The United Way of Acadiana’s affinity group, Women United, announces the launch of their first microgrant application. As an integral part of United Way, Women United focuses on the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. Women United seeks to empower women to make positive change within their community.
Applications open Dec. 1, 2021. The applications remain open through Jan. 31, 2022, and grantees will be announced publicly in March 2022. The microgrants are made possible by the generosity of the George and Merilyn Crain Foundation and are intended to support women community leaders who are seeking funding for a business project.
To be considered for the microgrant, applicants must be residents in United Way of Acadiana’s service areas of Acadia, Lafayette, St. Martin, or Vermilion Parishes. Applicants are eligible for up to $1,000 in grant funding to support their new or existing business.
If desired, applicants who receive funding will also be paired with a “mobility mentor” and Women United member who will assist in needed aspects of business development, and in addition, they will have access to financial education resources.
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