Small Business Grant Program for Veterans

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SCORE Charleston SC has announced the launch of its 2017 veterans’ small business grant program and call for applications. According to Mel Flaming, Chairman of SCORE Charleston SC, they will be distributing a total of $5,000 in grant funds to eligible veterans to help them either launch or continue their small business operations.

The amount of each grant will be determined by a SCORE grant committee.  Each award will be an unrestricted cash grant. In addition, each recipient will receive free QuickBooks training valued at $800 from Pathways Consulting Inc., a full- service accounting and bookkeeping firm serving the Tri-county area.

To be eligible, all prospective nominees must be either a veteran or currently considered on active duty, and have been assigned to a SCORE volunteer mentor for counsel.  The deadline for applications is June 1, 2017. The application can be downloaded online at https://charlestonsc.score.org/resource/2017-veterans-grant-program-application. Or, you may contact Allyn Graham at allyngraham08@gmail.com.   
Flaming noted, “Because of an increase in proceeds from our yearly fund-raising golf outing, we will be able to provide these grants to deserving veterans.”  To fund next year’s program, SCORE is already planning its next golf tournament which will be held in October of 2017 at the Charleston National Golf Course in Mount Pleasant. 
 
SCORE Charleston, SC is the local chapter of a national non-profit organization of volunteer business professionals who provide free and confidential business mentoring, low cost workshops, and various business roundtable support to aspiring and established small business entrepreneurs. The Charleston area chapter has been helping small businesses start and succeed for more than 40 years.