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PRIME-2016-02 Informational Webinar

April 12, 2016


PRIME-2016-02 Informational Webinar

Please join us on Tuesday, April 26th at 2:00 pm EST to learn more about the current PRIME grant opportunity and to hear answers to frequently asked questions.  If you have a question that you would like to see addressed, please email prime@sba.gov in advance of the call.  The application window has been extended and closes Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 11:59 EST.

The conference begins at 2:00 PM Eastern Time on April 26, 2016; you may join 10 minutes prior.

Step 1:http://ems7.intellor.com/login/704251

Step 2: Instructions for connecting to conference audio will then be presented on your computer

If you will be connecting via the AT&T Connect Participant Application, we strongly recommend you install a current version (11.5 or higher) prior to the conference. If you are unable to do so, we recommend you join the conference using the Web Participant Application.

If you are unable to connect to the conference by computer, you may listen by telephone only at 1-877-369-5243 or 1-617-668-3633 using 0805465# or Find an Alternate Number

If you need technical assistance, call the AT&T Help Desk at 1-888-796-6118 or 1-847-562-7015.

On April 8th, the PRIME-2016-02 Program Announcement was updated to more accurately reflect that the ex-offender and cooperative initiatives are provided as examples of the type of training, technical assistance, and capacity building services that can be carried out with assistance from PRIME.  Applicants proposing projects that incorporate one or both of these initiatives may be eligible for bonus points (See Section 5.2.5 of the Program Announcement for more information on bonus points).  It is not a requirement that PRIME applications include one or both of these initiatives. 

Eligible applicants (as defined in Section 3.2 of the Program Announcement) may apply to SBA for awards of financial assistance to conduct activities under one, but not more than one, of the following Funding Tracks:

  • Track 1 (Technical Assistance) – seeks applications for funding to provide training and technical assistance programs to disadvantaged entrepreneurs. Examples include training specifically designed to: (1) strengthen the capacity of cooperatives serving economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs and areas; and/or (2) to support entrepreneurship among ex-offenders in the criminal justice system, especially those on parole, probation or incarcerated persons soon to be released (see section  5.2.5 for information regarding possible bonus points related to these target markets). or
  • Track 2 (Capacity Building) – seeks applications for funding to provide training and capacity building services to MDOs, microenterprise development programs, and groups of such organizations to assist them in developing microenterprise training and services. Examples include services geared towards building MDO capacity to provide business training and technical assistance to: (1) cooperatives serving economically disadvantaged areas; and/or (2) to support entrepreneurship among ex-offenders in the criminal justice system, especially those on parole, probation or incarcerated individuals soon to be released (see section 5.2.5 for information regarding possible bonus points related to these target markets). 
 

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