A Source of Funding
Each year, the Center for Entrepreneurship receives more than 40% of its funding from the NH Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA). CDFA administers more than $25M through tax credits, the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the Energy Reduction Fund, and more.The CDBG provides funds to organizations that support economic growth, primarily for
The CDBG provides funds to organizations that support economic growth, primarily for low and moderate income people. In additional to critical operating funds, CDBG is the primary supporter of the Scholarship Fund that makes financial aid for our Master Series (Startup Lab, Mastering Social Media, Financial Fundamentals, etc.) possible!
Supporting Hannah Grimes
To fulfill the requirements of the CDBG, we are asked to collect basic financial data on the businesses and individuals that we serve (as requested on the two attached forms). For each qualifying member of the Hannah Grimes community that fills out the attached forms, we receive $2,500 in program funding. These forms not only help us report responsibly to CDFA, but also provide a random sampling of the businesses that the we serve every day, providing us with valuable data.
Our team and CDFA understand that the information requested in the forms is private. The information you submit remain completely confidential; the forms are kept 24/7 in secure locations and the data is reported only in aggregate. The forms are used only to demonstrate the effectiveness of our programming to CDFA as well as to identify participants who qualify for a scholarship for one of our programs.