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Grant Opportunities:

BMO is excited to announce the inaugural BMO Celebrating Women Grant Program! As part of our Women in Business program, we want to ensure you are aware of this fantastic grant opportunity and invite you to apply should your business be eligible.

This year our goal is to honor and celebrate women-owned businesses who are making an impact on the sustainability front. Sustainability is fundamental to BMO’s Purpose to Boldly Grow the Good in business and in life. 

We will be inviting women business owners to submit an application demonstrating how their businesses are creating positive impacts, or minimizing negative impacts, for their customers, communities, employees and/or other stakeholders for a chance to receive grant money for their business. Eight (8) women-owned businesses located within BMO’s eight-state footprint in the U.S. will be selected to receive a Grant Package. These eight states include: Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin.

Details about the Grant Program are available on our website. The application portal will open on Monday, July 26th, 2021 and the deadline to submit an application is Friday, August 13th, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST.

Please refer to our support documents for additional information regarding program requirements, eligibility, and sustainability, via these links: Official Terms and Conditions, FAQs, and the BMO Grant Program Education/Support Webinar.

If you have any questions, please contact with the subject line “US Grant Application - Questions”. 

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SIA Scotch Whisky, in partnership with Hello Alice, has launched a $250,000 fund to support groundbreaking entrepreneurs of color. The Entrepreneurial Spirit Fund by SIA Scotch offers the chance to receive a $10,000 grant for your small business plus mentorship from SIA's founder, Carin Luna-Ostaseski.

Applications are open now through August 10, 2021, at 6 p.m. ET. Apply today at