 
sponsored by MillerCoors. Designed to economically empower minority businesses, 
the program continues to invest in entrepreneurial dreams to empower urban 
communities. Learn more at  

#5 - The Small Business 
Administration (SBA) administers several competitive business grant 
programs, ensuring that the nation's small, high-tech, innovative businesses are 
a significant part of the federal government's research and development efforts. 
Learn more at  

#6 - The Minority Business 
Development Agency (MBDA) organizes various angel investors with the primary 
objective of supporting minority businesses with mezzanine and second round 
financing. Learn more at  

#7 - The Rural Business 
Enterprise Grants (RBEG) Program provides grants to finance the development 
of small and emerging businesses in rural areas. The funds can be used for land 
acquisition, construction, renovation, technical assistance, project planning, 
and more. Learn more at  

#8 - The Huggies 
MomInspired Grant Program awards grants and business resources to moms to 
further the development of original product ideas and startup businesses. Learn 
more at  

#9 - The DOT Disadvantaged 
Business Enterprise (DBE) program is intended to ensure nondiscrimination in 
the award and administration of DOT-assisted contracts in the Department's 
highway, transit, airport, and highway safety financial assistance programs 
Learn more at  

#10 - The Small Business 
Innovation Research (SBIR) program provides grant funding to small 
businesses to engage in biomedical or behavioral research/ development that 
leads to a potential for commercialization. Learn more at  

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