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Regional Startup Network - Federal Grants

Funding Opportunity Overview

Opportunity NumberK-NOFO-20-104
Opportunity TitleRegional Startup Network
Opportunity CategoryDiscretionary
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Post DateMarch 16, 2020 (Monday)
Last Updated DateMarch 20, 2020 (Friday)
Close DateMay 15, 2020 (Friday)
Award Amount$100,000 - $200,000 (total funding : $200,000)

Funding Detail Description

This funding opportunity seeks to build entrepreneurial capacity in the South Asian countries of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Nepal through an interconnected regional network. This program will leverage the networks and experience of the Nexus Start Up Hub to engage with and train local network leaders and entrepreneurs through a three-tiered program, cumulating in the best of the start-ups being awarded a place in the Nexus startup program in New Delhi. The 15-month program envisions two cycles of the above training, with time between and after each Nexus cohort to strengthen the in-country networks and explore opportunities with U.S. companies and organizations such as the American Chamber of Commerce. Promotion of American best practices in entrepreneurship and incubation; creation of regional engagement and interconnectedness through entrepreneurial activities for a stronger Indo-Pacific region; access for U.S. companies to new markets and customers that have been difficult to reach.(Please refer to the full announcement available in related documents Tab)

Funding Additional Information

Agency NameU.S. Mission to India
Important Dates
Post DateMarch 16, 2020 (Monday)
Close DateMay 15, 2020 (Friday)
Last Updated DateMarch 20, 2020 (Friday)
Archive DateJune 14, 2020 (Sunday)
Awards Detail
Award Floor$100,000
Award Ceiling$200,000
Estimated Total Program Funding$200,000
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo

CFDA Numbers

Next CFDA (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance) numbers are associated to this grant.
  • 19.040 - Public Diplomacy Programs

Categories of Funding Activities

Categories of Funding Activities

  • Business and Commerce
  • Community Development

Category Explanation

  • No Additional Explanation Reported

Funding Eligibility

Eligible Applicants

  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education

Grantor Contact Information

Grantor ContactGrant Application Manager, U.S Consulate,Kolkata
EmailKolkataPASG@state.gov
(KolkataPASG@state.gov)