Grants - Other

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City Treasurer Small Business Plan Competition
The annual competition is open to start-up and existing small businesses in Chicago. To compete for a chance to win cash for your small business, submit your two-page executive summary detailing your business and what makes it unique. Ten finalists will be selected to submit a full business plan. Three winners will be selected based on their ability to clearly and concisely articulate their business idea, the creativity and practicability of their marketing and sales strategy, and the overall viability of their business.

Up to $5,000
Seed Chicago
Seed Chicago is a crowd-funding page that highlights small businesses and community development projects that will grow jobs, facilitate economic activity, revitalize communities or promote education and training. Seed Chicago is an initiative of Mayor Emanuel’s Plan for Economic Growth & Jobs, developed by World Business Chicago to assess and expand Chicago's economy.


Quality Counts Childcare Grant
These grants are available for child care programs to make quality improvements to child care programs. Applications are available every fall.
Depends on type of grant and capacity of program 773.574.8730
Small Business Innovation Research
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential.



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