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Welcome to this week's RunweiTM Newsletter! Discover free money opportunities to grow your business and achieve financial goals. Subscribe to the RunweiTM  Weekly Newsletter to stay informed, empowered, and connected.      

🌸 Honoring Women Entrepreneurs for Women’s History Month 🌸

Did you know, that on March 6th, earlier this month, House Small Business Committee Ranking Member Velázquez introduced a bill to establish a student loan debt forgiveness and deferment program for entrepreneurs? 

✒️The Supporting America’s Young Entrepreneurs Act of 2024 seeks to lower one of the most prominent barriers to starting a business, outstanding student loan debt.

Representative Nydia M. Velázquez has made history several times during her tenure in Congress. She was the first Hispanic woman to serve as Ranking Member of a full committee in the history of the House in 1998 and as Chair in 2006.

As the Ranking Member of the Committee on Small Business, Representative Velázquez oversees the Small Business Administration (SBA), the only federal agency devoted to supporting this nation’s entrepreneurial sector, and its financing, contracting, and technical assistance programs. 

Meet Sevetri Wilson, a prominent entrepreneur in the tech sector, and her book Resilient: How to Overcome Any Challenge and Establish a Million-Dollar Business, with or Without Capital. In this book, Wilson shares her personal journey from self-funding her business to achieving success with venture capital. In a remarkable achievement, Ms. Wilson secured $35 million in venture funding, making her one of the top-funded Black women founders in the industry.  Get a copy of her book here!


Feel a little lost in all the AI Hype? 

Here is a free course by edX to start the journey!

If you’re a bit more AI-savvy, here are three ways you can start using AI tools like ChatGPT and Gemini right away:

Enhance Customer Service:

ChatGPT can draft responses for common customer inquiries and automate social media responses, improving efficiency and satisfaction.

Optimize SEO Strategy:

Utilize ChatGPT to enhance SEO performance by generating keywords and improving content relevance, with human oversight to avoid inaccuracies.

Refine Hiring Processes:

ChatGPT can assist in crafting unbiased job descriptions, streamlining recruitment efforts, and generating candidate communications, allowing recruiters to focus on finding the best-fit candidates.

Business Analysis Series (Part 2 of 5)

A SWOT Analysis offers essential insights for businesses by systematically evaluating internal strengths and weaknesses alongside external opportunities and threats. By identifying these factors, businesses can anticipate challenges, capitalize on opportunities, and develop a more informed strategy. This analysis enables organizations to challenge assumptions, uncover blind spots, and make more effective decisions, ultimately leading to improved strategic planning.

🌟 Because you asked! 🌟

Do you have a unique educational opportunity for an intern? If so, check out the Lousiana State University Internship Program. It pairs high-achieving students with businesses for class credit or compensation. Here are some of the requirements:

📖 Internship must be educational 📖

🖊️ Learning objectives should align with current coursework 🖊️

🧑‍💼 Supervisors or mentors with relevant experience 🧑‍💼

💬 Constant feedback and resources 💬

📑 Structured work environment with clear goals and deadlines. 📑

🪑 Adequate workspace 🪑

🚗 Considerations for parking and housing 🚗

Hey Louisiana! 

We’ve got some fantastic opportunities, specifically for you!

The event features business vendors, resource information, and networking opportunities, aiming to empower women in every facet of business. Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to grow, learn, and connect with fellow female entrepreneurs. Save this FREE event on your calendar: Saturday, March 30, 2024, at 10:00 CDT.

Goodwill's Education Advancement & Readiness (GEAR) Program offers a three-phase initiative preparing participants for employment opportunities. Job placement experts from Goodwill support every GEAR graduate in securing interview opportunities. Sign up through this application form!


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The Runwei™ Team



Deadline: 03/25/2024 | $3,500,000 | ILLINOIS

Illinois Grocery Initiative

The Illinois Grocery Initiative Equipment Upgrades Grant Program will provide grants for energy-efficient equipment upgrades for existing independently owned for-profit grocery stores, cooperativ...

Deadline: 03/25/2024 | $25,000 | NEW YORK

Offshore Wind Innovation Hub Accelerator

The goal of the OWIH Accelerator is to support the growing offshore wind industry in New York, by bringing the most promising and impactful innovations to scale. To achieve this the program provi...


Deadline: 03/29/2024 | $10,000 | United States

L'Oreal USA Inclusive Beauty Fund Grant Program

L’Oréal USA today announced the launch of its 2024 Inclusive Beauty Fund, which provides financial support and resources to small businesses and entrepreneurs across the beauty industry. Administ...

Deadline: 03/29/2024 | $10,000 | Florida

Mayor's Matching Grant

The Mayor’s Matching Grant Program was implemented in 1994 to partner with neighborhood associations, schools and non-profit organizations to fund projects which address neighborhood needs, impro...


