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Funding Opportunities

Below are funding opportunities from external agencies that relate to biodiesel projects or research. Check back here regularly since this list is updated often.

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    MI: Small Business Pollution Prevention Loans Program

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:

    Michigan businesses with fewer than 500 employees can apply for loans of up to $400,000 with a guaranteed interest rate of not more than 5 percent. The short application helps businesses describe how their projects will eliminate or reduce waste through source reduction; environmentally sound reuse, and/or recycling; including water and energy conservation projects. Loans are available to all private business sectors including farming, manufacturing, retail, and service. For more information, contact the DEQ's Environmental Assistance Center at 800-662-9278, or by e-mail at deq-ead-env-assist@michigan.gov.

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    Technical Assistance Program, Innovation Challenge Grant Program

    There is no due date for this funding opportunity.

    Summary:

    Through the Innovation Challenge Technical Assistance Program the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) will work with the Champaign County Economic Development Commission (CCEDC) to obtain services from Science Applications International The purpose of the Innovation Challenge Grant Program is to increase the number of Illinois companies that apply for federal research grants. The federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and its parallel Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program provide over $2 billion a year to small companies developing leading-edge technologies of interest to 11 federal departments and agencies. The Illinois Innovation Challenge Grant Program provides grant writing assistance and matching funds to eligible Illinois technology-based entrepreneurs, innovators and new venture startups to access federal SBIR and STTR funding opportunities.

    Corporation (SAIC) to perform SBIR/STTR-related grant writing and assistance services for technology-based entrepreneurs, innovators and new venture startups to access federal funding opportunities.

    Contact:

    Scott Henkel
    Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
    620 East Adams, Springfield, IL 62701
    217-557-6880
    scott.henkel@illinois.gov
    http://www.illinoisbiz.biz/NR/rdonlyres/1EA0AE7A-557E-4A8C-9784-0ED3F059661E/0/DCEOIC

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