Center to launch fourth round of grants for women veterans

Jan. 22, 2024 ― DENTON ― The Center for Women Entrepreneurs (CWE) at Texas Woman’s University will accept submissions for its Veteran Woman Entrepreneur Grant program, which supports women veterans in Texas who own their own businesses or are interested in launching one, starting Monday, Feb. 12, 2024.

Five, $5,000 grants ― for a total of $25,000 in grant funding ― will be awarded to qualified Texas women veterans who are starting or who have existing businesses. It is the fourth year the CWE is offering this grant program aimed specifically at helping women veteran entrepreneurs throughout Texas.

A completed online application must be submitted before 5 p.m., Friday, March 15, 2024. Grant recipients will be announced on April 2, 2024.

Grant funding may be used to purchase machinery, equipment or technology; acquire new inventory or raw materials; purchase and install fixtures or display units; property improvements; marketing; or other business-related activity aligned with the program's purpose. Grants cannot be used for wages, salaries and sales tax.

Awardees must meet with the center’s small business advisor or veteran mentors and complete a virtual training series hosted by the center to receive funding. The course will cover topics related to business plan development, insurance, marketing, legal matters, accounting and finance.

“The Center for Women Entrepreneurs is thrilled to offer this grant program for Texas women veterans,” said Tracy Irby, CWE director. "In the journey of entrepreneurship, resilience is key. CWE's commitment to women veterans goes beyond grants; it's about equipping them with the tools to navigate challenges, seize opportunities and create lasting success."

For more information, FAQs and to apply, visit the Veteran Woman Grant website.

The Center for Women Entrepreneurs is a program of the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership at Texas Woman’s University. The institute is dedicated to preparing more women to take on successful roles in business and public service. Its three specialized centers ensure women have the education to establish careers as successful executives, the skills for building entrepreneurial businesses, and the framework needed to run for public office.


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Tracy Irby
Director, Center for Women Entrepreneurs

Page last updated 2:15 PM, January 22, 2024