Prospera Opens Grant Applications for Women-Owned Businesses

$18,000 in total with a live pitch round for 9 finalists

By Drew Monroe | Published on 1/29/2024, 9:20:50 AM

In an ongoing move to support female entrepreneurship in Montana, Prospera has once again announced the opening of applications for its Impact Grant for Women. This program, now in it's 6th year, aims to provide crucial financial support to women-owned businesses, addressing the long-standing funding disparities in business.

$18,000 is up for grabs and is being divided into three distinct awards. This includes a $5,000 rural grant for businesses in smaller towns, a $5,000 urban grant for those in larger cities, and an $8,000 grant open to women-owned businesses across Montana, regardless of location.

Prospera is inviting applications from any Montana-based, women-owned business registered with the Montana Secretary of State and operational for at least one year. The application period began on January 1, 2024, and closes on March 8, 2024, at noon MST. More info on application details can be found here.

9 finalists will be chosen from the applicant pool for a pitch contest that's scheduled to be held on April 17, 2024.

Unconfirmed reports suggest Barbara Corcoran will be making a panel appearance. Bozeman social media do your thing.