Deadline: 03/31/2024 | $10,000 | Texas

DivInc’s Social Justice Innovation Accelerator

DivInc’s Social Justice Innovation Accelerator supports startups addressing racial inequities in healthcare, education, housing, mobility, criminal justice, or voting. This issue-specific program...

Deadline: 03/31/2024 | $25,000 | United States

EmpowHer Grants

EmpowHer grants support women who need early-stage business capital, a network of business advisors, or both. Grantees will have access to financial, marketing, leadership, and sector professiona...

Deadline: 03/31/2024 | $2,750 | United States

Galaxy Grants

Deadline to enter is March 31st, 2024 and the winner(s) will be announced the following week!

Deadline: 03/31/2024 | $2,750 | United States

Galaxy Grants

Our mission is to help women and minority entrepeneurs succeed throughout their small business journey by providing important resources, tools, fundings, and knowledge.

Deadline: 03/31/2024 | $2,400 | Canada

Grow Your Business Online Grant

Grow Your Business Online grant gives you up to $2,400 to setup e-commerce. Access to a network of more than 11,000 e-commerce advisors

Deadline: 03/31/2024 | $30,000 | United States

Her Village Grants

Her Village grants awarded to qualifying nonprofit organizations support work that advances and strengthens entrepreneurial skills, resources, ecosystems, and educational opportunities for girls ...

Deadline: 03/31/2024 | $500 | New York

HerRise Micro-Grant

The HerRise Micro-Grant provides financial support to women of color who are often unable to secure funding for their small business. Each month a $500 micro-grant will be awarded to a small busi...

Deadline: 03/31/2024 | $500,000 | Massachusetts

MassVentures SBIR START Grants

MassVentures offers grants and guidance to startups wanting to convert their research into businesses and commercialize their technologies. 17 grants are awarded each year, ranging from $100,000-...


Deadline: 04/01/2024 | $2,000,000 | United States

Rural Innovation Stronger Economy

Selected applicants will use Agency grant funds to provide financial assistance in support of innovation centers and job accelerator programs that improve the ability of distressed rural communit...


Deadline: 04/05/2024 | $30,000,000 | California

California Energy Commission’s (CEC’s) Clean Transportation Program

This is a competitive grant solicitation. The California Energy Commission’s (CEC’s) Clean Transportation Program announces the availability of up to $30 million in grant funds for projects that ...


Deadline: 04/07/2024 | $10,000 | United States

Backing Small Business Grant Program

In partnership with American Express, the Backing Small Businesses grant program supports economically vulnerable and under-resourced small businesses with community reach. This year, eligible sm...


Deadline: 04/08/2024 | $2,500 | United States

1919 Investment Counsel Business Tools Grant

Thanks to the support of 1919 Investments the Enthuse Foundation Business Tools Grant will provide women entrepreneurs with funding to acquire technological resources to kickstart their operations.

Deadline: 04/08/2024 | $2,500 | United States

Alera Group Business Insurance Grant

All types of insurance might be an issue for entrepreneurs, especially if they are not covered by a partner, parent, past employer, or the government. Insurance can range between hundreds to thou...

Deadline: 04/08/2024 | $2,500 | United States

Community Building Grant Sponsored by Inspiro Tequila

Mara Smith, the founder of Inspiro Tequila, is a firm believer that building a supportive and collaborative community is how more women founders will succeed. Therefore, Inspiro Tequila is fundin...

Deadline: 04/08/2024 | $2,500 | United States

Enthuse Foundation Child Care Sponsored by B.T.R Nation

Thanks to the support of B.T.R. Nation (2021 Pitch Competition Winner), the Enthuse Foundation Child Care Grant will address this challenge head on.

Deadline: 04/08/2024 | $2,500 | United States

Enthuse Foundation Digital Marketing Grant Sponsored by Enthuse Marketing

What does a business need to really take off? Customers and revenue. Getting the word out about a new venture can be challenging and expensive. From setting up an inviting website to strategizing...

Deadline: 04/08/2024 | $2,500 | United States

Enthuse Foundation Rainy Day Grant Sponsored by C/OLABWORKS

Thanks to the support of C/OLABWORKS, the Enthuse Foundation Rainy Day Grant will provide a woman entrepreneur with funding to handle those unplanned shipping delays, last-minute trade show booth...

Deadline: 04/08/2024 | $2,500 | United States

Healthcare Grant Sponsored by Cross Agency

Health insurance might be an issue for entrepreneurs especially if they are not covered by a partner, parent, past employer, or the government. Health insurance can range between hundreds to thou...

