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Young Professionals of Osceola County Small Business Grant

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Name: Young Professionals of Osceola County Small Business Grant
Date: August 12, 2020 - November 30, 2020
Event Description:
Kissimmee/Osceola County Young Professionals Small Business Grant
 
The Young Professionals Area Council of the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce is committed to a program of philanthropy that supports small business strategic goals, primarily focused on improving the community and promoting business prosperity in the Kissimmee and Osceola County areas.
 
The Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce and the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce Foundation administer the Young Professionals of the Kissimmee/Osceola Chamber of Commerce's philanthropic activities.
 
Funding Guidelines:
Applications are accepted until 11/30/2020.  Selected applications will be announced on or before 12/31/2020. 
 
To be considered for funding as outlined by this grant, organizations must meet all of the following criteria:
  • Operate within the boundaries of the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce
  • Be a member of the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce
  • Demonstrate fiscal and administrative responsibility by:
    • Submit financial statements for the past two quarters
    • Statement of good financial standing from financial institution used for business
  • Demonstrate proper State of Florida registration and a valid EIN
  • Submit a Grant Proposal which includes:
    • A detailed description of how grant funds will be utilized by your organization if awarded
    • Quotes for intended grant funded expenditures
      • Spec sheets for equipment
      • Timeline for use of funds and completion of project
    • How your organization and its activities may align with one or more of the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce?s strategic focus areas: 
      • advocating for business
      • improving community
      • promoting the region
      • creating opportunity
      • embracing heritage and building unity.
  • Comply with the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce?s acknowledgement requirements set out in a separate document.
 
Restricted Applicants:
The Young Professionals of Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce will not provide a grant to the following types of organization:
  • Organizations that do not align with the Kissimmee/Osceola Chamber of Commerce?s values, commitment to diversity or approach to Equal Opportunity. 
  • Professional associations, labor organizations, fraternal organizations or social clubs.
  • Social events sponsored by social clubs
  • Athletic groups, clubs and teams
  • Individuals
 
Purpose of funds; including but not limited to: 
  • Website design
  • Purchase/rent equipment
  • Licensing/Certification
  • Software
  • Employee training
 
Restrictions for use of funds:
  • Taxes
  • Renovations (even related to CDC requirements for COVID-19)
  • Legal fees
  • Applied toward loans
  • Funds must be used within the Kissimmee and Osceola County areas.
  • Salary, bonus or any other form of compensation
 
Eligible Applicants: 
  • Non-profits
  • State registered private businesses
 
Additional Information on Eligibility:
●Limit responses to 2,500 characters
Location:
CLICK HERE to complete the grant application and upload supporting documents.
Date/Time Information:
Submit by 11/30/2020
Contact Information:
Christina
Fees/Admission:
Apply for amounts up to $2000.
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