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Minority Business Enterprise Grant program

June 18 @ 8:00 am - July 19 @ 5:00 pm

Minority Business Enterprise Grant Program

Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Grant Program

Each year, REDI awards ten $5,000 grants to deserving Minority-owned Businesses.

The Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Grant program, administered by REDI and funded by the City of Columbia, focuses on inclusivity in opportunity and elevating underrepresented businesses.

The MBE Grant is getting ready to launch. Ten – $5000.00 grants will be awarded. Eligibility requirements are attached. Information for the grants can be found at  www.columbiaredi.com.

In addition, we invite interested candidates to attend any or all of the following workshops as you prepare to submit your grant application.These workshops help business owners navigate the requirements and put their best foot forward in the application process.

For those applying for the MBE grant please mark your calendars for our pre-application workshops leading up to the application opening.

  • Tuesday – June 18th     Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Tuesday – June 25th     Business Licensing
  • Tuesday – July 2nd       Grant Writing
  • Tuesday – August 6th    Finances

All four workshops will be in the REDI training room from 11:30am-1:00pm.

Along with the four workshops we will have two dates where applicants can drop into REDI and get assistance with filling out their MBE grant application.

Those onsite application tutorial dates are  Tuesday, July 9th and Wednesday, August 7th 10:00am-2:00pm in our REDI training room.

There are two phases to the application process.

The first phase opens at 8:00am Monday, July 8th and runs through 5:00pm Friday, July 19th. Those who are selected from the first phase to move on to the next step in the grant process will be asked to fill out phase two of the application.

Phase two will open from 8:00am  Monday, August 5th and runs through 5:00pm Friday, August 16th. The MBE Grant is open to all entrepreneurs who meet the eligibility criteria, not just REDI Hub Clients.


June 18 @ 8:00 am
July 19 @ 5:00 pm
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Regional Economic Development Inc. (REDI)
500 E Walnut St, Ste 102
Columbia, MO 65201 United States
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