Deadline: 04/08/2024 | $2,500 | United States

Retirement Grant Sponsored by Alliant

With uncertainty around social security, a possible recession, and improved access to healthcare, it is more important than ever to save for retirement. Thanks to the support of Alliant the Enthu...


Deadline: 04/12/2024 | $80,000 | United States

SOLVE IT Prize Competition

The Solutions for Lasting, Viable Energy Infrastructure Technologies (SOLVE IT) Prize competition, initiated by the U.S. The Department of Energy, is now open for participants interested in strat...


Deadline: 04/30/2024 | $300 | United States

APACC Small Business Membership Grant

With the support of General Motors, APACC will be able to provide a one-year membership at the Bronze (Individual - $200) or the Silver (Entrepreneur - $300) level.

Deadline: 04/30/2024 | $1,000 | United States

American Dream Award - Hello Alice

These prestigious awards are available to all for-profit businesses operating in the United States. If you become a recipient, you'll receive a package that comprises $1,000 in funding, access to...

Deadline: 04/30/2024 | $350,000 | Wisconsin

Black Business Boost

The Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC), in collaboration with the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM), is pleased to announce the launch of the Black Business...

Deadline: 04/30/2024 | $120,000 | Florida

DTO Façade Program

The purpose of the DTO Façade Program is to encourage building owners, businesses, and owners of certain residential properties to invest in properties by financially assisting with renovations t...

Deadline: 04/30/2024 | $6,000 | Florida

Downtown Events and Meetings Program

The Downtown Development Board’s (DDB) Downtown Events and Meetings Program is designed to support lodging establishments located within the Downtown Development Area and make them more competiti...

Deadline: 04/30/2024 | $150,000 | Florida

Downtown Retail Stimulus Program

The intent of the DTO Retail Program, is to activate spaces within the downtown Orlando Community Redevelopment Area and establish the Area within Downtown Orlando as a retail destination, to att...

Deadline: 04/30/2024 | $500 | United States

Giving Joy Grants

Giving Joy awards one-time, micro grants (up tp $500 USD) to women-led initiatives—giving women entrepreneurs critical resources to start businesses, acquire skills, sustain operations or improve...

Deadline: 04/30/2024 | $500 | Massachusetts

Giving Joy Microgrant

Giving Joy is a 501(c)(3) Massachusetts-based nonprofit that strengthens and inspires women’s entrepreneurship worldwide. Through its micro-grants and mentorship program, Giving Joy helps women e...

Deadline: 04/30/2024 | $2,000 | United States

Military Entrepreneur Challenge

The Military Entrepreneur Challenge is a nationwide grant program that gives veteran, military spouse, and Gold Star Family entrepreneurs the opportunity to network, learn, and compete for capita...

Deadline: 04/30/2024 | $7,500 | Washington

Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N)

N2N supports grassroots efforts that lead to increased engagement, power and influence of community members affected by poverty and racial disparities. Priority is on efforts led by people from u...

Deadline: 04/30/2024 | $5,000 | California

San Francisco Women’s Entrepreneurship Fund

The San Francisco Women’s Entrepreneurship Fund is a joint project of MEDA in collaboration with the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) of the mayor’s office. The Fund provides m...

Deadline: 04/30/2024 | $24,000 | Washington

Small Manufacturers Growth and Support Program

Impact Washington offers small manufacturers across the state the opportunity to have up to 80 hours of direct consulting / training at no cost to the manufacturers.

Deadline: 04/30/2024 | $15,000 | United States

The Catalyst Fund

The Catalyst Fund makes grants between $2,500–$15,000 to anyone, anywhere in the world who has an early-stage idea or project that addresses pressing global challenges.

Deadline: 04/30/2024 | $40,000 | Florida

The Minority/Women Entrepreneur Business Assistance (MEBA) Program

The Minority/Women Entrepreneur Business Assistance (MEBA) Program is a small business assistance program that was established to retain existing minority-owned businesses located within the Targ...

Deadline: 04/30/2024 | $5,000 | Florida

The Sidewalk Café Incentive (S.C.I.) Program

The Sidewalk Café Incentive (S.C.I.) Program offers financial assistance to qualified property owners or tenants seeking to make outdoor sidewalk café improvements. Sidewalk cafés bring a vibranc...

Deadline: 04/30/2024 | $50,000 | Florida

The Small Business Façade, Site Improvement and Adaptive Reuse Program (FSARP)

The goal of the FSARP is to preserve our history, contribute to our economic vitality by promoting small business and to cultivate vibrant neighborhood business corridors. The FSARP is designed a...

Deadline: 04/30/2024 | $20,000 | United States

Warrior Rising Grant

Warrior Rising strives to accept and assist veterans at any point in the process of starting their own business, whether it is only a concept or if they have actual operations.


Deadline: 05/01/2024 | $7,500 | United States

2024 Halstead Grant

The Halstead Grant is an annual award for entrepreneurs looking to break into the silver jewelry industry. The winner receives a $7,500 startup grant, as well as $1,000 in jewelry merchandise. Fi...

Deadline: 05/01/2024 | $10,000 | New York

LDCENY Brooklyn Women's Business Center Program

Actively advocating for grant and loan solutions to ensure the financial sustainability of clients.

Deadline: 05/01/2024 | $7,500 | United States

The Halstead Grant

The Halstead Grant is an annual award for emerging silver jewelry artists. Applicants submit answers to 15 business questions in addition to their design portfolios. The experience is designed to...


Deadline: 05/07/2024 | $6,000,000 | United States

NIJ FY24 Research and Evaluation on School Safety

With this solicitation, NIJ, in collaboration with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, seeks applications for funding rigorous research and evaluation projects to fill knowledge gaps in two topical...


Deadline: 05/15/2024 | $4,000 | Illinois

Action Grants

Nonprofit organizations pursuing innovative programming in the digital humanities, for audience engagement, or audience growth and diversification are candidates for this project-based grant.

Deadline: 05/15/2024 | $10,000 | New York

LDCENY Opportunity Grant Fund

The LDCENY Brooklyn Women's Business Center Program will be awarding businesses with grant startup funding for 2024. Up to $10,000 is available. Businessess that are eligible for the grant are fo...

Deadline: 05/15/2024 | $10,000 | Illinois

Multiplier Grants

Partnering with organizations in this work helps us all to make valuable connections for the humanities throughout Illinois.

Deadline: 05/15/2024 | $2,000 | Illinois

Vision Grant

Vision Grants support nonprofit organizations in their pursuit of planning, evaluation, and DEI initiatives. Through research, workshops, and more, these vision-driven projects help steer organiz...


Deadline: 05/31/2024 | $1,000 | Canada


Primary goal of grant is to fuel the endeavors of businesses and nonprofits that are actively making a significant IMPACT within their communities and beyond. Open to US and Canada-based organiza...


Deadline: 06/13/2024 | $5,000 | Illinois

Envisioning Justice Grants for Individuals

These project-based grants support individuals such as educators, organizers, artists, and others who use the arts and humanities to work toward a truly just society.

Deadline: 06/13/2024 | $10,000 | Illinois

Envisioning Justice Grants for Organizations

These project-based grants support collectives, non-profit organizations, and other groups that use the arts and humanities to work toward a truly just society.


Deadline: 06/30/2024 | $5,000 | Florida

Dear God, Are We There Yet?

Dear God, Are We There Yet? is a 501(c)(3) organization that is a non-monetary volunteer community and offers a social service dashboard, a place where in-person and virtual volunteer opportuniti...


Deadline: 09/13/2024 | $10,000 | United States

Fast Break for Small Business

Fast Break for Small Business is a multiyear $6 million commitment to help thousands of small businesses across the country with small business grants and LegalZoom services. LegalZoom has teamed...


Deadline: 09/16/2024 | $10,000 | Illinois

General Operating Grants

General Operating Grants support organizations that are firmly rooted in the humanities. From cultural and ethnic organizations to museums, libraries, and consortiums, these organizations broaden...


Deadline: 09/30/2024 | $5,000,000 | United States

Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP)

The purpose of the HBIIP is to increase significantly the sales and use of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel by expanding the infrastructure for renewable fuels derived from U.S. agricultura...


Deadline: 12/31/2024 | $25,000 | United States

2024 Kitty Fund Mompreneur Business Grant

The $25,000 fund will make investments to 25 Mom business owners in the form of $1,000 micro grants.

Deadline: 12/31/2024 | $25,000 | New York

Annual Amber Grant

Each month, our judges review all the applications — then select 5 finalists. One of those finalists will be the monthly $10,000 Amber Grant winner. The other 4 finalists will each receive $1,000...

Deadline: 12/31/2024 | $25,000 | New York

Botox Cosmetic Grant Program

For the second year, BOTOX® Cosmetic, in partnership with IFundWomen®, will help close the Confidence Gap by providing 20 groundbreaking women entrepreneurs each with $25k grants, coaching, and m...

Deadline: 12/31/2024 | $25,000,000 | New York

NY Restaurant Resiliency Program

This $25 million grant program provides funding to restaurants that choose to provide meals and food to people within distressed or under-represented communities.

Deadline: 12/31/2024 | $10,000 | United States

Restaurant Distaster Relief Fund

$10,000 grants available for selected restaurants across the United States, Puerto Rico, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada affected by natural disasters like fires, floods, and hurricanes.